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Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 3 - Profiles
Denzil Watson provides the third and final part and the top three albums in his popular 'Ten Great Lost Indie Albums' series.

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 2 - Profiles
In the second part of his three part feature, Denzil Watson continues to reveal his list of ten obscure and lost indie albums.

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 1 - Profiles
Denzil Watson takes us on a brilliant journey through 10 lost indie classics, starting here with the first four

Richie Ramone : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to drummer Richie Ramone about life in the Ramones and his new autobiography, 'I Know Better Now'.

Stranglers : 02 Apollo, Manchester, 30/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson at the Apollo in Manchester watches the Stranglers play a powerful and often surprising set on the last night of their recent UK tour.

Patrick Duff : Greystones, Sheffield, 24/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson witnesses a raw and intimate Sheffield gig by former Strangelove frontman Patrick Duff.

Stranglers : Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel - Interviews
Denzil Watson caught up with legendary bassist and founder member of The Stranglers, Jean-Jacques Burnel, to chat about their current tour, the increasing possibility of a new Stranglers album and the invention of a new word.

Ruts DC : Interview - Interviews
To celebrate forty years since the release of 'The Crack' Ruts DC take their seminal debut album on the road in February. Denzil Watson caught up with the band’s gregarious drummer Dave Ruffy to speak about the album and 40th anniversary tour.

Theatre Of Hate : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches reformed 80's post punks Theatre of Hate, despite frontman Kirk Brandon battling a stomach bug, play an impressive set at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham.

Theatre Of Hate : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018 - Live Reviews


Dubiosza Kolektiv : Academy 3, Manchester, 7/11/2018 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson has fallen in deep, deep like with Balkan ska-rap-punk-Balkan folk act Dubioza Kolektiv. They deliver a barnstorming set in the basement of Manchester Academy.

Kirk Brandon : Interview - Interviews
Kirk Brandon speaks to Denzil Watson about how he balances his two bands Theatre of Hate and Spear of Destiny as well as acoustic project with cellist Sam Sansbury and 'Tontine', Spear of Destiny's recent album.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Denzil Watson in celebration of our forthcoming 20th anniversary looks back over his time with Pennyblackmusic by reflecting upon some of the bands he has interviewed or reviewed during his eighteen years writing for us.

Damian O'Neill : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to Undertones and That Petrol Emotion guitarist Damian O'Neill about his debut solo album 'Resit Revise Reprise', which is being released under the moniker of Damian O’Neill and The Monotones.

Stranglers : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers front man Baz Warne about the band's forthcoming UK tour and their durability.

Paul Draper : Interview - Interviews
In our second interview with him, former Mansun front man Paul Draper talks with Denzil Watson about touring his debut solo album 'Spooky Action' after a nearly fifteen year absence from the stage and the soon-to-be reissued Mansun back catalogue.

British Sea Power : The People's Concert, Albert Hall, Manchester, 11/11/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches British Sea Power play an eccentric but brilliant headline set to commemorate the centenary of the original People's Concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester

Paul Draper : Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 14/9/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds watches ex-Mansun vocalist Paul Draper make an understated but impressive return after an absence of fourteen years to full live work to promote 'Spooky Action', his debut solo album.

Kirk Brandon : Greystones, Sheffield, 23/8/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson catches the opening night of Kirk Brandon taking his extensive back-catalogue of songs with Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate on the road in stripped-down form with vocals, guitar and cello from Sam Sansbury.

Paul Draper : Interview - Interviews
After more than a decade working behind the scenes in the music industry, Mansun frontman Paul Draper has stepped back into the light with his debut album 'Spooky Action'. He speaks to Denzil Watson about the enduring love for Mansun as a cult act, being older and wiser, and the end of his old band.

Theatre Of Hate : Profile - Profiles
Denzil Watson reflects on a new expanded five-CD box set from 1980's post-punks Theatre of Hate, which as well as featuring the original 1981 and 1982 live albums 'He Who Dares Wins' recorded in Leeds and Berlin, has three additional gigs recorded between 1982 and 2012

Kirk Brandon : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to Kirk Brandon about his forthcoming acoustic tour and second album with cello player Sam Sansbury and his career with both Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate

Neville Staple : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to ska singer Neville Staple about his eight-piece band, their new album and his career with the Specials

Stranglers : Rock City, Nottingham, 13/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches the Stranglers play a powerful set of their hits and also little known material at Rock City in Nottingham

Stranglers : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers' frontman Baz Warne about their forthcoming 'The Classic Collection Tour'

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