Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Two books and a podcast about XTC by @markffisher. Read at and listen at

Appears in 46 Episodes

XTC's The Big Express in 5.1 and Dolby Atmos

Steven Wilson has returned to XTC's 1984 masterpiece and given it not only a stunning 5.1 surround remix but also, for the first time with XTC, a Dolby Atmos mix. Rele...

Chris Braide on songwriting (ft XTC's Andy Partridge)

Chris Braide, one of the most successful songwriters of his generation, talks to What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast about his collaborations with Andy Partri...

Steve Conte on songwriting (ft XTC's Andy Partridge)

As Steve Conte releases his Fourth of July single, the guitarist and singer talks about writing songs with his XTC hero, joining the New York Dolls and playing on stag...

The 3 Clubmen II: Jen Olive

Ten years ago Stu Rowe, Jen Olive and XTC's Andy Partridge started working on material which, after all these years, is finally – and gloriously seeing the light of da...

The 3 Clubmen I: Stu Rowe

It's the music we've been awaiting for a decade – and now it's out! Stu Rowe, Jen Olive and Andy Partridge have gone public with The 3 Clubmen and their very wonderful...

XTC’s best B-sides

Oh we do like to be beside the B-sides. In this month’s episode of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast, Mia Rankin, Ashley LeCron, Crawford Blair and Mark Fis...

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

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