INTERVIEW: Liam Croker from Winachi & Producer John X on Debut Album ‘Sympathy for the Future’

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In episode #152 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar meets Liam Croker from electrofunk soul sonic collective Winachi to talk about their long-awaited debut album Sympathy for the Future alongside the album’s producer, the legendary John X (David Bowie, The Rolling Stones).

Winachi have finally released their debut album, Sympathy for the Future. The album features guest vocalists Natalie Wilde (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) & Rowetta (Happy Mondays) and was recorded & produced in Los Angeles at Earthstar Creation Center (Venice Beach). In this interview, Liam Croker and John X talk about writing and recording the album in Los Angeles, studio antics and lots more. Listen to episode #152 of The XS Noize Podcast with Liam Croker and John X – BELOW:

Previous XS Noize Podcast guests have been Peter FramptonJohn LydonNick HeywardSteven WilsonMatt GossBilly NomatesTom MeighanToyah Wilcox, Midge UreTravis, New OrderThe KillersTito JacksonSimple Minds, Divine ComedyShaun RyderGary NumanSleaford ModsThe Brand New Heavies.

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 Sympathy for the Future
1. The Arrival
2. Heaven In Hell.A.
3. Understanding feat Natalie Wilde
4. For You I’d Kill feat Natalie Wilde
5. Toe Dippin’ feat Natalie Wilde
6. Smoulder feat Natalie Wilde
7. Funky But Chic
8. Sympathy For The Future feat Rowetta
9. A Room With A View

Listen to Sympathy for the Future here.


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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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