The Milk Harbour Process Episode 34

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Episode 34: The Hitchcock Blondes.

In this episode I speak to Jason Allen and Ian Homan. In the mid 2000s, along with Barry Redmond we had a band called The Hitchcock Blondes. In April 2021, nearly 15 years after the band broke up we released an album of our songs. We talk about work ethic, artistic taste, doing right by the song, the importance of chemistry in a band, picking a name, being in the right place at the wrong time and the inevitable break up.

Music used in this episode: Living Life Through Yesterday, The Preacher's Daughter and Falling Down by The Hitchcock Blondes.

The Hitchcock Blondes on Bandcamp:

The Hitchcock Blondes on Spotify:

And on YouTube:

Music mentioned in this episode:


Queens of the Stone Age:

Rage Against The Machine:

Alice In Chains:

Foo Fighters:

Blink 182:

The Beatles:

Black Sabbath:


Red Hot Chili Peppers:

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 33

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Episode 33: Leonora Neary

Leonora Neary is an Irish artist and composer based in Sligo. We chat about first steps as an artist, the evolution of style, the pros and cons of art school, not caring what people think, the expectation of artists to defend their own work and Leonora's move into music.

Music in this episode:

Inland Interiors I, II and III by Leonora Neary:

Artists etc. mentioned in the episode:

Leonora Neary:

ISIA Urbino:

Ansel Adams:

Robert Mapplethorpe:

Edgar Degas:

Grievance Studies Affair:

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 32

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Episode 32: Sister Ghost

Shannon D. O'Neill of Sister Ghost chats with me about the women who influenced her as a musician, sexism in the music industry, the importance of honesty in live performance, Girls Rock School and we have a big old rant about social media and PR.

Apologies for the sound on this one.

Music played and mentioned in this podcast:

Sister Ghost on Bandcamp:

Sister Ghost on YouTube:

Heart Shaped:

Alice in Chains:


Green Day:


Verruca Salt:

The Gits:

7 Year Bitch:

Bikini Kill:

Kate Bush:

Neil Young:

Joni Mitchell:

Sonic Youth:

Pearl Jam:

Guns 'N' Roses:


Stone Temple Pilots:

Smashing Pumpkins:

White Zombie:

Babes in Toyland:

Avril Lavigne:

Kelly Clarkson:


Limp Bizkit:

Vanilla Gloom:

September Girls:



Mala Herba:

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 30

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Episode 30: Mala Herba

I speak with Vienna based musician, DJ, producer, sound artist, queer activist and witch, Zosia Hołubowska aka Mala Herba. We talk about the relationship between music and magic, traditional vocal styles, the importance of not adding to people's emotional labor, performance and pageantry and more. Apologies for the glitchy sound on this one.

Music etc. mentioned in this podcast:

Dawaj and Lament by Mala Herba. What We Allow Ourselves to do with the Distance by Zosia Hołubowska.

Mala Herba:

Zosia Hołubowska:

Gothic Bop:

King Crimson:





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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 29

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Episode 29: Megan Eskoff

Megan Eskoff is an artist and poet from Chicago. We speak about her influences and process, finding the divine in every day, the importance of music in her practice, how art is like marriage and having the courage to take risks.

Artists, writers and musicians mentioned in this episode:

Megan Eskoff:

Claude Monet:

Paul Klee:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner:

Edvard Munch:

Joan Mitchell:

Cy Twombly:

Wassily Kandinsky:

Henri Matisse:

J.K. Rowling:

Jonathan Safran Foer:

Leila Wilson:

Heather Christle:

Frank O'Hara:

Mary Oliver:

Anne Sexton:

Bob Dylan:

Evelyn Waugh:

George R. R. Martin:

Sebastian Barry:

Colum McCann:

Samuel Beckett:

Virginia Woolf:

Clare-Louise Bennett:

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 28

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Episode 28: Heart Shaped.

I speak with Kendall Bousquet of Heart Shaped. We talk about DIY recording and releasing music on tape, Girls Rock School, gatekeeping vs nurturing interest, Thin Lizzy, work ethic and having compassion for yourself.

Music used and mentioned on this episode:

Dizzy, Second Hand and Sometimes by Heart Shaped

Heart Shaped on Bandcamp:

The Smiths:


Thin Lizzy:

Billy Bragg:

Marine Girls:

7 Year Bitch:

The Gits:

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 26

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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 25

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Episode 25: Naoise Roo.

I talk with the fiercely talented Naoise Roo about creativity. sexuality in music, witchcraft, self confidence, making music videos, how women are depicted in art and more.

Music mentioned in this episode:

Naoise Roo:

Naoise on YouTube:

Depeche Mode:

The Divine Comedy:

Leonard Cohen:


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The Milk Harbour Process Episode 24

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Episode 24: It's a Sin.

In this episode I speak with veteran Irish LGBT rights activist, Tonie Walsh about Channel 4's incredible show, It's a Sin. We talk about the parallels between the show's depiction of LGBT culture in London in the 80's, the impact of AIDS and Tonie's experiences in Ireland at the same time. In a vivid and often harrowing conversation, Tonie takes us through history of the LGBT civil rights movement in Ireland, the country's response to the AIDS "war" as well as the excitement of being a young gay person leaving home for the first time.

Music used in this episode:

Pet Shop Boys, It's a Sin:

Cock Robin, The Promise You Made (extended version):

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