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Low Culture Podcast: Diamanda’s In The Mine

In this month's subscriber-only podcast John and Luke discuss solo sojourn regression, an amazing new album from Diamanda Galás, and an important new book about society's attitude to death

In the popular Home Alone series of films, a young lad succeeds in fighting off burglars and villains when his parents leave him by himself for a night or so. Yet what happens when two middle-aged writers are left behind when their better halves disappear on a summer holiday? In this month’s edition of the subscriber only tQ Low Culture podcast, John Doran and Luke Turner discuss the pitfalls of a few days on their tod and how, in London and Wiltshire, they resorted to Ted Lasso and scouring the freezer for lamb and peas to cope. They also recommend their cultural picks for the month of August, defying the expectations and clichés of the sunny season by recommending that you listen to Diamanda Galás’ astonishing new album Broken Gargoyles and reading Ru Callender’s forthcoming memoir of being a radical green undertaker, What Remains: Life, Death and the Human Art of Undertaking. They also heap praise on The Horgenaith, a brand-new album from Bristol-based artist Sarahson which you can listen to here. The Quietus Low Culture podcast is produced by Alannah Chance. To listen, you’ll need to subscribe to be a Quietus Low Culture or Sound & Vision subscriber via the Steady checkout below. This podcast is just one of a host of perks including monthly playlists of all the music we’re covering on the site, a bonus long-form Low Culture essay and the Organic Intelligence newsletter deep dive into genres you’ve barely heard of, from Scandinavian Balearic to the Swiss 80s underground. Sound & Vision subscribers also get an exclusive music release every month, commissioned by us.

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