NEWS: The Heavy Network launches with On Wednesdays We Wear Black podcast!

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The Heavy Network, a new home for content creators across the alternative space, has launched with the premiere of a new music podcast, On Wednesdays We Wear Black.

The weekly podcast is an uninhibited look at sex, racism, music and alternative lifestyle – the chats alternative women and non-binary people have behind closed doors – and is hosted by Sophie K (Kerrang! Radio), Alyx Holcombe (radio presenter/musician), and Yasmine Summan (journalist/TikTok star).

The first episode has debuted on all major podcast streaming platforms, and this is what Sophie K had to say about it.

“I noticed that the variety of podcasts I listen to had certain similarities. I want to hear diverse voices, I want things to sometimes be challenging but also hilarious and crude. I also want to feel that I’m hanging out with my mates at the pub rather than listening to some elite backstage conversation. However I couldn’t find that in the alternative space. I feel that for too long certain voices have been left out of rock conversations.

Every year when pride or black history month comes along we get wheeled out to talk about how we exist in this space. Now I want to create a space where the outcasts can feel represented, whether someone is queer, melanin-blessed, female or non-binary, this is a space we can all hang out and talk about everything from tampons to rock to fan fiction without getting censored by some guy who finds it offensive.

Alyx and Yasmine are two of the most exciting people in the industry right now, and they continue to amaze me with their wit and knowledge. The rock industry has never ever heard anything like this before and I know it will shock a lot of people, but that’s ok because we are the new voice of the alternative scene.”

You can stream and listen to the first episode now on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, and Acast.

The Heavy Network, a part of Heavy Group, is expected to launch more podcast shows in the coming weeks.