Matt Spracklen | London

@London Music Editor @MattSpracklen on the Twitter Host of 'Mainly Music' podcast / Link to the show ⬇️

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This week’s episode of Mainly Music podcast just dropped. 🎧 I’m chatting about the Q Awards so play music from winners @liamgallagher, @stormzyofficial and @kasabianofficial. πŸ₯‚ I’m still battling a cough but respite comes from award winning producer @sar_bishop who brings in American podsnacks. 🍫 Also music from @pavesband and @bouncingsoulsnj. ✌🏻


Mr. @tordywholls, ladies and gentlemen. Have you heard @thewholls album yet? πŸ”₯ Weekend vibes. ✌🏻


Nice scene from a restaurant on the Southbank tonight. πŸŒ™


Tom & Serge picking up @kasabianofficial’s Q Award for best track. πŸ”₯ Simon from @biffy_clyro and @dave_berry_insta presenting the award. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»


Throwback to a few weeks ago in rehearsals with @davestewarteurythmics & Bob Geldof. 🎀


Congrats to @liamgallagher on picking up the @qmagazineuk Q Awards for Best Live Act and Icon last night. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Here’s @richardashcroftofficial presenting his first award. // Big love to @redstripe for hosting me. Ended up at Liam’s afterparty. Great night. ❀️


One of my favourite portraits I’ve taken was of @sirkevinmax in Nashville at a coffee shop near his house πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ. Kevin was (and still is) one of my musical/vocal inspirations so it was really cool to hang out β˜•οΈ. His voice is unrivalled. Those who know me, know how much of a huge Queen fan I am; something Kevin and I have in common. Check out his cover of β€˜Save Me’ on YouTube πŸ™ŒπŸ».


Talk of colourful skies. Here’s the sun setting over the vineyards at @nyetimber. β˜€οΈ


Podcast update. I’m still wiped out πŸ€’ and haven’t made it into the studio, so instead, I called in πŸ“ž where Sarah was on hand to catch my Benylin infused ramblings. πŸ™„There’s conversation with @jacobyshaddix from @paparoach about rock and roll vs social media 🀘🏻, tribute is paid to Tom Petty via a track from The Travelling Wilburys ❀️ and there’s music from @donnamissal and Chris Isaak. Listen at or link in bio. 😚


The stunning gardens at @nyetimber. πŸ₯‚


Q: How many idiots can you get in a photobox? A:6 😝 Throwback to Reading Festival with @thewholls and @thisfeelinghq. ✌🏻


Here’s an example of why it’s called β€œMainly Music”... πŸ€— It would mean so much to me if you’d subscribe to my podcast πŸ™πŸ». The show focuses on the music I add to my #Spotify playlist and the stories behind them. 🎧 Links to the podcast and playlist can be found at (link in bio) or simply search Mainly Music on whatever podcast app you use on iOS or Android. πŸ“± Shout out to @tomcert who designed the cover and has drawn in my producer, @sar_bishop to the season 2 artwork πŸ˜‚.


A little #tbt to sitting in @thehospitalclub with big hair and a bigger beard. πŸ“· by @rontimehin.


These guys have been setting light to stages all around the UK the past couple of weeks. πŸ”₯ Catch @bangbangromeo with @theshimmerband & @blackwaters_uk at The Electric Ballroom in Camden this coming Saturday. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» 3 of the best new bands in the country. It’ll be a killer night. ⚑️ @thisfeelinghq #AliveTour


I’ve been wiped out with a virus for the past 4 days. πŸ˜” So tell me, what’s your favourite song? 🎧 Shoutout to @smedleyshots for the πŸ“·.


On Thursday, I was kindly invited by the @britishfilminstitute to attend the premiere of #Mudbound. 🎞️ I walked the red carpet but also got into the media area in time to grab a word with lead role, @jasonmitchellactor. ✌🏻 Fantastic, hard hitting film and wonderfully shot. 🎬 Also stars @therealmaryjblige. // πŸŽ₯ by @shootwithdan


Come one, come aalllll... πŸ₯ Mainly Music season (series - whatever) 2 has begun. πŸŽ‰ This week, @emelisande puts a song on my #Spotify playlist and we chat to @bransonsam at @sofarsounds. ✌🏻 There’s music from @thestruts and @taylorswift, I cry in front of @gregoryportermusic AND I eat HEALTHY chocolate... πŸ€” Link in bio. X


So you probably saw I went to Antwerp in Belgium this week to hang out with @paparoach ahead of their show at #BrixtonAcademy this coming Tuesday (10th) on the #CrookedTeeth tour. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Check out what @jacobyshaddix and I chatted about in this teaser clip of the night. Full interview will be on YouTube soon. 🀘🏻 See you in Brixton.πŸ”₯ #PapaRoach / πŸŽ₯ by @lewypee


Tonight, I watched the stunning premiere of Mudbound in Leicester Square. πŸŽ₯ Here’s @therealmaryjblige (Florence in the film) on the red carpet before the screening. 🎬 #MudboundFilm


Nice moment backstage with @jacobyshaddix at the @paparoach show in Antwerp caught by @lewypee. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»


Really good to see @mavournee_hazel again today at @5wrightstuff.


Stunning show from @paparoach. Brixton is gonna go off on October 10th. ✌🏻


Antwerp, you’ve been well good. Big ❀️ to @eurostar for getting me over to Belgium. πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Great time had with @paparoach. Love those guys. See you in, Brixton. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Now back to @london to start Monday! πŸš…πŸ’¨


Signing guitars. 🎸 Down time with @jacobyshaddix before @paparoach’s headline show at Trix in Antwerp tonight.✌🏻 Backstage hangs on my Instagram Stories. πŸ“·


In Antwerp, Belgium to meet up with @jacobyshaddix and catch the @paparoach show tonight. βœŒπŸ»πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ


Dave and I at rehearsals the week of his show at the @o2sbe. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»


Gotta love a speeding bus photo. This is how I feel right now. I’ve got a crazy next 7 days. 😳 From London to Belgium to Sussex and back to London. πŸš… From rock and roll shows to tv shows and from interviews with bands to wine tasting days. 🀘🏻🍷 AND I need to record the next episode of Mainly Music. 🎧 Might even squeeze in a red carpet appearance at a film premiere.πŸ•΄πŸ» See my week unfold on Instagram Stories. ✌🏻


β€œWell, I’ve never been good at goodbyes.
I'm gonna sneak out the back door.
Nobody can say that I didn't try.
Gonna sneak out the back door.” Ron Sexsmith ❀️