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Boutique Sounds Podcast

Josh Smith is the co-founder of Boutique Sounds, guitarist and manager of Northlane among other things. On this podcast he will be, with co-founder and producer Chris Blancato, chatting to friends in the wider music industry.

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Episode 23 | Sam Bassal - Ocean Grove

Sam is the Drummer, chief songwriter and producer of the Melbourne based band Ocean Grove. He is also the live drummer for the act "Running Touch" and works as a producer and songwriter for other Australian acts such as Justice for the Damned, Hellions and Trophy Eyes.We chat about the history of Ocean Grove, changing role of a producer, share a few tour stories and more. https://boutiquesounds.com.au/


13 Oct 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 22 | Aaron Marshall - Intervals

Aaron Marshall is the songwriter, founding member and guitar player of the Toronto-based act Intervals.We share some tour stories, talk about the impact of the pandemic on musicians and dive into his new forthcoming record. https://boutiquesounds.com.au/http://www.intervalsmusic.net/

1hr 17mins

28 Sep 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 21 | Scottie Simpson & Sabian Lynch - Alpha Wolf

Scottie and Sabian are the two guitar players from the Melbourne-based metal band Alpha Wolf. We chat about their new record "A Quiet Place to Die" which comes out this Friday the 25th of September. We take a dive into the key ingredients in making a band successful, all the DIY things that AW take on, their love of Evertune bridges and the importance of bouncing back against adversity. Boutique Sounds - https://boutiquesounds.com.au/Alpha Wolf - https://www.alphawolfcvlt.com/Evertune - https://boutiquesounds.com.au/pages/evertune-1

1hr 6mins

21 Sep 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 20 | Tom Williams - Stray from the Path

Tom Williams is the guitar player, manager and chief songwriter of the band Stray from the Path. He also plays guitar in Tradewind, runs a management company and a record label. We chatted about Stray, their old school way of songwriting, filling up the stage as the only guitar player in a band, what it's like being a self-manager, the importance of having different creative outlets and much more. https://boutiquesounds.com.au/


14 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 19 | Joel Tyrrell & Matt Cooper - Hands Like Houses

Joel is the Bass player of Canberra based rock outfit Hands Like Houses, who also undertakes a management role while Matt "coops" Cooper holds down lead guitar.We chatted about their forthcoming release, differences in recording in different parts of the world and what's important, their equipment, their new patreon campaign called "Housos" and their steadfast work ethic under lockdown.https://www.patreon.com/handslikehouseshttps://boutiquesounds.com.au/collections/darkglass

1hr 9mins

7 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 18 | Steve Crawley - Evetts Drums

This week we had a chat to Steve Crawley, owner and builder of Evetts Drums. We talk about how he turned his passion of hobbyist drum building into a uniquely Australian product and taking it to the world stage, the struggles and obstacles building a reputation and what it takes to keep it, as well as the development and creation of the Nic Pettersen Signature Snare drum. Drummers Review with Nollyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEt82pebTpgEvetts Drumshttps://www.evettsdrums.com.au/https://boutiquesounds.com.au/


31 Aug 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 17 | Plini

"When I saw Plini play, I felt; that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure." - Steve Vai.Plini is a phenomenal guitar player, songwriter and businessperson. He writes, produces and manages his music independently to wide acclaim. We chat about the music business, the pros and cons of being an independent or signed artist, the value of music in society, plini's gear history, his utilitarian view of equipment, josh's cat's peeing habits, Steve Vai, US artist visas, cycling and his signature Neural DSP Archetype plugin. https://neuraldsp.com/products/archetype-plinihttps://strandbergguitars.com/product/boden-plini-edition-natural/Steve Vai's new chord bending technique "candle power"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fO954zQ3Us&feature=emb_logo

1hr 14mins

24 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 16 | Tom Smith - The Acacia Strain

Tom Smith plays guitar in The Acacia Strain, he also runs a podcast, is an ex studio engineer and he has played bass for Structures. We spoke about Slayer, in-ear monitors, shitty music fans, back pain, TW Smith Guitars, Josh's missing custom Jackson and the new Acacia Strain records Slow Decay & It Comes In Waves.Tom's Podcast - Riff Filled Landhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/riff-filled-landTW Smith Guitarshttps://www.instagram.com/twsmithguitars


17 Aug 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 15 | Eaven Dall & Ben Nairne - In Hearts Wake

Ben and Eaven are the two guitar players from Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake. We chat about their new album Kaliyuga, writing and recording it, and touch on a few career related topics and pitfalls which are not often discussed by professional musicians. https://boutiquesounds.com.au/


10 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 14 | Sean Price - Erra

Sean Price plays guitar in the progressive metalcore band Erra. He's a coffee fanatic, loves his digital gear and a wizard on the fretboard. We chat bands, guitar & Errahttps://www.twitch.tv/literallyseanpricehttps://revvamplification.com/https://www.swindlereffects.com/about.htmlhttps://boutiquesounds.com.au/


3 Aug 2020

Rank #10