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XTC and Religion – from Dear God to Scatter Me
What happens when a Christian, a Humanist and a Buddhist congregate to talk about the songs of XTC? Will they give praise? Or will they be torn asunder? David White, ...
XTC's White Music: 45 years on (part two)
In the second of a two-part conversation for What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast, five fans, journalists and photographers recall what it was like to witness ...
XTC's White Music: 45 years on (part one)
Memories of XTC on the release of White Music in 1978 by Sounds writers Tony Mitchell and Beverley Glick (aka Betty Page), photographer Jill Furmanovsky and Swindon fa...
Young XTC Fan Takeover – Christmas Edition
Young XTC fans Ashley LeCron, Lexie Ward, Lee Saunders and Lewis Wilkinson share their enthusiasm not only for XTC but also the bands that led them to discover XTC.
XTC Road Stories with Terry Chambers, Allan Jones, Pete Dewhirst and Steve Warren
XTC drummer Terry Chambers, journalist Allan Jones and roadies Pete Dewhirst and Steve Warren recall life on tour in the late 1970s and early 80s.
John Leckie on XTC: from White Music to the Dukes
Producer John Leckie recalls his formative studio experience working with former members of the Beatles and the excitement of going into the studio with XTC for their ...
Fossil Fools: XTC covered
The members of Fossil Fools, the UK's longest running tribute to XTC, talk about their origins, their famous fans and their appearance at the XTC Convention 2022.
Scarecrow People: XTC covers, Sydney-style
Australian XTC cover band Scarecrow People talk about bringing XTC's music to the stage on What Do You Call That Noise? XTC Podcast
XTC's best middle eights: Great Fire to Season Cycle
Digging deep into the centre of the songs of XTC with a celebration of some of the band's best middle eights.
XTC, Skylarking & Dear God: Jasmine Veillette & Ralph Legnini
Thirty-five years after recording Dear God, Jasmine Veillette looks back at the making of XTC's Skylarking with studio manager Ralph Legnini.
XTC's Mummer with Tim Bowness, Sean McGhee and Crawford Blair
Reassessing Mummer, XTC's most frequently neglected album, in the company of some of its biggest fans.
EXTC's Matt Hughes and XTC's last ever gig
Bass player Matt Hughes talks about joining EXTC and discovering the XTC catalogue, as he hits the road with Terry Chambers' band. Meanwhile, John Heath recalls seeing...
XTC live in Manchester
Music journalists David Nolan and Mick Middles remember seeing XTC live in Manchester. Brenna Ehrlich, senior news editor at Rolling Stone magazine, joins in.
XTC's English Settlement with Dave Gregory and Hugh Padgham
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of XTC's English Settlement, guitarist Dave Gregory and co-producer Hugh Padgham look back at the recording of one of the greatest ev...
XTC's English Settlement: The Expert View
It's the 40th anniversary of English Settlement and, in the first of two special birthday episodes, What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast asks the experts to gu...
XTC Collectors: from Science Friction to Wrapped in Grey
Dedicated XTC collectors Darryl Bullock and Per Aronsson show each other their XTC treasures and discuss their most prized possessions. What is the rarest of them all?
Nick Heyward and Thomas Walsh: Haircut 100, Pugwash and XTC
Nick Heyward (Haircut 100) and Thomas Walsh (Pugwash) talk about meeting XTC, the collaborations that nearly happened and those that might happen yet...
Terry Chambers and Steve Tilling: From XTC to EXTC
XTC's original drummer Terry Chambers joins bandmate Steve Tilling to talk about keeping the flame alive with EXTC
Steven Wilson remixing XTC
Audio-guru Steven Wilson talks to The XTC Podcast about his stereo mixes and 5.1 surround versions of XTC classics
XTC's Andy Partridge – My Failed Songwriting Career
XTC's Andy Partridge talks about writing to order, the collaborations that work and the perils of being a songwriter for hire.
Colin Moulding: The Hardest Battle
To mark the release of The Hardest Battle, the mighty Colin Moulding of XTC talks about being true to himself, avoiding cliches and fighting off being beige.
Oranges and Ladybirds – part two
A deep dive into XTC's lyrical references, including the flora and fauna of River of Orchids, the one-way traffic of English Roundabout and the coastal retreat of Bung...
XTC: This Is Power Pop? with Brian Vander Ark and Paul Myers
Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe and editor Paul Myers talk about harmony, songwriting and XTC
Oranges and Ladybirds – part one
The influence of British nursery rhymes on XTC songs ranging from Ladybird to We're All Light, Ballet for a Rainy Day and Brainiac's Daughter
Church of Women
XTC fans discuss Ladybird, Church of Women, Take This Town, The Last Balloon, The Mayor of Simpleton – and The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
The authors: Twomey, Bernhardt and Fisher
A lively conversation about putting XTC in print with authors Chris Twomey, Todd Bernhardt and Mark Fisher.
Making Plans for Nigel: What Happened Next
Tom Clarke of The Enemy explains why he has brought the XTC character into the 21st century on The Chronicles of Nigel. He's joined by Laurie Nankivell who talks about...
A Merry XTCmas: part two
In the second Christmas episode, Andy Partridge and Chris Butler take us through some of their favourite seasonal songs
A Merry XTCmas: part one
The first of two Christmas episodes features Andy Partridge, Chris Butler and Martin Newell, choosing their favourite festive songs
X-sTatiC: the XTC cover band story
For the first time in over ten years, Dan Barrow, Ed Percival, Adrian Ogden and Mick Casey come together to talk about playing in XTC cover band X-sTatiC, remembering ...