Long-running and influential Southern California “cowpunksurfabilly” purveyors The Ziggens are celebrating 30 years as a band this summer by releasing the 19 track album ‘Oregon’, their first 19 years.
The Rumjacks have shared the video for ‘Rhythm Of Her Name.’ The track features on their new album ‘Hestia,’ which was released in March to widespread critical acclaim, and follows the announcement of an extensive UK and Ireland tour in 2022.
The Sisters launch this episode discussing the importance of “community over competition” and how supporting fellow creatives is essential for growth. Later, they bring in Emilie Plamondon (podcast host of Punk Roquette) to get her insights on the subject. Her positive contagious energy and passion to support musicians of all calibers is why the Sound Sisters dubbed her as a “social worker for punk rock”. They chat about how she built a strong following with her platform and the way music is helping her cope with quarantine in Canada. There is also talks of cheese curds, soup, rePunkmmendation, as well as the size of her impressive t-shirt and record collection. All this and more on this episode of the Sound Sisters podcast!
The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on the do’s and don’ts of rebranding. This episode’s guests have a lot of experience in this arena, Terry Smith and Laura Rose from Riot Squad Media join the conversation to chat about their insights on the topic. As previous hosts of Punksylvania, they authentically and transparently dig into how they crossed over into their new platform. They also talk about how their DIY female empowered collective / media firm provides a lot of PR, promotion, and support to punk musicians globally through their podcast as well as other Riot Squad branded outlets. Their fresh and polished new format is not only celebrated, but needed in a time where so many currently feel musically disconnected. There are talks of Camp Punksylvania, ghosts, females lifting each other up, how to collaborate in a long distance working relationship, Canada’s take on Trump, plus what type of sandwiches, and poutine they would be. To say many laughs and virtual hugs were had is an understatement. All this and more, on this riot-of-an-episode of the Sound Sisters podcast.
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The Sisters kickstart the episode chatting about a ways they are adapting creatively in our current societal state. They share all the giggles because it was their first in-studio-socially-distancing-recording -session at the Sound Sister Studio since the COVID outbreak. Disclaimer: The Sound Sisters supports safe social distancing practices. They each followed major precautions before, after, and during recording. Don’t forget kids, “Wash your damn hands and wear a fucking mask!” Later, they virtually dial in SoCal skate punk band Chaser. They discuss what it takes to stay consistently musically motivated through connecting with their fans. Other topics covered: How recording went down for Chaser’s killer new album, “Look Alive” on Sound Speed Records, what is so inspiring about 90s punk, tour do’s and don’ts, ways they continue to write new music during the pandemic, what it’s like to share the stage with bands that inspired them to play, and most importantly Carol Fucking Baskin. All this, plus they spin new Chaser tracks, on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast.
This episode’s guest is a musician, artists, baker and overall badass with a heart filled with unicorn hugs. Who else could we be describing, but no other than Jennie Cotterill guitarist and vocalist of Bad Cop/Bad Cop. She opens up to the Sound Sisters about life on the road, what keeps her motivated, the balance between being an artist and a musician, all while reminiscing the good times that went down on the Girl Gang Tour.
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