It's been a long break, I know (blame it on exam season!) but I'm back with the penultimate episode of the academic year for you. I have collaborated with Kim and Sania from the All Things Considered podcast at the Univertisty of York. Please note that the episode discusses mental health, and issues surrounding it at University which can be a sensitive topic. As final year students we offer our top tips to help you manage your mental health and signpost you towards mental health services that are availble at The University of York.
I hope you enjoy. Thank you for listening!
Alexandra Pullen of the URY Music Team spoke to the fabulous Rachael Sage about her new album, The Other Side, her favourite touring UK spots, her opinions on the beautiful city of York, as well as her all year round pride celebrations and the power of positive energy, as well as her favourite '70s/'80s tracks, and the experience of her songs being used by the TV show Dance Moms.
URY's Head of Music, Joe Brearley, interviewed Welsh artist Yxngxr1 about his brilliant new track my mum told me about you, as well as his DIY music making process, the ideal place to listen to his songs, as well as which Simpsons character he'd be (spoiler: he has the correct answer...), and some Guy Fieri fashion appreciation. The whole package.
Nat Morley of the URY Music Team discusses the record breaking and breathtaking DOWNLOAD festival 2023, with headliners such as Metallica and Slipknot, including breakdowns of performances and interviews with those who attended: if you missed DOWNLOAD this year, or are thinking about it next year, this is the podcast for you!
Marti and Daisy discuss the recent Activities Awards, marking boycott, and their upcoming graduation from the University of York.
URY's Head of Music, Joe Brearley, talks to the immensely talented musical pioneer Hak Baker before an acoustic gig in Leeds City Centre, about his distinctive sound, his bold refusal to be boxed into one genre or style, favourite festivals, as well as the best bits of a full English breakfast.
URY's Secretary Yakov Boani speaks to rapper DICI about his new UK tour, his lyrical processes, as well as his thoughts on specific northern English coastal cities.
The superb rock band HIMALAYAS return to the URY interview series for a second time, speaking to Albert Goulder of local York band Where's Slater? about their favourite songs from their new album, From Hell to Here, as well as the importance of small venues to their success, their previous and upcoming festival favourites, and some mildly odd but understandable Robbie Williams worship.
URY's Head of Music, Joe Brearley, interviews musician Gareth Dunlop about his fantastic new tour with Lucy Spraggan, as well as his new releases and his work in television soundtracks.
Marti speaks to Seven, a student journalist and the founder of the Disabled Journalist Network. Listen as they discuss the challenges that disabled journalists face and the issues that led to the creation of the network.