Season 4 - Ep. 2 - Johnny Marriott from UK Band PET NEEDS Talks About Their Big Breakout Year

Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Johnny Marriot from the UK pop-rock/punk band Pet Needs today.

Pet Needs had one helluva year last year as they not only put out their second LP entitled Primetime Entertainment, but they also toured extensively throughout the year with a major opening slot on Frank Turner’s 50 States in 50 Days Tour which is not just huge, but it was one of the most entertaining shows from start to finish I have ever seen.

The band has played shows non-stop aside from the lockdown since 2017, and they released their first album Fractured Party Music in 2021 while everything was on pause. Both albums are absolute magic, if you ask me.

The last thing to know about this band is that they truly play a great live show and engage with crowds of all sizes like they are playing songs just for you. It’s a hard thing to do, but I imagine years of grinding out local gigs helped create the performances that they put out today.


Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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"Ibiza In Winter" broadcast with direct consent from PET NEEDS


Make sure to check out Johnny's Recommendations: Kid Capichi, Rancid, PUP


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▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
2:13 - Segment 1 - Johnny from PET NEEDS talks about the songwriting process for Primetime Entertainment and how depression changed the scope of the music
30:04 - Reverend Guitars
30:54 - Segment 2 - In the Spotlight hot seat questions with Johnny from PET NEEDS
53:23 - "Ibiza In Winter" by PET NEEDS
56:23 -
56:56 - Segment 3 - Upcoming shows and news from PET NEEDS
1:04:04 - Outro and thanks

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