Studio Stories. A podcast that spotlights the people behind some of New Zealand’s best known albums - and the stories behind their creation. We take you into the studio and hear from artists, producers and engineers, who talk inspiration, frustration, elation, and the power of the musical creative process.
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Studio Stories - Minuit - The 88
Follow Studio Stories on instagram instagram.com/studiostoriespodcast Studio Stories is a Rustle Podcasts Production.Nelson's 'Minuit', 3 friends who - in the early 2000's found their sound and ran with it. Ruth Carr, Paul Dodge and Ryan Beehre started out as a guitar band, but quickly found themselves at the forefront of NZ breakbeat movement with their debut album, The 88. In this season finale of Studio Stories, you'll hear how the band forged their sound with gear they initially had no idea how to operate, why singer Ruth Carr doesn't actually consider herself a singer, their approach to songwriting, how they recorded their debut album themselves, and where the name "The 88" comes from.Buy or stream the album:Apple Music</
07/11/2023 • 32 minutes 1 second
Studio Stories - Push Push - A Trillion Shades Of Happy
Follow Studio Stories on instagram instagram.com/studiostoriespodcast Studio Stories is a Rustle Podcasts Production.In this episode you'll hear how the Push Push met while all still in school, rehearsing in motels, fighting over drummers, discovering "the old guard" of New Zealand metal, wanting to blow sh_t up, and eventually recording their debut album at Air Force Studios [now "Native Audio"] in Auckland. Their first single "Trippin" spent 6 weeks at number 1 on the NZ singles charts in 1991. The album A Trillion Shades of Happy would reach number 3 on the NZ album charts in March of 1992 and remain there for 4 months.Featuring exclusive interviews with Guitarist/Producer Andy Wilson, Singer Mikey Havoc, Producer Tim Foreman and Engineer Nigel Foster.Mikey Havoc - vocalsShayne Silver - rhythm guitarAndy Kane -
31/10/2023 • 49 minutes 35 seconds
Studio Stories - Weta - Geographica: Part 2
In Memory of Aaron Tokona, 1975-2020Follow Studio Stories on Instagraminstagram.com/studiostoriespodcastWelcome to Studio Stories. This is part 2 of our deep dive into the making of Weta's album Geographica.In this episode you'll hear breakdowns of the recording of 'Got The Ju', 'Hole' and the emotional black-story behind the writing and recording of 'Conversations' as well as Aaron's struggles with mental health and his decision to leave the band shortly after the album's release. You'll also hear how the band, in Memory of Aaron, remastered the album for it's 20th Anniversary.Featuring exclusive interviews with Drummer Clinton Den Heyer, Guitarist Gabriel Atkinson, Bassist Clinton 'Tookie' Tokona, Producer Steve James. Additional interview content from Phil Knight. Huge thanks to Lewis Tennant for archival interview content of Aaron Tokona. Check out Lewis' "Verbal Highs" Podcast. www.verbalhighs.com. Additional intervi
24/10/2023 • 33 minutes 52 seconds
Studio Stories - Weta - Geographica: Part 1
In Memory of Aaron Tokona, 1975-2020Follow Studio Stories on Instagraminstagram.com/studiostoriespodcastWelcome to The Season 2 Premiere of Studio Stories. This is part 1 of an epic 2 part deep dive into the making of Weta's album Geographica. In this episode you'll hear how the band got together and quickly found themselves with a bunch of cash to make their one and only full length album at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. The influence of Shihad's Tom Larkin, the massive name initially slated to produce the record, getting the 'Radiohead' guitar sound, and a breakdown of the recording of one of the band's biggest tunes - "Calling On".Featuring exclusive interviews with Drummer Clinton Den Heyer, Guitarist Gabriel Atkinson, Bassist Clinton 'Tookie' Tokona, Producer Steve James. Archival interview content of Aaron Tokona courtesy of Phil Knight and Lewis Tennant's "Verbal Highs" Podcast. www.verbalhighs.comAddition