Aural Fixation is a fortnightly queer music podcast that explores LGBTQI+ themes in music and pop culture. Launched in May 2019 and released fortnightly on Thursdays, each iconic instalment follows besties Drew and Andy as they discuss an album that is loved by queer people, made by queer artists, or speaks to queer experiences. British expats living and recording in Sydney, Drew and Andy bring a uniquely cross-genre and cross-hemispheric viewpoint to being gay and loving music, shared perhaps only by the Minogue sisters. Aural Fixation is recorded and produced by @drew_down_under and @andrewdoyouthinkyouare.
Previous installments have tackled the expected likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Robyn, and Britney Spears, through to leftfield icons like Indigo Girls, Frank Ocean, Björk and the Velvet Underground, and complemented by a healthy glitter dusting of legends like Elton John, George Michael, Bette Midler and the Pet Shop Boys. The broad remit for discussion allows a wonderfully eclectic line-up and ensures conversation speaks to both die-hard enthusiasts and brand new listeners alike.
On top of regular programming, the pair recently launched Quick Fix – 25-minute bonus episodes centring around just one song that is so fabulous it deserves its own billing including the likes of Lady Marmalade and Song 4 Mutya so far, with many more in the pipeline.