To mark the release of The Hardest Battle (2 July 2021), the mighty Colin Moulding talks about being true to himself, avoiding cliches and fighting off being beige in What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast.
The XTC bassist and songwriter reveals the inspiration behind his first solo single since 1980’s Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen to Mark Fisher, Sarah Palmer and Peter Mills, who ask:
- Who are his favourite poets?
- What makes him cry?
- Analogue or digital?
As well as The Hardest Battle, Colin remembers Say It, Bungalow, Boarded Up, Scatter Me and Dying, not to mention playing live with Terry Chambers.
Drink recommendation from Kate Catalina.
- The Hardest Battle is available here
- The Monkees, Head and the 60s by Peter Mills is available here
- Fassine featuring Sarah Palmer hang out here
- Kate Catalina does stuff here
Further reading in The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available from the Limelight Shop
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