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An Ode To Staying Odd : The SWH! Podcast Talks To Dave Hook...

Updated: Apr 18


For the latest SWH! Podcast Ali spoke to rapper, poet, songwriter, and producer, Dave Hook (better known to many as Solareye).


The two discuss the history of Stanley Odd and the band's new album STAY ODD: The Magic of Everyday Things, why they decided to publish a book of lyrics to go with it, some of the individual tracks and themes, the collaborative, supportive, and enduring nature of the Scottish Hip Hop community, and a whole lot more.


Dave also talks about his PhD Thesis An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: identity, locality, outsiderdom and social commentary which makes for fascinating reading and goes into much greater detail many of the things which are discussed on the pod.


You can order the album, and the book, STAY ODD: The Magic of Everyday Things from Bandcamp.


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