Sounds Like A Plan / 'Determination' – with guest The 1975's manager Jamie Oborne

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Episode notes

The 1975 have been one of the biggest and most influential voices in music and climate action the past couple of years – from organising reforestation campaigns to collaborating with Greta Thunberg. Their record label, Dirty Hit, have also taken industry-leading steps to become more sustainable.

On this episode the band's manager Jamie Oborne talks about how their 2019 collaboration with Greta came about, the story of meeting the "punk" climate activist for the recording session in Sweden and some of the subsequent criticism the group received from certain areas of the media.

Jamie also discusses The 1975's current plans to develop a new light-weight, less carbon-heavy live show, the influence of his children on his climate passion and his thoughts on this year's UN COP26 summit in Glasgow in November.

Hosts Fay Milton and Greg Cochrane also look back on Earth Day 2021 and what was a massive week for music and climate action, and leave you with some recommendations.

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This episode's recommendations:

Fay's recommendation

Kerrang! cover feature: 'How rock music is answering the climate crisis call'

https://www.kerrang.com/features/no-music-on-a-dead-planet-how-rock-is-answering-the-climate-crisis-call/

Greg's recommendation

'The Future We Choose' by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac.

https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Christiana-Figueres/The-Future-We-Choose--Everyone-should-read-this-book-MATT-HAIG/25586844

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Greg Cochrane

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