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Background Noise Suppression Bassist Johnny Papaioannou

Background Noise Suppression

Background Noise Suppression came onto the Greek rock scene in 2005. Recently, the alternative, “Pop Dirt” band released its second studio album Dead Memories.

Bassist Johnny Papaioannou joins Mark Radlund on this week’s episode. Johnny and Mark discuss the sub-genre “Pop Dirt,” Thessaloniki vs. Athens, and the major influence The Cure has on the band.

We also dig into several Greek topics including myths and legends, olives, the 2004 Olympics in Athens, as well as the racial and cultural relationship between NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greek citizens.

Find everything Background Noise Suppression on their website here. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Make sure to stream their new album Dead Memories.

Featured Tracks

The following tracks are various songs throughout the band’s catalog.

  • “Kelly Wants The World Upside Down” (Dead Memories)
  • “Made Out of Ocean” (Little People…Big Noise!)
  • “Underground End” (Dead Memories)
  • “Love Alone” (Reached the Top 10 in one of Greece’s top rock radio stations, 105.5 Rock)

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Mark Radlund
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Mark Radlund

Mark is a writer for Super Metal World, as well as an avid supporter of live music, cheesy power ballads, and over-the-top action movies. Send over your questions, comments, and concerns to [email protected] Follow Mark on Twitter and Instagram @MarkRadlund. 

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