Extended Play is aN interview podcast set up and run by Manchester-based music journalist Matt Parker.

Bored with glib promo videos and rambling, un-researched podcasts, Extended Play aims to offer focussed interviews with artists and musicians of all shapes and sizes.

If you've got any feedback, requests or pitches, feel free to drop us a line on the address below. Please bear in mind that we might not be able to respond to everybody.



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Matt Parker is a full-time freelance music journalist based in Manchester in the UK. He has over 10 years experience writing about music and interviewing musicians for a broad range of respected print and digital media outlets, including TheArtsDesk, Classic Rock Prog, Guitarist, MusicRadar.com, NME online,  Rhythm, TeamRock and Total Guitar.

He has interviewed a host of stars from across the spectrum; including bonafide legends like Jimmy Cliff, Blondie, Booker T and Slash, through to modern icons-in-the-making like The Black Keys, Ben Howard and Laura Marling. From KISS to Korn and Deftones to Death Cab, Matt has been there, asked the questions and blagged the T-shirt.

If you're interested in commissioning Matt for writing work, you can check out his cuttings/links on the Portfolio page and reach him on the Extended Play email.