Episodes
Orla Gartland sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Woman on the Internet. The Irish songwriter discusses the reckoning and sense of self that takes center stage across the LP, rarely taking her own advice, and the abundance of bad advice across the web. Gartland also dives into her appreciation of St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy album and how it influenced the set and what it was like to see this debut album land in the top ten in both the UK and Ireland. Make sure to subscribe...
Published 09/24/21
G-Eazy sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about These Things Happen Too, an album that sequels his 2014 breakthrough. The rap artist talks about the 436 songs that were written for the project, E-40's influence, and his nostalgia for the past. He also tells us about befriending Cage The Elephant’s Matthew Shultz, who guests on a track, covering David Bowie’s "Lazarus" on last year’s Everything’s Strange Here, collaborating with Demi Lovato on Breakdown and their shared experience as...
Published 09/22/21
Shirley Manson catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about season three of The Jump, the podcast that finds her speaking with some of her favorite artists about the songs that changed their careers. The Garbage lead singer discusses the art of songwriting and its current place in the pop landscape, the importance of being weird, and the opportunities to borrow from greatness. Manson also dives into an interview she did with Alanis Morissette and their shared experience coming up in the...
Published 09/20/21
Debbie Gibson sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about The Body Remembers, her first album of new material in twenty years. The legendary pop star tells us of her penchant for flipping the script on her career, having spent years on in musicals and movies, and discusses the differences and similarities of pop music between the 80s and today. Gibson also dives into her friendship with New Kids On the Block’s Joey McEntire, who she’s currently performing with in a Las Vegas residency, and...
Published 09/17/21
Glenn Hughes drops a line into Kyle Meredith With to discuss Holy Ground, his new album with The Dead Daisies. The former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath singer talks about what it's been like playing live shows post-lockdown, joining The Dead Daisies supergroup in 2019, and bringing a '70s feel to their catalog. Hughes then goes into singing about letting go of fear and the things we can’t control, overcoming addiction, and covering "30 Days in the Hole." What's more, he gives us a big tip that...
Published 09/15/21
Taylor Momsen sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about The Pretty Reckless’ new album, Death By Rock and Roll, an album born from loss but filled with a ferocious confidence. The former actress-turned-rock artist discusses writing from a depth of honesty and reflecting the social movements happening around us while still keeping songs fun and full of imagination. Momsen also reflects on the guests that found their way onto the record, including Tom Morello and Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and...
Published 09/13/21
Sleigh Bells sit down with Kyle Meredith to dive into the details behind their new album, Texis. Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller discuss how they found themselves leaning into their early sound and the dark lyrics that make up the collection, hitting on the opioid epidemic, loss of Lil Peep and Mac Miller, and Miller’s own self destructive behavior in the past. Krauss expands on the western motif of the music videos, the connections and continuations that we’re seeing in both "Locust Laced"...
Published 09/10/21
jxdn catches up with Kyle Meredith about his debut full length LP, Tell Me About Tomorrow; how he found inspiration in Silverstein and Lil Uzi Vert; and writing about his own struggles and the balancing of angels and demons. The Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly protégé also discusses sampling blink-182, being championed by pop punk legends, and the new songs that will be included in an upcoming deluxe edition of the album. Make sure to like and subscribe to Kyle Meredith With wherever you...
Published 09/08/21
The Band CAMINO sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss their debut album and the journey from a small Memphis, Tennessee band to their breakout success. Jeffrey Jordan, Spencer Stewart, and Garrison Burgess talk about their first touring van, working in a group with three vocalists, and the magic and lost art of a blazing guitar solo. The trio also get into the themes of the record, proper use of swear words, and their tour. Like and subscribe to Kyle Meredith With, and follow the...
Published 09/07/21
A Flock of Seagulls’ Mike Score chats with Kyle Meredith about String Theory, the new collection of orchestral versions of the iconic '80s band’s catalog. The frontman talks about giving some of the band's overlooked songs a bigger spotlight, such as the first single “Say You Love Me,” which originally arrived on their 1995 album, The Light at the End of the World. Score also shares the story behind the fan-favorite "Remember David." Elsewhere, the A Flock of Seagulls singer tells us he'd...
Published 09/03/21
Comedian/writer/producer Gabe Liedman sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new Netflix series, Q-Force. The showrunner explains how the new adult animation series about a group of LGBT superspies picks up from his work on PEN15, Big Mouth, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He also talks about creating the concept based on an idea from Sean Hayes (who also stars as the lead character), representing so many different types of queer, and getting a strong message across while still writing...
Published 09/01/21
JoJo sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss her new EP, Trying Not To Think About It, it’s firth single “Worst (I Assume),” and the building the new songs around mental health, negative patterns, and how depression affects your relationships. The singer/songwriter/actress goes on to discuss how Joni Mitchell’s Blue album lent a heavy dose of inspiration when looking toward the lyrics, musically looking towards classic Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Aaliyah, and more recent artists like H.E.R,...
Published 08/30/21
Aaron Dessner catches up with Kyle Meredith to discuss How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last, the sophomore record with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon in the band Big Red Machine.  The producer/songwriter takes us through the process of bringing in more friends for this album, including Sharon Van Etten and Taylor Swift, and how the set came to focus on themes of mental health, depression, and family dynamics, especially on a song written for the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott...
Published 08/27/21
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug “Cosmo” Clifford catches up with Kyle Meredith to discuss For All The Money In the World, a record he wrote and recorded with Steve Wright in the mid-80s and kept inside his Cosmo’s Vault until now. The drummer/producer talks about why he sat on the album for so long, tapping Joe Satriani to play guitar, and the other vault records that will be seeing release soon—including collaborations with Bobby Whitlock, Doug Sahm, and a solo LP. Clifford also tells...
Published 08/25/21
Paul Reiser sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about his role in The Kominsky Method, for which he’s Emmy nominated for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series." The actor/writer/musician discusses how the Netflix series shines a light on friendships as you get older, finding success later in a career, and the meta-moment where his character is watching the movie Diner, which Reiser also starred in 1982. The two also hit on the lasting appeal of Mad About You, his 2017 series...
Published 08/23/21
Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay catch up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Animal, their sophomore release as LUMP. The British electronic duo take us through taking musical inspiration from Bowie’s Berlin Years, visualizing the world of LUMP as a sort of Stranger Things’ Upside Down, and the possibilities of expanding the visual presence of the project. For her part, Marling also discusses finding meaning within her free-form lyrics, portraying a more masculine side of her personality, and...
Published 08/20/21
Jimmy Cliff grabs some talk time with Kyle Meredith to tell us about his new single, “Human Touch,” and the upcoming album, Bridges. The reggae legend tips us on working with Tarrus Riley in the producer chair, reveals where his unending source of positivity comes from, and shares some stories about hanging with Muhammad Ali and Cat Stevens. Cliff will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Harder They Come next year, and shares his thoughts on why the landmark soundtrack resonated so...
Published 08/18/21
David Duchovny catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new album, Gesturland, and the many influences that are evident in his third album. The actor/author/musician puts the spotlight on Neil Young, U2, Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and Paul McCartney as favorites, and even shares his appreciation for a good cowbell placement. Duchovny also gives a quick update on his current film and TV projects, including the upcoming Amanda Peet series The Chair on Netflix, and his hopes to do a...
Published 08/16/21
Jungle’s Tom McFarland catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Loving in Stereo, the British electronic duo’s third studio album. McFarland discusses how writing to a choir helped their songs become more inviting and encouraged community, their collaboration with hip hop artist Bas, and being influenced by The Strokes and Arcade Fire in their younger days. With Jungle also notable for their music videos full of amazing choreography, the “Keep Moving” songwriter tells Kyle Meredith about...
Published 08/13/21
STYX’s James “JY” Young catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Crash of the Crown, a socially reflective new LP from the Chicago-born rock band. The guitarist takes us through an album that musically resonates with every era of the band, and Tommy Shaw’s lyrics that show a responsibility to lead listeners in a positive direction while singing about some of the atrocities of the past few years. Young also reflects on his own playing, how his guitar furthers the songs' stories, and his...
Published 08/11/21
Ellen Foley hops on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk about her new album, Fighting Words. The actor/musician takes us through her writing partnership with Paul Foglino and working with Karla DeVito, who lip-synced Ellen’s part in the video for Meat Loaf’s "Paradise By the Dashboard Light." Speaking of Meat Loaf, Foley also tells us why she covered “Heaven Can Wait” on this latest set, and then takes us back to 1981 when she had The Clash as her backing band and songwriting partners on...
Published 08/09/21
Foghat’s Roger Earle catches up with Kyle Meredith about the band’s new live album, 8 Days On the Road. The co-founder/drummer talks about connecting with their classics through the years, how new members change the dynamics, and when “Humble Pie joined Fogat” with Charlie Huhn’s hiring. Earle also takes us back to the 70s when they wrote the title track of this live album and Slow Ride’s lasting impact, especially with younger fans when it arrived on Guitar Hero, then dives into their 1981...
Published 08/06/21
Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk about his new solo album, INSOLO. The musician/actor tells us how playing in Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s new band was the impetus for doing a new album and finding himself looking back at his coming-of-age years for inspiration in both the music and lyrics. In fact, Kemp namechecks David Bowie, 10CC, and Paul McCartney’s Wings as definite touchpoints, and goes on to discuss his thoughts on 70s songwriters and why we...
Published 07/28/21
David Crosby catches up with Kyle Meredith to tell us about For Free, his 5th album in 7 years. The legendary voice talks about the importance of songwriting and music in his life and the optimistic outlook he’s found after living through some very difficult and dark personal times. We also get to hear a lot about his friends and collaborators, including Michael McDonald (“my favorite voice”), Steely Dan (“my favorite band”), Joni Mitchell (“the best singer songwriter”), and Joan Baez, who’s...
Published 07/26/21
Kevin Smith sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The Dogma writer/director dishes on what it was like to create the continuation of He-Man and the Eternia crew, meeting fan expectations, and working with people’s nostalgia. Smith draws on his own experiences from seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark with his dad to his own Marvel superfandom. Packed with a huge cast of voice actors, Smith also discusses what it was like to have Henry Rollins on...
Published 07/23/21