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Welcome to the Way Out Radio podcast! We are on Apple music, Spotify and iHeart Radio with 500-1000 listeners per week and we’re already one of the top 100 music podcasts in the UK. If you enjoy the podcast, consider joining our fan club for £5 per month and get a free tshirt, cd and music downloads!

Way Out Radio Podcast #32: King Kurt

King Kurt are a legendary 80s psychobilly and punk band. They formed in ’81 and Smeg took over vocals from ’82. They had a chart hit with Destination Zululand which saw them go on Top Of The Pops and tour the UK and Europe. They’ve been signed to Stiff Records and Polydor and also had a string of hits in the indie chart.

They are infamous for their nutty gigs where there’d be food fights, nudity, baked beans and shaving foam everywhere, fans having their heads shaved and people being strapped to a wheel of misfortune onstage.

Way Out Radio Podcast #31: The King Blues

Welcome to podcast #31 of Way Out Radio! This week we speak to Itch from the band The King Blues and also new project Pho Queue Crew. He’s a prolific poet, songwriter and performer and passionate protester. Initially inspired by Public Enemy, The Clash and The Specials he’s described his sound as rebel street music.

Way Out Radio Podcast #30: Los Fastidios

Oi Oi Rudies! Los Fastidios are an Italian ska band who recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. They have just completed a UK tour and released their new album ‘XXX Number of The Beat’!

Lead singer Enrico formed the band in Verona (north east of Italy) in late 1991. He’s a well-known figure on the punk rock and ska scene, and founder of the independent label KOB Records.

Since the beginning of 2019 Elisa Dixan (tourmanager of the band since 2012) is also a regular guest vocalist on stage. Elisa released two 7″ EP in 2018 and 2019 titled “Elisa Dixan Sings Los Fastidios” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Way Out Radio Podcast #29: Naked Raygun

Today we welcome to the show Jeff from Naked Raygun, they’re a band considered to be incredibly important in the history of Chicago punk credited with creating the unique Chicago sound. They’ve released 6 albums and supported Foofighters, Offspring and Stiff Little Fingers. Vocalist Jeff Pezatti is with us today and he was also in the band Big Black.

Way Out Radio Podcast #28: The Courettes

This week Brazilian/ Danish garage rock duo The Courettes join us to talk about the release of their third album ‘Back In Mono’ on Damaged Goods Records.

The band mix fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll with ‘60s girl group pop reminiscent of Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Think The Ronettes meets The Ramones.

Their new LP was released on the 15th October and The Courettes played an 18 date tour of the UK. The album has a 4-star review in the new issue of Mojo.

Way Out Radio Podcast #27: Carroll Thompson

Today we welcome to the show Carroll Thompson the Queen of Lovers Rock. She’s celebrating 40 years since her seminal album ‘Hopelessly in Love’ which sold over 1 million copies at the time. She’s also arranged and provided vocals for Michael Jackson, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Pet Shop Boys, B.B. King, Annie Lennox.

Way Out Radio Podcast #26: Dub Pistols, Magic Numbers & Leyton Buzzards

There’s a lot to fit on this week’s Way Out Radio! First up we give our Band Of The Month Award to The Dub Pistols! Paula meets up with lead singer of the band Barry Ashworth for an interview just before they both take to the skies for their charity wing walk! Thanks to the Way Out Radio listeners we’ve raised over £1000 for Tonic Musicians Mental Health. Joining this amount with the other wing walkers involved, the grand total has now reached over £32,000!

Also on this week’s show, a quick interview with Romeo of The Magic Numbers as they celebrate 15 years since their debut album with a show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. And an interview with David Jaymes of The Leyton Buzzards!

Way Out Radio #25: Carol Hodge

This week the fabulous Carol Hodge joins us to discuss her new album ‘The Crippling Space Between’. She chats to Paula about life as a DIY musician and shares her unique experience as a piano player with a limb difference. Carol talks about auditioning for Steve Ignorant’s band and touring the world performing Crass songs. She also breaks down songs from her highly acclaimed new album.

Way Out Radio #24: Gizz Butt

Gizz Butt is an incredible guitarist who started out in punk band The Destructors in 1982, he went on to become guitarist in The Prodigy, The Fields Of The Nephilim and for Steve Ignorant (Crass). Gizz played an essential role in fusing punk and metal in the crossover movement of the 90s and early 2000s. His own band Janus Stark had a hit with ‘Every little thing counts’ and they are back this year with a new album and have been confirmed to play Rebellion fest.

Way Out Radio #23: DJ Symphony

He’s an American hip hop producer, radio host, and official DJ for GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan who has worked with P. Diddy, Mobb Deep, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and many others. Go to: djsymphony.com to download his music or join his incredible DJ school. DJ Paula Frost followed DJ Symphony’s school throughout the lockdown, greatly improving her skills on the decks. Now DJ Symphony joins Paula for an excellent show full of big stories and great laughs over DJ life!

Way Out Radio #22: Zounds

This week we welcome the fantastic lead singer of Zounds, Steve to the show! Zounds are a Reading based band formed 1977 who started out playing squat parties and free festivals in an effort to escape the system! They grew to become an important band on the punk scene writing songs like ‘War/ Subvert’ and ‘Can’t Cheat Karma’ releasing music through Crass Records and later Rough Trade. Now reformed, you can catch them at Rebellion festival and touring around the UK.

Way Out Radio #21: Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock

Way Out Radio is back with another fine installment of punk rock revelry! The iconic Glen Matlock joins us with tales of working at Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s shop, growing up in London with cockney roots, playing a one off show with Sid Vicious and Rat Scabies and much more!

Way Out Radio #20: The Subways

Here’s the latest Way Out Radio podcast and we’re proud to bring you a fantastic interview with The Subways! The Hertfordshire band formed 2002 are set to release their 5th album ‘Fight’ on Alcopop Records. Their hit singles including ‘Rock & Roll Queen’, ‘Oh Yeah’, ‘Girls & Boys’ and ‘We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time’. They’ve supported AC/DC, Foo Fighters, and Oasis and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The Subways have also graced the festival main-stages of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza, Download, Soundwave, Hurricane & Southside, Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring and many more.

Way Out Radio #19: Belvedere

This week we’re joined by Canadian punks BELVEDERE formed in Calgary and Edmonton in 1995. Lead singer Steve tells us about their years on the road. They’ve played almost 2000 shows across 35 countries in the past 25 years including Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival.

Way Out Radio #18: Nile Marr

Today we’re joined by the wonderful Nile Marr, a Manchester musician and the son of Johnny Marr from The Smiths. He’s been on our radar since fronting the band Man Made who released their debut album ‘TV Broke My Brain’ in 2016. Nile is very open in this interview about defying laddish culture, striving to help young Manchester bands and talks about his love of Bikini Kill and the girls to the front movement.

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If you’re new to Way Out Radio I suggest you go back and listen to this series from the start. Loads of good stuff to get you going, from reggae artists like Autarchii and Miriam Simone to a mental health special with Tonic, plus bands like Drones and The Witchdoktors.

Way Out Radio #17: Moscow Death Brigade

This week the mighty Moscow Death Brigade stop by to talk about their new acoustic EP ‘Flares Are Burning!’ They are Russia’s finest hip hop and punk gang of balaclava’ed, skater, graffiti artists made up of the trio MCs Boltcutter Vlad, Ski Mask G and Ghettoblaster G-Ruff. www.moscowdeathbrigade.com

Way Out Radio #16: Music & Mental Health

Tonic Music For Mental Health’s Steve Lowis joins DJ Paula Frost for a serious discussion of the mental health crisis facing musicians. From Avicii to Keith Flint of the Prodigy, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park to Amy Winehouse – Why are musicians dying so young? And on a grassroots level, how is the average musician coping with the current lockdown? In the UK, musicians have not been able to play full shows for over a year now. 80% of independent musicians aged 18-25 are saying they’ve suffered from stress, anxiety and/or depression in relation to their music creation in 2021. Please support the charity here: tonicmusic.co.uk

Paula is doing a Wing Walk for Barry’s Flying Circus to raise money for musicians suffering from mental health issues!

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Way Out Radio #15: Ruts DC/ The Ruts

This week we have the iconic Ruts DC on the show! Frontman Segs reflects on the band’s journey from The Ruts, started 1977 and talks through their hits ‘Babylon’s Burning’, ‘In A Rut’, ‘Jah War’ and ‘Staring At The Rudeboys’. The original four piece ran for 3 years but left an indelible mark with their punk and reggae crossover sound.

Over the years original drummer Ruffy and bassist Segs have stuck together in Ruts DC now joined by Lee Hegerty. In 2019 the trio celebrated 40 years of ‘The Crack’. Now they’re releasing ‘Electracoustic’ – a new acoustic album of classic tracks.

Way Out Radio #14: Delilah Bon

Welcome back to another epic instalment of our Way Out Radio Podcast, Episode 14! DJ Paula Frost presents an interview with very special guest Delilah Bon! You may know her as Lauren Tate, lead singer of Hands Off Gretel! She’s back with an alter ego, debut album and has a lot to say for herself! Kick-ass girl-power punk rock party right here!

Way Out Radio #13: NOFX

Massive bombshell of an interview with the legendary Fat Mike of NOFX! Back with their 14th album, the band are almost 40 years in and have stayed true to their DIY roots. Mike opens up about the bands turbulent past and reveals plans for his Punk Rock Museum in Vegas, giving us the low down on what’s inside.

Way Out Radio #12: Miriam Simone

We delve in to the life and musical career of the mighty Empress Miriam Simone, the reggae singer from Amsterdam who has earned a fierce reputation for her heartfelt reggae music and who has worked with the legendary Bobby Digital many times. Miriam also opens up about her moving trip to Ethiopia which has sparked her passion to build a ‘mother house’ there, where young people can take shelter and get food and clothing.

Way Out Radio #11: Drones

An interview with Lois of DRONES, an up and coming band who just released their new album ‘Our Hell Is RIght Here’ on Lockjaw Records.

Way Out Radio #10: Ground Zero Blues Club

We’ve got a real treat for you blues fans! Way Out Radio link up with Bill Luckett and Eric Meier, co-owners of Ground Zero Blues Club! We talk through the history of blues music and how artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf had a big impact on British Invasion bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Paula visited Ground Zero in 2018 and tells of her experience playing drums with the house band and meeting Morgan Freeman.

Way Out Radio #9 Rude Grl & CC

On Episode 9 of our podcast series we have Rude Grl & CC aka Jenna Dickens & Chris Constantinou. Chris was the bassist and backing vocalist for Adam Ant from 1982-86 and performed on Top of the Pops and Live Aid! He’s also worked with Sinead O’Connor, Rat Scabies of The Damned, Wilco Johnson and many other legends. Jenna is an up and coming rapper and singer who has sung guest vocals for Basement Jaxx!

Way Out Radio #8: Josh Whitehouse

Welcome to The Way Out Radio Podcast Episode 8! And today we are giving away our band of the month award! The last winners were Millie Manders and the Shutup who have blown up since the release of their debut album ‘Telling Truths and Breaking Ties’. This month our award goes to the fantastic More Like Trees who released their third album ‘Don’t Disturb The Garden’ in 2020 and are already shaping up new songs for album 4. Today I speak to lead singer Josh Whitehouse who is also an acclaimed actor. Go watch the fantastic cult movie Northern Soul, or head to Netflix to see The Knight Before Christmas. He’s also played a lead roll in Modern Life is Rubbish and played Hugh Armitage in BBC’s Poldark.

Way Out Radio #7: The Witchdoktors

We link up with the incredible Witchdoktors! A band who blend punk, garage rock and psychobilly!

Way Out Radio #6 No Fun At All

Way Out Radio #5: Autarchii

Way Out Radio spend the afternoon with Swedish punk rockers No Fun At All! We talk about their epic career since 1991 and look to a future of new music and tours.

Way Out Radio #4: Spizzenergi

Another episode of the Way Out Radio Podcast and today we have the fantastic Autarchii on the show! He is an incredible Rastafarian reggae artist from Jamaica who has toured in Canada and Kenya.

Paula chats to Spizz of punk band Spizzenergi about touring with Siouxsie and the Banshees, being the first band to top of the indie chart and getting praise from John Peel! They have a new single out ‘Christmas in Denmark Street’ 🙂 Join the fan club for just £5 and get a t-shirt, CD and free monthly music downloads! wayoutradio.com/product/fanclub Way Out Radio is a weekly radio show on Kane 103.7 FM every Thursday from 3-5pm. Visit our site wayoutradio.com where you can find music reviews, interviews and news. We salute rebel music and focus on rock, reggae and rave culture. So far, we have broadcast over 100 shows from 14 different countries. We aim to explore different music scenes and feature music from around the world. LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/wayoutrad FOLLOW: https://www.instagram.com/wayoutradio/

Way Out Radio #3: Buster Shuffle

London’s finest East End band carry on pub rock traditions whilst blending punk and ska influences. Paula speaks to lead singer Jet about the last ten years of the group as they celebrate LP ‘Our Night Out’.

Watch on youtube: https://youtu.be/Y9jfUEjCQG8

Way Out Radio #2: TV Smith

Paula chats to punk pioneer TV Smith (The Adverts) about his 40 year career in music. He’s released 16 albums and toured with The Damned and Iggy Pop. Incredible guy!

Way Out Radio #1: Max Romeo

DJ Paula Frost dedicates the show to the great Max Romeo and tells his life story whilst reminicing over tracks from his 5 decade long career, ‘Chase The Devil’ to ‘Out Of Space’.

More about us

Way Out Radio is a widely successful reggae and rock show with music and interviews from artists across the world. Presenter DJ Paula Frost has strong links with the Rasta community in Jamaica and with record labels like Trojan, 2-Tone and Rough Trade so she keeps the music fresh, playing and discussing new and classic tunes. The show has previously broadcast from 14 countries including Jamaica, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Australia and the US. Paula has also interviewed guests like Alice Cooper, Earl Wya Lindo of The Wailers, Phil Campbell of Motorhead, The Selecter, Don Letts and Max Romeo (Chase The Devil).