Mushroom Group have today announced the launch of 180 Grams, a new podcast series which focuses on the making-of, and storied behind, some of music’s most remarkable albums.
Named after the weight of a collector’s-edition vinyl record, 180 Grams delves deep into the records they’re focusing on, “inviting fans into the lives of some of the most renowned and loved artists of our time”, as per a press release.
Launching today with the first of its six-episode debut season, The Teskey Brothers help christen the podcast, with season one focusing on the stories behind their 2019 album, Run Home Slow.
Reaching number two on the ARIA chart, and winning the ARIA awards for Engineer of the Year, Best Group, and Best Blues and Roots Album, the group’s second record undoubtedly helped to put the Melbourne outfit on the map thanks to their acclaimed compositions.
Hosted by Mikey Cahill, 180 Grams traces the story of the record’s pre-production all the way through to the Warrandyte band’s sold-out international tours, with a total of 32 people – including bandmembers, studio personnel, and more – interviewed as part of the series.
“You could tell that they’d been a band for 10 years,” Ivy League Records’ A&R Manager Marihuzka Cornelius explains as part of the series. “They just sounded unbelievable, you know, as tight as they do now, how often do you get to see a band who’s had 10 years to perfect their craft?”
Dedicated fans of The Teskey Brothers are also well-catered for, with instrumental tracks from the record being used to soundtrack the narration and guests for each episode, with the first episode featuring unheard instrumentals of “Let Me Let You Down” and “Carry You”.
New episodes of 180 Grams arrive each Tuesday, and are available through all major podcast providers. Check out the first episode, “I bet they can’t do it live”, below.