Unsung is a Glasgow based music podcast where every Friday we talk about a different record and decide if it should be added to a discography of all time great albums. Then you vote and tell us if we're right or wrong. Stream and download the latest episode below, or subscribe using your favourite podcatcher.
We decided that we wouldn’t leaving you hanging a whole week for part two of our Emergency Split 7”. As per, we answer a question that was given to us by a fan. Or in this case, we answer a question that Chris poses; who would be the worst band to tour with? The answers are…unexpected.
A slight change of plan this week, as we briefly pause our regularly scheduled programme to give all you non-subscribers a taste of what our Split 7” subscribers only episodes are all about. At the suggestion of a fan, Chris and Mark tackle bands who have had three great albums in a row.
This is…three weeks late? We apologise.
In our quest to offer you PREMIUM CONTENT at ROCK BOTTOM prices we’ve slung together the second episode of our new feature Sound is a Pound. This week, David takes the reins and dives deep into the Poundland catalogue to produce something which one can definitely describe as an album.
Perhaps the most Chris band of any we’ve done so far, we explore the jazz/math/rock/metal stylings of Italian mentalists Zu. Along the way we dissect jazz rock, and discuss the finer points of this band’s huge discography.
This week it’s a mixtape with a difference, as the three lads pick three sound tracks from a triumvirate of films that differ wildly in quality. Ace soundtracks though. The brief? Soundtracks from films that were commercial failures.
Some of us were surprised that Weezer were still a thing, having consigned them to the dustbin of history after their fifth album. This week we discuss their tenth album, the White Album, and wonder if it is their Unsung Classic.
SURPRISE! Here’s a new feature where one of us buys a record for a quid and then we do a quick review of it for your entertainment, before deciding if we should keep it or bin it. Let us know what you think - we hope to make this a regular thing!
Our second R&B album is something of an experimental affair as this week we talk about Kelela’s mixtape Cut 4 Me, and discuss how much it seems to have influenced a lot of up and coming alternative R&B artists.
Arriving on the scene in a whirlwind of psychobilly infused punk n roll, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster stood out like a sore thumb at a time when garage rock like The Hives, The Datsuns and The D4 were getting much love from the press. On this episode we talk about their debut album, dive into their back catalogue, do a potted history of psychobilly and more.
The third and final part of our epic interview with Benjamin Power/Blanck Mass is here, and this time we’re talking about three records he’s picked that he reckons are Unsung Classics. It’s a great selection, and the chat is well worth listening too.
You know the feeling. You’re listening to an album and simply cannot work out why the rest of the planet doesn’t realise that it is a total masterpiece. What the hell is wrong with everyone?
Each week hosts Mark Fraser (The Curator Podcast), David Weaver (Detour) and Chris Cusack (Bloc/Restless Natives), discuss and dissect exactly those kind of albums. Is something an under-rated classic? Did it have a huge and unrecognised impact on the music that followed it? Sure they might be a great band but what is their definitive release?
We’ll put our cases forward to you, the public, then you can vote via our site to decide if our choice really deserves “UNSUNG CLASSIC” status. Hopefully as we progress, we gradually build up a truly democratic picture of the classics that perhaps didn’t make the covers of Mojo or NME but left an indelible mark on our own lives.
We’ll also pepper this discography with interviews where we invite notable musicians to nominate their own unsung classics and speak frankly about their own back catalogues. Plus a few special “mix-tape” episodes where we pick a mix-tape title and each throw a name into the fray.
Interaction is the aim and hopefully, between our oddball patter and your comments, suggestions and feedback we can document some of the truly amazing musical work out there that continues to be criminally UNSUNG.