It was a loss of a space - a clubhouse for different groups of people. Could you tell me about the moving-in process and the studio generally? The show is set for 23rd March at The Exchange and more information is available. We met a lot of our residents, friends and artists we know through it. We try to steer away, as well, from too many dance focused shows. A place where people would often congregate, meet each other and then through that, end up working together. Leon Pattrick is one of two minds behind Noods Radio, which he set up with friend and business partner Jack Machin in 2015, after pitching the idea to an enthusiastic friend in the queue for a toboggan run at Bestival. The station are urging anyone to come forward that know anything in regards to their stolen gear, and can be reached on their or.
It makes things a lot easier, makes thing more fun, but also makes you do things you might not normally do — in a good way. Jack: We welcome everybody whether experienced or not - we're just after interesting stuff. But with the new year has come a new space. We will call each other out on stuff sometimes, though. Would you ever attempt to shake off the Bristol geo-tag? This offers a bit more space to chat after. Everything about them is really well-thought out, presented and well-researched. We were just running it through audio software and dragging and dropping tunes in live and processing live.
. Leon: I think a lot of people were quite angry at that. Noods Radio host regular events around the city, and their next event is with , the revered reinvention of seminal Bristol Post-Punk group Maximum Joy. There is a lot of different stuff in Bristol — and we like a lot of different stuff. I guess it opens us up to doing more live sessions. A crowdfunder has been set up on Just Giving to raise money for the station and to hopefully raise awareness of any of the items being sold on re-sale or auction sites.
Sadly, at the backend of 2017, the station found its base eradicated with the closure of The Surrey Vaults. We did a couple of sessions in our old studio but it was a squeeze. I played in funk bands, then punk bands when I went to uni. Noods Radio — the independent, community-ran radio station based in Bristol — have had their studio broken into, with £1500 worth of equipment and other possessions stolen. Is the city a part of your identity or just circumstantial? And then obviously we listen to their music, which is the main thing — people can always get better at the chat side.
One of the first things I noticed was the picture of Surrey Vaults above the doorway. A lot of the Noods stuff came about through meeting people from going out in Bristol. Loose Lips caught up with co-founders Jack and Leon in their new studio to chat about their refreshed hopes for 2018. A radio station is meant to be more of a community thing. Looking forward, what are you most excited about? Jack: I think Mars 89 from Japan; his shows are always amazing. Fitting a door is harder than I thought it was.
Leon: Moving into the spot has been funny. And Tara Clerkin, the thought behind her shows is outstanding. Leon: I think the city is very much a distinguishing part of our station. You can find the Just Giving page and make a donation. Do you ever have to turn any submissions down? Although it revolved around the pub, the radio station was above so they co-existed quite nicely. . .
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