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Take My Tone

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A podcast where 2 people swap songs to find out if opposites attract or react. New guest and new tunes every week!

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PSA • Dingus Checks In

July 26th, 2020

1:38

Take My Tone is on a mid-year break. The show will return on August 22nd, 2020.

In the meantime, you can catch up on any of the current episodes or check out some recent podcast appearances Simon was on - these include:

I …

Tech N9ne vs Regurgitator

July 18th, 2020

37:52

Would you give 10 to Tech N9ne? Or think Regurgitator are fully sick? Feat Cameron Spence of Liz Dexic

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Straight Out The Gate’ by …

Ch-Ch-Changes • Set 1

July 11th, 2020

14:47

Identifying 6 songs from 6 genres that could’ve been great if it were for one ch-ch-change.

THE SONGS

Pop: ‘Secrets’ by P!nk

Apple Music -

Kacey Musgraves vs Alien Ant Farm

July 3rd, 2020

41:34

Kacey Musgraves make you happy or sad? Or do Alien Ant Farm have an attitude? Feat Paul Nguyen of The Atypical Rainbow Podcast.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - …

5 Seconds Of Summer vs Puscifer

June 26th, 2020

37:57

Are 5SOS fast talkers? Or can Puscifer cure stalkers? Feat lover-of-music Victoria Montgomery.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Talk Fast’ by 5 Seconds Of Summer

Apple Music - apple.co/3eDZRxs
Spotify - spoti.fi/2YBFgEp

Song 2 - ‘The …

Frank Ocean vs The Used

June 19th, 2020

41:47

Could you lose control to Frank Ocean? Or do you feel most alive with The Used? Feat Brandon Rowland of 10ish Podcast (USA).

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Self …

Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Deftones

June 11th, 2020

38:25

Hit funky town with RHCP or turn it to 11 with Deftones. Feat Michael McDonnell of All About The Song Podcast (Canada).

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Sikamikanico’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Apple Music - apple.co/2Uxrv74
Spotify -

Songs Of Protest • Citizen Kay vs System Of A Down

June 5th, 2020

41:59

Can the precision of Citizen Kay or power of SOAD make a change? Feat Tim Whiffen of Blind Insights With David Olney (Auscast Network).

This special episode is in recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring …

Allo Darlin' vs Brandon Boyd

May 28th, 2020

29:55

Say hello to Allo Darlin’ or see Brandon Boyd balance the trapeze! Feat Paulie Bird of Fistful Of Mics Podcast (Firing Squad Media).

THE SONGS

Song 1 - …

Frank Sinatra vs Serj Tankian

May 14th, 2020

33:07

Accept a rose from Frank Sinatra? Or will Serj Tankian break down walls? Feat Jackie Adedeji of Jackie Big Tits The Podcast.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Roses Of Picardy’ by Frank Sinatra

Apple Music - apple.co/2zIYBcQ
Spotify -

End Of The World vs P.O.D.

May 7th, 2020

34:25

Do End Of The World inspire? Or could you change with P.O.D.? Feat Sammy Deedge of The Inconsolables.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Lost’ by End Of The World

For The Record • Rina Sawayama

April 30th, 2020

58:50

Will you take the tone of the alt-pop debut from Rina Sawayama? Feat friend of the show Buddy Watson.

THE ALBUM

‘Sawayama’ by Rina Sawayama

Apple Music - apple.co/2TanW6o
Spotify - spoti.fi/3bBkoQN

XS - youtu.be/TO2c06p6m5w

Omni (Seattle) vs Minute 36

April 23rd, 2020

40:22

Do Omni set serenity? Can Minute 36 master melancholy? Feat Jay Middleton of Aurora’s Eyes.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘Demon Haunted World’ by Omni (Seattle)

Author & Punisher vs Chelsea Wolfe

April 16th, 2020

32:49

Find calm in the violence of Author & Punisher? Or could Chelsea Wolfe extract your soul? Feat Anthony Pollock of Soda And Telepaths.

THE SONGS

John Lennon vs Fear And The Nervous System

April 9th, 2020

30:52

Start over with John Lennon or feel fire in Fear And The Nervous System. Feat singer-songwriter Sartoria (Perth WA).

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’ by John Lennon

Apple Music - apple.co/2Xd0OFc
Spotify -

Billie Eilish vs Fassine

April 2nd, 2020

37:06

Back a Billie Eilish beat? Or embrace the scene of Fassine? Feat Dane Pevy of Pushin Through Blu podcast.

THE SONGS

Song 1 - ‘everything i wanted’ by Billie Eilish

Apple Music - apple.co/2LIt79g
Spotify - spoti.fi/36gO2dg

Northeast Party House vs Floating Me

March 26th, 2020

26:35

Experimental EDM of Northeast Party House vs rolling rock rumble of Floating Me. Feat Jesse Neill of B-Sides music podcast by postup.

THE SONGS

Song 1 …

AMPED AWARDS • Year One

March 19th, 2020

27:21

Get dressed for the AMPED AWARDS! Ten highlights from the first year of Take My Tone.

This special episode brings focus to a selection of the incredible guests that appeared on the show in Year One.

AMPED AWARD - GOOD …

disCOVER • Twiztid / Jimmy Urine vs Killswitch Engage

March 12th, 2020

34:03

Hear Twiztid / Jimmy Urine and Killswitch Engage tackle 80s anthems. Feat Ned Tepper of The Underground, Grey Wolf and Majik Ninja Australia.
Song 1 - …

Kate Tempest vs Trivium

March 5th, 2020

39:13

The killer flow of Kate Tempest vs riff melding of Trivium. Feat Stephen Peeling of Codes In The Clouds (UK).
Song 1 - ‘Don’t Fall In’ by Kate Tempest - Listen on Apple Music - Listen on Spotify.
Song 2 - ‘Beauty In The …

The Afghan Whigs vs Something For Kate

February 27th, 2020

39:17

Would you wear The Afghan Whigs or choose Something For Kate? Feat The Derrek Carriveau of I F*king Love This Record (USA/Poland).
Song 1 - ‘John The …

Charli XCX vs Diamante

February 20th, 2020

35:34

Ride with Charli XCX? Or is it obvious you dig Diamante? Feat Zack and David of PopSquared Podcast (USA).
Song 1 - ‘Vroom Vroom’ by Charli XCX - Listen on Apple Music - Listen on Spotify.
Song 2 - ‘Obvious’ by Diamante -

Fever Dolls vs Flood The Moon

February 13th, 2020

35:50

Go the distance with Fever Dolls? Or #dancedance to Flood The Moon? Feat Malik Gayle of Against The Algorithm (New York USA).
Song 1 - ‘The Distance’ …

Turnpike Troubadours vs FAIM

February 6th, 2020

32:37

Love the Americana of Turnpike Troubadours? Or prefer FAIM’s fast-paced punk? Feat Erik Moore of Picks And Bones Podcast (USA).
Song 1 - ‘The Bird …

Paramore vs Sunk Loto

January 30th, 2020

34:29

Are Paramore your Last Hope? Or will you win the Sunk Loto? Feat Josh Robinson of wRestling Reverb Podcast.
Song 1 - ‘Last Hope’ by Paramore - Listen …

Visual Audio • Pearl Jam vs Tool

January 23rd, 2020

36:56

Dare to compare film clips: grunge legends Pearl Jam vs prog masters Tool. Feat podcaster Buddy Watson.
Video 1 - ‘Jeremy’ by Pearl Jam - Watch On …

Lee Kernaghan vs Fleetwood Mac

January 16th, 2020

31:48

Get matesy with Lee Kernaghan, or break bounds with Fleetwood Mac. Feat Nicholas Prior of Explosion Network.
Song 1 - ‘Mate’ by Lee Kernaghan - Listen …

Songs Of Christmas

December 18th, 2019

35:28

The songs that mean Christmas to us! Feat five familiar voices that appeared on Take My Tone in 2019.
Song 1 - ‘How To Make Gravy’ by Paul Kelly -

Enter Shikari vs Julian Plenti

December 12th, 2019

29:08

Enter Shikari pump the bass while Julian Plenti flies high. Feat Tim Whiffen of Blind Insights.
Song 1 - 'Arguing With Thermometers’ by Enter Shikari …

U2 vs Finch

December 5th, 2019

39:29

Climb The Joshua Tree with U2 or sacrifice sleep with Finch. Feat Chris Button of Mobile Arcade Club.
Song 1 - 'Bullet The Blue Sky' by U2 - Apple …

Guilty Pleasures • Bhad Bhabie vs Limp Bizkit

November 28th, 2019

30:53

Guilty Pleasures strikes back with Bhad Bhabie and Limp Bizkit. Feat David Savill of Barely Audible Podcast.
Song 1 - 'Gucci Flip Flops' by Bhad Bhabie - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Take A Look Around' by Limp Bizkit …

Crosby & Nash vs Casualties of Cool

November 21st, 2019

27:34

Sail away with Crosby & Nash or meet Casualties Of Cool at the mountaintop. Feat Sarah Stevenson of Liz Dexic.
Song 1 - 'The Lee Shore (Live)' by …

Porcupine Tree vs Mudvayne

November 14th, 2019

34:05

A Porcupine Tree ghost story vs disturbing true crime from Mudvayne. Feat Cherie Sharona of Explosion Network.
Song 1 - 'Deadwing' by Porcupine Tree - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Nothing To Gein' by Mudvayne - Apple …

Sienna Skies vs The Disappointed

November 7th, 2019

33:56

Lay 'neath the Sienna Skies or don your frown with The Disappointed. Feat Jem Edwards of The Young And The Wrestlers (The PopCulturists).
Song 1 - …

The Derek Trucks Band vs sleepmakeswaves

October 31st, 2019

34:46

Slide around with The Derek Trucks Band or drift into sleepmakeswaves. Feat Kyle Bain - Musician (‘Nicky Notes’ from Blippi, Cobrahawk, Music Lessons).
Song 1 - 'Sahib Teri Bandi - Maki Madni' by The Derek Trucks Band -

Jess Cornelius vs Light The Torch

October 24th, 2019

39:27

Shine along to Jess Cornelius or get halftime HoJo with Light The Torch. Feat Andrew Peirce of The Curb.
Song 1 - 'No Difference' by Jess Cornelius - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'The God I Deserve' by Light The Torch …

PAX 2019 • Game Sound Design

October 17th, 2019

33:13

Exploring game sound design at PAX 2019 - featuring 7 games from 7 devs within the PAX RISING showcase.
Games / Developers include: Metal Heads (Nathan Francis), Camped Out! (Inca Studios), Cyber Monk (Feed Games), 22 …

Saosin vs Team Sleep

October 10th, 2019

40:08

Hear voices with Saosin then Team Sleep forever. Feat Nedrixx (ex-Awaken I Am Guitarist).
Song 1 - 'Voices' by Saosin - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Ever (Foreign Flag)' by Team Sleep - Apple Music - Spotify.
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dodie vs How To Destroy Angels

October 3rd, 2019

38:16

Is Dodie above the middle? And do you know How To Destroy Angels? Feat Leon Huxtable of Yeah G’Day / Do It For The Vine.
Song 1 - 'In The Middle' by dodie - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'How Long?' by How To Destroy …

Sick Speed vs Blindside

September 26th, 2019

35:44

Wanna get fully Sick Speed? Or sleepwalk with Blindside? Feat Zach Jackson of Well Played.
Song 1 - 'Around The World' by Sick Speed - Listen on …

Chon vs Animals As Leaders

September 19th, 2019

33:17

Are Chon instrumental to raising IQ? Or is life better with Animals As Leaders? Feat Yomi Ship (Experimental Rock, Perth WA).
Song 1 - 'Pitch Dark' by Chon - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Physical Education' by Animals …

The Living End vs Faith No More

September 12th, 2019

37:31

The Living End on a high? Or have you lost Faith No More? Feat Paul James of Dev Diary / Player 2.
Song 1 - 'Moment In The Sun' by The Living End -

The State Of... Aussie Hip-Hop • Feat. Downsyde

September 5th, 2019

26:58

Direct from the MC's mouth, talkin' Aussie Hip-Hop with Downsyde (Perth WA). Feat Dazastah & Beni Bjah.
Includes the Downsyde single ‘Odds’.
Visit takemytone.com/29 for all links and credits.

Mushroomhead vs 1200 Techniques

August 29th, 2019

34:17

Mushroomhead vocal-flip or 1200 Techniques boogie-hop? Feat Dash of dashgamer.com.
Song 1 - 'Sun Doesn't Rise' by Mushroomhead - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Where UR At' by 1200 Techniques - Apple Music - Spotify.

disCOVER • Laurel vs Brass Against

August 22nd, 2019

32:25

Can Laurel survive the Jungle? Are Brass Against killing in the game of covers? Feat Dave Wood of Waiting For Review / AirSynth.
Song 1 - 'Happy Man (Cover)' by Laurel - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Killing In The …

Every Time I Die vs AFI

August 15th, 2019

36:38

Every Time I Die make you fly? Or AFI cause a cry? Feat Cat Benstead of Player2HQ.
Song 1 - 'The New Black' by Every Time I Die - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'This Time Imperfect' by AFI - Apple Music - Spotify.
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Part To Part • Pink Floyd vs Stone Sour

August 8th, 2019

42:57

It's multi-part madness with Pink Floyd up against Stone Sour. Feat James Swinbanks of Video Game Small Talk / Gamespot.
Song 1 - 'Shine On You Crazy …

Insane Clown Posse vs Northlane

August 1st, 2019

35:49

Can Insane Clown Posse rap rupture industrial ingenuity of Northlane? Feat SadC The Clown.
Song 1 - 'Halls Of Illusions' by Insane Clown Posse - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Bloodline' by Northlane - Apple Music -

For The Record • Sum 41 'Order In Decline'

July 25th, 2019

46:04

Will you take the tone of Sum 41's 'Order In Decline'? Feat Buddy Watson of Dash Culture.
Album - 'Order In Decline' by Sum 41 - Apple Music - Spotify.

HIM vs Incubus

July 18th, 2019

39:29

Can HIM make you sing or will Incubus up your groove cred? Feat Dylan Blight of Explosion Network.
Song 1 - 'Right Here In My Arms' by HIM - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Clean' by Incubus - Apple Music - Spotify.
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Årabrot vs Black Light Burns

July 11th, 2019

37:43

Will you rock to Årabrot or yearn for Black Light Burns? Feat Arne Åsmund.
Song 1 - ‘The Horns Of The Devil Grow’ by Årabrot - Apple Music - Spotify.

M.I.A vs Meshuggah

July 4th, 2019

34:02

Will you fly high with M.I.A or self-combust from Meshuggah? Feat Mark Neal of RTR FM / Odlaw / The Disappointed.
Song 1 - 'Paper Planes' by M.I.A - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Combustion' by Meshuggah - Apple Music

Guilty Pleasures • Hanson vs All Saints

June 27th, 2019

32:25

Guilty Pleasures confessed! The Tulsa trio Hanson take on an oceanic All Saints. Feat Ryan Betson of The Popculturists.
Song 1 - 'This Time Around' by …

Metallica vs Soen

June 20th, 2019

36:48

Can an orchestral Metallica triumph over the groove-laden Soen? Feat Dane Pevy of Pushin Through Blu.
Song 1 - 'No Leaf Clover' by Metallica - Apple Music - Spotify.
Song 2 - 'Sectarian' by Soen - Apple Music - Spotify.

Radiohead vs Machine Head

June 13th, 2019

27:31

Tune into this Radiohead frequency or embrace the rage of Machine Head. Feat Clarke Matthew, Music Teacher (Corinda State High School)
Song 1 - …

Aldous Harding vs Paul Dempsey

June 6th, 2019

40:57

Vocal hypnotics of Aldous Harding refract delicate echoes of Paul Dempsey

•••

SONG 1

Treasure • ALDOUS HARDING

Will Blackburn (Bored Shorts) reaches in …

Queensrÿche vs Korn

May 30th, 2019

33:11

Will fearlessness from Queensrÿche align with this introspective Korn anthem?

•••

SONG 1

Unafraid • QUEENSRŸCHE

David Olney (Blind Insights / Strategikon) brings anthemic artillery with fearless attitude.

Listen on Apple …

Anderson .Paak vs A Perfect Circle

May 23rd, 2019

32:33

The upbeat soul of Anderson .Paak offsets dark dynamic from A Perfect Circle

•••

SONG 1

Put Me Thru • ANDERSON .PAAK

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on …

Gomez vs Mastodon

May 16th, 2019

37:12

Can Gomez counter club culture as Mastodon encounter evil of the ether?

•••

SONG 1

Revolutionary Kind • GOMEZ

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Emma Ruth Rundle vs Jurassic 5

May 9th, 2019

32:12

An Emma Ruth Rundle mysterium faces boom-bastic bounce of Jurassic 5

•••

SONG 1

Darkhorse • EMMA RUTH RUNDLE

Listen on Apple Music

Listen on Spotify

Credits
Written by Emma Ruth Rundle
From the album 'On Dark Horses'
© 2018 • …

Björk vs O'Brother

May 2nd, 2019

32:11

Björk brings hallucinogenic heights as O'Brother deliver density with intensity

•••

SONG 1

Hyperballad • BJÖRK

Listen on Apple Music

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Credits
Written by Björk
From the album 'Post'
© 1995 • One Little Indian

•••

Conchita Wurst vs Lamb Of God

April 25th, 2019

33:28

Can powerful composure of Conchita Wurst topple a Lamb Of God tempo-ramental tune?

•••

SONG 1

Rise Like A Phoenix • CONCHITA WURST

Listen on Apple Music

D'Angelo & The Vanguard vs Karnivool

April 18th, 2019

36:56

Powerful themes flow with the neo-soul of D'Angelo and progressive prowess of Karnivool

•••

SONG 1

The Charade • D'Angelo & The Vanguard

Listen on …

Die Antwoord vs Twelve Foot Ninja

April 11th, 2019

38:41

It's weird but is it wonderful? Get freeky with Die Antwoord or keep busy with Twelve Foot Ninja

•••

SONG 1

I Fink U Freeky • Die Antwoord

Listen on …

disCOVER • Reznor vs Cash

April 4th, 2019

37:06

disCOVER Reznor's industrial take on Zeppelin, while Cash emotes NIN for his final note

•••

SONG 1

Immigrant Song (Cover) • Karen O / Reznor / Ross

Listen on Apple Music

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Credits • Immigrant Song (Cover)

Twice vs Katatonia

March 28th, 2019

36:28

Twice deliver K-Pop perfection to counteract the depths of despair from Katatonia

•••

SONG 1

TT • Twice

Listen on Apple Music

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Credits
Written by Sam Lewis / Black Eyed Pilseung
From the mini-album …

Weird Al vs Devin Townsend

March 21st, 2019

21:39

Will Weird Al's tech-rap trouble match the heated hellbender of Hevy Devy?

•••

SONG 1

It's All About The Pentiums • Weird Al Yankovic

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Credits
Written by Weird Al Yankovic
From the album …

No Doubt vs Jinjer

March 14th, 2019

27:53

Can tension and tears topple sincerity and severity?

•••

SONG 1

Don't Speak • No Doubt

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Credits
Written by Gwen Stefani / Eric Stefani
From the album 'Tragic Kingdom'
© 1995 • Interscope …

George Michael vs Cog

March 7th, 2019

27:40

Can a smokey, heartfelt storyteller tip the rhythmic riot and rumble?

•••

SONG 1

My Mother Had A Brother • George Michael

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Credits
Written by George Michael
From the album 'Patience'
© 2004 …

The Herd vs Gojira

February 28th, 2019

39:01

Can a political protest posse tackle meticulous metal on a mission?

•••

SONG 1

'2020' • The Herd

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Credits
Written by

The Kite String Tangle vs Slipknot

February 21st, 2019

32:46

How will warm trip-hop emotion fare against an 18-legged juggernaut?

•••

SONG 1

'Selfish • The Kite String Tangle

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Credits
Written by The Kite String Tangle
From the album 'The Kite String …

Take My Tone • Trailer

February 18th, 2019

0:42

A podcast where 2 people swap songs to find out if opposites attract or react. New guest and new tunes every week!

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