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Four-part Pink Floyd podcast – The Lost Art Of Conversation

Available on all podcast platforms from tomorrow (https://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/Podcast) is The Lost Art Of Conversation, an exclusive look at Pink Floyd’s upcoming box set, The Later Years, which is out on December 13th (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-mega-box-set-revealed.html). To mark the release of The Later Years, David Gilmour gave BBC Radio’s Matt Everitt unprecedented access with his only interview about the project, the result of which is the four part podcast which will be available weekly on Mondays from 25th November, via your chosen podcast service. Covering the material and stories featured in The Later Years box set, the episodes are split into four key themes from the band’s career from 1987 to the present day, delving into the multi-faceted elements of Pink Floyd’s creative output: The Studio
David talks about the band’s return to the jam sessions in the recording studio and embracing new technology when faced with mountains of new advances in synthesisers and other instruments. Artwork
David tells of his ideas for the band’s artwork including how his simple sketch of a single, empty bed was transformed by the artist Storm Thorgerson into the epic image of hundreds of beds on the cover of A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Live Performances
How the band were preparing for the terrifying prospect of the upcoming tour, only added to by
the enormous pressure facing them whilst rehearsing in a massive aircraft hangar at Toronto
airport. Unreleased New Material from the box set
David talks about the many hours of new and rare material included in The Later Years, his memories jogged by watching footage of the band flying around in promotional airships over Miami beach, watching hapless swimmers surrounded by sharks. You can subscribe to this four-part look at The Later Years via PinkFloyd.lnk.to/Podcast (https://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/Podcast) with the episodes available via all normal podcast platforms. More details of The Later Years boxset, and 2LP/1CD highlights packages, can be found here, including ordering links (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-mega-box-set-revealed.html). Finally, here’s a teaser for the first episode, which can be heard in full tomorrow:

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Interview: Gracie Martin & The So Beautifuls

New York-based singer-songwriter and producer Gracie Martin will leave you spellbound with her captivating new single, 10%. A song reflecting on the interconnection between a disintegrating relationship and capitalism fatigue, Gracie soulfully questions why she isn’t being given the compensation she deserves – a sentiment masterfully realised in the accompanying music video. I caught up …

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Interview: Miss Elm

Australian ‘Ukelele Princess’ Miss Elm follows up her debut single with a hypnotic new release, The Castle. Layered vocal hooks, delicately-stacked pop-folk arrangements and a message of strength and perseverance weave together to form a mesmerising and effortlessly catchy tune. I caught up with Miss Elm to learn more about her writing process, the after-effects …

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Happy Halloween! It’s the 2019 Pink Floyd pumpkin!

Happy Halloween! Regulars to Brain Damage over the years will know that our good friend Joe Ringus is a hugely talented pumpkin artist, and each year crafts a Pink Floyd themed pumpkin for Halloween (a celebration which is embraced by many, principally tomorrow evening, but in a number of places it covers a number of days). Those regulars will no doubt be as keen as we have been to see if Joe would be continuing the tradition this year, and if so, what design would be picked. The great news is that Joe has been hard at work yet again, and has done another phenomenal job! We’re delighted to share his incredible carving with you, which is of course a representation of a scene from Pink Floyd The Wall. Joe said: As each year goes on and on it becomes increasingly hard to continue to come up with ideas for another Floyd pumpkin. But after spending the longest amount of time I’ve spent carving a pumpkin, I’m pretty happy with the result. Another fun thing – I put together a collage of all of the PF pumpkins from over the years. Have a look! Thanks Joe – we think you’ve done another excellent job! It’s a great tradition and we know many of our visitors love to see them. If there are any other pumpkin artists out there who have created Floyd designs, we’d love to see them. Also, if you have any suggestions for other images Joe could tackle in future years, please contact us at the normal email address of Matt@Brain-Damage.co.uk and we’ll pass on your ideas to him. In the meantime, click the first thumbnail above to see Joe’s hard, and careful, work for 2019 in more detail. For those who have missed some of Joe’s previous designs, you can catch up with those from years gone via the other thumbnail, so you can see what a steady hand, great ideas, and carving talent, results in!