Ep18: Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) on how Covid-19 stopped him from quitting the music business

Ep18: Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) on how Covid-19 stopped him from quitting the music business

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Thank you for visiting – I’m very pleased to share this conversation with Miles Hunt, recorded on 27th August 2020.

[Content warning: some friendly swears.]

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • how Covid-19 dashed his hopes of leaving the music business and becoming a truck driver (and why he wanted to quit in the first place)
  • should we just turn the internet off?
  • why he hates the D chord
  • has digital music ruined the chance for an album to change your life?
  • when writing songs, is the songwriter just a conduit?
  • person vs persona – who is the real Miles Hunt?
  • what does he really think of streaming?
  • how writing your autobiography can help mend relationships that went bad

Explore Miles’ work:

Miles Recommends:

Deja Vega, “Made Of Rain” by The Psychedelic Furs and The Comsat Angels.

Miles Hunt has been the singer, rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter for The Wonder Stuff since 1986. Hailing from the British Midlands the band are now nine albums deep and continue to record and tour to this day. Hunt also fronts Vent 414, a three-piece band that includes Morgan Nicholls (Senseless Things / The Streets / Gorillaz / Muse) on bass guitar and Peter Howard (EAT / Queen Adreena / The Clash) on drums. He has also released a number of solo albums, written for children’s TV, been a presenter on MTV Europe and has a lifelong ambition of becoming a truck driver.

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  1. Philip Barlow says:

    Utterly love this ❤️ Brilliant interview with one of my oldest mates well done Laura for making something so attention grabbing (pun pun pun ‘till your Dady takes your T. Bird away🥳) Miles is just the best ranter and bang on the nail as ever, but the Comsat Angels when we saw them back when we were in a band together Miles had a face on the whole gig! Glad to hear things have changed don’t get me started on Kraut Rock. Love you both ❤️🥳❤️

  2. Paul says:

    Hey Laura, Great chat with Milo – really enjoyable and insightful and also well done for firing out some really great questions.🙌🏻✌🏻

  3. Sport Murphy says:

    Great job… this is a model for interviews. Artist to artist, genuinely interesting, open and unpretentious and warm. Thanks!

  4. Jackie says:

    Just discovered your podcasts.. absolutely loving them. Amazing guests, wonderful insights into their lives. Keep up the good work! PS. Kristin Hersh or Juliana Hatfield interviews would be the dream!

  5. Paz says:

    Late to this one but thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to hear two musicians chewing the cud. Looking forward to catching the others.

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