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Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast

Martin Thompson

Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast
102 min2014 APR 9
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Sunday 9th December 2012. Podcast #1.

Martin Thompson chats with Alex Sommersett in this first instalment of Martin Thompson’s Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast. Actually, the second instalment but the first was unbroadcastable!

Bernaccia – Sobering Thoughts

Bernaccia, formally The Out Of Towners, have made a warm crevice in our hearts as they were the first band Alex and I ever put on. On the Podcast I say we are playing this because Alex was drunk on our first ‘try out’ podcast. ‘Tis not true. I was the one who was drunk! It seems apt that we can start off with opposing views but the same band.

You can find Bernaccia at http://www.facebook.com/bernacciamusic

The Colt/The Colt 45s

We love the music of Keith Colt. We thought we had lost him but this podcast brought us to the man – he has a band in operation & a Facebook page. From the electronic vibes of The Colt 45s to The Colt(s) – still not sure if we need to add the ‘s’ – he appears to do nothing by halves. Thumping, pumping, catchy tunes that WILL WAKE YOU UP!!!


Your Casket Or Mine – Drop Me like A Toy

If Pabs is not already a local hero, then let’s find a space and erect an image of him for all to see. Such amazing song writing technique from a man who we definitely love, & we will love his music forever.



Deltasound are the race, the human race and catching up with any other race of rock, oh… you just tripped over… music is real in front of Deltasound.

We edited the Deltasound interview down to 20 minutes – I think that’s how you’d like it.


Toxic Melons

Is it Fredde Gredde or Freddie Greddie? I guess it does not matter. Paul from Toxic Melons is a piece of evidence that if you have no money, no budget and no job – you can still create something great and wonderful, thoughtful & musically apt.

This is one of the few Facebook pages I will recommend. Very funny, honest & entertaining:


Captain Trips

Captain Trips was formed by a group of friends in 2006 and has evolved to capture a strong local following at gigs around the North East, playing an eclectic mix of indie rock, punk and blues. Previously managed by Martin Thompson himself, it is only fitting that they feature in his first friendly podcast.

Twitter: @Captaintripsuk


Well what can we say? Not much. So let's just recap what others have said:

"Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours."

"Martin Thompson has more than enough charisma to pull off the solo act – as amply demonstrated by the between-song chat which is every bit as enjoyable as the music. And as for the music… hints of Bowie, Scott Walker and Jarvis combine with Martin’s inimitable style to produce a sound that is simply unique – with the brilliant backing track providing an awesome backdrop to live music."


Thank you for listening and looking.