Ep #22 – Interview with Chris Lawson Jones (Running Club Records)
“I just want to get behind [musicians and bands] that are exciting musically and point people to Jesus Christ” – Chris Lawson Jones
This episode sees Joel & Chris speaking to Chris Lawson Jones about the new UK record label, Running Club Records. We hear about the new and emerging indie worship music scene in the UK and listen to the newest signees to the label, @Josh Gauton and @Rivers and Robots.
Chris also name-drops a fellow Perth drummer & promises to bring the beloved Rivers and Robots Down Under sometime in the future!
1) Rivers & Robots – ‘Discovery’
2) Josh Gauton – ‘Cathedral’
3) Lucy Grimble – ‘Heartbeats’
What’s an oak tree got to do with quality hip-hop? Good things come in threes & Boston-based hip-hop artist Caleb McCoy’s OAK albums are no exception!
Tune in to hear about Caleb’s forthcoming album The OAK Season 3 (releasing Sept 7), hear two tracks from the album & C’s three tips for aspiring Christian Hip Hop artists.
Also, Joel & Chris get schooled on the different hip-hop subcultures in the United States, while Caleb comes close to a flawless score on our regular segment, “The Aussie Citizenship Test.”
1. Caleb Mccoy- Get it back
2. Caleb Mccoy- Loyalty ft Amberlea
3. Eshon Burgundy- Pray
4. Christon Gray- Wanna
5. Kings Kaleidoscope – Stick and Stones
6. Caleb Mccoy- Time for everything
“Metal goes to places that other genres simply can’t go” – Joshua James
Strap yourselves in, because it’s about to get a little rowdy at The Eclectic! Our good friend & fellow Aussie, Joshua James joined us in studio for one of our favourite episodes that we’ve recorded, to date. Get ready to head bang to Josh’s shredding metal tracklist, hear stories of moshpit mishappenings & get schooled in Metal Apologetics 101 to learn how metal is the perfect medium of lament, brokenness & doxology. We also learn a little more about Josh’s involvement with @Good Guy Swag.
(In the ‘Curated Series’, we get specialist knowledge & insight from friends on a specific genre of music. The guest curates the playlist, answers our burning questions and shares their passion for the genre)
1) @Fit For A King – “Tower of Pain”
2) @August Burns Red – “Dangerous”
3) @Impending Doom – “Unbroken”
4) @Sleeping Giant – “Hosanna
This episode marks the halfway point of this year that is 2018. There is so much going on in this slightly shorter episode with the regular brew review plus another episode of firsts, two brand new segments, namely Joels bars and shoutouts!
So if you want to find out which 6 tracks The Eclectic Podcast really enjoyed in the first half of this year listen to the whole episode and revel in the new found joys of discovering what great christian music really sounds like.
1) Brett Lee Miller – ‘Afraid’
2) Jonathan Ogden – ‘Remind Me’
3) My Epic – ‘Of Wilderness’
4) Lifelong – ‘Yours Alone’
5) Jackie Hill Perry – ‘Mustard Seed’
6) Gray Havens – ‘Forever’
Episode 17 is yet another first for the Eclectic Podcast: we’re doing our first interview live in studio with our friend, Tim de Vos from Pindari Restoration House. There will also be the first live recording and performing of a song, chosen by Tim live in the studio.
Apart from the obvious there is also lots of good talk about what it means to stay grounded, especially when it comes to restoring the lives of men struggling with life dominating issues and addictions, how PRH uses music in the day to day activities and devotions, plus find out more about what Pindari does and how you can support them in such a worthy cause.
1) David Baloche – Lead Me to the Rock
2) Josh Garrels – Born Again
3) Casting Crowns – Set Me Free
4) Sons of Korah – Psalm 40
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.”
* Psalm 40:3
This episode we dive into the deep and wide ocean of hymns from the past! We look into stories behind classic hymns such as “I Need Thee” (Annie Hawks, 1872) and “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” (William Cowper, 1772) and spin five modern renditions of classic hymns from @Page CXVI, @Eikon and @Wolves at the Gate.
Also includes regular segments ‘Brew Review’ and ‘News of Note’.
1) @Page CVXI – “Praise to the Lord”
2) @Attalus – “There is a Redeemer”
3) @Eikon – “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
4) @Wolves at the Gate – “Fountain”
5) @lowercase noises – “I Need Thee”
Join us for our first hip-hop interview with California-based, IV Conerly! It was an absolute blast. In this laid-back interview, we traverse topics like:
* IV’s thoughts on the current state of the Christian hip-hop scene
* His friendship with @Eshon Burgundy (starting from 2010) and recent signing to @NFTRY
* How to stay humble and grounded as a hip-hop artist
You’ll hear some solid hip-hop from IV’s deep catalogue (with feature spots from @Odd Thomas & @Eshon Burgundy) and hear IV boil under pressure while facing the grueling ‘Australian Citizenship Test’.
Please share with your friends and family! Enjoy. Track List:
1. IV Conerly – ‘The Body’ (feat H.U.R.T.)
2. IV Conerly – ‘Paradxoes’ (feat. Odd Thomas)
3. IV Conerly – ‘Look to You’ (feat. Sharron Shannen)
4. IV Conerly – ‘Face the Music’ (feat. Eshon Burgundy)
Join us for a laid back, filler episode of the eclectic podcast that could become a regular thing.
Six Degrees of separation, we trust you all know the concept? Well according to the Wikipedia its: the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are Six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of Six steps.
Thats what its all about, starting with a track from Dustin Kensrue we end the episode with Dustin Kensrue. If you don’t like spoilers don’t look at the track list. We complete the circle in 6 tracks and have some light hearted fun along the way. (Picture for attention purposes only).
1. Dustin Kensrue / The Modern Post – ‘Come Lord Jesus’
2. Ascend the Hill – ‘Even When I’m At My Darkest’
3. Propaganda – ‘Lofty’ (feat Joel from Ascend the Hill & Beautiful Eulogy)
4. Beautiful Eulogy – ‘Omnipotent’ (feat King’s Kaleidoscope)
5. King’s Kaleidoscope – ‘Grace Alone’
6. Thrice – ‘Salt & Shadow’
Ep #13 – Joy Temby (Apologia Studios, Sheologians) Interview
An episode of firsts! 1st time playing classical music. 1st non-musical interview. 1st time having a female interviewee. And the 1st woman to wage war against the [once] patriarchal Eclectic Podcast!
Joy Temby speaks about her work with Apologia Studios & the Sheologians podcast. And, in a bizarre plot twist (*Spoiler Alert*), the co-hosts become the questioned.
Join us as we spin a throwback King’s Kaleidoscope track, the newest single from Andrew Peterson, and hear Joy knock the ‘Australian Citizenship Test’ out of the park.
1) Andrew Peterson – ‘Is He Worthy?’
2) King’s Kaleidoscope – ‘All Glory Be to Christ’
3) Franz Liszt – ‘Liebestraum No. 3’ (Love Song)
We had a blast speaking with Micah Bishop, lead singer & guitarist of alt rock band, Oh Eternity! Join us for great conversations on:
– the importance of community & growth in the gospel for Christian touring & recording artists
– their vision for their latest LP ‘I Exist’ (released Nov 2017)
– how My Epic, Relient K and As Cities Burn have shaped the band’s sound & lyricism
Hear about their connection to New Vine Media and see Micah blitz the ‘Aussie Citizenship Test’. Tune in in the next 10 mins & you’ll also receive a free set of steak knives valued at $39.99AU.
1) Oh Eternity – ‘Brave Enough’
2) Oh Eternity – ‘Eternal God’
3) Relient K – ‘Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been’
4) My Epic – ‘Curse’
5) As Cities Burn – ‘Contact’
6) Oh Eternity – ‘The Wind, the Waves