Episode 19 - Nick Diener (The Swellers)

This week, join Damian as he sits down with The Swellers' Nick Diener in a hotel room in Brisbane, Australia. Listen as the two discuss being on the Swellers’ final tour, and journey that brought him here.

Also discussed

-The 48 hour birthday


-Not liking Blink 182 until “after”


-Growing up just pre-Napster

-The Angus Soundtrack

-Green Day



-Pansy Division

-Learning to play piano to learn the Undertakers' theme

-Millencolin: helping little brothers get over a fear of the basement

-Connecting with Mike from Green Day over a The Get Up Kids’ song at your first show

-Opening every show at The Flint Local 432

-Mustard Plug

-Suicide Machines


-The Flint All-Ages Scene 2002-2004: the Greatest Scene Ever

-Not fitting in with the pop-punk clique


-From playing with Propagandhi to touring Paramore within 48hrs

-Cold As Life


-Catch 22

-Easy Action

-Negative Approach


-“Nah, they’re JUST a punk band dudes.”

-Getting in good with the Ernie Ball Family

-Warped Tour routing in a Van

-A Wilhelm Scream

-Less Than Jake

-Mom and dad, I’m getting in the van

-The Fullblast

-Cardboard cutouts of yourself in Japanese record stores



-Only Crime

-Being Vegan in Japan


-Working heel in a band

-Lots of wrestling talk

Mar 18, 2015, 05:46 AM
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