Spawned from the minds of Brenton Harris and Mike Speakman is an inspirational/entertainment podcast, RADULTS.The podcast showcases people who have said “fuck that” to the idea that growing up and becoming an adult meant giving up on their dreams. Guests include musicians, authors, comic creators, tattooists, artists, screenwriters just to name a few. These guests maintain the passion of their youth, while surviving as an adult (some even have kids and houses, even a mortgage!).

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Join Radults host Brenton as he has a jolly old chinwag with Rou Reynolds, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Enter Shikari, ahead of their upcoming appearance on Good Things.

One of the most innovative and dedicated acts to emerge from the heavy music genres in the UK, over the last two decades, Enter Shikari have grown from high school kids in St Albans (UK) with an improbable dream, to genuine arena rockers.

Having released five full-length records, each markedly different each other, Enter Shikari are a band that truly do things on their own terms, playing what they want and saying what they want without compromise. Anyone who has attended one of the 2000 plus live shows they have played will be able to testify that the creative vision of Enter Shikari doesn't stop in the studio, it extends to the stage and beyond into other artistic realms, creating an immersive multi-sensory experience. 

The career path of Enter Shikari is a perfect example of what can happen when you refuse to believe that growing up means giving up on your dreams and instead turn those dreams into your reality. 

Episode topics include: artistic evolution, innovation, the bands approach to songwriting, the bands willingness to be openly political, life on the road, how they continuously reinvent their stage show, Rou's recent book Dear Future Historians, Good Things Festival and of course, Rou's very own tips for being a Radult. 

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 Enter Shikari return to Australia this December for the Good Things Festival
Tickets, dates full line-up and all other details can be found at www.goodthingsfestival.com.au 

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Join Radults host Brenton as he chats with Dennis Lyxzen, front-man for the legendary Swedish hardcore band Refused.

One of the most unique and influential bands of the modern era, Refused have had an enormous influence on the shape of modern punk and hardcore, thanks in large part to their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come.

As the voice and most instantly recognizable member of Refused, Dennis has become an icon in the world of punk and hardcore and it was a genuine thrill for Brenton get the chance to spend fifteen minutes talking to him in the lead up to the release of Refused's new album War Music

Episode topics include: The inspiration behind War Music, the current state of the world, fan reaction to Refused's 2012 return, the mixed response to their 2015 album Freedom and what they learned from making the record that helped them when writing War Music, the ongoing legacy of The Shape of Punk to Come, the importance of punk rock in 2019 and of course, his very own tips for being a Radult!

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

Refused's new album War Music drops Friday 18 October. 
To purchase/stream head here:  http://caroline.lnk.to/Rev001

Pregame by checking out the video for the incendiary track "Economy of Death" here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GsHM3mkqZ4

Radults on Instagram/Facebook: @radults | Radults on Twitter: @radultspodcast

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Episode 22 of the Radults podcast features record producer, audio engineer and mixing engineer, Catherine J MarksCatherine has over 10 years of experience working in studios worldwide. Her production, mixing and engineering credits include Wolf Alice, Manchester Orchestra, St. Vincent, Foals, PJ Harvey, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Frank Turner,  Kanye West, Ian Brown, MIA, Placebo and The Killers to name a few. Having worked alongside legendary producers, Alan Moulder and Flood, Catherine has gone on to achieve considerable acclaim as a producer in her own right, including winning the coveted MPG Producer of the Year Award in 2018. 

Now based in London, native Melbournian Catherine was kind enough to spend an hour of her time during a recent trip home, to talk us through her career, providing  invaluable insight into how she managed to turn her interest in music into her career in music production and the challenges that she faced in the process of doing so, passing on some priceless advice for people looking to become producers in the process. 

You can find Catherine J Marks on Twitter https://twitter.com/cjmarks
You can find Catherine J Marks on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cjmarks/

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 

 

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Season three of Radults starts off with a bang as USA Today best selling author, Russell Nohelty joins Brenton and Mike for one of the most informative and empowering episodes of Radults to date. 

Russell Nohelty makes cool things. He's a writer, speaker, and a publisher. He's written graphic novels, novels, children's books, articles and yes, of course, he hosts a podcast. He's also the man behind the invaluable educational resource The Complete Creative and is a crowdfunding wizard, having several successful Kickstarter campaigns to his name. 

Fresh off the launch of his latest campaign Ichabod Jones Monster Hunter 5 the man behind titles Ichabod Jones:Monster Hunter, Katrina Hates the Apocalypse, Katrina Hates the Dead, The Vessel, Invasion, Pixie Dust, Cthulu is Hard to Spell (featuring our very own Mike Speakman!), Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career and many more, spends an hour providing an overview of his career, providing invaluable insight for aspiring creatives. 

Episode topics include: Developing a voice as a writer, establishing a readership, expanding your creative horizons, running successful crowdfunding campaigns, marketing, fan/customer interaction and management, the business of art, his tips for being a Radult and of course a super fun RadBreak. This episode is basically one giant tip for being a Radult. So tune in, get educated and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find Russell Nohelty here.You can back Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter 5 here. You can find the Complete Creative here.

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 

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Join Radults host Brenton as he has a chat with the very rad Jordan Dreyer, vocalist of Michigan post-hardcore superstars La Dispute, ahead of their 15 date Australian tour in September. 

Over the past decade La Dispute has been responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental music and have carved a reputation as one of post-hardcore’s most singular voices. As the literal voice of La Dispute, and the man behind the bands unique and in-depth lyrical approach, Jordan plays a massive part in the soundscape, identity and performance of La Dispute.

A man responsible for penning lyrics that are inked into thousands of bodies worldwide, Jordan is refreshingly aware of the responsibility that being in a position of such visibility comes with and he and the rest of La Dispute work tirelessly with charitable organisations and show organizers to ensure that La Dispute shows are a safe environment, that also offer an opportunity to give back to the community that have given so much to them. 

An absolute Radult, Jordan spends 20 mins of a rare day off discussing the bands rise, his personal artistic evolution, his writing style, the bands ethics, the importance of all ages shows, the creation of the bands new record Panorama, the inspiration behind their extended Australian tour and of course, his tips for being a Radult. It's an inspiring, albeit at times, spiderweb affected, chat with one of the most instantly recognizable voices in modern music. 

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

You can find La Dispute @ladispute on everything and at their official website. 
Panorama is out now via all of the usual digital and physical outlets.

La Dispute
hit Australian shores for the Panorama tour this September.
Dates are as below with tickets available NOW here

Thursday 5 September – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+

Friday 6 September – Newport Hotel, Fremantle 18+

Sunday 8 September – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide Lic A/A

Tuesday 10 September – Barwon Club, Geelong 18+

Wednesday 11 September – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave 18+

Thursday 12 September – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+

Friday 13 September – Pelly Bar, Frankston 18+

Saturday 14 September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne All Ages

Sunday 15 September – Metro Theatre, Sydney Lic A/A

Tuesday 17 September – The Basement, Canberra 18+

Wednesday 18 September – Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong 18+

Thursday 19 September – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Lic A/A

Friday 20 September – The Triffid, Brisbane Lic A/A

Saturday 21 September – Coolangatta Hotel. Gold Coast 18+

Sunday 22 September – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast 18+

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Episode 20 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike in the company of writer, producer and part owner of Robot Army Productions, Ryan Chamley. 

Ryan is best known for the online sensation “Rostered On”, which after notching up over 250 millions views online, was acquired by Netflix in 2018, making "Rostered On" the first independent long form web series in Australian history to achieve that honour. 
 
Following the success of the first season of "Rostered On"  7 Mate  commissioned a second series, earning "Rostered On" a piece of Australian television history as the first ever scripted comedy commissioned by the network.  
Ryan’s second title “Jeremy the Dud” won fans worldwide for its insight into disability. The trailer instantly went viral racking up millions of views, also gaining the interest of TV networks and production companies all over the world it won best film at the “Flicks for Change film Festival in LA, and the Melbourne Independent Film Festival. Jeremy the Dud is currently being developed into a TV series! 
Ryan is quite clearly an absolute Radult (and with four kids at home, a Dadult too) and his episode is one of the most insightful, inspiring and hilarious yet, making it the perfect way to finish off season 2. 

Episode topics include how to get 250 million views, viral marketing, meme marketing, starting your own production company, dealing with criticism, the challenges of writing and producing TV, his goals and aspirations for the future, Jeremy The Dud, his tips for being a Radult and of course, some rather entertaining Rad Breaks! 

Watch  Rostered On on 7 Mate and NetFlix and you can find Robot Army here:
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Episode 19 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike joined by Australian punk and hardcore icon Graham Nixon of Resist Records. Resist is a retail store, record label, touring company, management and booking agency that specialises in hardcore and punk music. As the driving force of Resist, Graham has played an enormous part in the rise and rise of Australian hardcore and punk, facilitating the release of many of the genres biggest and most influential records, and a lot of cult hits as well. Through Resist Graham has worked with the likes of Australian scene luminaries Mindsnare, metalcore monoliths Parkway Drive, rising stars Polaris and pretty much everyone in-between, as well as been responsible for tours and releases by many of the worlds best punk rock acts. Graham is an absolute Radult and we had a blastbeat discussing the circle pit of life with him. 

Episode topics include: How Resist came to be, how the industry has changed in the last 20 years, the challenges of running a record label and a retail store, landmark moments in Resist's history, his favourite under-the-radar Resist releases, his own personal journey into hardcore punk, how he chooses who to work with, what continues to inspire him, what bands he is vibing  at the moment, tips for being a Radult and a Rad Break where he books potentially the best hypothetical hardcore show of all time. 

You can find Resist record @ www.resistrecords.com 
Drop in to the retail store and say hi if you're ever in Sydney, make sure you take some extra cash because it is wall-to-wall must-have records in there! 

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com if you want to get in touch! 

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Episode 18 of Radults sees Brenton and Mike joined at Radults secret headquarters by Ben Rechter, vocalist/guitarist for Melbourne’ prog-rock powerhouses Circles.

Ben is a total Radult who not only crushes it on a global scale with Circles, but also works as a composer and producer, meaning he spends most of his waking hours completely immersed in music, giving him a unique and valuable perspective on both the creative and business aspects of the music industry.

An open and engaging conversationalist, Ben speaks in-depth about a number of topics including artistic evolution, the importance of surrounding your band with the right team, the financial realities of the music industry, the need to continue to educate and empower yourself to be able to do more so you can outsource less, navigating line-up changes, what it’s like to tour the world and support bands that you idolize, his tips for being a Radult and more. There’s also tangents aplenty, including a particularly lengthy one about the career arc of Daniel Johns and a Rad Break in which he cheat-codes his way into a spot in his own supergroup!

Give it a listen, then head to Spotify and spin some Circles, so he can get a few cents and you can find your new favourite band and get inspired to live life a little more Radult. 

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Episode 17 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike chatting with Finnish illustrator/comic book artist JP Ahonen, the man behind much-loved titles Villimpi Pohjola and Belzebubs and one of the humans partly responsible for the brilliant graphic novel Sing No Evil (Perkeros). JP is an absolute Radult with a unique illustrative style, who has found a way to turn his mutual love of black metal and comic books into a career incorporating both. 

JP talks us through his own origin story including his formative influences, the comic book culture in Finland, the role that black metal played in shaping his life and illustrative style, how his various projects came to be, how he managed to find his niche and continue to progress artistically and personally while catering to his audience expectations, managing the demands of different projects, his tips for being a Radult and is a willing participant in the most metal Rad Break yet. It's an absolute blastbeat of an episode that fits all of this Radness into half-an-hour. So tune in and get inspired to live a little more Radult by the story of JP Ahonen. 

You can find JP Ahonen online here: https://jpahonen.com

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Episode 16 of the Radults podcast sees Brenton and Mike joined by music journalist and host of the UK’s most popular heavy music podcast, That’s Not Metal, Terry “Beez” Bezer!

One of Rock and Metal's most respected, multimedia journalists,  Beez work prior to launching That’s Not Metal includes stints with Kerrang! Magazine, Metal Hammer Magazine, Scuzz TV and The Pulse Radio show among countless others and he has a wealth of knowledge to share about what the reality of being a music journalist is in 2019 and what it takes to make your name within that landscape.

He goes in depth on a number of topics and experiences that will be invaluable for anyone looking to break into music journalism or media in general. Beez is an enthusiastic and energetic conversationalist who speaks at a speed-metal pace so we have an absolute blast-beat of a time in his company as we fire through a dizzying array of topics and go on some wild tangents (Roads? Where we’re going we need Randy Rhoads).

Episode topics include: Getting started as a music journalist, working for Kerrang and Metal Hammer, his time as a TV host with Scuzz TV, the changing face of the industry, navigating the ‘death of print’,  branching out into podcasting with That’s Not Metal and what lead to that decision, managing the wants and demands of editors/labels/publicists, the importance of establishing and protecting your voice as a writer, what it’s like to rub shoulders with your musical idols for your job and an absolute rager of a Rad Break that may or may not feature the prospect of a Devils Den match between Josh Homme and Tim Armstrong! (TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY and MAKE IT HAPPEN!) and a bonus round where we make him CHOOSE HIS FAVOURITE GALLAGHER BROTHER! (Oh the humanity!) 

THAT’S NOT METAL is an entirely independent weekly podcast that brings fans the very best from the world of heavy music, every single Friday. Combining hilarious, passionate, incomparable honesty with the widest breadth of rock knowledge, the show is unlike anything you’ll find in the current sphere of music media. We highly recommend you hit that subscribe button (after you've hit it on Radults!

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