The 405 Exchange

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345 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

AJ Haynes (of Seratones) on why identity feeds into art

August 23rd, 2019

46:42

Ken Grand-Pierre talks to Haynes about working on album number two.

Samm Henshaw on making music for the cookouts

August 22nd, 2019

37:34

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Henshaw to discuss how he made these new songs and what people can expect from him next.

Audrey on the new generation of artists

August 21st, 2019

33:22

Her tracks are brimming with confidence and experimental instrumentation, which she delves into on this episode of the podcast with Ken Grand-Pierre. 

Joseph on the making of Good Luck, Kid

August 20th, 2019

22:30

While on a recent New York trip, Ken Grand-Pierre met up with sisters Natalie Closner Schepman, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner to find out how this new album came to be.

Shura on getting intimate with forevher

August 16th, 2019

45:02

Ken Grand-Pierre chats with Shura about her writing process, the "dreaded sophomore album", and how being in love has proven to be a positive influence towards her creativity.

The War And Treaty on their story and living with truth

August 15th, 2019

28:37

Ken Grand-Pierre met with the duo to discuss the birth of The War and Treaty, why building their career had to happen and how their emotional album (Healing Tide) came to be.

Sons of an Illustrious Father on spreading love with their art

August 14th, 2019

29:12

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the band to discuss why art means so much to them.

Sulene on shining bright like a Diamond

August 2nd, 2019

37:36

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre talks to his friend Sulene about the experiences that helped her produce her best work yet.

Emil Landman on the playfulness of songwriting

August 1st, 2019

40:33

Our host, Ken Grand-Pierre, missed Landman while he was in town but luckily they were able to connect to chat about Landman’s time in New York, as well as his journey in music.

Tim Booth on the constant blossoming of James

July 31st, 2019

33:44

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with frontman Tim Booth to discuss how the album came to be and why it’s one of James' finest albums.

The 405 Exchange - Will Oliver

July 29th, 2019

46:14

On this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre chats with Oliver about the start of his blogs and how he endures the ever-evolving landscape.

Bad Books on the humanity of songwriting

July 17th, 2019

43:04

 An early morning Skype call with Bad Books.

Kelly Lee Owens on having devotion to her craft

July 17th, 2019

30:34

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat with Kelly in New York, ahead of her gig at Elsewhere Brooklyn.

Joep Beving on the anatomy of Henosis

July 17th, 2019

36:46

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat again with Beving about his life and the music that informs it.

FINNEAS on projecting his heart through song

July 12th, 2019

20:34

We caught up with FINNEAS after a hectic week of shows in New York with his sister Billie. 

Maverick Sabre on distilling his voice on When I Wake Up

July 11th, 2019

30:22

Ken Grand-Pierre got to meet with Sabre in Brooklyn ahead of a sold-out show at Rough Trade

Adele Sakey, Lori Gutman and Sophia Ragomo on why the future is female

July 10th, 2019

1:16:32

Three incredibly talented women discuss how they aim to evolve the craft of photography, deal with rampant misogyny, connect with artists and find …

Band of Skulls on the evolution of a rock band

June 27th, 2019

33:34

"We wanted to keep it powerful and raw, but to also explore the strengths of the electronic music world."


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in combining ambition with creativity

June 26th, 2019

36:40

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Carter and guitarist Dean Richardson to discuss how End Of Suffering came to be.

SYML on the art of keeping things simple

June 25th, 2019

23:10

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with SYML while the artist was in Brooklyn.

Tamino connects with his Egyptian roots on Amir

June 21st, 2019

28:26

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Tamino to discuss his beginnings, how he made Amir and how Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood became a firm ally.

LPX on Junk of the Heart (track-by-track)

June 20th, 2019

59:08

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Plapinger in Brooklyn for a track-by-track deep dive of the Junk Of The Heart EP.

Hayden Thorpe on crafting himself through Diviner

June 18th, 2019

38:44

On this episode of the podcast, Thorpe goes deep into that aspect of Diviner, reflecting on who he has become. 

Emotional Oranges on being honest enigmas in music

June 17th, 2019

27:52

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to two members of the collective, right before they took to the stage at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show.

Rosie Carney shares the stories behind Bare

June 14th, 2019

29:26

 Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Carney in New York to discuss how her new album came to be.

Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene reflect on a life in music

June 13th, 2019

36:16

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with bandleader Kevin Drew and bassist/vocalist/overall awesome guy Brendan Canning while the band were in New …

Boston Calling Tapes (2019)

May 30th, 2019

1:08:42

Ken Grand-Pierre was fortunate to chat with such talented acts like Gang of Youths, Christine and the Queens, Adia Victoria, Superorganism, and Easy Life for this special edition of The 405 Exchange podcast.

White Lies on fully embracing themselves on Five

May 29th, 2019

31:03

It’s an exciting time in White Lies' career and we sent Ken Grand-Pierre to chat with the band about just that.

Tank & The Bangas on the life and joy of Green Balloon

May 28th, 2019

39:17

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the band for an in-depth talk about how their latest album came to be.

Talos on the sonic landscapes of Far Out Dust

May 24th, 2019

30:18

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Talos to discuss how his latest project came to be.

Honeyblood on living and creating on her own terms

May 23rd, 2019

23:02

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with the Scottish rocker to find out how the new album came to be.

Johnny Marr on how being uninhibited inspired Call The Comet

May 20th, 2019

37:04

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to talk to Marr in New York.

Aaron Marsh of Copeland talks about finding inspiration in longevity

May 10th, 2019

29:38

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to talk chat to frontman Aaron Marsh about their courageous new album.

Murjani “MJ” Rawls talks writing and self-publishing his books

May 9th, 2019

50:52

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss MJ’s career, his growth as a writer, the mechanics of self-publishing books and what he will be working on next.

The 405 Exchange: KOLARS talk creating art with someone you love

May 8th, 2019

33:10

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with KOLARS to discuss how they’ve made their live show what it is and what they expect to come next.

Hannah Mohan of And The Kids on creating with pure abandon

May 3rd, 2019

26:44

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Hannah Mohan, one half of the band, at a busy Brooklyn venue.

Layla McCalla reflects on her youth and Capitalist Blues

May 1st, 2019

30:36

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with McCalla before she played a Lincoln Center event in New York.

The 405 Exchange: Ella Vos opens up about cancer and a life in music

April 29th, 2019

29:43

Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Ella before one of her biggest shows to date at Brooklyn Steel.

Elujay on creating Adojio and his love for Acid Jazz

April 26th, 2019

23:22

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Elujay after he played to a packed house at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere venue.

Suzannah Schneider on farming and the wonderment of food

April 25th, 2019

48:42

Suzannah Schneider shares her experience of working on farms and her passion for nutrition.

Reignwolf on finally releasing Hear Me Out

April 24th, 2019

29:45

Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Cool over Skype to discuss how his debut album finally came to be.

Dave Eggers on Setlists For Young Voices

April 22nd, 2019

30:44

On this episode, Dave Eggers shares how Setlists For Young Voices came to be, and the special connection music has around the world.

DAWN on heralding the future with New Breed

April 22nd, 2019

36:14

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with DAWN in New York to go deep into New Breed.

Ryan Guldemond and Jasmin Parkin of Mother Mother on the honesty of Dance and Cry

April 12th, 2019

20:30

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with frontman Ryan Guldemond and keyboardist/vocalist Jasmin Parkin to discuss how their latest album came to be.

The 405 Exchange: Rén With The Mane

April 11th, 2019

26:00

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Rén With The Mane in Brooklyn.

Lauren Aquilina returning to music and being her truest self

April 10th, 2019

43:02

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lauren to find out what it’s really been like to be back in the spotlight.

JNR Williams on his debut project, Where We Start (track-by-track)

April 9th, 2019

32:25

The only way we could do his latest project justice is going into each track, which is what Ken Grand-Pierre did during his first encounter with JNR …

Pip Blom on forming a band and crafting a debut album

April 8th, 2019

37:58

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with the band to find out what went into the making of their album, Boat.

J.S. Ondara on his Tales Of America

April 5th, 2019

26:56

Ken Grand-Pierre sits with Ondara to find out how his debut album came to be.

Charlotte OC on reclaiming her voice

April 4th, 2019

34:27

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Charlotte to discuss where she is now with her career, new music, and what we can expect from her in 2019.

Stuart Bailie on his career and book, Trouble Songs

April 3rd, 2019

1:00:10

Stuart Bailie found time in his busy schedule to talk to Ken Grand-Pierre over a cup of coffee.

Fatherson on solidifying who they are on Sum Of All Your Parts

April 2nd, 2019

36:56

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the trio ahead of a late night NYC show.

Grian Chatten of Fontaines DC on the importance of firm ethos

April 1st, 2019

21:28

Ken Grand-Pierre met with Grian ahead of the second of two sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Union Pool.

Aoife Power and Niall Burns of Whenyoung on why art needs to be fun

March 28th, 2019

30:22

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with front-woman/bassist Aoife Power and guitarist Niall Burns to find out what makes Whenyoung who they are.

Alice Phoebe Lou on rediscovering spontaneity in songwriting

March 27th, 2019

25:09

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Alice Phoebe Lou to find out how her latest album came to be.

Loah on making art that reflects her cultures

March 15th, 2019

54:42

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Loah to discuss her musical journey.

Astrid S on redefining what it means to be a pop star

March 14th, 2019

24:12

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Astrid S to talk music, writing in LA, and why being honest gets you further than anything else.

Nina Nesbitt on making the album of her dreams

March 13th, 2019

25:58

Nina Nesbitt is back on the 405 Exchange podcast.

Tom Walker on being humbled by his meteoric rise

March 12th, 2019

28:12

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Tom Walker in New York to discuss how his debut album came to be.

Brika on helping to change modern pop

March 11th, 2019

30:29

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Brika to discuss who she is as an artist.

MUNYA on producing music for herself

March 8th, 2019

44:14

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with MUNYA during a snowy day in Manhattan.

Matoma on living a one in a million life

March 7th, 2019

26:16

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Matoma at Terminal 5.

Lou Doillon on making a cool af album

March 6th, 2019

45:55

She’s an artist that only does things with intention.

SOAK on growing and starting anew

March 5th, 2019

31:06

Ken Grand-Pierre gets to the bottom of what it was like for SOAK to return to her native Northern Ireland after touring the world for years and why making different music wasn’t ever a question.

Teeny and Lizzie Lieberson of TEEN on their new album, Good Fruit

February 18th, 2019

37:00

With their new album out next month, what better time than now to have them on the podcast?

KT Tunstall looks back to look forward

February 15th, 2019

30:22

Past, present, and future with KT Tunstall.

Julia Jacklin on her music becoming more personal

February 14th, 2019

44:36

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Jacklin to discuss her forthcoming new album.

Brittany Brave on finding integrity through comedy

February 8th, 2019

58:34

The importance of not just owning your truths, but using them to help others make sense of their own fallacies and pitfalls.

Balthazar on being a band again (and new album, Fever)

February 8th, 2019

30:49

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with co-frontmen Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez to find out how the songs of Fever came to be.

Monica Martin on living her truth through song

February 6th, 2019

50:40

Throughout this episode, she shares with Ken Grand-Pierre the difficulties of writing songs that depict her innermost feelings and why it took her so …

Aysia Marotta on her photographic passions

February 5th, 2019

50:40

Aysia is a New York-based photographer who also directs/edits video and also tours with bands.

Crush Club on putting joy into the world

January 14th, 2019

26:22

Ken Grand-Pierre Skyped with both TC Milan and Le Chev to find out what doing Crush Club means for them, and what we can expect from them this year.

Say Lou Lou on making art in the streaming age

January 11th, 2019

32:22

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Elektra Kilbey-Jansson and Miranda Kilbey-Jansson in Brooklyn.

Torquil (of Stars) on always speaking his mind and heart

January 10th, 2019

36:15

Throughout this episode, Torquil shares his thoughts on streaming, keeping a band going after 20+ years, the importance of instilling purpose into your craft, and where Stars is heading.

Raleigh Ritchie on finding fun from his truths

January 8th, 2019

30:54

In this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Anderson before a sold-out show in Brooklyn to discuss where the Raleigh Ritchie project is now, and …

Shad on his short story of a war

December 21st, 2018

49:07

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the musician/writer/radio personality/hip-hop historian/and generally sweet guy we know as Shad.

Elliott Margin (of The Rubens) on the endurance of a band of brothers

December 20th, 2018

29:22

Back in the summer, Ken Grand-Pierre had a Skype chat with band member Elliot Margin (keyboards/backing vocals) about how the years been for the band and where they hope to go from here.

Kam Franklin (of The Suffers) on Gulf Coast Soul

December 19th, 2018

20:26

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Kam in Brooklyn to find out what Gulf Coast Soul is all about.

MINKE in aiming high and dreaming big

December 18th, 2018

24:40

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with MINKE (real name: Leah Mason) via Skype to discuss how she’s shaping her career into reflecting who she is, rather than who she thinks she needs to be.

Ezra Furman on carving out a path while protecting his communities

December 14th, 2018

1:01:22

On this episode of the podcast, Ezra talks to Ken Grand-Pierre about his experiences creating and touring Transangelic Exodus, and why he holds his …

Tor Miller on Surviving The Suburbs

December 13th, 2018

17:21

On this episode of the podcast, Tor speaks candidly with Ken Grand-Pierre about how he ended up making art out of a difficult time.

Laura Jean Anderson on living her truth through song

December 12th, 2018

40:14

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Laura Jean Anderson about her past, present, and dazzlingly bright future.

G Flip on her unexpectedly wild year

December 11th, 2018

37:26

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre talks with G Flip.

Max Kerman of Arkells

December 10th, 2018

25:28

Max loves people, and on this episode of the podcast, he talks to Ken Grand-Pierre about that love of humanity and why his band means so much to him.

Claire Wellin (Youth In A Roman Field) on her creative journey

December 7th, 2018

58:10

This episode aims to cover the wealth of her experiences.

Anna of the North on finding inspiration from relationships

December 6th, 2018

37:10

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the Norwegian songwriter to discuss the future.

JAIN on the story of the eclectic Souldier

December 5th, 2018

19:10

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with JAIN at the conclusion of a sold-out tour.

Stephen Chen on his project Behaviorist (track-by-track)

December 3rd, 2018

58:08

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Mr. Chen for an in-depth, track-by-track chat regarding his debut/self-titled EP.

Dream Wife on conquering the world, one show at a time

November 30th, 2018

34:06

Ken Grand-Pierre once again talks to the ever-insightful minds of Dream Wife.

Orelsan on his origins and touring America

November 29th, 2018

21:42

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Orelsan the day after a sold-out show at New York’s Irving Plaza to discuss his phenomenal rise.

DVTCH Norris on I’m Sad, I Wanna Make It (track-by-track)

November 28th, 2018

44:11

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre skyped with DVTCH to find out how I’m Sad, I Wanna Make It came to be.

Farao on experimenting with old tech for new sounds

November 24th, 2018

31:33

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Farao for the latest edition of The 405 Exchange podcast.

Little Boots looks onto the future of her career

November 13th, 2018

31:12

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Little Boots to discuss her career and where she’s hoping to go next.

Yoke Lore talks Absolutes (track-by-track)

November 8th, 2018

47:39

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to meet up with Galvin for his second appearance on The 405 Exchange.

Marissa Nadler on discovering her new voice

November 6th, 2018

37:32

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Marissa Nadler to discuss how her latest album came to be.

Miles Kane on his Coup De Grace

November 5th, 2018

40:06

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Kane via Skype, ahead of a sold-out show in Belgium.

Eliza Shaddad on being inspired by life

October 12th, 2018

27:19

Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Shaddad over Skype to discuss how her debut album came to be.

Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia on growth and fatherhood

October 11th, 2018

50:00

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with St. Lucia's Jean-Philip Grobler to discuss the journey of Hyperion.

Faces On TV on creating Night Funeral

September 28th, 2018

25:29

To find out how Night Funeral came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Maekelberg via Skype near the tail-end of festival season.

Orla Gartland on independence and her secret demo club

September 27th, 2018

37:16

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Orla to find out how 'I Go Crazy' came to be and what we can expect from her next.

Allen Tate on creating In The Waves

September 26th, 2018

36:02

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Tate to discuss how his new album came to be.

Mona Haydar on combining art with activism

September 25th, 2018

56:53

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Mona to discuss how activism drives her art, and how music became such a prominent fixture in her life.

Bob Moses on how life inspires music

September 24th, 2018

38:42

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Canadian duo to find out more about their latest project and what they have planned next.

Coyle Girelli on why Love Kills

September 17th, 2018

33:54

Coyle Girelli on crossing dark paths, writing more and more, finding a love for country music, and singing about actual experiences.

Pronoun on progress and staying true to yourself

September 13th, 2018

24:15

Pronoun on growth from touring, the Audiotree experience, and plotting a trilogy of albums.

James Veck-Gilodi (of Deaf Havana) on changes and rituals

September 12th, 2018

27:12

James Veck-Gilodi on writing in near-isolation, bringing the band into the album, and why change is good.

Camille Trust on becoming a true New Yorker

September 11th, 2018

37:55

Camille Trust on choosing to be in New York, looking for a sense of community, the DIY approach, and creating with friends you can trust.

Alex Lahey on touring and her mental year

September 7th, 2018

28:12

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Lahey in Manhattan to reflect on the mad year she’s had since releasing her album.

Ólafur Arnalds on growth and unexpected reflections

September 6th, 2018

27:27

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Arnalds in Brooklyn to discuss the ways re:member is a different beast than his previous work.

Conrad Sewell on the importance of coming clean

September 5th, 2018

31:26

Throughout this talk, Conrad offers some insight into what his life has looked like these last few years and where he’s hoping to go from here.

The Joy Formidable on the delight of surprising yourself

August 30th, 2018

32:56

On this episode of the podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd to discuss how AAARTH came to be.

Lauren Ruth Ward on her colourful honesty

August 28th, 2018

25:20

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lauren Ruth Ward in New York.

Camrus Johnson on acting and smiling through life

August 21st, 2018

58:20

Camrus joins Ken Grand-Pierre to talk through his journey into acting and why it’s still just the beginning.

The Newport Folk Festival Tapes 2018

August 14th, 2018

37:38

Within this episode, Ken Grand-Pierre talks to some of his favourite artists about what makes the festival so special.

The Pierce Brothers on busking and adventure

August 8th, 2018

40:06

Within this talk we go into their story and what we can expect from their upcoming debut album.

Cortney Armitage on combining creativity with progress

August 7th, 2018

39:40

Ken Grand-Pierre dives into Cortney Armitage's origin story.

An introduction with Ken Grand-Pierre

August 6th, 2018

35:18

Cortney Armitage interviews Ken Grand-Pierre about how the 405 Exchange Podcast came to be and what keeps it going.

Ciaran Lavery on finding songs from life ('Bones 4 Blood' video premiere)

July 12th, 2018

36:54

Ciaran Lavery shares his life experiences with Ken Grand-Pierre.

JONES on falling in love with NYC

July 11th, 2018

23:39

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with JONES to discover how she came to the idea of writing about New York and how the experience of her EP project is changing her as an artist.

HONNE on finding warmth in the light

July 10th, 2018

36:54

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with HONNE to find out how their second album came to be.

Zeke Thomas on rediscovery

July 9th, 2018

38:00

Zeke Thomas opens up about how his life changed after being assault, the songwriting process, and finding himself once more.

Talos on the emotions and architecture of a song

July 6th, 2018

41:36

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Talos to discover how his latest project came to be.

Gordi on her Twilight Residency and becoming a New Yorker

July 5th, 2018

33:39

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Gordi in a busy Brooklyn cafe to catch up on life, the songs she’s been writing for album 2, studying to become a …

Chaos Chaos on the heart of their debut album

July 4th, 2018

41:08

Asya and Chloe go deep into how their self-titled debut album came to be, and why it was a miracle it was even finished at all.

Sunny Jain of Red Baraat on Sound The People

July 3rd, 2018

34:36

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Sunny Jain of the band, to discuss the process of bringing their latest album to life.

Meg Myers on finally finding herself

June 29th, 2018

42:00

 Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Meg to discuss new music.

Oliver Hazard on their unexpected journey Publish

June 28th, 2018

37:54

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the trio while they were in New York preparing for two shows at the legendary Rockwood Music Hall.

James Alex on why Quiet Slang needed to happen

June 27th, 2018

32:32

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke with James Alex over Skype to find out why he decided to go down this beautiful route.

Ash on how Islands came to be

June 26th, 2018

45:37

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Tim Wheeler and Mark Hamilton to find out how Ash's new album came to be.

Matt Mays on his life on the road

June 13th, 2018

26:58

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Matt Mays to discuss Once Upon A Hell Of A Time and the experiences that inspired it.

The Gov Ball Tapes (2018)

June 12th, 2018

1:01:31

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Slaves, Mikky Ekko, AURORA, Middle Kids, and the Struts.

Ariana and the Rose on Light + Space

June 4th, 2018

37:38

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Ariana to discuss how her one of a kind showcase came to be.

WAFIA on reflecting life through art

June 1st, 2018

28:08

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with WAFIA to discuss her journey and how she found a home within music.

Blood Red Shoes on challenging themselves and their sound

May 30th, 2018

29:16

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the duo in New York to find out what's next for Blood Red Shoes.

Frida Sundemo on melding visuals and sonic landscapes

May 29th, 2018

20:14

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Frida in New York to discuss the importance of art and what it means to her.

Victor Solf of Her on finding life after death

May 28th, 2018

33:04

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Victor in Brooklyn to discuss the difficult journey of finishing 'Her'.

Marian Hill on the evolution of their process

May 25th, 2018

27:25

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol to discuss the unexpected journey towards their second album.

Ama Lou on her creative direction

May 23rd, 2018

25:14

She recently wrapped up a successful US tour with Jorja Smith.

The 405 Exchange: Sum 41 on Does This Look Infected, 15 years later

May 22nd, 2018

27:02

They discuss the 15-anniversary of the band's classic second album, Does This Look Infected?.

Caroline Rose on being true to yourself

May 21st, 2018

41:20

For the latest episode of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Caroline Rose in New York.

The Weather Station on being creative and reflections

May 4th, 2018

20:48

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with The Weather Station for a few moments in New York to go through the songwriting process behind her highly relatable album.

Jacob Banks on Wakanda and creating The Village

May 3rd, 2018

24:13

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Banks in New York to talk about upcoming music, but mainly just to shoot the s**t.

The 405 Exchange: NoMBE on equality and female empowerment

May 2nd, 2018

23:33

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Noah to discuss how They Might’ve Even Loved Me came to be.

Jade Bird on ambitions and honest songwriting

May 1st, 2018

25:46

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Jade Bird in New York to discuss her ambitions.

The 405 Exchange: Jackie Venson on how she makes her guitar sing

April 30th, 2018

56:19

On this edition of The 405 Exchange, we go into Jackie’s story, and as a first for the podcast, we're treated to a live performance too.

The 405 Exchange: The Lone Bellow

April 27th, 2018

29:26

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the band before their historic show at New York’s Town Hall Theater.

We Are Scientists on Megaplex and their career

April 26th, 2018

42:34

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the duo to discuss the band's latest album.

The 405 Exchange: Kat Edmonson on being an old-fashioned gal

April 25th, 2018

33:17

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Kat Edmonson to learn more about the artist's forthcoming album, Old Fashioned Gal.

TT on expression through experimentation

April 24th, 2018

30:41

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Wayman in New York to find out more about her TT project.

Oxymorrons on why rap is the new rock

April 23rd, 2018

46:56

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Oxymorrons to find out what exactly it is that they’re trying to do with their music.

YUNGBLUD on being deliberately unpredictable

April 20th, 2018

27:01

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with YUNGBLUD in Brooklyn for the latest 405 Exchange podcast.

Kimbra on constant evolution and Primal Heart

April 19th, 2018

21:46

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Kimbra while she was on tour to discuss her latest album and how it came to be.

Starchild & The New Romantic on the art of Language

April 18th, 2018

32:50

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Bryndon in Manhattan to find out how his album, Language, came to be.

Joep Beving's unexpected journey

April 17th, 2018

45:20

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the talented Dutchman in New York for this chat.

Albert Hammond Jr. on finding himself through music

April 16th, 2018

31:56

 Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Albert in Brooklyn, ahead of a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel.

The Aces on When My Heart Felt Volcanic

April 6th, 2018

18:14

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with The Aces in New York, during a particularly cold day, to discuss When My Heart Felt Volcanic.

Hinds on why music is more than a lifestyle

April 5th, 2018

24:04

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ana Garcia Perrote (vocals/guitars) and Ade Martin (bass/backing vocals) to find out what’s changed for our favourite Spanish band.

Bruno Major on learning about himself through music

April 4th, 2018

25:24

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Bruno during a rainy New York afternoon to discuss A Song For Every Moon.

We Were Promised Jetpacks on live shows and album #4

April 3rd, 2018

24:48

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the band to discuss the process of working on a new album and how their live shows have become so special.

The 405 Exchange: Fishbach on touring and finding her audience

April 2nd, 2018

28:14

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Flora while she returned to New York to play at Nublu. 

Vlad Holiday on going solo and starting anew

March 30th, 2018

25:06

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with his old friend to discuss what it’s been like to write for his new project, and where he hopes to see it go from here.

Nina Nesbitt on rediscovering her voice and vigor

March 29th, 2018

27:14

How did Nina become the type of artist that’s willing to be so honest and direct? Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with her in New York to find out.

Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko on touring and pop music

March 28th, 2018

21:47

It brings us great joy to bring you this special chat between both Charlotte and Mikky, conducted by Ken Grand-Pierre right before their sets at a …

RYAL on the journey of Silver and Gold

March 27th, 2018

22:20

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the duo at Nevezie’s studio in Astoria to discuss how their project came to be.

Phoebe Bridgers on carving her own path

March 26th, 2018

23:08

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Phoebe ahead of a sold-out show in Brooklyn to discuss her album and why longevity is indeed important to her.

Tove Styrke on human connection and the Lorde tour

March 23rd, 2018

31:18

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Tove, just a mere two days before the Lorde tour, to discuss what songwriting means to her and how she plans to make Americans love her.



Lissie on honesty and reconciliation

March 22nd, 2018

41:15

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Lissie to discuss where she found herself after touring My Wild West.

Until The Ribbon Breaks on battling alcoholism and finding clarity

March 21st, 2018

24:37

Ken Grand-Pierre Skyped with Peter to find out how the album came to be.

Gabrielle Aplin on being the artist she wants to be

March 20th, 2018

23:11

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Aplin ahead of her sold-out New York show to discuss the evolution of her sound and why songwriting is all she ever …

Dermot Kennedy on finding his voice

March 19th, 2018

29:55

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Dermot Kennedy ahead of his recent sold-out show in New York.

Christian Tierney on evolving with photography

March 16th, 2018

44:22

“I know it’s a good photo if you like it and don’t know who the person in the photo.” - Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Christian Tierney for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.

Adrian Daniel on challenging perception and being FLAWD

March 15th, 2018

37:54

“That’s the most liberating thing, the idea that I can inspire the people that I work with.” - Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Adrian Daniel for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.

Youngr on going viral and enjoying life

March 14th, 2018

21:59

“I remember just being fascinated with recording things. It all started with that.” - Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Youngr for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.

Thomas Winkler and Gaby Alvarez on the joys and challenges of music management

March 13th, 2018

56:56

“I think people are still trying to catch up to how fast the industry has been changing.” - Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with Thomas Winkler and Gaby Alvarez for the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast.

The Coronas on chasing songs and new heights

March 12th, 2018

33:54

“I know no matter where we go, Dublin will always be there.” - Ken Grand-Pierre chats to The Coronas.

Jalen N’Gonda on songwriting and growth

March 9th, 2018

24:34

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jalen about moving to Liverpool, finding a voice, why writing needs to be honest, and knowing this is the beginning of a …

Editors on Violence (track-by-track)

March 8th, 2018

49:36

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with frontman Tom Smith and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Justin Lockey to discuss being a "studio band", evolving, the …

Lewis Capaldi on Bruises and being here to stay

March 7th, 2018

26:21

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Capaldi via Skype to discuss 'Bruises', his origin story, spending an entire year writing, and working with Jessie Reyez.

Dessa on the art of writing and new album Chime

March 6th, 2018

42:26

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Dessa about Chime, why music is an act of catharsis, and writing 'My Own Devices'.

Ryan Winnen on art and the catharsis of painting

March 5th, 2018

16:07

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ryan about the works of Gerhard Richter, the eclectic nature of Sterling Ruby, abstract expressionist Clyfford Still, and painting when off the road.

COIN on touring and their brotherhood

March 2nd, 2018

27:32

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Joe Memmel (guitars) of the band, ahead of their sold out NYC …

Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly on being a young adult in 2018 Britain

March 1st, 2018

38:07

We had Ken Grand-Pierre chat with Duckworth over Skype to go over his new album and his career at large.

Keys N Krates on shedding skin and crafting a new sound

February 28th, 2018

31:48

To find out how the project came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Keys N Krates over Skype as they prepared for their upcoming tour.

MONA on coming back anew

February 27th, 2018

32:16

Ken Grand-Pierre has some history with MONA, and it only made sense that he would link up with Brown while in NYC to find out what lies in the future …

Naaz on finding creativity through culture and family

February 26th, 2018

41:29

Naaz came to the states for the first time, and while she was here, Ken Grand-Pierre got to link up with her and discuss how she went from making music in her bedroom to being nominated for Dutch Grammy’s.

B.Miles on collaboration and finding your voice

February 23rd, 2018

29:19

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to B.Miles, aka Brenna Miles and Eric Nizgretsky.

Lo Moon on their debut album (track-by-track)

February 22nd, 2018

56:32

Their debut, self-titled album comes out on February 23rd and to go into the album, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to frontman Matt Lowell and …

Creeper on theatrics and dynamic personalities

February 21st, 2018

37:08

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with frontman Will Gould and guitarist Ian Miles to find out how the world of Creeper came together.

Anna Meredith on the importance of longevity and experimentation

February 20th, 2018

31:00

Ken Grand-Pierre sat with Meredith, ahead of an anticipated show in Brooklyn.

Jen Cloher on Milk Records and touring the US

February 19th, 2018

32:46

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Cloher ahead of her recent sold-out show in Brooklyn, to talk about her latest album and why it was so important to …

JP Cooper on Grey Skies and fatherhood

February 16th, 2018

43:16

To find out how We Were Raised Under Grey Skies came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Cooper after his recent Brooklyn show.

Sarah Midkiff on writing and working with musicians

February 15th, 2018

41:36

Her journey has been a bit unorthodox, to say the least.

Felix White on Yala Records and cultivating talent

February 13th, 2018

30:30

To find out how Yala came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Felix White via Skype.

Kitten on Spoiler and being an independent band

February 12th, 2018

34:32

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Chaidez in Brooklyn to discover what’s changed for the artist.

San Fermin on writing emotional songs and evolving as a band

February 8th, 2018

28:20

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Ludwig-Leone, singer Allen Tate, and trumpet player John Brandon, to delve into how evolution has played a prominent …

Rén With The Mane on crafting music and a stage presence

February 7th, 2018

18:30

Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with the fantastic Renee Orshan, aka Rén With The Mane.

Jesse Boykins III on learning about yourself and crafting a story

February 6th, 2018

31:18

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jesse about covering James Blake at live shows, how a break-up inspired creativity, the story behind Bartholomew, and …

Craig David on why The Time Is Now

February 5th, 2018

26:48

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with David in New York to discuss the journey of his latest album.

Company of Thieves on touring and inspirations

February 2nd, 2018

24:49

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Company of Thieves about reforming the band after hiatus, reconnecting as friends first, band second, touring as a band again, and how inspiration can come from your own music. 

Van William on Alaska and finding creativity

February 1st, 2018

31:39

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Van William about finding creativity during uncertainty, making music that’s both old and new, being raised in Alaska, and …

NIIA on making music

January 31st, 2018

33:20

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to NIIA about defining the line between personal and professional, the exhausting experience of dropping an album, finding …

The Wombats on new music and anniversary shows

January 30th, 2018

21:02

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Matthew Murphy about getting married, where 'Lemon And A Knife Fight’ came from, what will surprise people with album four, and touring anniversary shows for the first album. 

SIVU on living outside of London and Sweet Sweet Silent

January 26th, 2018

25:50

Ken Grand-Pierre Skype’s with SIVU to find out how Sweet Sweet Silent came to be, the experience of living with Ménière's disease, and why exploring different sounds is so important to him.

Tawny Lara on confronting addiction and therapy

January 25th, 2018

52:12

It was a true privilege getting to learn more about her, as well as sharing all the laughs in between.

EZI on songwriting and moving to LA

January 24th, 2018

35:21

To find out the journey of her first EP, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Zynn to discuss why she was Afraid of the Dark.

Common Holly on creativity and Playing House

January 23rd, 2018

56:28

Ken Grand-Pierre sat with Nagger in Brooklyn and delved deep into how Playing House came to be.

Stars on therapy and There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light

January 22nd, 2018

35:14

Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with frontman Torquil Campbell to find out how There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light came to be.

Elli Ingram on love and bringing a long-awaited album to the stage

January 19th, 2018

24:40

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ingram over Skype about how Love You Really came to be.

Cold Specks on False Paradise and tour exhaustion

January 17th, 2018

24:46

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ladan Hussein ahead of her recent show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right.

Sulene on New York City, South Africa, and touring

January 16th, 2018

47:38

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Sulene in Brooklyn where they went in-depth about her reimagined Strange EP, touring with the likes of Nate Ruess and …

Gary Numan on L.A., Trump, and the intimacy of making an album

January 15th, 2018

37:03

Ken Grand-Pierre had an in-depth conversation with the legend that is Gary Numan.

Ebru Yildiz on finding a community in New York and working closely with musicians

January 12th, 2018

50:25

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ebru Yildiz to discuss her early days, why New York means so much to her, and why it's a privilege to work with artists.

Parson James on repping Selena in Mexico and pop music

January 11th, 2018

38:04

Before 2017 ended, Parson James released a standout single titled, 'Only You', his most honest song to date. To find out how the song came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Parson James in Brooklyn.

Tom Forest on songwriting and fatherhood

January 10th, 2018

33:26

Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Tom Gracefield, right before the holidays.

Emily Haines on touring solo and being open

January 9th, 2018

20:44

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Emily Haines to find out how Choir of the Mind came to be.

Liza Anne on self-doubt and new album Fine But Dying

January 8th, 2018

31:42

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with close friend Liza Anne to discuss how her new album came to be and where she sees her music bringing her next.

Craig David on Miami and working with new talent (From The Archives)

December 11th, 2017

16:30

Made back in January while in New York, we find an excitable Craig David holding court like the talk show host we never knew we wanted.

Masha Korovkina on photography and the importance of travelling

December 8th, 2017

43:28

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Masha Korovkina to discuss her story, how she came to New York, growing up in Russia, and exploring her creative endeavours.

Dream Wife on the Bad Bitches Club and debut albums

December 7th, 2017

50:11

Ken Grand-Pierre chats with the band during their first ever trip to New York, to find out what Dream Wife have in store for the world.

Nilufer Yanya on visiting New York and her debut album

December 6th, 2017

19:20

Enjoy this chat that Ken Grand-Pierre had with Yanya during her first-ever trip to the states.

Allen Stone on travelling the world and future music

December 5th, 2017

34:36

We sent Ken Grand-Pierre to catch up with Stone in Brooklyn to find out what this next body of work will entail.

Lilly Hiatt on solitude and tackling misconceptions about country music

December 4th, 2017

27:39

To find out how Trinity Lane came to be, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Hiatt as she visited New York while on tour with Blitzen Trapper.

Sinéad Harnett on songwriting and mixing genres

November 27th, 2017

25:20

Ken Grand-Pierre chatted with Harnett while she was on her first proper tour of the states, ahead of a sold-out show at the legendary SOB’s in New …

Nick Mulvey on fatherhood and inspirations

November 24th, 2017

35:23

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Nick in New York to discuss the journey of his new album, fatherhood and growing as an artist with a vision.

Shout Out Louds on touring and writing love songs

November 21st, 2017

37:17

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with frontman Adam Olenius and bassist Ted Malmros to discuss Shout Out Louds' new album and their return to touring.

Curtis Harding on inspirations and live performances

November 20th, 2017

16:49

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Curtis about inspirations, what makes Wednesday Morning Atonement special, working with Danger Mouse, and playing live. Check out their …

Esmé Patterson on controversies and consequences

November 17th, 2017

30:42

Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Esmé in New York, ahead of a show she did at Bowery Ballroom. They go deep in this talk, covering a myriad of topics some might find to be "taboo” but more than anything else, it’s just …

The Kickback on divorce and David Foster Wallace

November 16th, 2017

39:40

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to The Kickback about discussing the band's own podcast series, divorce, finding fun and other meanings within the album, and David Foster …

Ella Vos on depression and new music

November 15th, 2017

33:26

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ella about postpartum depression, the evolution of her track 'Down In …

Susanne Sundfør on climate change and new projects

November 14th, 2017

32:43

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Susanne about why her next project had to be different, how climate change inspired the new album, working with John Grant, and considering …

Royal Blood on not overthinking the big things

November 13th, 2017

19:32

Ken Grand-Pierre was lucky enough to catch up with the duo hours before they hit the stage at Madison Square Garden.

Sophie Strauss on New York and the importance of dialogue

November 10th, 2017

44:15

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Sophie while she returned to New York City - a place the two originally met when she released her debut EP, Yeah No Fine.

The Amazons on rock music and critics

November 9th, 2017

32:04

While in New York, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the band to discuss how their album came to be.

Japanese Breakfast on Soft Sounds and Touring

November 8th, 2017

47:11
Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with Zauner while she recuperated in her new home of Philadelphia before she embarked on an extensive tour of Europe and Asia.


Pip Blom on sticking to her vision and touring Europe

November 7th, 2017

23:25

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcastKen Grand-Pierre spoke to Pip Blom about touring Europe for the first time, staying true to her vision, music videos and forthcoming shows.

JFDR on Pascal Pinon and facing challenges

November 6th, 2017

47:17

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcastKen Grand-Pierre spoke to JFDR about the beginning, how the last Pascal Pinon album inspired JFDR, being challenged in new ways by Shahzad, and the present and future …

Son Little on Australia and New Magic

November 3rd, 2017

36:59

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcastKen Grand-Pierre spoke to Son Little about unexpectedly finding inspiration in Australia, the …

ALA.NI on inspirations and weed

November 2nd, 2017

44:40

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to ALA.NI about her inspiration uncle, writing from the point of view of other people, and why she recorded the album the way she did.

Everything Everything (Again)

November 1st, 2017

21:19

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Everything Everything's Alex Robertshaw about the importance of melody when experimenting, James Corden, working on songs at home, and how vocals drive a band’s ambition.

Ali Raymond of Beatnik Creative on his origin story

October 30th, 2017

1:07:56

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ali about the Beatnik Creative, the importance of working and believing …

Mura Masa on collaborations and evolving

October 27th, 2017

50:13

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Mura Masa about his origin story, collaborations, and evolving.



Warhaus on new music and recording in the mountains

October 26th, 2017

36:23

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Devoldere about recording an album in the mountains, working with best …

Lucy Rose on South America and rediscovering her creativity

October 25th, 2017

36:06

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Lucy about travelling South America, returning to the UK, and rediscovering her creativity for Something’s Changing. Check out their …

And So I Watch You From Afar on songwriting and their latest album

October 24th, 2017

34:50

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to And So I Watch You From Afar's Niall Kennedy about changing the songwriting process, decamping in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the album, …

Aquilo on inspirations and gratitude

October 23rd, 2017

30:44

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher of Aquilo about the creation of their upcoming second album, how their debut album was made, what inspires an …

Yoke Lore on touring and the meaning of Goodpain

October 19th, 2017

33:54

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yoke Lore about touring intensely in 2017, what goes into making a pop song work, the meaning of Goodpain, and setting himself apart from …

Enter Shikari on The Spark and creativity

October 18th, 2017

33:52

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about grinding over the years and the choice to do it, the birth of The Spark, past albums and how they contrast with The Spark, and …

Foy Vance on family and future plans

October 17th, 2017

40:55

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Foy Vance about family and the importance of caring for them, learning about the type of songwriter Foy Vance is, the journey of The Wild …

YELLE on making music in France

October 16th, 2017

38:08

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yelle about returning to the music world, what's it's like to make music in France, and loads more.

Ron Pope on iced coffee and working hard

October 13th, 2017

35:52

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Ron Pope to discuss iced coffee, working hard, the early experiences of touring, and why a good song can be about anything. 

Mutemath on longevity and experimentation

October 12th, 2017

37:02

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Meany about the respect that comes with longevity, having fans who “get it”, and being comfortable with experimenting.

Songhoy Blues on performing live and Africa Express

October 11th, 2017

38:08

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Gabra and drummer Nathanael Dembélé about bringing life onto the …

Mondo Cozmo on solar panel backpacks and his origin story

October 10th, 2017

21:42

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about coming to terms with having to start anew, the origin story of Mondo Cozmo, and having a band of brothers on the road.

Elizabeth and the Catapult on Keepsake and dealing with tragedy

October 9th, 2017

35:53

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ziman about why it’s important to write, even when dealing with …

K.Flay on music genres and life experiences

October 6th, 2017

38:27

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about why not adhering to genre can confuse some people, …

Potty Mouth on moving to LA and hitting the road

October 5th, 2017

19:48

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about moving to LA, feeling inspired by being around other creatives, how their new music video for 'Twisted' came to be, and what …

The 405 Exchange: Cam Avery on songwriting and going solo

October 4th, 2017

39:16

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about the differences between touring with Tame Impala and …

The 405 Exchange: Tei Shi on finding her creative spirit

October 3rd, 2017

26:03


For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about coming to New York and finding her creative spirit, how her debut album came to be, how being a producer helps her approach …

The 405 Exchange: Cold War Kids on changing things up

October 2nd, 2017

27:48

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the band about the arc of their discography, why they're more than just an indie band, how LA Divine came to be, and working with Bishop …

Cape Francis on creative spaces (Ep. 49)

September 22nd, 2017

29:22

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Cape Francis about Falling Into Pieces, the importance of having a dedicated creative space, and the story behind standout track, '5 In The …

Blue Americans on Paris and New York (Ep. 48)

September 21st, 2017

38:30

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Kris about New York, the experiences and subtext of 'Bull On Venice …

Little Dragon on Gothenburg and new music (Ep. 47)

September 20th, 2017

24:18

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Yukimi Nagano and Erik Bodin about the beauty of returning to Gothenburg, working with James Ford and Patrik Berger, how Season High came …

Valerie June on the importance of connecting with people (Ep. 46)

September 19th, 2017

22:38

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Valerie about the importance of connecting with people, the experiences of living/visiting Tennessee and New York, why it feels cathartic to …

Eric Tsurumoto on photography and creativity (Ep. 45)

September 18th, 2017

53:56

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre photographer Eric Tsurumoto about his amazing work, why exploring creativity is important, the intimacy of taking portraits, and what it feels …

Jacob Banks on soul and the importance of truth (Ep. 44

September 15th, 2017

33:20

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Jacob about why the truth matters most of all. the importance of unity in our current world, forthcoming music, and the true meaning of …

Oh Wonder on fans and working in the studio (Ep. 43)

September 14th, 2017

26:58

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the pair about the perfect time to release an album like Ultralife, the importance of engaging with your fans, why they both thrive in …

LPX on Neon Gold and NYC (Ep. 42)

September 13th, 2017

38:10

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Lizzy about trying new things, how liberating it feels to take …

VÉRITÉ and Nicole Mago on friendship and inspiration (Ep. 41)

September 12th, 2017

25:17

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to VÉRITÉ and Nicole Mago about the birth of a friendship, the glamour …

Marika Hackman and The Big Moon on friendship and the Mercury Prize (Ep. 40)

September 11th, 2017

20:02

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Marika Hackman and The Big Moon about friendship, the surprise of selling out crowds in the states, and being nominated for a rather big …

Zola Jesus on evolving (Ep. 39)

September 8th, 2017

40:06

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Zola Jesus to discuss her new album, how the writing process must always change, why the word "evolve" is important, …

Izzy Bizu on touring and her journey (Ep. 38)

September 7th, 2017

18:58

Izzy Buzu discusses opening up for Coldplay, travelling the states, and why sharing experiences with people is important for music.

Dan Croll on mental health and songwriting (Ep. 37)

September 6th, 2017

37:43

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Dan to discuss the importance of talking about mental health, …

KAYE on music, politics & Game of Thrones (Ep. 36)

September 5th, 2017

48:02

Charlene Kaye is one of the lead singers of the band San Fermin. When not with San Fermin, she is also a fierce solo artist, whose songs make you …

The 405 Podcast: Coely

September 1st, 2017

49:08

Just trust us on this: your new favourite artist is from Belgium.

The 405 Podcast: Jaymes Young

August 31st, 2017

26:08

It's time you got to know the extremely talented Jaymes Young.

A Special 405 Mix from Saint Sister

August 30th, 2017

42:16

"Most of them are songs we've been listening to lately."

The 405 Podcast: Gordi

August 30th, 2017

20:06

Fresh from the release of her debut album, Reservoir, Ken Grand-Pierre catches up with the brilliant Gordi.

The 405 Podcast: Noah Kahan

August 29th, 2017

26:28

Another day, another podcast from the prolific Ken Grand-Pierre.

Views From The 405 Episode 04: Brand New, The War On Drugs, Nadine Shah, Tears For Fears

August 28th, 2017

1:30:52

Our music writers discussion podcast looks back at some of the most notable releases of the month, and then even further back to before our time.

The 405 Podcast: Grace Mitchell

August 28th, 2017

17:32

An interview in the bustling streets of New York.

The 405 Podcast: Tank and the Bangas

August 25th, 2017

29:44

If you don't want Tank and the Bangas to win, we can't be friends.

The 405 Podcast: Mew

August 24th, 2017

33:32

Ken Grand-Pierre grilled the king of Denmark for the latest edition of his podcast.

The 405 Podcast: Bishop Briggs

August 23rd, 2017

12:44

This is probably the shortest podcast we've ever produced, but there's a lot of magic packed into the runtime.

The 405 Podcast - Everything Everything

August 22nd, 2017

33:44

Are Everything Everything the most criminally underrated band in the UK? Yes.

The 405 Podcast: Harts

August 21st, 2017

53:40

Ken Grand-Pierre recently caught up with Australian musician HARTS during his recent trip to New York.

The 405 Podcast: El Mar

August 14th, 2017

54:50

Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Brooklyn-based El Mar (Joey Primero) for the latest edition of his podcast.

The 405 Podcast: Welshly Arms

August 10th, 2017

29:24

Cleveland-based band Welshly Arms are the latest guests on Ken Grand Pierre's Podcast.

Views From The 405: Episode 03

August 7th, 2017

1:35:35

The 405's music discussion podcast is back to take you through the notable new album releases - both good and bad - before taking you back to spend …

The 405 Podcast: Public Service Broadcasting

August 4th, 2017

40:18

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Public Service Broadcasting for a chat.

The 405 Podcast: Greta Van Fleet

August 3rd, 2017

28:04

The latest instalment of our 405 Podcast comes from Michigan band, Greta Van Fleet.

The 405 Podcast: Sweet Crude

August 2nd, 2017

19:54

Ken Grand-Pierre met up with New Orleans band Sweet Crude ahead of their Brooklyn show with Ben l'Oncle Soul.

The 405 Podcast: Overcoats

July 31st, 2017

29:48

Ken Grand-Pierre met with New York-based Overcoats for the latest edition of his podcast.

Views From The 405 Episode 02

July 19th, 2017

1:30:53

In episode 2 of The 405's new music discussion podcast, we touched on recent events, new album releases and looked back at Arcade Fire's second album Neon Bible.

The 405 Podcast: Ariana and the Rose

July 19th, 2017

32:00

It was a pleasure talking to Ariana and The Rose. An absolute pleasure.

The 405 Podcast: Bright Light Bright Light

July 18th, 2017

30:14

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with the excellent Bright Light Bright Light for the latest edition of the 405 podcast.

The 405 Podcast: Dagny

July 10th, 2017

25:07

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with Norwegian pop genius ahead of her debut NYC show.

The 405 Podcast: The Skins

July 7th, 2017

34:12

Ken Grand-Pierre had a brief chat with The Skins ahead of their recent show at NYC's Mercury Lounge.

The 405 Podcast: Ray BLK

July 3rd, 2017

17:10

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with Ray BLK to discuss all her incredible achievements to date, being a songwriter first, and staying true to her vision

The 405 Podcast: The Aces

June 30th, 2017

17:48

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with our favourite pop group, The Aces to discuss their debut EP, their bond, travelling, and a million other things.

The 405 Podcast: Charlotte Cardin

June 29th, 2017

23:28

Ken Grand-Pierre had a chat with Canadian musician Charlotte Cardin about her eclectic sound, her debut album - which she's currently working on - and future plans.

The 405 Podcast: Sofi Tukker

June 28th, 2017

33:05

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Brooklyn's finest, SOFI TUKKER, about their eclectic nature, music, Brazil and more.

The 405 Podcast: Lindsey Luff

June 27th, 2017

32:28

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to singer-songwriter Lindsey Luff about her self-titled debut album, the human experience, and much more.

Views from The 405: Episode 01

June 25th, 2017

1:20:42

The first episode of a new music discussion podcast hosted by The 405 writers; Episode 01 features discussions of Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Fleet Foxes, LCD Soundsystem, Big Thief, Jlin and much more.

The 405 Podcast: Baio

June 22nd, 2017

21:31

Ken Grand-Pierre grabbed some time with Chris to discuss his latest solo album Man Of The World, and how world events helped shape it.

The 405 Podcast: The Big Moon

June 22nd, 2017

30:37

Back in April, London four-piece The Big Moon released their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension to high acclaim. Hell, the acclaim was so high, I'm surprised they even had the time to sit down with our very own Ken …

The 405 Podcast: J Bernardt

June 21st, 2017

25:26

Jine Deprez from Belgian indie band Balthazar recently announced he'd be putting out his debut solo album under the moniker of J. Bernardt, so what …

The 405 Podcast: Fishbach

June 20th, 2017

35:26

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to French musician Flora Fischbach, aka Fishbach, while she was in New York City for a show at the Lincoln Center. They …

The 405 Podcast: Loyle Carner

June 19th, 2017

29:09

Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with the charming Loyle Carner in New York to discuss the artist's debut album Yesterday's Gone and what he has planned for the future.

The 405 Podcast: Anik Khan

May 10th, 2017

29:21

Grand-Pierre caught up with Queens rapper Anik Khan to discuss the fantastic Kites EP, his journey to where he is today, the ups and downs of life, …

The 405 Podcast: A conversation with Pronoun

May 10th, 2017

41:54

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Alyse Vellturo, aka pronoun, about how her incredible there's no one new around you EP, meeting your heroes, douchebags, …

Plastic Platform [C102]: Yours

March 27th, 2017

38:26

Plastic Platform [C102]: Yours by The 405

The 405 Podcast: A conversation with The Staves

March 23rd, 2017

30:29

Ken Grand-Pierre caught up with The Staves in New York for a great chat about life, music, feminism, orange-faced presidents and more.

The 405 Podcast: A conversation with Craig David

March 7th, 2017

14:23

The 405's Ken Grand-Pierre met up with Craig David before his recent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, to chat about his career, TS5, …

Episode 21 - Sundance Film Festival Podcast Special

February 5th, 2017

26:02

Set in the mountains of Utah, Sundance Film Festival has become more than just a film festival for some filmmakers. Instead, it's a deadline. A deadline that can give new filmmakers the chance to have their films seen …

Episode 20 - Oscar Nomination reaction, La La Land and Under the Skin

January 26th, 2017

34:08

Amy Adams didn't get an Oscar nomination for Arrival so really guys what is up with the world. How did that even happen?

In episode 20 of The 405 Film Podcast, Adam Libonatti-Roche is joined by special guest Katie …

Plastic Platform [C100]: Shy Girls

January 24th, 2017

41:47

Our 100th Plastic Platform mix comes from Shy Girls.

Episode 19 - Looking back to 2016 and looking forward to 2017

January 16th, 2017

30:29

BACK TO THE FUTURE. That's what this episode is called as Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche look back at 2016 to pick their favourite films whilst …

Episode 18: Rogue One, Your Name and The Santa Clause

December 22nd, 2016

31:08

Episode 18 of The 405 Film Podcast, presented in partnership with Picturehouse Central focuses on that big film that came out. What's it called? Oh yes, Star Wars Rogue One (not rouge one); the prequel to Episode 4 but …

Episode 17: Moana, Zootropolis, and Seven

December 15th, 2016

44:43

Episode 17 of The 405 Film podcast, presented in partnership with Picturehouse Central, features two of the year's best animated films plus a David …

Episode 16: Edge of Seventeen, Moonlight and Hard Target

December 7th, 2016

33:48

Episode 16 of The 405 film podcast features the new coming of age comedy 'Edge of Seventeen' starring Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld. Barry Jenkins's 'Moonlight' is featured as Siân Melton sees it early at a …

Episode 15: A United Kingdom, Paterson and Gone Girl

December 3rd, 2016

31:51

Film chat that is more than what you need and better than what you wanted. We talk Paterson, A United Kingdom, Jack Frost and Gone Girl.

Episode 14: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Home Alone 2 and Into the Inferno

November 22nd, 2016

38:04

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out in cinemas now so we spend 20 whole minutes talking, in a non spoiler fashion about the new film. …

Episode 13; Arrival, Train to Busan and a political Netflix recommendation

November 14th, 2016

32:46

We return from the ether for episode 13 of The 405 Film Podcast with Picturehouse Central. In this week's episode, we take a leap into the unknown with Arrival and buy a return ticket to Busan as we scare ourselves …

Episode 12: Live from the London Film Festival with Picturehouse Central and Hoxton Movies

October 19th, 2016

46:38

The London Film Festival took place in London

Fresh out of watching Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche sat down with some very special guests. Joined by Picturehouse Central's Toby King and …

Episode 11: London Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and Grease 2

October 6th, 2016

37:09

"Grease for the starsssss" - In the latest episode of The 405 Film Podcast, we talk Raindance Film Festival and London Film Festival and the films …

Episode 10: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Raindance Film Festival & De Palma

September 21st, 2016

37:35

In episode 10 of The 405 Film Podcast, we talk about Taika Waititi’s latest film Hunt of the Wilderpeople with Sam Neill & Julian Dennison. It’s …

Episode 9: Captain Fantastic, the best tv shows from films and the ultimate 90's all-nighter

September 6th, 2016

37:35

In this week's episode, Sian Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche talk about why Captain Fantastic could be the film of the year plus we discuss the best …

Episode 8: Suicide Squad is perplexing, Pete's Dragon is enchanting and yoghurt is filling

August 30th, 2016

37:14

In this week's episode, we chat why Suicide Squad is not a bad film plus Sian Melton proclaims why you need to see Pete's Dragon. We also have a pretty good idea what the Jumanji sequel will be about whilst eating Onken …

Episode 7: Nine Lives, Jason Bourne and Kevin from Home Alone's jail-time

August 24th, 2016

33:07

The 405 Film Podcast returns with episode 7 in which we make up reasons why Kevin McAllister from Home Alone could be in jail plus we cause anarchy …

Episode 6: Bad Boys 3, The Rock's beef and The Art of the Deal

August 17th, 2016

29:46

The 405 Film podcast returns after a week's vacay to discuss all the pressing topics from the world of film. Why is The Rock angry with Vin Diesel and why are we obsessed with Nine Lives? Netflix Recommendations return …

The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 5

August 3rd, 2016

31:30

Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Splash, Star Trek Beyond, Death Becomes Her, and a whole load more.

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The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 4

July 27th, 2016

32:16

Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss The Neon Demon, Steve Harrington, and Comic-Con.

The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 3

July 20th, 2016

34:57

Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Ghostbusters, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Stranger Things and more.

The 405 Film Podcast: Episode 2

July 12th, 2016

31:14

Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche discuss Adult Life Skills, Will Smith and a whole lot more.

The 405 Film Podcast

July 5th, 2016

34:54

Siân Melton and Adam Libonatti-Roche have joined force for The 405's new film podcast. Expect eyebrow chat, Jeff Goldblum, Shit Film Sunday and more.

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