SEC70: Season 2, Episode 23 – The Return of Chris Cresswell from The Flatliners

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Our previous interview can be found here.

It’s been a long year for the flatties. It’s not common to see foreign bands arrive on these shores twice in the space of six months, but boy am I glad it was these guys. I openly said it in the podcast and I’ll happily say it again – this band is one of my all time favourites. They always bring it live and on record. These guys are lifers through and through and it doesn’t seem like they’ll stop any time soon.

We also talk about the tenth anniversary of The Great Awake, which is ace.

The fear with interviewing the same person twice in a year is that you may not have anything to talk about the second time round. I’m chuffed to say that wasn’t the case here. Aside from being super busy with touring, Chris launched his own podcast called Carry the Banner. After the last interview we spoke briefly about his desire to do his own podcast, so it’s awesome that he finally bit the bullet and went for it. It’s real good, so do check it out wherever you get your podcasts.

From talking about the time he played guitar on The Decline with NOFX live on stage, to their rigorous tour schedule, we covered a love lot of ground in this chat. It was great to finally chat to someone with a huge profile about their love and desire for podcasts, and hopefully you find that portion of this conversation as engaging as I did.

Singers may also want to talk particular note of this podcast too as Chris and I talk about the rigours of looking after your voice, and body, whilst on the road.

I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.

Featured Music

Intro: David Szesztay – Combat

Outro: Blue Dot Sessions – Inessential
I make no claim to the copyright of any of the music in this episode.


Chris can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Flatliners can be found in the following places: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their website.

Inviting Light is out now on Rise Records.

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