Pennyblackmusic Presents: Heist & Idiot Son + The Volunteered & Simon Bromide

Headlining are Heist with support from Idiot Son , The Volunteered and Simon Bromide
Hosted at the Water Rats London, Saturday 10th September. Doors open 7:30; First band on at 7:45; Admission £10 on the door or £8 in advance from We got Tickets
Located at ....... Click here to view in Goggle Maps We look forward to seeing you on the night. For more information Click here

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Pennyblackmusic: August 2022



UB40 frontman Ali Campbell talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about their new album 'Unprecedented', love of touring and the death of founder member Astro.

Andy Ellison
Linda Gail Lewis

John's Children, Jet and Radio Stars' frontman Andy Ellison talks to Andrew Twambley about his new autobiography 'Stunt Rocker'', getting thrown off a tour by The Who and leading his bandmate Marc Bolan astray.
Rockabilly queen Linda Gail Lewis talks to Lisa Torem about the remastered ‘Early Sides: 1963-1973’ and studio work with Van Morrison, Robbie Fulks and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Mike and Allison Targett from cinematic pop act Heist speak to John Clarkson about their first album in eighteen years, ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths’, and their appearance at the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night at the Water Rats in London on the 10th September.

Silent Running
Valley of Weights
Mames Babegenush

John Clarkson speaks to Peter Gamble, the frontman with Northern Irish rock group Silent Running, about his band’s recent reformation and their first album in thirty years, ‘Follow the Light’.
John Clarkson speaks to producer/engineer and Weisstronauts leader Pete Weiss and ex-Wobblies frontman Mike Griffin about their post-punk/alternative group Valley of Weights and its self-titled double allbum, which is being released on vinyl and download.
Luke ‘Skyscraper’ James, the original frontman with Birmingham post-punk outfit Fàshiön, speaks to John Clarkson about his tenure with the band, their new compilation ‘fàshiön music’ and his current band This Twisted Wreckage.
Copenhagen’s award-winning sextet Mames Babegenush is a Klezmer band which has put an exciting twist on this traditional genre. They’re currently touring and have recently recorded their sixth album.

NIck Godfrey
Douglas MacIntyre
Sarah Cracknell

John Clarkson speaks to Nick Godfrey, the owner of Precious Recordings of London, about his vinyl label that specialises in classic indie band radio sessions recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.
John Clarkson speaks to Scottish guitarist and record label owner Douglas MacIntyre about his band Port Sulphur's second album 'Speed of Life', and 'Hungry Beat', his forthcoming oral history of the late 1970s and early 1980s Scottish post-punk movement.
Robert Hampson, the guitarist and vocalist with alternative rock band Loop, talks to Adrian Janes about ‘Sonancy’, their first album in thirty years, and his passionate views on the music industry.
Sarah Cracknell talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her thirty plus years of fronting synth-pop outfit St. Etienne, family life and their forthcoming appearance at Glastonbury.

Tom Newman
Dwina Gibb
Simon Love

Andrew Twambley talks to record producer Tom Newman about his work on Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', working as an in-house producer for Virgin Records, managing their Manor Studios and recording a song with The Great Train Robbers.
Dwina Gibb talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her memories of her late husband, The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb,, and a new exhibition of photographs and family memorabilia to commemorate the tenth anniverrsary of his death.
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Grant Nicholas from bestselling rock act Feeder at a gig in Oxford about their new album ‘Torpedo’.
Kimberly Bright chats with Simon Love about the themes and inspirations behind his new solo album 'Love, Sex and Death Etc.', who is forbidden to listen to it, and the best parts of Peter Jackson's 'Get Back' Beatles documentary.

Visitor Comments


Hello and welcome to the August edition of the Pennyblackmusic magazine. It has been a year since the restrictions were lifted after lockdown, and during that time our writers, like many music fans, have got into the gradual habit of going back to gigs again. We are running with this edition more live reviews than we have sone since before lockdown, and our writers and photographers have been out at shows across the UK, Europe and America. We are also doing two of our own Bands Nights in September and October. The first of these is at the Water Rats in London and -booked originally ....more


We preview the next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with Heist, Idiot Son, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide at The Water Rats in London on the 10th September 2022.

Stuart Moxham
Paul McCartney
Georg Purvis
Matt Bishop

We preview our forthcoming Edinburgh Bands Night which will feature Young Marble Giants' Stuart Moxham, The Cathode Ray and New Leaf's Jeremy Thoms and singer-songwriter Roy Moller.
Nick Dent-Robinson leaves no stone unturned when commemorating Paul McCartney’s 18th June birthday, by chronicling the octogenarian’s unprecedented number of accomplishments.
The 'On Track...'series is a great resource for any fan. Nicky Crewe find that the latest book from Georg Purvis takes us through the 50 year career of Little Feat with all its twists and turns
Spencer Robertshaw finds a new Sonicbond book on Blur v,ery much woth reading

Live Reviews

Bluedot Festival
Truck Festival
Queen and Adam Lambert

Shirley Procter profiles some of her favpurite acts at this year's four-day Bluedot Festival.
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's Truck Music Festival, which included performances from Kasabian, Piney Gir and The Ocford Symphony Orchestra.
Fiona Hutchings finds seeing Queen and Adam Lambert is a dream come true live at the O2 Arena in London.

Most Viewed (articles)

Favourite Albums

Andreas Dorau
Anthony Moore

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look at albums from the past, Fiona HUtchings checks out two Peel Sessions EPs from Leicester indie band Prolapse, which have been released by Precious Recordings of London for the first time on vinyl.
Andreas Dorau's re-released 2005 LP finally makes sense to Maarten Schiethart
Maarten Schiethart finds that, while receiving lukewarm reviews at the time, Anthony Moore's 1979 now seminal solo album 'Flying Doesn't Help' strikes hard after over forty years.


In her series, 'A Life in Music', in which she speaks to Pennyblackmusic staff about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke talks to Nick Dent-Robinson.
In his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column Spencer Robertshaw pays tribute to a friend who has recently passed away.

It's Summertime, Let's Have Some Pop
George Harrison
Felix Cavaliere

In our column 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which our writers write about the impact of a particular photo or image on them, Tommy Gunnarsson writes of a rare photo that finds Kraftwerk smiling.
In ‘Bandcamp Explorer’ Mark Rowland looks at some of the best music on Bandcamp that puts you in a summer mood.
George Harrison surpassed expectations as a songwriter after initially being regarded as "the quiet Beatle". In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem discovers that Eoghan Lyng's new book explores many facets of the British songwriter's career.
In 'Raging Pages' Lisa Torem finds that The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere shares insights regarding the American band's hits and challenges, as well as his spiritual growth in his new autobiography, 'Memoir of a Rascal'.


Andrew Twambley takes photographs of American musician St Vincent at the Academy in Manchester.
Andrew Twambley takes photographs of Elbow frontman Guy Garvey at this year's Lytham Festival.

Our photographer Andrew Twambley photographs his favouite act of this year's Bluedot Festival, Manchester synth rock act W.H. Lung.

Bluedot Festival
Bluedot Festival
Bluedot Festival

In the first of three 'Photoscapes' dedicated to the Bluedot Festival Andrew Twambley photographs some of its acts.
Andrew Twambley provides the second of three 'Photoscapes'of some of the acts at this year's Bluedot Festival
Andrew Twambley in the third of three 'Photoscapes' from the Bluedot Festival photographs some of is acts.

Most Viewed (reviews)


Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp
Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow
Mark Mulholland
Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler

Well-crafted and credible collection of mainly covers from British guitarist Jeff Beck and controversial Hollywood star Johnny Depp
Fantastic collection of songs with great arrangements and inspired choices that showcase the talents of Aaron Catlow on fiddle and Brooks Williams on guitar.
Accomplished third solo album from in-demand session player, engineer and producer Mark Mulholland
Fantastic joint album From Hollywood actress Jessie Buckley and Suede guitarist Bernard Butler

Jack White
Regina Spektor
Neneh Cherry
Burning Hell

Versatile second album in three months from ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White
Playful, unpredictable and sometimes heart-wrenching first album in six years from Moscow-born, but New York-based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor
Mellow and jazzy tribute album which reworks classic tracks from Neneh Cherry's back catalogue with the aid of guest singers and vocalists
Apocalyptic and nihilistic ninth album from Canadian post-punk/electronic band The Burning Hell

Blue Orchids
Dave Edwards
Black Dice

Seventh album from Franco-British nu reggae exponent Flox is a soundtrack for Summer
Latest album ffrom The Blue Orchids, the durable band of Fall co-founder Martin Bramhah, which proves to be an acquired taste but which grows with each ;listening.
Patchy retrospective of four decades worth of work from East End guitarist and singer-songwriter Dave Edwards
First LP after a ten year hiatus marks the return of witty and eerie New York City trio Black Sice

Saya Gray
Ashley Hutchings
Paolo Nutini

Musically diverse and kaleidoscopic debut album from Toronto-based Japanese Canadian singer Saya Gray
Upbeat and life-affirming new album from Oxford-based band Foals upon which they hope to help banish post-lockdown blues
Autobiographical 100th album from prolific Fairport Covention member Ashley Hutchings
Versatile and impressive first album in eight years from Glaswegian singer Paolo Nutini

Marine Research
Batida (feat. Mayra Andrade)
Moon Under Water

Stunningly packaged double 7” from Precious Recordings of London of 80’s indie band Hurrah!’s only BBC session with David Jensen
Post-Heavenly/Talulah Gosh band Marine Research's only recorded session for John Peel gloriously presented as a stunning two-single package
Addictive single from Angolan-Portuguese musician Batida with guest vocals from Mayra Andrad which proves to be this summer's catchiest anthem
Evocative and thoughtful post-punk on second EP from Leicester/Liverpool/Basildon group Moon Under Water

Soup Review
Lucky Ones
Kim Robins
Def Leppard

Extraordinary latest collection from Soup Review about everyday topics will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye
Yukon roots music ensemble The Lucky Ones have released a fine if less exuberant second album.
Eclectic mix of bluegrass, country and gospel, on resilient third album from Indiana singer-songwriter Kim Robins which was created out of personal tragedy
Enjoyable first album in seven years from Sheffield-formed hard rock act Def Leppard who on his new record play to their strengths

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors