Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Podcast: Dan Carey

Dan's Studio (via Speedy Wunderground's Facebook page)
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend a morning in Dan Carey's studio in London. A veritable Aladdin's cave of music making, the main room is filled with guitars, synthesisers and recording gear, a big neon sign advertising his Speedy Wunderground record label hangs on one wall. Although the room is somewhat chaotic, you get the sense that it's perfectly set up for Dan to work in and that he knows where everything is. He's in his element amongst all the cables and switches

Dan Carey has written for or produced (or both) big, chart topping acts like Kylie Minogue, Franz Ferdinand, Lilly Allen and Sia as well as less well known, but equally as lauded artists such as Kate Tempest (with whom he is currently working on a new album), Emiliana Torrini, Toy and Chairlift. The Chairlift album (2012's "Something") was a record I was particularly interested in talking about as it's one of my favourite albums of the last few years and a potential candidate for a later entry on Some Call It Noise.

You can download the podcast for free from iTunes or stream it via soundcloud.