Richard Dawson Part 2 (with Hen Ogledd): 2017 – 2020

Episode 29

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Well one of us said it, and it’s about one of the albums in this episode. Honestly, it’s that good. In fact one of us went and paid real cash money to Bandcamp after listening to it a few times. REAL CASH MONEY!!!

Nick and Ewan are again joined by singer and pod regular Zoë Von Hess and podcaster Nick Taylor (My Teenage Band) to scrutinise the latter half (thus far) of the work of Richard Dawson, and this time including his work with Hen Ogledd.

In this episode we discuss these records:

Peasant (2017)

Mogic (2018)

2020 (2019)

Free Humans (2020)

NOTE: This was originally intended to be released later in the season so we may reference that, don’t worry there are more episodes to come!!!

As usual there’s a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at

You can buy all the albums and more direct from Bandcamp (and you really should)

The Guests:

Our guide for the records was Zoë Von Hess, who sings occasional vocals on the recent release by Blood, Wine or Honey, available here:

Nick Taylor last joined us for Mclusky and Future of the Left, but he can usually be heard hosting the excellent My Teenage Band podcast here:

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Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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Featuring the wonderful...

Zoë von Hess
Zoë von Hess is a lifelong music devotee and singer.
Professionally active from the age of 17, her band travels have provided adventures from Beijing to London, Ho Chi Minh to Brisbane. With performances on Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry, at famed Indie shrine the Dublin Castle in Camden and even at a Planet Hollywood opening helping out Bruce Willis on backing vocals, she’s nothing if not a well-rounded artist and entertainer.
You can ask her about the time she made Jarvis Cocker leave his own after-show party, or how she sang live for Skibs the Kid with a full classical orchestra or what happened with a bottle of wine backstage with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Now permanently based in Hong Kong with her young family, with 1000s of gigs under her belt both as performer and audience member, she is perennially gobby about her diverse musical passions.
Nick Taylor
Episode 29