Stereo Embers The Podcast: Colin Moulding (XTC, The Dukes Of Stratosphear)


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“The Hardest Battle” Talking to Colin Moulding is no battle at all. In fact, the XTC co-frontman and bassist is one of our favorite guests and we’re thrilled to have him back on the show. We’re also thrilled that the occasion of his return is to promote his new single “The Hardest Battle.” A swirling pop gem that’s filled with layered pop melodies, “The Hardest Battle” is one of the catchiest songs of the year. Moulding was on the show when he and former XTC drummer Terry Chambers under the TC&I banner put out their Great Aspirations EP, but this new track is Moulding’s first foray as a solo artist. And what a foray it is. As the bassist and co-frontman of XTC, Moulding played on 14 of the legendary Swindon band’s albums, including White Noise, Skylarking, Drums and Wires and Oranges and Lemons. And if it every comes up at parties, an interesting fact is that Moulding wrote the band’s first three charing singles. Over the course of his career he’s collaborated with everyone from Sam Phillips to Anton Barbeau and the fact of the matter is, he’s a great musician and he’s a fascinating guy. We’re lucky to have him as a friend of the podcast. In this conversation Colin talks to us about his songwriting process, his brief return to live music and the status of his current relationship with Andy Partridge Order Colin’s new EP here: Twitter: @emberseditor Instagram: @emberspodcast

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