Tone Deaf is excited to announce our new podcast, Face The Music, putting some of your favourite artists in the spotlight, with Tom Iansek (Big Scary, #1 Dads) guesting on our first episode.

For Face The Music, writer Al Belling sits down with some of the biggest names in the industry to chat about how they got started in music, what their influences were, the challenges they faced along the way, and how they overcame them.

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Let’s be honest – it seems like so many of our musical heroes just fell into a lifestyle of playing to thousands of people around the world, with their natural talent enough to assure them success.

As this podcast shows, this couldn’t be further from the truth, with each artist revealing the hours of work, personal sacrifices and, to an extent, the amount of sheer luck that’s gotten them to where they are today.

On this first episode, Tom shares how being a first-time dad himself has effected his writing, how he first fell in love with songwriting, and more.

In the coming weeks, you can look forward to hearing members from Psychadelic Porn Crumpets, Hockey Dad, the triple j broadcast team and more feature on the podcast, which will appear weekly.

Subscribe here, or wherever you listen to your podcasts and get excited to hear from the best in the business.