Altwire Podcast – Season 1, Episode 1: Steven McKellar

Altwire Podcast

Today I’m thrilled to pull back the curtain on a brand new series coming to AltWire: The Altwire Podcast.

For almost ten years, I’ve had the great privilege of chatting to some of the most well-known musicians in the music business. These songwriters have a unique gift of storytelling, and the laughter, fantastic tales, and insightful answers from these guests have been one of my favorite parts of running AltWire.

However, since I recorded these phone conversations only for transcription, we’ve never shared the audio from these interviews. This is something we’ve long wanted to change.

As we approach our tenth year (2023), we’re looking forward to bringing something new to AltWire. Last December, I began laying the groundwork for a new series. A mechanism to share these fantastic discussions with you, our valued audience and listeners, so that you may participate in the conversation. From this, the AltWire Podcast was born. While many of these episodes will be pre-recorded, we look forward to also bringing live video podcasts with artists sometime next year.

So without further ado, welcome to our first episode. For this, we are joined by our special guest, Steven McKellar. Some of you may know Steven from his work as the lead singer of Civil Twilight. Now amid his own solo career, Steven has stopped by to chat with us and promote his new EP One and Zero. In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his roots in South Africa, what it was like to release his EP Ethio amidst a global pandemic, how his performance at the Chester Bennington memorial concert came about, and more.

As this is a new podcast, we hope we can rely on your support to spread the word and get more people to listen. I will constantly work to improve it over time and look forward to bringing you along on that journey. I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I did creating it! Stay tuned for future episodes coming soon.

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: This Altwire PodcasEpisode contains explicit language and discussion on mental health/suicide.

Watch the podcast here.

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