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Tim Buckley : The Image That Made Me Weep - Features
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Adrian Janes examines the melancholic back cover photograph of Tim Buckley's 1974 last studio album, ‘Look at the Fool’.

Ist Ist : Interview - Interviews
Andy Keating of Manchester's Ist Ist talks to Adrian Janes about the band's influences, music and future.

Jah Wobble : Interview - Interviews
Acclaimed musician and songwriter Jah Wobble talks to Adrian Janes about his time as the original bassist in Public Image Ltd, his musical and philosophical heroes and his band the Invaders of the Heart.

Earthworks : Heavenly Bodies - Favourite Album Reviews
Adrian Janes assesses an expanded version of a 1997 career compilation of Bill Bruford’s jazz combo Earthworks, which covers both studio and live tracks.

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart : Jazz Cafe, London, 23/2/2020 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart preview a new album and range widely and deeply over the bassist’s prolific career.

Phil Manzanera : Diamond Head - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Adrian Janes reflects on a new reissue of Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera’s 1975 first solo album 'Diamond Head', which mixes styles and star guests to often impressive effect.

Audra : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Janes speaks to singer and bass player from Arizonian post-punk band Audra about their fourth album and first release in ten years, 'Dear Tired Friends'.

Vive Le Rock Awards : Islington Academy, London, 27/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes finds UK rock magazine Vive Le Rock’s awards once again paying punky homage to heroes and icons.

Gang Of Four : Borderline, London, 12/4/2019 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches influential post-punk the Gang of Four in a show at the Borderline in London play a fiery set to promote their new album 'Happy Now'.

Asian Dub Foundation : Rafi's Revenge - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Adrian Janes finds that Asian Dub Foundation's superb 1998 second album 'Rafi's Revenge;, which has now been reissued, criss-crosses genres to create truly multicultural music.

Celeste Bell : Interview - Interviews
Celeste Bell, the daughter of late X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene , talks to Adrian Janes about her mother and ‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’, the new music biography which she has written in collaboration with music writer Zoë Howe.

Zoe Howe : Interview - Interviews
Music writer Zoë Howe talks to Adrian Janes about ‘Dayglo: the Poly Styrene Story’, which is about the late X-Ray Spex vocalist and songwriter Poly Styrene and which has been written in close collaboration with Poly’s daughter Celeste Bell.

Cardigans : Eventim Apollo, London. 7/12/2018 - Live Reviews
On the 20th anniversary tour for 'Gran Turismo', Adrian Janes shares in the Cardigans' warm embrace of their past.

Grand Blue Heron : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Janes speaks to Paul Lamont of Belgian rock band Grand Blue Heron as they release their new album, ‘Come Again’.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Adrian Janes, who has written for Pennyblackmusic since 2012, reflects upon ten of his favourite acts and songs during his time writing for us.

Vive Le Rock Awards : Islington Academy, London, 28/3/2018 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes finds that the 'Vive Le Rock' awards night at the Islington Academy in London deserves its own prize for sheer enjoyment and recognition of those still going strong.

Bark Psychosis : Codename: Dustsucker - Favourite Album Reviews
Adrian Janes reflects on the reissue of 'Codename; Dustsucker', the astonishing 2004 second and final album from British band Bark Psychosis, finding that, while its blend of musical moods and random sounds might be defined as post-rock, it in fact, however, transcends all categories.

Alison Moyet : Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 11/11/2017 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches Alison Moyet play a down-to-earth but gripping gig at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend

Autobahn : Lexington, London, 9/11/2017 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes at the Lexington in London watches brooding post-punka Autobahn play an intense and compelling set.

Fantastic Negrito : Nell’s Jazz and Blues, London 28/7/2017 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes is impressed by the Grammy-nominated Fantastic Negrito's impassioned blend of blues, rock, funk and soul at Nell’s Jazz and Blues in London.

Morgan Delt/Syd Arthur : Oslo, London, 5/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes at Oslo in London enjoys a first-rate night of neo-psychedelia and prog from Californian singer-songwriter Morgan Delt and Canterbury-based group Syd Arthur

1967 : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' Adrian Janes writes of ten of his favourite songs from 1967 and tracks by artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane

Disco Inferno : In Debt - Favourite Album Reviews
Adrian Janes finds that this compilation of early recordings of experimental Essex band Disco Inferno, which were originally released in 1995, already show them taking rock music to new places

Brooders : Interview - Interviews
In the wake of their exciting 2017 mini-album, Adrian Janes interviews psych-grunge maestros Brooders to ask about their influences, the Leeds scene and their progress to this point.

Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington : The Roxy Our Story and Rick Poyner (Ed)/Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980 - Profiles
Adrian Janes reflects on two new books on 1970's punk, one on the legendary Roxy Club and the other on punk fanzines and writing

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