TC34: Calum Farquharson – A Sudden Burst of Colour

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Can the lateness of an episode ever truly be forgiven? I know how annoyed I get when my favourite podcasts miss a week or have an erratic schedule. Does it erode your faith in me and my ability to get the job done? Do you even care about the reasons?

Answers on a postcard please. Or an email. Or a tweet. Whatever. I’d like to know.

This is late because I did the interview on a Thursday again. I had originally hoped to have another interview the day after this one, but that fell through. I even talk about it in the podcast. In episode 33 I also spoke about an interview that I was scheduled to do but never happened. It sucks. I think maybe I jinx it by mentioning that it’s happening. Seems to be the case recently.

But yes, I’m late again, and this was a conscious decision on my part. It was either a case that I had no content for this week or I had none for last week. I pulled the trigger and went for last week. Sorry.

I had a chat with Calum from A Sudden Burst of Colour – one of my favourite Glaswegian post-rock bands. I really love straddling different genres with this podcast because I like more than just punk music, so it was ace to sit down with another instrumental type dude. He’s a really articulate and smart guy, which is probably a good description of A Sudden Burst of Colour’s music, too.

We had this chat in the Crystal Palace in Glasgow and it was going so well until some parents came in with their kids and sat next to us. You can hear the exact moment in the interview and that’s why it’s shorter than normal.

Again, there’s another apology for you.

Highlights include

  • Starting with the goal of being a wedding band and evolving
  • Having different musical tastes
  • Trying to force yourself to listen to certain music because your band sounds a certain way
  • How your tastes change as you get older
  • Being a producer and how hard it can be distance yourself from the music
  • But at the same time growing to hate the music because you’re working on it
  • And loads more

Was great to chat to Calum.  I can’t wait for their new EP.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Featured Music

Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here).

A Sudden Burst of Colour – Reborn
A Sudden Burst of Colour – The Fall

I make no claim to the copyright of any of the music in this episode.


You can get all of their music over on their bandcamp page. I recommend getting all of it.

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