A series about voices for AFM

EPISODE 01: Memory Chords
Monday 06 December

On Memory Chords, a series about voices for AFM, Charlotte speaks with Shayne Carter about hearing himself sing for the first time. And, when it comes to earworms, can a bit of time and distance make us hear them anew?

EPISODE 02: Sounds Femme
Monday 13 December

On the second episode of Memory Chords, Charlotte speaks with Louisa Nicklin and Proteins of Magic (Kelly Sherrod) about learning to sing again.

And, what can a spectrum of voices say about what pop music can be when we destroy the binary?

Photo credit: Frances CarterEPIODE 03: Anti-Clique
Monday 20 December

On this episode of Memory Chords, Charlotte speaks with DBLDBL about choosing when to sing or rap, and, what came before? And, since we get into it, an obsession with finding the perfect harmony.

EPISODE 04: Pro/Active
Monday 14 February

Memory Chords wraps up this week with Memory Foam's Yuko Miyoshi, who tells us how crossfit, pop music covers, and friendship can lead to the most charming screams in Tāmaki Makaurau.

And, we find out from Simon Oswald what it takes to (safely) scream on stage.

Charlotte Billing is a long-time music superfan, listening to and writing about Tāmaki Makaurau's scene for over a decade. Having previously contributed taste and takes to 95bFM and KCRW Berlin, Memory Chords is a culmination of niche interests, weird questions, and the endless time facing musicians under lockdown. Find some of Charlotte's other favourite works here, here, and here.