The Downbeat
The Downbeat
Craig Reynolds
The Downbeat with Craig Reynolds. I'm basically gonna talk to a bunch of my interesting mates, usually musicians.
Drew York #2 - Stray From The Path
My guest this week is Drew York, singer of my own band Stray From The Path. He's back with more jingles and tales of his fresh move to France! He's ONE OF US NOW EUROPE! We also talk about staying sane during lockdown, working out, and we remember the worst place we ever slept on tour. Peace!!
Jan 26
1 hr 40 min
Sam Carter - Architects (THE SEQUEL)
My guest this week is my best bloody mate Sam Carter. General legend and frontman of Architects. We talk about their new (amazing) album 'For Those Who Wish To Exist', from its writing/recording to playing an empty Royal Albert Hall on a live stream. We talk about coping mechanisms through lockdown and a lot about mental health. I love Sam. He's the best.
Jan 11
1 hr 23 min
Brendan Murphy #2 - Counterparts
My guest this week is Brendan Murphy, vocalist of Counterparts and END. He's back. We talk about nonsense, the future of touring, mental health medication, and his cat. Peace!
Dec 16, 2020
1 hr 51 min
Ed Gamble - Comedian
My guest this week is comedian and far-more-famous podcaster Ed Gamble. As well as being an immensely successful stand-up and TV comedian, Ed (alongside co-host James Acaster) also hosts one of the internet's biggest podcasts 'Off Menu' where guests share their dream menu. Unbeknownst to some Ed is also a keen metal fan, with a very surprising top 5 bands. I think he's more legit than me. Basically asked him what it's like to do comedy for a living, we talked about metal, and he made me a laugh a lot (LAL). Shout out to Sam Carter for facilitating this episode by telling his famous mates to come on. Peace!
Dec 3, 2020
1 hr 29 min
Only Flams (Luxury Communism)
A small solo podcast to update you with the my plans for the future.
Nov 11, 2020
15 min
Aaron Marshall - Intervals
My guest this week is Aaron Marshall, virtuoso guitarist and better known as the brains/everything behind the musical group Intervals. Aaron started Intervals in Ontario Canada as an outlet for his musical creativity in 2011 and it has since existed in many different iterations. We talk about the band's beginnings and various line ups as well as his unlikely inspirations that draw from the unlikeliest of places. We also go deep on fitness, mental and physical rehabilitation, microdosing, supplementation and way more. It was a great chat.
Nov 6, 2020
2 hr 36 min
Mat Welsh - While She Sleeps
My guest this week is Mat Welsh, guitarist/vocalist of While She Sleeps. WSS have just launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign 'Sleeps Society', aimed at bringing fans a closer experience whilst also securing finances to support the future of the band during these uncertain times. Being old friends and touring buddies we talk a fair bit about that as well. It was a r8 laugh. That's Sheffieldish for 'It was very fun'. Peace!
Oct 16, 2020
1 hr 19 min
Bryce Krawczyk - World Record Powerlifter
My guest this week is Bryce Krawczyk. Bryce is a world record holding powerlifter and coach from Calgary, Canada. Bryce is the co-owner of the popular youtube fitness channel Calgary Barbell, where he provides amazing content for the lifting community. We spoke about many things, including how I can't get my MOJO back about the gyms reopening. He actually wrote me a back-to-basics plan which you can download on the Downbeat IG. As an avid fan of heavy music and tattoos, we also talk about those a bunch and bond over his incredibly heavy top 5 bands.
Sep 27, 2020
1 hr 9 min
Matthew Heafy - Trivium
My guest this week is Matthew Heafy, singer and guitarist of the metal band Trivium and, King Of Streaming. Matt and Trivium have recently paved the way in the music industry's 'new-normal' of streaming. They recently completed the metal world's first (actual) paid live-streamed gig with 10k+ tickets sold and Matt himself has one of, if not THE biggest presence in the world of live music streaming. We talked about Trivium's plans to build a stream-ready aircraft hanger (!?) and also about his upcoming Japanese mythology inspired side project: Iburaki. Other than this I basically asked him how I can do something similar to his twitch and survive without having to sell you guys T-shirts. Enjoy!
Sep 7, 2020
1 hr 13 min
Jordan Fish - Bring Me The Horizon
My guest this week is Jordan Fish of Bring Me The Horizon. Jordan tells me in detail about how he came to join arguably the biggest heavy band in the world. We also talked about the band's unique writing process for their new single 'Parasite Eve', our lockdown FIFA tournament, and the time I barged into Bring Me's dressing room naked.
Jul 2, 2020
1 hr 38 min
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