Juliana Hatfield catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about her Weird LP, meeting Liz Phair for the first time recently, how the industry pitted women against each other in the 90s, and the sexism that still exists. There is also a fun bit about about her involvement in the Reality Bites and My So Called Life soundtracks, both of which turn 25 this year.
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Originallly broadcast last night on the Unchained show for Wolverhampton's WCR FM in the UK, here's another radio interview with Juliana.
This was part of the second hour of Garry Foster's show and his interview (recorded in November 2018) begins after the 22 minute mark.
Topics include the solitude / outsider theme of Weird, how the recording / songwriting process was a bit different this time, and some Olivia chat.
Juliana was interviewed by David Eastaugh for The C86 Show on Future Radio in the UK, in a show broadcast earlier this week.
Of note: Juliana extols her successful working relationship with American Laundromat Records and her intention to continue releasing albums on a regular schedule. She also quotes some lines from David Lynch.
The whole show from 5 minutes in features songs from Juliana's career. The interview bits start after 12 minutes.
Juliana was interviewed by Joe Belock for WFMU's Three Chord Monte show yesterday:
Juliana's stellar 30-plus year career as a singer/songwriter/guitarist has included work with the Blake Babies, the Lemonheads, The Juliana Hatfield Three, a dozen solo records and many other collaborations. Her latest project is "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John," and she checks in with Three Chord Monte to discuss how hopelessly devoted to the Aussie pop legend she is.
Want to know which album by another artist Juliana has thought about covering in its entirety? Listen away. As well as the interview, you can hear 5 songs from the upcoming album: Have You Never Been Mellow, Totally Hot, A Little More Love, Hopelessly Devoted To You, and Physical.
It's a 3 hour show but handily there's a playlist so you can jump straight to the timestamps for the interview and song segments.
Kyle Meredith speaks to Juliana for Consequence of Sound and Louisville's 91.9 WFPK:
The veteran singer-songwriter discusses her forthcoming Olivia Newton-John tribute record, the 25th anniversary of her debut album, and the possibility of another collaborative record with Paul Westerberg.
Laurie Burnette, reviewing Pussycat for Jazz London Radio:
Juliana was instrumental in that scene; being part of The Lemonheads and Blake Babies; releasing her debut “Hey Babe” in 1992 then forming the Juliana Hatfield Three in 1993 releasing “Become What You Are” on Atlantic Records. Since then Juliana has released an incredible array of music both electric and acoustic but always with melody and great riffs at the heart of it. “Pussycat” definitely follows the trend of not only well produced tuneful rock, but with hard hitting subjects which Juliana is so good at writing; Juliana is not afraid to tackle issues or put the boot in if she feels it’s necessary! I have read that Pussycat is an angry album, even her “angriest ever”. I see it as a mix of social commentary on the state of the American political scene and some angst, something that has been disappearing from music in recent times in the mad scramble to sound conformist and make as much money as possible.
There's a 45 minute audio interview with Juliana at the end of the review which concludes with Burnette asking about the prospect of future European shows. Unsurprisingly there are "no plans", Juliana citing the 2014 Minor Alps tour as particularly exhausting, but as always she says nothing should be ruled out.
Juliana Hatfield: "I was grappling with a lot of confusion and anger." - 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville
Missed this from a couple of weeks ago (Oct 14, 2016). A radio session / interview with two thirds of Blake Babies. Lightning 100, Nashville:
Juliana Hatfield and John Strohm stopped by the ONErpm studio to catch up with Ana Lee before their show at The Basement East. John gives a personal shout out to Phoebe Bridgers, the history of Blake Babies, and their reunion show. Blake Babies perform an acoustic version of “Waiting For Heaven” and “Lament” live in the studio.
Listen at Lightning 100.
Released today, here's a 53 minute long show featuring interviews with all 3 Blake Babies by Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin for the radio / podcast The Future Of What.
The first 30 minutes features John in conversation touching mainly on his involvement in the music industry both as artist and lawyer.
The second part is Juliana and Freda interviewed together on the Blake Babies history. It's great to hear Juliana describe Earwig and Sunburn as 'timeless'. She's rightly proud of the band.
Juliana goes on to confirm that they have new material planned with songwriting either imminent (in Juliana's case) or having already started (John and Freda). Fabulous.
You can listen right here from the embed above or subscribe to the podcast via the links at killrockstars.com/thefutureofwhat.
Thanks to Anna McClain who produced the show for getting in touch.
WGN Radio of Chicago has an interview with all three Blake Babies:
Now, this is a treat! The highly acclaimed and much beloved indie-rock band the Blake Babies (John Strohm, Freda Love Smith and Juliana Hatfield) join Justin [Kaufmann] to talk about their careers, how they came together, when they decided to try a career in music, seeing the bands around them become successful, what they learned from being in a band, trying to create something unique, what they remember about making those early records, releasing the demos of their record, “Earwig” what it means to be a part of this iconic band and the role that music plays in their lives now.
You can listen to the 40 minute interview at WGN's site.
Another German radio interview, including a live performance of 'I Don't Know What Do With My Hands'.
Towards the end of the interview, Juliana and Matthew say that although there are no firm plans for Minor Alps in the future (Matthew is returning to work with Nada Surf after the tour), they are "working on a new song".