ABBA Voyage - my media appearances

Published November 22, 2021

Update 22 November 2021: I've added a bunch of other media appearances that took place after mid-September, up to and including the November launch of ABBA's Voyage album.

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Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September will go down in history as two of the most insane days I have ever experienced. TV, radio and press interviews from morning to night, new requests coming in all the time - so many that I had to turn some of them down, simply because I couldn't fit them all in. A friend of mine joked that I should get a media representative to handle all the requests, and in fact, for those two days I would have needed one.

It was exhausting, but above all a lot of fun, as I tried my best to speculate on what we would be getting on the night of 2 September, when ABBA would unveil some big news. Afterwards, I scrambled to convey my first impressions of the two new songs - I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down - and the revelation that we would get an entire studio album. Plus, of course, the digital avatar concert experience.

Here's a list of my ABBA Voyage-related media appearances in roughly chronological order - the ones I'm aware of and that can be accessed online, that is! At the time of writing, all items should be accessible for everyone (except where otherwise noted).

A few items are not directly related to ABBA Voyage, but their publication happened as a result of the renewed interest in ABBA in the Voyage announcement time-frame.

Are the stories from online newspapers etc. not in your language? Then please use Google Translate.

27 AUGUST


30 AUGUST

The ABC Evening Show with Sarah Macdonald [Australia]

2 SEPTEMBER

UK BBC Radio, local radio stations - clips made available thanks to the efforts of Trevor Barker:


3 SEPTEMBER


4 SEPTEMBER


6 SEPTEMBER


7 SEPTEMBER


9 SEPTEMBER


10 SEPTEMBER

  • Expressen [Sweden, behind paywall; not actually about ABBA Voyage]

11 SEPTEMBER


13 SEPTEMBER


1 OCTOBER

  • Hidden Track podcast [Canada; about ABBA's career and history]

3 OCTOBER

  • Expressen [Sweden; the harsh criticism levelled against ABBA in 1970s Sweden; behind a paywall]


21 OCTOBER

  • Eurovision Legends podcast [Sweden but English-language], part 1 and part 2 (ABBA's Eurovision connections)


27 OCTOBER

  • QX, the Swedish gay mag ranks the ABBA songs with the aid of a 39-strong jury

2 NOVEMBER

  • QX, an interview with me, commenting on the ABBA song ranking (see above) and more


4 NOVEMBER


5 NOVEMBER

UK BBC Radio, local radio stations - clips made available thanks to the efforts of Trevor Barker:


17 NOVEMBER


23 NOVEMBER

 

MIC Izvestia

A Fantastic Voyage, but not like the one Raquel Welch enjoyed

Published November 04, 2021

Today and tomorrow every ABBA fan is on a Fantastic Voyage, thankfully without having to be like Raquel Welch and travel in a miniature submarine inside someone's body.

For my part I will be doing some media about the Voyage album tomorrow. Between 8 and 10 in the morning I will be at the BBC doing interviews for local radio stations, as I've done before. Here's the list as it looks right now, subject to change (note that some of these are pre-recordings for broadcast later in the day).

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0808                                                    
0815 KENT Live pres: Adam Dowling prod: Annabel Dry                                                   
0822 SOMERSET Live pres: CLAIRE prod: Jack Killah                                            
0830  JERSEY Live pres: Elisa prod: Ashlea Tracey                         
0838 LANCASHIRE Live pres: GRAHAM LIVER prod: Leanne Pilkington                                
0845 WILTSHIRE Live pres: Rachel Houghton prod: Richard Crowley                                  
0852  BERKSHIRE Live pres: Andrew Peach prod: Iona Hampson        
0900 SHEFFIELD Pre-recorded pres: PAULETTE EDWARDS prod: Alice Olusoga
0908 YORK Pre-recorded pres: jonathan cowap prod: Jane Bowes
0915 MANCHESTER Live pres: Emma Goswell prod: Lawrence Mann
0922 LINCOLNSHIRE Live pres: SEAN prod: Jess Lord
0930 DERBY Pre-recorded pres: Donna Alos prod: Caz Harby
0938
0945 CUMBRIA Live pres: richard corrie prod: John Bowness
0952

I will also appear on Sweden's TV4 tomorrow, mobile phone technology allowing. At circa 05:40pm (Swedish time) I will be on Efter fem.

 

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