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WHOOOSH! A brand new weekly Spotify podcast/playlist hosted by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon

September 3rd, 2020


Available now on Spotify

Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon, has released a new podcast series called WHOOOSH!that is now exclusively available on Spotify. In this new series Simon talks about some of his favourite records from years gone by, together with music he has more recently discovered.

Co-hosted by long-time band associate, Katy Krassner, the series uniquely sits within Spotify’s playlists, meaning that all of the records curated and discussed by Simon, can be played in full, allowing the listener to take the journey with them.

Each episode delves into a huge cross-section of music – some that you may expect from Duran Duran’s lead singer, such as Johnny Marr, Arcade Fire, Syd Barrett and the Sugarhill Gang, and others from more unexpected artists such as Fountains D.C., Gerry Cinnamon, and relative underdogs such as alt-rock Australian four-piece Parsnip, and Irish noise-pop sextet Thumper. Whooosh episodes are recorded weekly and are available every Friday. Episode 20 of the series will be available tomorrow, Friday 4th September, and this and all other episodes can be found at

On why he decided to take on the endeavour, Simon Le Bon said, “One morning, earlier this year, I switched over from BBC Radio 6 Music to Radio 4, and my daughter Tallulah yelled out from across the room “Call yourself a musician? – you don’t even listen to music anymore!”

“Correct, I thought. After 40 years of working with Duran Duran, I only ever seemed to have time for music that I was working on or the old classics that got me into a band in the first place. And there, in the early days of lockdown, the concept for WHOOOSH! was born in my lazy-arsed imagination.

“Music of any genre, new and old, from anywhere on the globe. Different sounds to rub up against and to compliment each other. The only criteria being that I have to like it. WHOOOSH! – it’s the sound your mind makes when it expands to make space for a new idea.”