For the latest SWH! Podcast Ali spoke with The Bathers’ founder and frontman, Chris Thomson, initially to discuss the remastered and reissued Marina Trilogy of the Lagoon Blues, Sunpowder, and Kelvingrove Baby albums.
However, the conversation also turns to Marina Records, the story behind the influential Friends Again, how Chris’s musical life has unfolded, The Bathers’ role in helping to capture and create the mood of Glasgow in the ’90s, the importance of the band’s style and image, his numerous collaborations, going full circle musically, the promise of new material, and a whole lot more.
Chris and Ali also discuss the streamed live performance of Kelvingrove Baby that was due to take place on Saturday 21st November but which has been postponed due to the new government COVID advice.
The performance has been rescheduled for January 9th 2021.
The Marina Trilogy Covers
If you love the band as we do, then this podcast is a must for you. If you are new to The Bathers and Chris’s music then hopefully we have convinced you to investigate further, and there’s no better place than with The Marina Trilogy which you can buy from The Bathers’ Bandcamp page.
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