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Brian Eno and Architects’ Sam Carter lead guests on new series of climate action podcast from Savages’ Fay Milton

'Sounds Like A Plan' is back for season two

By Charlotte Krol

Brian Eno and Sam Carter pose in press photos
Brian Eno and Sam Carter are among guests of season two of the 'Sounds Like A Plan' podcast. (Picture: Press/Ed Mason)

Brian Eno and Architects’ Sam Carter are among the guests on the second series of the ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ podcast, which explores how the music industry is responding to the climate crisis.

The podcast, which is hosted by Savages drummer and Music Declares Emergency co-founder Fay Milton alongside journalist Greg Cochrane, launched in March with guests ranging from Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien to The 1975‘s manager Jamie Oborne.

Architects singer Sam Carter also appears in the second season. Lauren Sullivan of climate campaign croup REVERB and Eilidh McLaughlin of climate action collective Clean Scene will also feature.

Eno is known for his work as co-founder of the climate action charity Earth/Percent.

Season two of the podcast premiered on Tuesday (October 5) with discussions between Milton and Cochrane, who previewed what is to come. Episodes will be released weekly in the run-up to the UN’s COP26 summit in Glasgow next month.

Milton has been active in the climate change action scene beyond her work in Savages. In 2019 she co-founded Music Declares Emergency, a group of artists and other music industry professionals and organisation who “stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth”.

The new series will investigate the world of NFTs, how to make merchandise more sustainable, and how musicians can effectively engage with fans about the climate emergency at gigs.

Milton said: “There are so many positive things happening in the music industry, and yet so many gaps to be filled. There’s definitely room for everyone to get involved in promoting sustainability within the music community – hopefully we can inspire people with this podcast!”

Cochrane added: “The response to series 1 was brilliant, connecting with so many listeners who share a passion for the planet and music. This series, we’re going deeper with more episodes: continuing to reach into different corners of the music world to hear energising stories about the action people and organisations are taking in response to the threat, challenge and opportunity of our climate emergency. This autumn is a decisive period – these conversations capture the urgency of the change we need to see.”

Additionally, ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ has welcomed Festival Republic, which runs Reading & Leeds Festival, Latitude and Wireless, as its exclusive supporter of series two. The company is described as leading the pack when it comes to its approach to sustainability in live music.

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, said: “I am delighted to be supporting the second series of Sounds Like A Plan to enable change-makers within the music industry to be heard, and ultimately inspire more climate action in the run up to COP26 and beyond.”