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Ian Wills and the Willing : Interview - Interviews
At the Guilfest festival in Surrey, Andy Vincent speaks to former drug addict , self-made millionaire and acclaimed electronica artist Ian Wills about his strong social conscience and band the Willing's forthcoming second album, 'Heroes and Villains'

Strung Out : Interview - Interviews
At their first British show in four years at the Underworld in London, Andy Vincent speaks to Jake Riley from Californian punks about their just released seventh full length album, 'Black Hawks over Los Angeles', and long standing relationship with their label Fat Wreck Records

A Wilhelm Scream : Interview - Interviews
Andy Vincent chats to rising American punk metal band A Wilhelm Scream in a second interview with Pennyblackmusic about their first European headline tour and their forthcoming third album

Senses Fail : Interview - Interviews
Senses Fail have received much acclaim for their second album, 'Still Searching', and recently played the Taste of Chaos tour for rising punk/emo bands. Andy Vincent chats to guitarist Heath Saraceno on its London date about touring and the group's plans for the future

Taste of Chaos : Brixton Academy, London, 18/11/2006 - Live Reviews
Taste of Chaos is an all day show which supports some of the biggest and fastest rising stars of the punk and emo scene. At the London date of the tour, Andy Vincent watches performances from Taking Back Sunday, Anti Flag, Underoath, Alexisonfire, Senses Fail and Saosin

Lost Prophets : Guildhall, Portsmouth, 28/11/2006 - Live Reviews
At a show at the Portsmouth Guildhall, Andy Vincent watches Welsh metal act Lost Prophets, riding high on the success of their third album, 'Liberation Transmission', play an energetic and exuberant set

Envy : Interview - Interviews
Japanese hardcore outfit Envy released their latest album 'Insomniac Doze' on Mogwai's Rock Action label. Vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa talks to Andy Vincent about his group's longevity and why, after nearly 15 years together, their priorities haven't changed

A Wilhelm Scream : Interview - Interviews
Massachusetts-based punk metal band A Wilhelm Scream talk to Andy Vincent at a gig at the London Astoria supporting Anti Flag about touring the UK and recent changes in their personnel

Anti Flag/A Wilhelm Scream : Astoria, London, 13/5/2006 - Live Reviews
At a gig at the Astoria in London, Andy Vincent finds headliners Anti Flag's politically-stanced punk rock starting to quickly grate, but support band A Wilhelm Scream on blistering form

Stretch Arm Strong : Interview - Interviews
Hardcore punks Stretch Arm Strong recently toured with Story of the Year to promote their fourth album 'Free at Last'. Andy Vincent talks to singer Chris McLane about the tour, the record, and the band's plans to help to create a new musical movement

Story of the Year and Stretch Arm Strong : Astoria, London, 13/4/2006 - Live Reviews
Andy Vincent enjoys highly energetic sets from hardcore acts Story of the Year and Stretch Arm Strong at the London Astoria

Strange Death of Liberal England : Registry, Portsmouth, 2/3/3006 - Live Reviews
Tipped for the top, Andy Vincent finds the Strange Death of Liberal England's ethereal blend of folk rock totally compelling at a local bands night show at the Portsmouth Registry

Bled : Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 24/11/2005 - Live Reviews
After being delayed at immigration for over 5 hours, the Bled arrive both late and tired for their first date of their tour at the Wedgewood Rooms In Porstmouth. Andy Vincent sees them pull off a highly powered and instense set against incredible odds

Alexisonfire : Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, 26//11/2005 - Live Reviews
Hardcore rockers Alexisonfire have a rapidly expanding reputation. At the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, Andy Vincent enjoys a confident set of old and new songs

Re : View-Thrice : The Artist in the Ambulance - Favourite Album Reviews
In his first article for us new Pennyblackmusic writer Andy Vincent writes about the impact hardcore/punk band Thrice's album 'The Artist in the Ambulance' had on him after he unexpectedly discovered them at the start of his college's summer holidays

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