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The First Ever Podcast

Courtney Coles: Someone Has to Do It, Why Can’t I

  • E13
  • 49:25
  • September 30th 2020

Jeremy talks to Courtney Coles, Los Angeles-based photographer and visual storyteller. 

During this episode they discuss the challenges lockdown poses for artists and creatives, how Courtney discovered Touché Amoré, finding new music on Myspace during its heyday, how Courtney’s parent’s focus on education made it difficult for her to go to gigs, The Cobalt Cafe and its historic significance in LA’s punk and hardcore scene, how Courtney got into photography, getting her first camera for Christmas at age 13, being the only person in her photography class to use a film camera, the story behind Courtney’s favourite band photo, how some good luck led to Courtney landing her first paid gig as a music photographer, and more. 

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The First Ever Podcast

Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers. 

Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.

More About the Host

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Jeremy Bolm

    Jeremy Bolm is the vocalist for the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré.

    The band recently released their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Lament.

    Jeremy is also the singer of Hesitation Wounds, a group that finds him collaborating with guitarist Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File), bassist Stephen LaCour (Trap Them, True Cross), and drummer Tommy Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis).

    In addition to that, Jeremy is also behind Secret Voice, an indie label that has issued poetry collections and records by such bands as Drug Church, Gouge Away, and Saetia.