A podcast series dedicated to finding out the stories behind amazing and iconic album artwork. Join us as we talk to the incredible artists and designers who have given the visual aesthetic to some of the greatest music of all time.
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Robert Fisher (Nirvana, Beck, Weezer, Helmet)
Robert Fisher is responsible for arguably some the most well-known album covers of the last 30 years. Including iconic covers such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged, Beck Odelay, Mellow Gold, Weezer’s Red Album and singles, No Doubt Return of Saturn, Helmet, The Cure, The Struts and many more.
Matt Maust & Nathan Warkentin (Cold War Kids, Thrice, Foster The People)
Cold War Kids bassist and artist Matt Maust and his design partner Nathan Warkentin are responsible for incredible artwork from Thrice, Foster The People and Cold War Kids themselves. The moulding of art and music is in everything Matt and Nathan do - the name Cold War Kids was originally the name of Matt’s art business and soon became the name of his band as well.
Fox Trotsky (Frenzal Rhomb, Nancy Vandal, Neptune Power Federation)
Fox Trotsky is an acclaimed artist, animator and album designer with comedic gothic-like overtones, just like his music. Find out how Fox got his start in art and music and hear him discuss the artwork for some classic Australian punk rock albums including arguably the great OZ punk album of all time - Frenzal Rhomb's A Man's Not A Camel.
Nick Pritchard (Epitaph, Bad Religion, Elliot Smith, Alkaline Trio)
Nick Pritchard spent over a decade at Epitaph working as their creative director and designing covers for their iconic roster. He worked with Mr Brett to redefine the look (and the sounds) the label became defined for. Find out about how many of the incredible album covers were designed and developed with some great stories along the way.
John Craig (Smashing Pumpkins, Rod Stewart, Panic! At The Disco)
Undercovers reaches out and chats with the artist behind the Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Rod Stewart classic albums, Panic! At The Disco and many more. A fascinating insight into an artist that started working at Mercury Records in the 1960's and went on to become one of the most incredible collage album artists in the World.
Chris Bilheimer (R.E.M, Green Day, Weezer, Neutral Milk Hotel)
The creative mastermind shares stories from his incredible career that started at his first concert, aged 13 - R.E.M and The Minutemen. Chris Bilheimer's artwork will go down alongside some of the biggest albums of last century and this one.
Cey Adams (Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z)
Few artists can say their artwork has changed the cultural landscape. Cey Adams is one of those people by mixing art with hip hop and rap his legacy is evident all around us. To be able to chat with Cey and find out aspects of his art that he has never answered before is very special. I truly believe he and I should embark on a mission to find the lost life-size sardine can from the cover of Hello Nasty.
Brandy Flower (System of a Down, Incubus, Tenacious D, Sonic Youth)
Brandy got his start in music artwork via his art lecturer, who suggested he simply call the label of his favourite bands and ask for an internship. He ended up almost immediately working on his favourite act, Alice In Chains and soon was creating iconic artwork for Incubus, System of a Down, Sonic Youth and more.