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Raincoats : Interview - Interviews
Bassist and vocalist with post-punk band Gina Birch talks to John Clarkson about the 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue of their classic self-titled debut album.

Nine Below Zero : Interview - Interviews
Vocalist and guitarist Dennis Greaves from South London blues rock band Nine Below Zero talks to John Clarkson about their 40th Anniversary this year and new album, 'Avalanche'.

Motorcycle Boy : Interview - Interviews
Guitarist Michael Kerr talks to John Clarkson about his late 80's band the Motorcycle Boy's brief, fiery career and the release of their only album 'Scarlet' thirty years after it was recorded.

Bruce Foxton : Interview - Interviews
Bruce Foxton, the bassist with The Jam, speaks to John Clarkson about their seminal 1979 album 'Setting Sons' and its forthcoming 40th Anniversary UK tour with his current band From The Jam.

Doctors Of Madness : Interview - Interviews
Richard Strange, the frontman with influential cult band Doctors of Madness, talks about 'Dark Times', the group's first album in over four decades, which was inspired by the present political situation and world crisis.

Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans : Interview - Interviews
Brilliant Corners and Experimental Pop band frontman Davey Woodward speaks to John Clarkson about his latest project the Winter Orphans and their forthcoming appearance at our next Manchester Bands Night.

Moon Under Water : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Moon Under Water, who are playing our next London gig at The Water Rats on the 17th January, about their unusual beginnings after forming at an Adrian Borland tribute night, their memories of him and their plans for an album of original material.

Band Of Holy Joy : Interview - Interviews
In our fifth interview with them, John Clarkson talks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative/indie rock band the Band of Holy Joy about their remarkable latest album, ‘Neon Primitives’.

SadGirl : Interview - Interviews
Misha Lindes, the frontman with Los Angeles indie trio SadGirl, talks to John Clarkson about their debut album, 'Water', which blends an old-time sound with a contemporary edge.

Roy Moller : Interview - Interviews
Scottish singer-songwriter and poet Roy Moller talks to John Clarkson about his new poetry collection 'Be My Baby', which was inspired by the story of his adoption and which saw his birth mother travel from Toronto to Edinburgh to give birth to him.

Elk : Interview - Interviews
Leeds-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Joey Donnelly talks to John Clarkson about his project Elk, touring with the Love Band on their farewell tour and 'Beech', Elk's cassette and download only mini-album.

Richard Jobson : Interview - Interviews
Richard Jobson, the frontman with 70's-formed Scottish punk band the Skids, speaks to John Clarkson about their reunion, new acoustic album 'Peaceful Times', and his forthcoming solo tour.

Richard Jobson : Interview - Interviews
Richard Jobson, the frontman with 70's-formed Scottish punk band Skids, speaks to John Clarkson about their reunion, new acoustic album 'Peaceful Times', and his forthcoming solo tour.

Soft Cell : Interview with Dave Ball - Interviews
Soft Cell keyboardist Dave Ball speaks to John Clarkson about the influential synthpop group's history and their new photograph book, ‘To Show You I’ve Been There’.

Lonna Kelley : Interview - Interviews
Solo artist and Giant Sand member Lonna Kelley speaks to John Clarkson about her first single in four years, 'Will I See You?', and her new band Ard Eevin which includes Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums.

Raf and O : Interview - Interviews
South London avant-pop duo Raf and O speak to John Clarkson about their just released fourth album, ‘The Space Between Nothing and Desire’.

Mark Brend : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to music writer and Palace of Light, Farina and Ghostwriter guitarist Mark Brend about his debut novel 'Undercliff'.

Dave Philpott : Interview - Interviews
Dave Philpott speaks to John Clarkson about 'Dear Mr Pop Star', the second volume of letters that he has written with his father Derek to pop and rock stars questioning their lyrics, and for which they have received equally comical replies.

Moon Under Water : Cavern, London, 25/4/2019 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson watches Moon under Water play their official debut show in London at a tribute gig to Sound frontman Adrian Borland to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death, and sees them reunite his and drummer Adrian Janes' old band The Outsiders for the first time in forty years

Nouvelle Vague : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Olivier Libaux from French band Nouvelle Vague, who have divided fans and critics by covering late 70s and early 80s punk and new wave songs as bossa nova tunes, about their new compilation album 'Curiosities' and current European tour.

Fiat Lux : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to synthpop band Fiat Lux about their reformation after an absence of over thirty years, the reissue of all their 80's material, and also their new album 'Saved Symmetry'.

Stereogram Recordings : Interview with Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms - Interviews
Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms from Stereogram Recordings speak about its recent expansion into book publishing, and their new book 'Nite Life During Wartime', which is a photographic account of the club and music scene in Edinburgh in the 1980s.

Vinny Peculiar : Interview - Interviews
Singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his latest solo album 'Return of the Native', his forthcoming tour and the album he is working on with a new band project.

Long Ryders : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to Sid Griffin, the frontman in groundbreaking Americana outfit the Long Ryders, about 'Psychedelic Country Soul', their first studio album in thirty-two years.

Duke 72 : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Justin Lumsden, the main guitarist and songwriter in Glaswegian psychedelic/folk/rock sextet Big Hogg, about his new project Duke 72, with Melbourne-based drummer Jonny Mitchell, and their debut album, 'The Mid Shires Herald'.

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