Wire founder Colin Newman gives Kyle Meredith a ring to take him through the details of 1979’s 154 ahead of its 40th anniversary, in addition to 1989’s It’s Beginning to and Back Again, aka IBTABA. The two also take some time to talk about the importance of Immersion and Githead, his two bands outside of Wire, and what’s been happening in those camps. And to top it all off, Newman says that they’re working on a new Wire record right now for a 2020 release.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via Apple Podcasts.