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Tommy Gunnarsson

Tommy Gunnarsson - A Life in Music

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 our Swedish writer Tommy Gunnarsson.


The Decline of the Rock Group

The Decline of the Rock Group - Comment

Nick Dent-Robinson examines why in the current musical landscape bands have become something of the past.


Deep Purple

Deep Purple - The Image That Made Me Weep

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, Dastardly writes about how the sleeve of a Deep Purple 'Greatest Hits' album made him fall in love with the Fender Stratocaster guitar.


Evidently Spencertown

Evidently Spencertown - Get Some of This in Your Life

In his regular 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column Spencer Robertshaw writes of Pennyblackmusic's latest recruit, his new dog Norman.


Ukraine

Ukraine - Bandcamp Explorer

In his 'Bandcamp Explorer' column Mark Rowland examines some of the best music that is currently available on Bandcamp from the Ukraine.


Radiohead

Radiohead - Willam Allen: Radiohead On Track: Every Album, Every Song

In her 'Raging Pages' book column series, Lisa Torem reflects on Willam Allen's 'Radiohead On Track: Every Album, Every Song', which, published at the end of last year, is one of the latest books from the excellent Sonicbond Publishing.


Ben Howarth

Ben Howarth - A Life in Music

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 our writer Ben Howarth.


In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - Resilience and A Life In Mono

In this special edition of ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities,’ Steve Miles continues his insightful exploration of the relationship between music and mental health by looking in depth at just one artist, the fascinating and fantastic unsigned Life In Mono, and meditating on the meaning of resilience.


Boomtown Rats

Boomtown Rats - Ten Songs That Made Me Love....

Eoghan Lyng selects ten favourites from Dublin pioneers The Boomtown Rats, moving from punk into New Wave, Eighties pop and the recent comeback album


Evidently Spencertown

Evidently Spencertown - Contradiction

In his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column Spencer Robertshaw looks with his usual humour at contradiction.


Bandcamp Explorer

Bandcamp Explorer - Metal

Mark Rowland in 'Bandcamp Explorer' examines the best releases on Bandcamp of recent metal recordings.


Robby Krieger

Robby Krieger - Set The Night on Fire, Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar with The Doors

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem assesses Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger's new autobiography, 'Set The Night on Fire, Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar with The Doors'


Vinyl Stories

Vinyl Stories - Penny Vinyl

In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to some of our writers about their vinyl purchases of the year.


Denzil Watson

Denzil Watson - A Life in Music

When chatting with a longstanding fellow writer for her 'A Life in Music' column, in which she talks to a different Pennyblack writer about the impact on music on their lives, Cila Warncke discovers that Denzil Watson doubled as a gigging musician in Sheffield and Lincolnshire.


Evidently Spencertown

Evidently Spencertown - Rain

Spencer Robertshaw writes of heartache and romantic break-up in the latest poem in his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column.


Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl - The Image That Made Me Weep

In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Kimberly Bright writes of a video image taken of Dave Grohl at The Foo Fighters' television debut on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in August 1995.


Bandcamp Explorer

Bandcamp Explorer - The Best of ‘The Best of Bandcamp’

In 'Bandcamp Explorer' Mark Rowland looks at some of the best releases on Bandcamp of the last year.


Tommy James

Tommy James - Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells

In her 'Raging Pages' book column, Lisa Torem reflects upon 'Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells' which, co-written with Martin Fitzpatrick, tells of how the 60s's rock star's career was taken control over by gangsters.


Andrew Twambley

Andrew Twambley - A Life in Music

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 our photographer and writer Andrew Twambley .


In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - #6 - ‘Sometimes when I wake up/ Feel like I never woke up at all...’ -  Peter Perrett and the Primacy of the Emotions : Music and Mental Health Part 3).

In his regular column ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’ Steve Miles reflects on the themes of anxiety and depression in the lyrics of the Only Ones’ Peter Perrett.