Steve from the Retro Man Blog and Adam from The Jetsonics are joined in the Pod by the legendary Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. Throughout the series we will play and discuss some hidden gems and rare nuggets from Punk Rock, New Wave, Power Pop, Soul, Psychedelia, Mod, Garage Rock, Ska and Reggae from house-hold names to new and unsigned bands. There will be reviews and reports on gigs and music related events featured on Retro Man Blog such as book launches and exhibitions. We'll also be inviting in various Special Guests from the world of music - including Musicians, Bloggers, Photographers and Artists, to discuss their work and their influences. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Certificate.


  • Episode 29 Sixth Sense From a Loaded Gun

    Episode 29 "Sixth Sense From a Loaded Gun"

    09/03/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks about his trip to Sweden to see the Nymphet Noodlers reunion show and plays a pick of great new music that's made it's way to the Blog recently. We bring back some cool Scandic sounds from Cat & The Underdogs, Arvidsson & Butterflies, In Deed, Stupidity and Flight Reaction. There's new solo music and projects from a host of current and ex-members of some pretty big acts...Damian O'Neill of The Undertones & That Petrol Emotion, Lana Loveland from The Fuzztones, Joel Gion from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Citizens of Nowhere (ex-Godfathers), Speakeasy (ex-Chords, Long Tall Shorty, Purple Hearts) and Stag who are fronted by That Petrol Emotion's vocalist Steve Mack. More superb new music from Les Kitschenette's and Popincourt (featuring Ken Stringfellow). There's the debut release from DJ Lee Grimshaw's new Spinout Nuggets label by Sergeant's Mess who feature Wolf Howard, Chris Hearsey, Jon Barker and Darryl Hartley (CTMF, Vanderbilts, Phaze, Buff Medways etc). To end there's a great

  • Damian ONeill: From The Undertones to The Monotones

    Damian O'Neill: From The Undertones to The Monotones

    26/02/2018 Duração: 01h15min

    Damian O'Neill, guitarist with The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion and The Everlasting Yeah talks to Steve from Retro Man Blog about his new solo album "Refit Revise Reprise" under the name Damian O'Neill & The Monotones. Comprising 12 tracks recorded at home and at Press Play Studios in South London. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Damian, Andy Ramsay (ex Stereolab) and Paul Tipler with musical contributions from Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) amongst others. There’s some old, new, borrowed and blue on this record. You’ll hear new songs and instrumental tracks that are guaranteed to thrill and melt your heart plus Damian has delved into his musical past and revamped selected self penned Undertones/That Petrol Emotion songs too. It’s Glam/Stomp/Dreamy Pop with a cascade of guitars, vibes, organ, bells and whistles. You can order the album at the following Pledgemusic link:

  • Episode 28: The Easiest Person To Fool Is Yourself

    Episode 28: "The Easiest Person To Fool Is Yourself"

    01/11/2017 Duração: 01h01min

    In a decidedly non-retro Retrosonic episiode Steve takes a look at some of the new music that's found it's way to the Retro Man Blog over the past few months including Gerry Bright & The Stokers, Joss Cope, The Galileo 7, King Salami & The Cumberland 3, Oh! Gunquit, The Jack Cades, Jetstream Pony, Groovy Uncle, French Boutik, Popincourt & The Kite Collectors. There's a look back at our recent reunion shows for the SolarFlares and tracks from three of the support acts - King Mojo, The Mynd Set and The Embrooks. Another superb night at Weirdsville introduced us to The No-Things and Las Aspiradoras and to finish off there's the brand new single from Ebbot Lundberg & The Indigo Children. Check out for more info on all the bands we feature in this episode. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS certificate.

  • Episode 27: Sir, theres a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder...

    Episode 27: "Sir, there's a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder..."

    19/07/2017 Duração: 01h29min

    Rock photographer Paul Slattery & Steve from Retro Man Blog with the usual waffle and eclectic mix of music. In this episode we are blown away by The Skids reunion tour and Paul's first chance to photograph the band since they last met almost 40 years ago. There's news on our SolarFlares show and some French Cold Wave from Kas Product, an EXCLUSIVE track from The Galileo 7's forthcoming album, rare 60's Psych from Travis Pike & The Brattle Street East and Jon & Robin & The In-Crowd, Catchy Guitar Pop from ex-Boys bassist Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, Fred Locks with a 70's Reggae classic, Little Steven's favourite Swedes Stupidity, some contemporary Garage Psych from The Jackets, The SD5 and The Baron Four, there's ex-Tours action with some savage Rock 'n' Roll from Electric Shakes and an overlooked Power Pop nugget from Da Biz plus Hipsville's Mexican hits Los Sustos and Viv & The Sect. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. Pod cover pic by Rick Buck.

  • Buddy Ascott of The Chords  The Fallen Leaves

    Buddy Ascott of The Chords & The Fallen Leaves

    21/04/2017 Duração: 01h25min

    Legendary drummer Buddy Ascott chats to Steve from Retro Man Blog about his life in music - from being inspired by The Who's Keith Moon and Quadrophenia and witnessing the early Punk Rock explosion to playing the Roxy. There's encounters with The Undertones, Paul Weller and Jimmy Pursey and of course the story centres around his time with The Chords at the height of the Mod Revival. Buddy also explains about his theory of why drummers are the goalkeepers of Rock 'n' Roll and tells us of his involvement with an intriguing charity event. This honest and amusing account might just change your preconceptions about drummers! The Podcast is sound-tracked with music by some of Buddy's various (and many...) bands including The Chords, The Fallen Leaves, The Rage, The Moment, The Red Away Tops, The Way Out and we have an exclusive track from Speakeasy's forthcoming album. More details of the Roll Out The Barrel "Drummers on top of the O2" charity event - including the chance to bid for the signed bass drum skin as sho

  • Derek DSouza: In Echoed Steps: The Jam and a Vision of The Albion

    Derek D'Souza: "In Echoed Steps: The Jam and a Vision of The Albion"

    11/03/2017 Duração: 40min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to photographer Derek D'Souza in the build up to the release of his new book "In Echoed Steps: The Jam and a Vision of The Albion" in conjunction with Simon Wells and Paul Skellett. Derek chats about how he got to meet The Jam and eventually shooting the cover photography for the "Absolute Beginners" single. Along the way we talk about his early days down the front at gigs, his involvement in the excellent "The Jam: About The Young Idea" exhibition and some of the other bands he has worked with and his fashion photography. Of course there's music too from The Jam, The Past Tense, French Boutik, Nadia Sheikh and The Spitfires. For more information on the book please check out the following links:

  • Episode 26: You Sing Badly, But No-one Cares, You Are Elvis

    Episode 26: "You Sing Badly, But No-one Cares, You Are Elvis"

    27/02/2017 Duração: 01h21min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and rock photographer Paul Slattery with the usual eclectic mix of Psych, Punk, Power Pop, Mod, Indie and well...just good old fashioned Rock 'n' Roll. Plus waffle and chat about Paul's forthcoming photo book on The Skids and working with Mark E Smith and The Fall. There's music and reports on recent gigs with Michael Head, The Fall, The Blue Aeroplanes and lots of brand new releases including The Past Tense, The Fallen Leaves, John Hoyles, French Boutik, TV Eye and an EXCLUSIVE track from 5 Billion In Diamonds - an amazing collaboration featuring Garbage drummer and 'Nevermind' producer Butch Vig, James Grillo, Andy Spaceland, Ebbot Lundberg, Damian O'Neill and various members of Spiritualized, Massive Attack and others! There's oldies from Shack, The Bit 'A Sweet, Johnny Thunders, Tours and Manufactured Romance...Enjoy! For tracklisting and links to all the bands please check out Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS certificate.

  • Episode 25: And The World Looks Up and Smiles

    Episode 25: "And The World Looks Up and Smiles"

    30/09/2016 Duração: 01h22min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock Photographer Paul Slattery with the usual rock 'n' roll waffle and pick 'n' mix of brand new releases and weird old stuff from the worlds of Garage Rock, Psych, Punk and Indie. In this episode we have an exclusive track from The Masonics forthcoming album in the build up to our launch party at The Half Moon Putney on November 18th and chat about our recent sold out gig with Graham Day & The Forefathers along with tracks by The Senior Service and The Daggermen. There's some superb brand new releases from The Mobbs, Oh! Gunquit, The Urges and The WitchDoktors alongside grungey swamp pop from Ten Benson and The Screaming Trees. We touch on the recent screening and DVD launch of "Lawrence of Belgravia" and play a classic 80's single by Felt and marvel at the sheer volume of great weird Psych from 1966 with a prime example by The Weeds. Then we have some great Paisley Underground from Guadalcanal Diary a wonderful track from Sunset Drive and round it all off with a stompin' slice

  • Episode 24 Dreams Seem Too Far To Reach

    Episode 24 "Dreams Seem Too Far To Reach"

    13/08/2016 Duração: 01h06min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog is back with a decidedly "non-retro" episode featuring all brand new, and in some cases, unreleased music that has found its way to the Blog over the last few months. With spotlights on The Putney Club, Weirdsville/Hipsville, Sweden and the new Ice Cream Man compilation there's a superb selection of Punk, Garage Rock, Psych, Mod, Soul and Power Pop from Ruts DC, Ian Person, The Missing Souls, Arvidson & Butterflies, The Manics, The Sound of Pop Art, The Moot, French Boutik, The Embrooks, The Most, Popincourt, Lucy & The Rats, Los Blancos, The Loop, The Vanjas, The Kite Collectors, Fascinations Grand Chorus and Autoramas.

  • Episode 23: First You Better Try Some Cos It May Not Do You Good

    Episode 23: "First You Better Try Some 'Cos It May Not Do You Good"

    31/05/2016 Duração: 01h19min

    Rock photographer Paul Slattery and Steve from Retro Man Blog chat about some recent gigs, events and releases. There's a report on Billy Childish at The Lexington and a track from his new CTMF album "Sq 1". We take a look at new releases and gigs by the legendary Long Ryders and The Flamin' Groovies. Then there's 40 years since ''76 Punk' with an exhibition at the British Library and a classic from Dr. Feelgood who topped the album charts in 1976. Paul talks about being on stage with the U.K. Subs and Ramones and we discuss the new Danny Fields book "My Ramones" along with Tom Sheehan's Paul Weller photo book "Aim High" and we raise a glass to Charlie Harper on his 72nd birthday. Then in the build up to our next Retro Man Blog Night at the Half Moon Putney on June 24th which sees the long-awaited return to these shores by ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives front-man Ebbot Lundberg and his new band The Indigo Children we play a track from his brand new album "For The Ages To Come" and a rare nugget from TSOOL. Then t

  • The Everlasting Yeah/That Petrol Emotion

    The Everlasting Yeah/That Petrol Emotion

    27/04/2016 Duração: 01h29min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to Raymond Gorman, Damian O'Neill and Ciaran McLauglin of The Everlasting Yeah in the build up to their gig at The Half Moon Putney on May 12th. There's a comprehensive look into The Everlasting Yeah's excellent debut album "Anima Rising" and a frank and in-depth journey back through That Petrol Emotion's career and impressive back catalogue. The Podcast is generously soundtracked with a pick of songs old and new. For more information on The Everlasting Yeah please check out their official website Tickets for The Everlasting Yeah gig at The Half Moon on May 12th can be bought in advance from

  • Episode 22: Here Comes The Weekend Medway Legends  Hipsville Special

    Episode 22: "Here Comes The Weekend" Medway Legends & Hipsville Special

    23/04/2016 Duração: 56min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog looks at two great upcoming Weekenders - "Medway Legends" in San Sebastian in Spain and "Hipsville Carnival-A-Go-Go" which is a bit closer to home in Hampshire. This hour long special is crammed full of raw R'n'B, Garage Rock and Beat from some of those acts appearing at the two events. Firstly from the small cluster of Medway towns that spawned The Prisoners, The Milkshakes, The Pop Rivets and The Dentists we'll hear what some of these Medway Legends are up to now with tracks from The Masonics, Graham Day & The Forefathers, Bob Collins, The Galileo 7, The Sine Waves, Thee Jezebels Ye Ascoyne d'Ascoynes and Lord Rochester. Hipsville spreads the net further afield and as usual will bring us some of the best current International Garage Rock bands such as The Wildebeests, The Baron Four, The Missing Souls, The Jackets, MFC Chicken, Archie & The Bunkers, Sex Crime and The Stompin' Riff-Raffs. For more info on both the Weekenders please check out the following links: http://medwaylegends

  • Episode 21: Cant Help Thinking About Me

    Episode 21: "Can't Help Thinking About Me"

    26/01/2016 Duração: 01h26min

    Steve & Adam from Retro Man Blog are joined by Rock Photographer Paul Slattery to discuss how Lemmy influenced his choice of career, his work with Billy Childish and of course the untimely death of David Bowie. Along the way we chat about some upcoming gigs and play tracks from The Pretty Things, The Downliners Sect, The Long Ryders, Rezillos, That Petrol Emotion, Motorhead and The Stompin' Riff Raffs and more. There's also new singles from Graham Day's new outfit The Senior Service and Billy Childish and an exclusive unreleased track by Autoramas!

  • Episode 20: No Rock n Roll Rookies...

    Episode 20: "No Rock 'n' Roll Rookies..."

    18/11/2015 Duração: 01h02min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog introduces a decidedly "non-retro" episode featuring a pick of the best new and recent releases that have caught our ear. We even have an exclusive as yet unreleased track from the forthcoming Senior Service album, the new chapter in Graham Day's outstanding musical career, and news on the launch party at the Half Moon Putney on January 30th 2016. Steve also spins some splendid tracks from French Boutik, Of Arrowe Hill, The Everlasting Yeah, The Magnetic Mind, Martin McFaul, The Moment, Groovy Uncle, The November 5, The Fallen Leaves, The Baron Four, The Missing Souls, Archie & The Bunkers, The Theme, The Wave Chargers and a new one from Punk legend Johnny Moped. Enjoy!

  • Episode 19: Tempted By Vile Evils

    Episode 19: "Tempted By Vile Evils"

    02/08/2015 Duração: 01h13min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to Rock Photographer Paul Slattery about his recent trip to France to see two gigs from his favourite band of the past 40 years, The Flamin' Groovies. Paul also spins some tunes by some other French bands such as The Sharpers, Kas Product and Les Grys Grys and picks some highlights from the Canadian/French Canadian Punk scene such as NoMeansNo, D.O.A., Corrigan Fest and Banlieu Rouge. There's also a classic from Vic Godard & Subway Sect, a new one from Kathleen Hanna's latest band The Julie Ruin, a prime piece of powerful Rock and Roll from the Electric Shakes and a run-out groove featuring Alvin Lee's Ten Years After. Check out for Paul's full report on his French travels with The Flamin' Groovies and some excellent exclusive photographs.

  • Ebbot Lundberg of The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    Ebbot Lundberg of The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    26/07/2015 Duração: 24min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to the ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives and Union Carbide Productions singer Ebbot Lundberg at the beautiful Slussens Pensionat in Sweden following a superb gig with The Indigo Children. Ebbot tells us all about his new band and their forthcoming album as well as some of the eclectic choices of cover versions in their set. He also explains the effect of becoming a house-hold name celebrity in Sweden following his appearance in a hit TV Show and we get to find out the importance of the U.K. Subs on his musical career! With news on another exciting project and including a selection of new tracks from The Indigo Children, a classic from Union Carbide Productions, a couple of their favoured cover versions and a TSOOL song as you never thought you'd hear it played - this is a must have for anyone missing The Soundtrack of Our Lives. For lots more exclusive material on TSOOL and all the band members related side projects, solo bands and soundtrack work then please check out www.retromanblo

  • Episode 18: Dont Blow Your Mind

    Episode 18: "Don't Blow Your Mind"

    15/07/2015 Duração: 01h00s

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock photographer Paul Slattery with their pick of some recent gigs, events and happenings...Including reports on May's Retro Man Blog Night at the Half Moon with new singles from The Galileo 7 and The Len Price 3. Hipsville Weekender featuring Les Grys, Giuda and The Autoramas, Weirdsville with The Jackets and The Shook-Ups! Sweden's Stupidity at Garageland and Spiders at The Camden Underworld...Plus the usual waffle, news and views...enjoy!

  • Ian Person  Fredrik Sandsten of The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    Ian Person & Fredrik Sandsten of The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    13/04/2015 Duração: 01h05min

    In this special edition Retrosonic Podcast, Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives band-mates Ian Person and Fredrik Sandsten about their forthcoming collaboration with Jerry Williams. The album “Ghost Rider” sees the 72 year old Swedish Rock and Roll legend, backed by a band including Ian, Fredrik and Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm, covering songs by acts such as Suicide, The Stooges and Danzig . The Podcast also coincides with the start of a Pledge Music campaign to launch Ian’s debut solo album and he explains the details behind this and the various options on offer. With Fredrik now working as a cultural ambassador for Gothenburg, we discuss the city’s undoubted influence on their lives and music. Along the way we cover such topics as the importance of Svenska Grammofon Studion, the high profile documentary on the IFK Göteborg football team “Fotbollens Sista Proletärer” and the recent music-related TV drama “Viva Hate” based in the city. As well as discovering the concept behind the new

  • Hipsville Weekender Special

    Hipsville Weekender Special

    15/03/2015 Duração: 01h30min

    In the build-up to the "Hipsville Weekender 2015", Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to Mr A, one of the event's main organizers, and the man behind the "You Got Good Taste" Podcast and "Weirdsville" club nights. Generously sound-tracked by many of the bands that will be playing over the weekend, Mr A gives us a fascinating insight into the world of the festival and gig promoter. Hipsville will be held at Bisley Pavillion in Surrey on May 15th, 16th and 17th and features 14 live acts, international DJ's, Go-Go Dancers, vintage market stalls and an auto show. For more information on all the bands and activities please check out their web-site at

  • Episode 17: The 12 Bar Blues

    Episode 17: "The 12 Bar Blues"

    21/12/2014 Duração: 01h35min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock Photographer Paul Slattery present a bumper end of year episode packed full of our pick of the best in classic and contemporary Garage Rock, Psych, Punk, Mod, Power Pop, Soul and more! From classics, overlooked oldies and hidden gems to brand new releases, exclusives and unsigned acts. In Episode 17 we have an exclusive unreleased new track from The Fallen Leaves and new releases from The Medway's legendary Garage Rock icons Billy Childish & CTMF and Graham Day & The Forefathers. New Punk sounds from Buzzcocks, The Pukes and a live classic from The Outcasts. If you like your Mod and Psych then you will love The Most, Speakeasy and The Mynd Set. Some French Pop from Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot and Les Kitschenette's. There's the new single from of Arrowe Hill, some stompin' Soul from Willie Kendrick and Dana Gillespie and 60's nuggets from The Vagrants and The Hardtimes. If that's not enough there's Sunset Drive and The Sound and a tribute to Ian McLagan and a truly

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