Monday, June 29, 2009

Counterfeit Retrospective

To celebrate the glories of Counterfeit, we have put up a collection of the interviews that featured on the programme. We have also included some other surprising bits and pieces for your furtive listenership, so get clicking and leave us a comment!

Sons & Daughters (Week Two)(Transcript)
During her band's recent Australian tour, bassist Ailidh Lennon of brooding Glaswegian band Sons and Daughters took a few moments to speak to Counterfeit about the influence of blues and classic Americana, that urgent girl/boy vocal interplay and the process of recording their second album, The Repulsion Box.

Interview - Sons & Daughters (12 MB, 13m17s at 128KBS)

The Departure (Week Three)
Hailing from Northampton, the Departure were a post-punk revivalist revelation, together a total of only four months and ten gigs, before signing a five album deal with Parlophone Records. Counterfeit jumped at the chance to accost and interview lead singer David Jones to discuss songwriting, production and how they saw themselves within the wider British indie scene.

Interview - The Departure (8.45 MB, 8m43s at 128KBS)

Editors (Week Four)
Chris Urbanowicz of Editors chats to Counterfeit, coinciding with the placement of their single Munich in the British Top 10 charts. Counterfeit rejoiced in a fascinating discussion about the band's success on an independent label, their collaborative efforts with Elbow and their b-side ethic.

Interview - Editors (11.6 MB, 10m41s at 128KBS)

Dirty Little Secret (Week Five)
One moment speading down the coast of California, the next conversing with Counterfeit, James Bairian of Dirty Little Secret mused about his band's production values, the decline of the music industry and those all-important TV-synchronisation opportunities.

Interview - Dirty Little Secret (20.2 MB, 17m57s at 192KBS)

The Libertines (Week Six)
Counterfeit were honoured to talk to one of the most revered icons in British music: former Libertine, occasional Likely Lad and sometime Dirty Pretty Thing, Mr Carlos Barât. The discussion explored his method of songwriting with and without Pete Doherty, adventures on the London DJ circuit and even his first mixed tape for a girl.

Interview - Carl Barât (6.8 MB, 7m23s at 128KBS)

Kings of Leon (Week Seven)
Following their second headline appearance at the Big Day Out, Counterfeit were cordially invited to Melbourne's Grand Hyatt Hotel to interview drummer Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon for Channel 31's SYN TV. In this interview, Nathan discussed his late exposure to rock and roll, life on the road with a band of brothers and the significance of the band's sexually explicit lyrics.

Interview - Kings of Leon (9.52 MB, 10m18s at 128KBS)

Pretty Girls Make Graves (Unaired)
A post-Counterfeit rarity: an interview Jay Clark, the guitarist of then-intact Seattle based group Pretty Girls Make Graves. A discussion of matters relating to the band's forthcoming tour, developments in the band's sound and origins of the band's name.

Interview - Pretty Girls Make Graves (7.31 MB, 8m05s at 128KBS)

Annie (Unaired)
Annie, multiple Annies, Annie the musical and Radio Fat Head. All this and more transpired when Counterfeit scored the opportunity to chat to the Norwegian pop-princess herself.

Interview - Annie (12.2 MB, 13m27s at 128KBS)

Guilty Pleasures - Awfully Good in a Really Awful Way (Unaired)
A radio documentary investigating the shame that comes with being a devoted lover of pop music. This piece not only uncovers the reasons why pop music is so commonly dismissed, it also explores why we feel compelled to defend music that has long been shunned from popular endorsement.

Radio Documentary - Guilty Pleasures: Awfully Good in a Really Awful Way (2.1 MB, 4m31s at 64KBS)