Thirty years ago this month, The Blue Aeroplanes released ‘Beatsongs’, the Bristolian art-rockers' biggest critical and commercial success. But, as frontman Gerard Langley told Nat Mumford, only a twist of fate stopped it from being much bigger...
Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Paul Carrack talks to Eoghan Lyng about working with Eric Clapton, Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics and his impressive new solo album, 'One On One'.
Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.
Leeds-based musician Lewis Burner talks to Julie Cruickshank about his two solo albums, his new group The Burner Band and their debut album, 'Signs and Wonders'.
Seminal 70's singer-songwriter Steve Harley talks to Andrew Twambley about his current tour, his latest album 'Uncovered' and his friendship with Marc Bolan.
Indie pop pioneers The Primitives are currently on the road on their Electric Acoustic tour which celebrates the release of boxset 'Bloom! The Complete Recordings 1985-92'. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Court chats to Richard Lewis about the group’s early days, chart success and returning to the stage.
Bassist Gerry McAvoy talks about Rory Gallagher’s legacy, touring during their heyday, the 5Oth anniversary of Gallagher’s eponymous debut album and keeping his memory alive.
Maddy Read Clarke
Originators of the ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’ campaign, environmental group Music Declares Emergency aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Campaigning Director Maddy Read Clarke chats to Steev Burgess about the group’s aims, objectives and success so far
'Legs' Larry Smith
In this 2010 archival interview Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band tuba player, tap dancer and occasional percussionist ‘Legs’ Larry Smith speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his long career, working with the Beatles and his band’s reformation for a series of 40th Anniversary shows.
London-based singer-songwriter and poet Gabriel Moreno muses with Steev Burgess about the relationship between the UK and Gibraltar, learning from other cultures, and the meaning of ‘Duende’.
In the first part of an extensive two-part interview, 70's reggae star Al Campbell speaks to Adam Coxon about his long career.
In the second part of an extensive interview, reggae star Al Campbell continues to chat with Adam Coxon about his career.
Leicester-based cult musician and singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick talks to John Clarkson about his tenth solo album ‘Never Give Up on A Song’, working with the surviving members of Joy Division just after Ian Curtis’ death and also Adrian Borland and The Sound.
Nicky Crewe talks to Steve J Allen about his new album 'Contrast', his influences and approaches to life and music and moving from Sheffield to the other side of the world,
Antifolk-punk pioneer Hank Osasuna aka Spinmaster Plantpot tells Julie Cruickshank about his influences and his TV work.
Legendary singer and songwriter and former Family frontman Roger Chapman talks to Adrian Janes about his long career and his first album in seven years ,'Life in the Pond'
With photographs from Amanda J, Window, Shirley Procter talks to poet Mike Garry about his success and working with Philip Glass and New Order.
Martin Haggarty, the vocalist with Glaswegian prog rock outfit Long Earth, chats to Andrew Twambley about his band's diverse influences and the affect of lockdown on them.
New York guitarist Earl Slick has recently completed the eleven-track, all-instrumental 'Fist Full of Devils,' will be touring the UK in November and has a memoir project ready for publication. Lisa Torem catches up with him to find out the details.
Prog rock pioneer and Yes and Asia guitarist Steve Howe talks to Andrew Twambley about his long career and the latest and seventh album in his solo ‘Homebrew’ series.
Colin Blunstone, the frontman with The Zombies, talks to Lisa Torem about their plans for a worldwide stream on September 18th, an upcoming album and how their classic hit ‘Time of The Season’ is being used to promote the launch of the new Chelsea FC kit.
Belgium post-punk band Whispering Sons talk to Eoghan Lyng about their critically acclaimed second album 'Several Others' and forthcoming British tour.
Edinburgh-born but now Chicago-based singer-songwriter Chris Connelly talks to John Clarkson about his new album 'The Birthday Poems', which recorded with Monica Queen, is a fictionalized account of the romance between Stella Cartwright and poet George Mackay Brown .
English musician Philip Jeays talks to Steev Burgess about his cinematic new double album 'Blossoms and Bicycles' and the influence of Jacques Brel on his songwriting.
Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about the expansion of their current band The Catenary Wires from a duo into a five-piece and 'Birling Gap', their just-released third album.
In this 2008 archival interview, which she believes to be definitive,, renowned singer-songwriter Sam Brown chats to Nick Dent-Robinson about some of the highlights of her thirty year career, including working with George Harrison, Jools Holland and Pink Floyd, the massive success of her 80's single 'Stop' and her then recently released fourth album 'Of The Moment'.
Singer-songwriter and musician Xan Tyler speaks to Adrian Janes about her new album 'Clarion Call' upon which she has collaborated with dub pioneer Mad Professor.
Adrian James chats to acclaimed dub produce/remixer Mad Professor about his long career and work on Xan Tyler's new album 'Clarion Call'.
Elli De Mon
Italian blues musician Elli de Mon speaks to Julie Cruickshank about her dazzling new album 'Countin' the Blues', upon which she covers early female blues artists,, as well as her punk and garage influences and playing the blues all over Europe.
Andrew Twambley chats to Richard Jobson, lead singer of Scottish punk / New Wave legends The Skids about their new covers LP, 'Songs From A Haunted Ballroom', which pays homage to the Kinema Ballroom in their hometown of Dunfermline.
Lee-la Baum, lead singer of the Montreal-based The Damn Truth, discusses the setbacks and rewards of creating their third album, ‘Now or Nowhere’, during the pandemic,as well as their future plans.
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks tp Chris Jagger, the younger brother of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, about his forthcoming memoir 'Talking to Myself' and his own musical career.
Blitz Club DJ and New Romantic pioneer Rusty Egan talks to Andrew Twambley about drumming with Rich Kids, his soundtrack to the new Sky documentary ‘Blitzed’ about The Blitz, his admiration of The Glitterband and how brought Madonna to the UK,
London-based singer-songwriter Gabi Garbutt talks to Steev Burgess about her forthcoming second album, the influence of poetry on her songwriting and touring with the Libertines.
Nicky Crewe talks to singer-songwriter MG Boulter about his acclaimed new album ‘Clifftown’ upon which he examines his hometown of Southend-on-Sea.
Nashville-based writer and musician Doug Hoekstra talks to John Clarkson about 'The Day Deserved', his first album in over a decade, and his return to music.
John Clarkson speaks to guitarist Mark Taylor from Australian 70s punk act The Lipstick Killers about ‘Strange Flash’, their new double CD retrospective.
Real Tuesday Weld
Stephen Coates, the London-based songwriter and composer with The Real Tuesday Weld, speaks to John Clarkson about 'Blood', the first of three farewell albums for the group to be released over the next year, and why he has decided to finish with the band now.
London-based producer, arranger and keyboardist Janette Mason talks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming EP ‘Wall to Wall Bowie’ which features on vocals David McAlmont and Sam Obernik and reworks five of David Bowie’s songs as jazz torch ballads.
Nicky Crewe speaks to Sheffield-based ‘psychedelic electronic’ trio Surreal Appeal about their debut album, ‘Gently Deranged’.
Midge Ure speaks to Andrew Twambley about next year's Voice and Visions tour, being in both The Rich Kids and Thin Lizzy, Live Aid and Ultravox.
Last Harbour and Anna Kashfi's James Youngjohns speaks to John Clarkson about his new project Lammergeiers and their debut album, 'And I Will Wake the Dawn Itself'.
Gary Jones, Jon Hodgson and Lee McFadden from post-punk band Cult Figures speak to John Clarkson about their reformation after an absence of 36 years and new album ‘DerItend'.
In the second part of his in-depth interview with ex-Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt, Denzil Watson speaks to him about his influences and new solo album, ‘Mental Home Recordings’.
Bassist Bob Lawrence, in the second of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, talks to John Clarkson about his memories of the group and front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box, set ‘Count for Something'.
In the first of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, drummer Adrian Janes speaks to John Clarkson about his underrated group, which was the first band of the Sound's front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box set on Cherry Red, 'Count for Something'.
Members guitarist and frontman JC Carroll speaks to Andrew Twambley about the punk/reggae band’s new and seventh album ‘Bedsitland’ and his recent autobiography ‘Still Annoying the Neighbours’.
With ‘lost’ LP ‘This Time Tomorrow’ recently released and a tour to celebrate their 1995 debut LP ‘Smart’ this August, Sleeper lead singer Louise Wener chats to Richard Lewis about the new album and upcoming plans
Wedding Present frontman David Gedge speaks to Andrew Twambley about ‘Locked Down and Stripped Back’, his band’s new album of home recordings and reworked material from its back catalogue.
Reissued to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, 'Stage Fright' was the third studio album by legendary Americana outfit The Band. Presented in a new mix with revised running order and accompanying Royal Albert Hall show, Nick Dent-Robinson chats to guitarist/vocalist Robbie Robertson about the disc
Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Walter Egan and 70’s groupie and writer Pamela Des Barres talk to Eoghan Lyng about their friendship, and his new album ‘fascination’ for which she was the inspiration and muse.
Hailed as ‘The Godfather of Americana’, US roots rock musician Jason Ringenberg recently issued new solo LP ‘Rhinestoned’ to outstanding praise. Julie Cruickshank caught up with the alt. country pioneer to chat about the making of the album and formative influences
Alice Cooper talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new album ‘Detroit Stories,’ which, in homage to the infamous blue-collar city and his home town, includes new and classic covers, and features original band members.
McCookerybook and Rotifer
Ahead of the release of their delightful collaborative EP 'Equal Parts', songwriters Helen McCookerybook and Robert Rotifer discuss the 'completely joyful' experience of recording over two days in August and their desire to use the EP to transcend the divisions between the UK and Europe brought on by Brexit.
Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey
Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about their current band The Catenary Wires' forthcoming third album and their three other new musical projects, European Sun, Swansea Sound and The Drift.
BBC legend Bob Harris talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new all-star charity project to help musicians affected by the coronavirus.