What music do queer people like? How does music reflect their queerness? Every episode Hannah and their guests share their experiences, memories and opinions.

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17: Just Joke About It

CW: Depression, Sexism, Biphobia

Plenty of queer people hugely benefit from an online community. Gunneet accidentally became someone providing such a community on Tumblr. She is a true connaisseuse of Bisexuality providing knowledge with nice layer of comedy.

Flashback Track: Wolf Alice – Space & Time
Queer Artist Spotlight: Alex Lahey – Backpack
Best Live Experience: Ali Barter – Backseat
Most Recent Discovery: Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party

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16: What Band is This?

QueerSounds: The Covid Sessions. A new setting, slightly worse audio quality, but same old format and fantastic tunes. As my first ever guest who doesn’t reside in the Netherlands Elodie talks about her love for gaming soundtracks, CD’s and politics in music.

Flashback Track: Morikazu Aoki – Route 110 (Pokemon RSE)
Queer Artist Spotlight: Aurora – Apple Tree
Best Live Experience: Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give a Fuck
Most Recent Discovery: Dream Bitches – Tracy Emin

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15: The Smiling Boy

CW: antisemitism, xenophobia, war

This is a bit of a messy one. This episode has been on the shelf for a bit but the positive energy Joëll emerges is something I don’t want to withhold from you. Listen to him sharing his stories of love and fascination for the Mediterranean.

Flashback Track: Bouzouki Boys – To Yelasto Pedi
Queer Artist Spotlight: Mahmood – Barrio
Best Live Experience: Giuseppe Verdi – Va Pensiero
Most Recent Discovery: La Casa Azul – La Revolución Sexual

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14: Live Your Truth

CW: Racism, Transphobia

He left his homecountry of Jamaica to go live in the Netherlands, a country he never heard of before. After this adventurous step, The Universe led Sean-Claude to spaces, both mental and physical, he never expected to be.

Flashback Track: Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Queer Artist Spotlight: Frank Ocean – We All Try
Best Live Experience: Ziggy Marley – Rebellion Rises
Most Recent Discovery: Ari Lennox & J. Cole – Shea Butter Baby

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13: Be Gay, Do Crimes

CW: Homophobia, Harassment, Misogyny

Belgium and the Netherlands left Brenda in a bad place, both mentally and physically. Now, it seems like she’s adhering to a stereotype, but Finland is where this metalhead found some peace of mind. However, within the metal scene there still seems to be some room for improvement.

Flashback Track: Metallica – Enter Sandman
Queer Artist Spotlight: Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
Best Live Experience: Gojira – Flying Wales
Most Recent Discovery: Mokoma – Laske hiljaa mielessä sataan

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12: I told ya I would talk a lot about Poland

CW: Homophobia, Queerphobia, Harassment, Police Brutality

It feels like the beginning of a second series. QueerSounds is back with Aga ans their stories from Poland, both pre- and post the fall of communism. Let’s dive into how the history of this country effects the daily lives of queer locals now.

Flashback Track: Republika – Smierc w Bikini
Queer Artist Spotlight: Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N.
Best Live Experience: Rammstein – Deutschland
Most Recent Discovery: Bauhaus – A God in an Alcove

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11: Positive Comments

CW: Racism, War Assassination and some Sexual Content

An unstoppable force versus an immovable object. As long as racism is still a thing, Axmed will keep fighting it. In part by reclaiming his Somali background, promoting other queer, black people and reclaiming all other parts of his person at all times.

Flashback Track: Faadumo Qaasin Hilowle – Waa Habeenkii
Queer Artist Spotlight: Sadeeq Ali – Get The Cake
Best Live Experience: Saado Cali Warsame – Yaa Kuu Warama
Most Resent Discovery: Sun – Honeycomb

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10: It’s a Really Weird System

TW: mentions of fascism, racism, transphobia

With a full transition being over and done, Sophie Schers mainly focuses on the struggles of others. Both though the city council and nationally operating lobby groups she fights for the rights of trans people, disabled people, women, and so on. Sounds impressive, but being able to retreat into a nice family home or a vacation in Sweden offers some well needed moments to charge back up.

Flashback Track: Herman van Veen – Zo Vrolijk
Queer Artist Spotlight: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su – 7-15-13
Best Live Experience: Regina Spektor – Samson
Most Recent Discovery: Nadja Evelina – Beach House

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9: Not the Easiest Google Trip

TW: Explicit mention of racism, exoticism, depression

With mind all over the place and dito music taste, Jay is just trying to figure it all out. Childhood trauma and systematic oppression, on top of a good whole dose of being queer. It’s understandable why they’re having a hard time putting thoughts into words.

Flashback Track: M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Queer artist Spotlight: Black Dresses – Death/ Bad Girl
Best live experience: PUP – DVP
Most recent discovery: Vektor – Recharging the Void

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