Giving a voice to unsung musical talent. Join musicians and music lovers Ashley Scrace Wendel and Chris Weinhardt as they discover the lessons, inspirations and tips behind great musicianship. Plus, you‘ll hear some of the latest music reviews, of music both famed and not, plus you‘ll have a few laughs along the way down various deep rabbit holes (which, quite frankly, don‘t always relate to music).
Sea Colour interview, Fact or Fiction, new music from Ada Lea, Ashley Shadow, and What‘s That Riff?!
4 days ago
Another packed episode with Weinhardt and Wendel. They interview singer-songwriter and all-round thoughtful guy, Jonathan (a.k.a. Sea Colour) about his new music. Plus, Chris and Ashley review music from Ada Lea, Ashley Shadow, and more. There's a Fact or Fiction segment too, this time on musical riders/demands. Finally, What's That Riff?! returns for one more round with a kind of Royal Blood / Metallica sounding riff. Can you work it out? Answers on Facebook or Instagram @bpmpod
Friday Sep 24, 2021
Loads of stuff on this episode including a bunch of new music, a discussion about the Life Is Strange soundtrack, plus a stunning interview with the wonderful Lisa Akuah. New music to check out Big Thief - Little Things (Official Audio) - YouTube The War On Drugs - Living Proof [Official Video] - YouTube Emma Elisabeth - Stolen Love (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube Maggie Rogers - Light On - YouTube Timestamps 00:01:50 - A Scott Pilgrim confession... 00:05:12 - Chris orders a pizza 00:10:30 - Chris completes another wrestling theme song 00:15:30 - New music to check out 00:23:00 - Chris goes K-POP 00:23:00 - Chris goes K-POP 00:27:45 - Lisa Akuah interview 00:52:00 - K-POP part 2 00:53:45 - Life is Strange soundtrack discussion 01:02:30 - Desert Island Playlist ULAAAH!!!
Thursday Sep 16, 2021
That's it. A very speedy plug of this super single, from the upcoming album I Don't Live Here Anymore, released 29 October.
Saturday Sep 11, 2021
Another packed episode with Weinhardt and Wendel. On this episode, the guys review Lisa Akuah's 'Dancing Trees', they talk about music they've been listening to including Tacoma Bridge Disaster, Blink 182 and more. Plus, we discuss wrestling and music thanks to the recent collaboration between Berlin Is Not Am Ring and Weinhardt. Also the Desert Island Playlist continues with Matthew Perryman Jones and Periphery. And finally: there's a new feature called What's That Riff! What is the riff Ashley cannot identify? And do you have riffs you cannot identify? Send in a quick clip - humming, playing, whatever - and we'll try our best to solve it. Find the podcast on bpmpod.com, or any popular podcast service including: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bpm-pod/id1441787578?id=1441787578 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2JwbXBvZC9mZWVkLnhtbA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6GxuuWEDpGcOEKZt761EMi
Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
On the episode this week Chris talks all about that bass with the Father of Frequency, the Duke of Drone, the Lord of Low End, Chance Bair of Heavy Heavy (check them out here: Music | HEAVY HEAVY (bandcamp.com ) Chris and Chance talk about building the perfect bass rig, splitting signals and splitting eardrums too. Plus Chris talks about his upcoming appearance from 20-22 August at BERLIN is not AM RING (glanzundkrawall.de) Wrestling, rock, drinks - what more do you want?! Check out more BPM Pod goodness wherever you get your podcasts or go to bpmpod.com OR find Wendel and Weinhardt on Instagram and Facebook @BPMpod
Tuesday Aug 03, 2021
D.$AHIN is a Berlin based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who embarks on a musical journey that combines an earthy blend of R&B and a dash of indie-pop with her soulful, reassuring voice. Originally from Istanbul, D.$AHIN came to Germany in the early 1990's with her family as refugees and was granted asylum and eventually citizenship as a teenager. Growing up between the two worlds of traditional Turkish music (she studied Saz, the Turkish 'guitar') and western pop music shaped her instincts as a singer early on. After making the first attempts of singing her first written pop tunes at Berlin´s small jam sessions the realization sunk in that singing has a huge impact on her well-being. A lot has happened since then. Between 2012 and 2014, Sahin won 1st place in Dj Tommek and Kurtis Blow's Boogie Down Berlin Showcase, headlined the Lichtblick Festival and landed an opening slot for the Grammy-nominated Soul band Hiatus Kaiyote while performing under the names "Chili Hendrix” and "Room 816". In 2015, Sahin became "TurkSoulRefugee" and relocated to Valencia, Spain with her then full-time producer/co-writer FDEZ (U.S.A./Spain). She quickly established herself as one of the most exciting performers in the area and within months of arriving, where she played a sold-out a showcase of her original material as part of the innaugural edition of the M.U.V. Festival. Her popularity in Valencia extended beyond her own project and she was invited to collaborate with professors and aulmni of the Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus and performed in July with Spain's pre-eminent DJ and producer of party music, the 6-time Latin Grammy-nominated Carlos Jean. Upon returning to Berlin in 2018 she dedicated her attention to further development of her production and songwriting skills and released her debut single "SHINE" in February 2021. D.$AHIN (dsahinmusic.com)
Wednesday Jul 21, 2021
Quick and easy episode this time with Weinhardt and Wendel - no guest this week. Ashley and Chris look at what we've been listening to including music from The War on Drugs, Children of Bodom, Devon Townsend Project. The duo also look at their favourite live albums including releases from The War on Drugs, Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Queen, Rammstein, Dredg and Phil Collins. Finally in 8 Bit Wonderland we take a look at the wonder that is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Plus we submit a couple of songs to the Desert Island Playlist. For everything BPM Pod related, go to @BPMPod on Facebook or Instagram. And don't forget to leave your reviews wherever you get your podcasts! The best ones win a t-shirt.
Natasha Jaffe, Molly's Peck, Heavy Heavy + music we love and 8 Bit Wonderland w/ Dishonoured soundtrack
Monday Jul 05, 2021
Packed episode with Weinhardt and Wendel, discussing all things music including: - New music from Molly's Peck - New music from Heavy Heavy - What we've been listening to including Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Promis, Twenty One Pilots, The Rasmus - We talk computer game soundtracks in our new feature 8 Bit Wonderland. This time we look at the soundtrack from Dishonoured, composed by the late Daniel Licht Plus the wonderful cellist, singer-songwriter Natasha Jaffe is our guest. Check her out here: www.natashajaffe.com For everything BPM Pod related, go to @BPMPod on Facebook or Instagram. And don't forget to leave your reviews wherever you get your podcasts! The best ones win a t-shirt.
Little Fucking Munchkin Men! There's a Light interview + reviews of Spiritbox, Manchester Orchestra, 4 Oceans
Sunday Jun 20, 2021
On this episode of the podcast Weinhardt and Wendel dig into some of the music they've been listening to including stuff from Spiritbox, Manchester Orchestra and DIIV. Plus the band 4 Oceans are reviewed from the BPM Pod Heroes playlist. Special guest this week is Jan from There's a Light who talks about his love for effects, drumming practice and a bizarre yet beautiful tour in China. For more BPM Pod go to @bpmpod on Facebook and Instagram. Check out previous episodes wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to subscribe and write a review too! The best ones are read out on the show.
Sunday May 23, 2021
Join Ashley and Chris as they talk new music, old gems and chat with some of the coolest unsung talent out there today. On the episode today Ashley and Chris review new music from Nrec, Alla Igityan and Tess Daniel. Check out the music they review on the BPM Pod Unsung Heroes playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2yQjBqSaxGLI5l9yvPZnLh?si=d180068ec4104ce6 Ashley and Chris also speak with guitar supremo Olivier Giry all the way from France, talking jazz-funk-rock, how the pandemic has halted gigging and why Olivier plays music at all (and what he wants people to feel). Plus they catch up on songs they've been enjoying including Animotion and Luke Million. And of course there are a couple of songs submitted to the Desert Island Playlist, this time from Steely Dan and Syd Matters. Check out the Desert Island Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ES1QBww3CwmmzPf8sXbDL?si=559a3fbb234c4c67 Get in touch with Ashley and Chris on Instagram or Facebook. Simply look for @BPMPod And don't forget to LIKE, SHARE and REVIEW the podcast. The best reviews receive a free t-shirt!
About Ashley & Chris
Ashley is a communications professional, voiceover artist, and (sometimes) a musician, based these days in Malmö, Sweden.
Chris is the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist with the band Weinhardt. Chris is also a guitar tutor and video maker, baased just outside of Berlin, Germany.