Radults Podcast (E18): Ben Rechter
Episode 18 of Radults sees Brenton and Mike joined at Radults secret headquarters by Ben Rechter, vocalist/guitarist for Melbourne’ prog-rock powerhouses Circles.
Ben is a total Radult who not only crushes it on a global scale with Circles, but also works as a composer and producer, meaning he spends most of his waking hours completely immersed in music, giving him a unique and valuable perspective on both the creative and business aspects of the music industry.
An open and engaging conversationalist, Ben speaks in-depth about a number of topics including artistic evolution, the importance of surrounding your band with the right team, the financial realities of the music industry, the need to continue to educate and empower yourself to be able to do more so you can outsource less, navigating line-up changes, what it’s like to tour the world and support bands that you idolize, his tips for being a Radult and more. There’s also tangents aplenty, including a particularly lengthy one about the career arc of Daniel Johns and a Rad Break in which he cheat-codes his way into a spot in his own supergroup!
Give it a listen, then head to Spotify and spin some Circles, so he can get a few cents and you can find your new favourite band and get inspired to live life a little more Radult.
Spawned from the minds of Brenton Harris and Mike Speakman, the RADULTS podcast will highlight people who have said “fuck that” to the idea that growing up and becoming an adult meant giving up on their dreams. Guests will include musicians, authors, comic creators, tattooists, artists, screenwriters just to name a few. These guests maintain the passion of their youth, while surviving as an adult (some even have kids and houses, even a mortgage!).
They are RADULTS.
We are RADULTS.