Our guest this week is artist Amanda Huff: electronic musician, film composer, lawful-evil sorcerer, and bug extraordinaire hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to Huff's solo work, one of Amanda’s band is "You Win !!!" - a fresh, new, trip-hop/dark-pop project comprised of longtime collaborators Amanda Huff (vocalist/composer), and This Random Machine (producer). Together, their sound is a dynamic blend of thunderous arrangements, playful vocals and sharp lyrics. In the intro, we copy Pop Culture Happy Hour and share what we’ve been taking in this week: for Mac, a cricket documentary of YouTube; for David, Passion Pit and the podcast “Asian Enough”; for Lindsay, Bo Burnham’s “Inside” on Netflix. At 9:30, Amanda joins the pod. Seeing a shocking piece as a MIAD freshman (11:10); experiencing disorienting moments in art (14:20); putting emotion and vulnerability in art (19:30); the role of audience in experiencing art (21:20); working in various mediums (24:15); claiming the title of artist (28:00); how Milwaukee can better support artists (31:00); how pandemic times influenced Amanda’s art making (34:05); what is the conversation Amanda wishes was happening in the arts scene? (38:10); Amanda’s turn as Czar of Arts and Culture (40:55); the joy of naming components of self and songs (43:30). Follow Amanda and You Win !!!: You Win !!! Facebook Page, Spotify, Bandcamp Amanda Huff on IG, Spotify Music Transitions: “Caroline’s,” by Amanda Huff Ephemera: “Fire in Babylon” Pt. 1 “Manners” Turns 10 Asian Enough: Sandra Oh Bo Burnham: “Inside” The Name Change Project Alex Corona
Amanda Huff is a Milwaukee-based musician and MIAD Alum (class of 2014). We talk about her experience attending art school and how it has influenced the way she thinks about music. Please check out her music and follow her on social media. Bandcamp: https://amandahuff.bandcamp.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0N4usfRIboFhGUtXJ7fXUt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hasselhufff/?hl=en
This week I sat down w chamber-folktronic singer-songwriter Amanda Huff and guitarist/drummer of bands ako and Dropbear Collective Mark Soriano. Huff’s album “Hemiptera” is available streaming everywhere - she walked out of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s 2018 Awards with Album Artwork of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Solo Artist of the Year. Ako’s album “And You” and EP “Everything is Okay” may be found on Spotify, while Dropbear Collective’s debut single “Breethe” is on SoundCloud. We discussed their beginnings as artists, the influence mental health has on their music, emotions in songs, being vulnerable, and what the world should understand about them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-slowey/support
In this episode Sam meets Amanda Huff, singer, artist, musician, songwriter and composer. They talk about composing film scores, her time on American Idol, how she found her voice, social anxiety, studying art at MIAD, winning three awards at the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, her album Gravetalking and overalls.