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The Slacker Podcast delves deep into the career of a different musical guest each week, including Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, Snow Patrol, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, Aurora, Novelist & more. Each show kicks-off with the artist playing their first ever demo, laying bare the raw sounds that encouraged them to take up a career in music. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the journey each artist has taken to where they are today.

The Slacker Podcast delves deep into the career of a different musical guest each week, including Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, Snow Patrol, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, Aurora, Novelist & more. Each show kicks-off with the artist playing their first ever demo, laying bare the raw sounds that encouraged them to take up a career in music. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the journey each artist has taken to where they are today.
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The Slacker Podcast delves deep into the career of a different musical guest each week, including Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, Snow Patrol, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, Aurora, Novelist & more. Each show kicks-off with the artist playing their first ever demo, laying bare the raw sounds that encouraged them to take up a career in music. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the journey each artist has taken to where they are today.

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Episodes

17: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Aurora

1/22/2019
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Hello Slackers! Welcome to the final podcast in Series 1\. Much love to every single one of you that has taken the time to listen to the episodes. Thank you to everyone who has shared the podcast, rated, reviewed and given feedback. I love hearing from you! I am currently planning and recording Season 2 at the moment. If you have any suggestions for guests then reach out to me on twitter and instagram @philytaggart This week we welcome the Norwegian singer and songwriter Aurora to the...

Duration:00:56:45

16: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With The Vaccines

1/15/2019
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Hello Slackers! This is the penultimate episode of Season 1 of the Slacker Podcast. I really appreciate you guys all listening to, sharing and reviewing the podcast over the past few months. It's been a real trip with some incredible artists. I am dipping my toe into recording artists for Season 2\. You will hopefully get Season 2 around March/April time! This weeks podcast was recorded close to a year ago with Justin from The Vaccines. Justin is one of the most intuitive songwriters we have...

Duration:00:57:15

15: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Novelist

1/8/2019
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Happy New Year Slackers! This week on the first podcast of 2019 we have one of the most important youth voices in the UK. His name is Novelist. I've been playing his music on radio since he popped up on the scene back a few years ago. He's a really righteous dude with the fiercest skill on the mic. This episode is not like any of the others. Hope you enjoy x Please give the pod a lil rate and review if you get a chance! The Slacker Club Night is going on tour in February. The Magic Gang will...

Duration:00:58:50

14: The Slacker End of Year Awards

12/27/2018
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Drum Roll Please... Step right up and get ready for the most pointless and irreverent end of year awards for all things music. Independent Journalist Roisin O'Connor and quill for hire Sam Wolfson join me to talk through some of the beautiful, bizarre and face palm moments of 2019. Thanks for listening to the Slacker Podcast in 2018\. Series 1 will be finishing in a few weeks and we will launch into Season 2 in March/April. Happy New Year Everyone! Fake Eminem Freestyle Vid -...

Duration:00:48:05

13: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Mura Masa

12/18/2018
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Hello Slackers. Seasons Greetings! I hope you're all good this week. We have a wicked podcast for you this week. The UK's finest producer Mura Masa popped by the dungeon studio in Soho earlier in the year for a chat and he brought with him one of his earliest demo's. Most MC's, singers and musicians would kill to have Alex Crossan in the studio. I didn't think it appropriate to ask him to make a beat for me considering i can't sing or rap. He's an interesting dude. We took a look at the...

Duration:00:50:37

12: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With The Cribs

12/11/2018
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Seasonal Slacker Greetings! Hello to you all! I hope you're mince pies are full of raisins and your pockets full on tinsel. This is number 12/16 of Season 1 of The Slacker Podcast. This week I am joined by a full on family. The Cribs are this weeks subjects of the Slacker Podcast. I love this band for many different reasons. Mainly because they are a formative band for me. When I was in my band all i wanted to do was go on tour with The Cribs. They are the most legitimate rock and roll band...

Duration:01:00:07

11: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Chvrches

12/4/2018
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Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast. Thanks for joining us this week with a brand new podcast for you to do what you want with. This week's podcast is with Scottish Synth Saviours Chvrches. What an absolutely dynamite band they are. They make pop music interesting. There's no formulaic following of patterns for Chvrches, it's a real smashing together of influences. It was great to sit down with 2/3s of the band for a chinwag. If you enjoy the pod please rate and review it as it...

Duration:01:03:54

10: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Hozier

11/27/2018
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Greetings and Winter Salutations from Slacker HQ (My living room). I hope you are all good! Thanks for jumping into this weeks podcast. It is 10/16 which means only 6 more left of Season 1\. The whole Season has absolutely whizzed by! Thank you so much for all the support This week's guest is Andrew Hozier-Byrne aka. Hozier. He is an absolute gem of a human being and was one of the most interesting people that I've have had on the show. He brought with him a never before heard version of...

Duration:01:02:07

9: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with dodie

11/20/2018
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What's the craic Slackers? Hope yiz are all knocking lumps out of each other on Pokemon. Welcome to the 9th episode of the Slacker Podcast. Special wave to the new dodie fans who join us on this episode of the pod. My name is Phil Taggart, I'm 7 Foot 9 and have more hair on my hands than most people do on their head. I'm a music broadcaster and i started this podcast to have long form interviews with artists and to hear their very early demo's. This week dodie is the subject to take the...

Duration:01:11:13

8: Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol

11/13/2018
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Well Slackers. I hope your conjunctivitis has cleared up since the last time you were here. It’s looking pretty good! Welcome to all the new listeners. On this podcast we play class artists’ early demos and we get a good chin wag in along the way. This week’s guest is Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol. He’s legit seen it all in the world of music and has traversed the highs and lows of everything that comes with it, which places him in a very apt position for me to badger him with questions....

Duration:01:22:26

7: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Leon Bridges

11/6/2018
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Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast! This week on the show we have the man, the voice, the incredible, Leon Bridges!! I’ve got a huge amount of respect for this guy and was reppin’ his music early so it was great to get the chance to catch up with him earlier in the year and chat through the demo of his hit single, Coming Home. Tickets to Slacker at the Atlantic Sessions - https://www.atlanticsessions.com/event-detail.php?se=33 Tickets to BBC Introducing Live 18 -...

Duration:00:57:43

6: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Kate Nash

10/31/2018
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Hello Slackers! Welcome to the Slacker Podcast! I hope this Halloween season is treating you fine and dandy like sour candy and that your pets are kept in doors and away from the fireworks. This Halloween I am going as Broken Face Man, the super hero with ability to break his face at any given point. Yeah, I broke my nose playing football at the weekend and as i type this my eye is as black as a goths socks. Welcome to the podcast to you if you are fresh and this is your first episode....

Duration:01:04:44

5: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Dizzee Rascal

10/23/2018
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Hello Slackers! This week on the podcast we have a genuine legend in Dizzee Rascal! They face of UK culture would be very different if it wasn't for the sounds Dylan Mills developed in the early 2000's. On the podcast we play one of his first ever demo's 'Boy Dem About' and we talk about a 100 different things. It was one of the most fascinating to record and i think it will be to listen to as well! Thanks for all the ratings and the reviews over the first few weeks! It would be amazing if...

Duration:00:59:00

4: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with Declan McKenna

10/16/2018
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Hello Slackers! I hope all of your kitchens are full of tasty food and your shirts are crease free! This is the fourth episode of my Slacker Podcast. It feels like the podcast is becoming human and sentient now! Thanks to everyone who has been listening over the past few weeks, i hope you've enjoyed the episodes with Bastille, Wolf Alice and The Manics Street Preachers. If you are a big Declan McKenna fan and are arriving here because of that, then you are very welcome. I make this podcast...

Duration:01:03:55

3: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast With Bastille

10/9/2018
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Hello Slackers! The third episode of the Slacker Podcast is upon us. Thank you so much to everyone who has been doing the ol' rate and review merry-go-round, because of those the podcast has hit Number 1 on the Music Charts, which has completely blown my mind. I'm really thankful, yiz are awful sound. On this weeks episode we have Dan from Bastille. He was the first person i approached (on a packed train) to be on this podcast, before it had a name or a premise. He brought himself into the...

Duration:01:05:17

2: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with Wolf Alice

10/2/2018
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The second Slacker Podcast is here! Phil Taggart hosts Wolf Alice in the twisted fetish dungeon recording studio in Soho. Things begin with a really early and raw demo of 'You're A Germ' and then drift into the questions on everyone's lips. Which band used to keep 300K in a fridge, playing second fiddle to circus acts and Theo's love of fireworks. This podcast is for you all, specifically the artists and bands toiling with the complexities of the music industry. Follow Phil @philytaggart...

Duration:01:03:23

1: Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast with The Manic Street Preachers

9/25/2018
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On the inaugural episode of the Slacker Podcast, Phil Taggart hosts the Manic Street Preachers. Kicking things off with a demo of their anthem, ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’, the conversation quickly uncovers stories from their Welsh beginnings, their early fashion sense and of course those early riots at shows. This podcast is for you all, specifically the artists and bands toiling with the complexities of the music industry.

Duration:00:50:06

Trailer

9/19/2018
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The Slacker Podcast delves deep into the career of a different musical guest each week, including Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Mura Masa, Snow Patrol, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Leon Bridges, Aurora, Novelist & more. Each show kicks-off with the artist playing their first ever demo, laying bare the raw sounds that encouraged them to take up a career in music. From here the conversation freewheels down a spaghetti junction of quirky anecdotes, hot takes and uncovers the...

Duration:00:01:23