Je Me Promenade
Stunning and evocative electronica on debut album from 4tRECk, the moniker of London-bred keyboardist and percussionist Sam Callow, who currently is based in France
Adam Power (2006)
What Were Sundays For
Second album from Australian singer-songwriter Adam Power, which proves to be an excellent follow-up to 'More Juice', his critically acclaimed debut album of three years ago
Love And Other Planets
Chilled out, atmospheric folk rock and concept record about space on second album from Adem
Complex, but powerful progressive rock on third album from Scottish act Aerogramme, who list Thursday, the Flaming Lips, Idlewild, Isis and the late John Peel among their fans
Afel Bocoum & Alkibar (2006)
Initmate, spirited, traditional-sounding new album from Mali musician Afel Bocuum, who has worked with Damon Albarn and Toumani Diabaté, and which was recorded with his fellow countrymen six-piece band Alkibar
Catchy and effective reggae on debut album from white boy rockers the Aggrolites, which matches classics from the likes of Jimmy Cliff and Maytalls and remains effective to the original sound
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir (2006)
Fighting And Onions
Chaotic, but stunning punk rock folk/blues on debut album from Calgary-formed act the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
Snappily recorded mini album from hard working American indie folk rockers, Akron/Family, who are signed to Michael Gira's Young God label
Album Leaf (2006)
Into The Blue Again
Haunting, melodic, largely instrumental pop on fourth album from electro act,the Album leaf
Mature, heavyweight hardcore punk on very impressive third album from rising stars of Canadian rock Alexisonfire
An Albatross (2006)
Blessphemy (Of The Peace-Beast Feastgiver And The Bear Warp Kumite)
Mind-shattering combination of psychedelia and punk, and ska and soul on snappy debut album from An Albatross, who draw comparisions in their diversity with both the Dillinger Escape Plan and Minutemen
And What Will Be Left Of Them ? (2006)
Wet Week In July
Late 70's influenced new wave guitar pop from up-and-coming Brit pop act And What Will Be Left of Them ? which sounds like a long lost Blondie song
Angel City Outcasts (2006)
Unpretentious punk metal from appropriately-named LA group, the Angel City Outcasts
Angela Desveaux (2006)
Understated, occasionally upbeat rootsy Americana from the Montreal-born Angela Desveaux, which, while impressive, in an overcrowded market of female singer-songwriters may not be strong enough to stand out from the pack
Animal Collective (2006)
Re-release of 2002 live album from the Animal Collective, which was first time around limited to just 300 copies
Anthony Rochester (2006)
Music For Librarians
Monotonous light indiepop from Tasmanian-based multi-instrumentalist Anthony Rochester
Nothing That A Bullet Couldn't Cure
Impressive combination of heavy rock, loud boogie and soulful sounds from Boston-based Southern-style rockers, Antler
Arc And Sender (2006)
Arc And Sender
Poor man's post-rock on debut album from Mogwai-inspired American group Arc and Sender
Archie Bronson Outfit (2006)
Debut album from London garage rock band the Archie Bronson Outfit, who were signed to Domino by label boss Laurence Bell after he spotted them playing in his local pub
Archie Bronson Outfit (2006)
Fiery new single from West Country garage group trio the Archie Bronson Outfit
Arctic Monkeys (2006)
Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Latest five song EP from the Arctic Monkeys, who continue their dominance of all things indie
Perfect summery punk on first album from Pennyslvanian-group Armalite, whose line-up includes former Atom and His Package front man Atom Goren
You've Always Known When Best To Say Goodbye
Enjoyable, but uneven and overlong debut album from Cranberries and Sundays-inspired American indiepop quintet, the Arrogants
Arthur Baker With Tim Wheeler (2006)
Dance-firendly collaboration between producer Arthur Baker and Ash frontman Tim Wheeler
Superbly stupid new single from the Automatic, which recently entered the mainstream charts
Babar Luck (2006)
Care In The Community
"Intriguing fusion of acoustic-reggae sensibilities and inner-city angst" on debut album from London-based, but Pakistan-born singer-songwriter, Babar Luck
Bad Religion (2002)
Process Of Belief
Latest release from the Californian punk band proves to be almost exactly like every release Bad Religion have released since 1988's notorious 'Suffer'.
Bad Wizard (2006)
Punchy fourth album from AC/DC and MC5 inspired hard rockers, Bad Wizard
Unpredictable, but thoroughly enjoyable new album from the Bangles, which is their first new record in 15 years
Something That You Said
Spectacular first new single from the Bangles, since their worldwide smash, 'Eternal Flame', back in the summer of 1988
Bardo Pond (2006)
Placid-sounding combination of trance, space rock, drone and krautrcck on latest offering from durable Philadelphia-based psychedelic act Bardo Pond
I Just Caught A Face
Country-influenced latest single from much hyped new Liverpool band, the Basement
Illicit Hugs And Playground Thugs
Largely uninspiring debut album from Byrds-fixated Liverpudlian rockers, the Basement
Bc Camplight (2006)
Hide Run Away
Re-release to coincide with a UK tour of debut album from BC Camplight, the nom de plume of talented and offbeat multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio
Beatglider v Shinri (2006)
Intriguing, but too gently-paced post rock on split EP from Essex-based outfits, Beatglider and Shinri
Beauty Shop (2006)
Slightly pointless compilation from talented American band the Beauty Shop, which consists of songs from each of their two albums to date 'Yr Money or Yr Life' and 'Crisis Helpline'
Ben Harper (2006)
Both Sides Of The Gun
Passionate socio-political mixture of folk, rock, reggae and hip-hop on new 2 CD album from the widely acclaimed Ben Harper
Beth Orton (2006)
Shopping Trolley / Comfort Of Strangers
Lacklustre latest single from Beth Orton's disappointing new album 'Comfort of Strangers'
Big Eyes Family Players (2006)
Do The Musiking
Fantastic epic-sounding collection of classically influenced instrumentals and folk music from the Big Eyes Family Players
Black Keys (2006)
Blisteringly soulful new mini album from blues traditionalists the Black Keys, which finds them covering six Junior Kimbrough songs
Black Neon (2006)
Arts And Crafts
Delightful slab of electro-pop rock recorded in Berlin by Black Neon, the moniker for one-man band Steve Webster
From The Sky
Superb Muse and Led Zeppelin-inspired debut album from up-and-coming stars of indie rock, Blackbud
Bob Dylan (2006)
Fantastic, deservedly-acclaimed latest album from Bob Dylan, which, following 1997's 'Time Out of Mind' and 2001's 'Love and Theft', brings to a conclusion the perfect trilogy
Bobby McGees (2006)
Charismatically twee anti-folk on debut EP from new British-band, the ukelele-playing Bobby McGees
Bonnie Prince Billy (2006)
The Letting Go
Excellent and surprisingly hopeful new album about upbringing, love and disappointment, recorded in Reykjavik in Iceland, by epic balladeer Will Oldham, under his now regular nom de plume of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Derivative, but enthusiastic first album from young five piece German group Boozed with a Scandinavian hard rock obsession
Bouncing Souls (2003)
Seventh full-length release from New Jersey punks, Bouncing Souls, which finds them reaching a new found maturity without losing their youthful liveliness
Boxcar Preachers (2006)
Patchy second album from old fashioned-sounding Texan-based rockers, the Boxcar Preachers
Surprisingly funk and reggae-influenced second single from rising London band the Boyfriends
Breaks Co-op (2006)
Debut album from harmonic pop trio Breaks Co-op, who have been bestsllers in their native New Zealand and include Radio 1's Zane Lowe among their number
The Future Crayon
Largely instrumental 18 track compilation of EP B-sides and other obscurities from much acclaimed Birmingham-based electro-pop act Broadcast, which will appeal strictly to completist and fans of the band's more experimental side
Largely instrumental electronica-influenced rock from Oakland, California collective Brookhaven
Brought Low (2006)
Right On Time
Likeable second album from Queen-based quartet Brought Low, who owe a large debt to both Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Rolling Stones
Burns Out Bright (2006)
Save Yourself A Lifetime
Disappointing , unremarkable hardcore on first album from Burns out Bright, which follows on from their debut EP 'Distance and Darkness' of a couple of years ago
Bush Chemists (2006)
Raw Raw Dub
Reggae-inspired dub on instantly classic latest album from durable British group the Bush Chemists
Butterflies Of Love (2006)
Orbit Around You
Infectious Americana only available on 7 inch from Connecticut-based group the Butterflies of Love, who recently headlined the last night of the Fortuna Pop label's 10th anniversary celebrations
Cardboard Radio (2006)
Different Like Everybody Else
Up-beat and entertaining punk pop from Libertines soundalikes, Cardboard Radio
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (2006)
Bleak, but beautiful and accomplished fourth album from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, the nom de plume for keyboardist and singer-songwriter Owen Ashworth
Cat Box Quartet (2006)
Strangely magnetic electronica from jovial Copenhagen-based experimentalists the Cat Box Quartet
Catfish Haven (2006)
Please Come Back
Raucous, thoroughly enjoyable blues rock on mini-album from noisy Chicago-based trio, Catfish Haven
This Never Ending Now
Collection of 12 re-recorded Chameleons classics, largely taken from their first 3 albums, which takes away the hardness of the originals, but that loses none of their power
Champion Kickboxer (2006)
Perfect pop music on debut album from Sheffield band Champion Kickboxer, whose sense melody, clever hooks and lyrics have similarities with Blur, Pulp and the Kinks
Chapter Xiii (2006)
Unimaginative heavy metal on first album from new British band, Chapter XIII
A Real Life Drama
Solid indiepop on new album from Swedish indiepop trio the Charade, which includes in its line-up former members of the Shermans and Happydeadmen
Diverse new offering from one time Madchester/Brit-pop indie legends, the Charlatans
Charlie Dore (2006)
Surprisingly strong and catchy orientated pop-rock from under-rated singer-songwriter Charlie Dore, best known previously for having a minor hit with her 1979 single 'Pilot of the Airwaves'
Charlotte Gainsbourg (2006)
5 : 55
Distinctive debut album from stand out French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, the daughter of the infamous singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and acrtess and singer Jane Birkin
Chicago Underground Duo (2006)
In Praise Of Shadows
Venemous and tribal-sounding freeform jazz on fourth album from the Chicago Underground Duo
Tongue-in-cheek modern street folk on new mini album from Chinook, the nom de plume of Birmingham-based singer/songwriter and storyteller Ed Aston
Chris Brown (2006)
Now That You're Fed
Quality pop on debut album from award winning independent film maker, in demand session musician and anonymously named, but highly gifted solo artist Chris Brown
City And Colour (2006)
Save Your Scissors
Surprisingly uninspiring new single from the City and the Colour, the solo project of Alexisonfire's Dallas Green
Mine At Last
Elegant and husky gentle guitar rock on fourth album from Clayhill, the group of ex Beth Orton guitarist and bassist Ted Barnes and Al Friend and former Sunhouse sinher Gavin Clark
Impressive new download only single from Clayhill, the current project of former Sunhouse singer Gavin Clark, and guitarist Ted Barnes and double bassist Ali Friend , both of whom used to play with Beth Orton.
Infectious and highly danceable debut album from girl duo Client, which "will please any early 80's syn pop fan"
Clive Gregson And Christine Collister (2006)
Home And Away
Re-release of long unavailable live folk/rock classic from Clive Gregson and Christine Collister, which came out originally in 1987
Comets On Fire (2006)
70's inspired psychedelic and free-folk inspired rock on fourth album from much acclaimed Californian group Comets on Fire
Controller. Controller (2006)
Absolutely dreadful new wave retro from Canadian band Conrtoller.Controller, which regrettably has been made with the support of the Canada Music Fund
"Contemporary and eclectic" and remarkably "self-assured debut" from the much acclaimed the Coral
Cosmic Rough Riders (2006)
The Stars Look Different From Down Here
Eclectic and near perfect new album from former Poptones signing the Cosmic Rough Riders
White Russian Galaxy
Full-blown, mind-tingling new single from epic rockers the Crimea
Dan Sartain (2006)
Dan Sartain Vs The Serpientes
Stunning lo-fi rock 'n' roll on debut album from Alabama born 23 year old multi instrumentalist, Dan Sartain
Daniel Wylie (2006)
The High Cost Of Happiness
Sunny-sounding, powerful third solo album from former Cosmic Rough Riders frontman, Daniel Wylie
Dashboard Confessional (2003)
Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar
"Stunning and affecting" third album, which finds Dashboard Confessional ", marking a move away from the simple acoustic emo of previous records...and towards a fuller, more upbeat sound"
Dawn Of The Replicants (2006)
Quirky fifth album from experimental Scots-based rockers, Dawn of the Replicants
Dawn Of The Replicants (2006)
Bust The Trunk - The Singles
Brilliant singles retrospective from equal parts Magoo, Half Man Half Biscuit and Roxy Music-inspired quirky, psychedelic pop rockers Dawn of the Replicants, released by SL Records to celebrate their 10 years together
Deadboy And The Elephantmen (2006)
We Are Night Sky
Swaggering, thrashing rock from new act Deadboy and the Elephantmen, which quickly establishes itself as being "possibly the best rock album released so far this year"
Gang Of Losers
Britpop-influenced second album from much hyped Canadian rockers, the Dears
Death By Stereo (2003)
Into The Valley Of Death
Occasionally repetitive, but constantly "sharp" and "melodic" hardcore from Southern California rockers, Death in Stereo, back with a third album
Death Of Fashion (2006)
First album from 80's influenced New York namd Death of Fashion, which will appeal to both old and young new wave fans
Declan O' Rourke (2006)
Unique melodic pop/rock on debut album from Australian-raised but now Irish-based singer-songwriter Declan O' Rourke
Compelling and forceful new album from Destroyer, the moniker of part-time New Pornographer and full-time solo artist Dan Bejar
Divine Comedy (2006)
Comeback single from the Divine Comedy, back after a long absence which recalls New Order
Divine Comedy (2006)
Victory For The Comic Muse
Impressive and diverse latest album from the Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy (2006)
To Die A Virgin
Nostalgic and dramatic second single from the Divine Comedy's new album, 'Victory for the Comic Muse'
Don Mescall (2006)
Stunning debut album from Southern Irish singer-songwriter and major new talent Don Mescall, who has had his material covered by Richie Havens in the past
40 Boys In 40 Nights
All girl gang The Donnas are from the same musical mould as the seventies group The Runaways, and similarly combine together street smart sassiness and feistiness with a deep rooted love of glam rock
Through The Eyes Of Heathens
Thunderous fourth album from long-serving stoner rock act Dozer
16 ,16, Six
Impressive new wave punk on second single from the Drips, which features in its line-up member of both the Bronx and the Distillers
The Melting Pot
Excellent, self-funded collection of ska and reggae from self-funded London band the Dualars, who draw favourable comparisons with the likes of the Specials, the Skatalites, the Beat, and Madness
Dub Trio (2006)
Unfocused second offering from Ruts-inspired New York rockers the Dub Trio
Early Years (2006)
So Far Gone
Effects-laden epic-sounding second single from London based band the Early Years, which promises well for their forthcoming debut album
East River Pipe (2006)
What Are You On ?
Bleakly humorous latest album from New York's East River Pipe, the project of one-time homeless alcoholic FW Cornog
Echo And The Bunnymen (2006)
Scissors In The Sand
Enjoyable new single from Echo and the Bunnymen, the title songs of which was one the highlight tracks from their last album 'Siberia'
Echo And The Bunnymen (2006)
Me, I'm All Smiles
Fantastic live album, recorded at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last year, from the ever durable Echo and the Bunnymen, and which features a selection of classic singles and also some of their more obscure numbers
Edgar Jones And The Joneses (2006)
More Than You've Ever Had
Soulful new single from former Stairs frontman and bassist, Edgar Jones
Latest single from the Editors' bestselling debut album 'The Back Room'
Latest single from the Editors'bestselling album The Back Room', which has been issued for the second time
Eighteenth Day Of May (2006)
Cold Early Morning
Psychedelic and 60's inspired folk rock on latest single from the much acclaimed Eighteenth Day of May
Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster (2002)
Horse Of The Dog
"10 track, 25-minute testimony to all things heavy, sleazy and downright rock n roll" on debut album from Brighton five piece, Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster
Electric Cinema (2006)
Dreamy and epic debut single from creative and promising new British act the Electric Cinema
Powerful second album from Toulouse-based electro artist Ensemble, which features collaborations with both Lou Barlow and Cat Power
Brilliantly odd-ball techno-pop mish mash from rising art rockers Envelopes
Fantastic hardcore post rock on latest album from long running Japanese band Envy, released on Mogwai's Rock Action Records
Pleasant collection of acoustic reworkings of some of their old songs on new album from Erasure
Evil Beaver (2006)
Models Of Virtue
Minimalistic, but powerful new EP from Chicago-based punk drum 'n' bass duo Evil Beaver
Evon Brennan (2006)
Autobiographical debut album from Irish-born singer-songwriter and outstanding major new talent, Evon Brennan
Adventurous and explosive garage rock on debut album from new Australian trio the Exploders
Extra Golden (2006)
Ok Oyot System
First-rate collaboration between Washington DC-based funk rockers Golden and Kenyan group Orchestra Extra Solar Africa
Fence Kitchen (2006)
Beading A Rook
Dull and uninspiring freeform jazz from New England art rock project, Fence Kitchen
Field Music (2006)
Write Your Own History
Fantastic collection of B-sides and rarities from Sunderland-based indie poppers Field Music
They Like You Better When You Were Dead
Catchy, pretension-free American debut release from ex-Busted frontman Charlie Simpson's new emo band, Fightstar
End Of The World
New single from Californian four piece Fire Bug, which recalls both PJ Harvey and the Throwing Muses
Five Horse Johnson (2006)
The Mystery Spot
Intriguing shift of direction on sixth album from Toledo-based muscular blues rockers Five Horse Johnson
Houston We Have A Pop Song
Exciting debut EP from Portsmouth-based thrash pop quintet Fivemiledrive
Flaming Lips (2006)
At War With The Mystics
Life-affirming eleventh album from the bestselling Flaming Lips, which takes its inspiration from 70's hard rock and psychedelic funk
Foo Fighters (2002)
One By One
Enjoyable fourth album from the Foo Fighters, which, while much of the energy of the band's previous three albums, has been given a new "sharper, rockier edge"
Forest Giants (2006)
Planes Fly Overhead
Keyboard-heavy indie rock with a heavy Hefner influence from British alternative rockers the Forest Giants
Forest Giants (2006)
Welcome To The Mid-West
Brilliantly catchy pop on new album from Forest Giants, the latest release of the Lancaster-based Cherryade Records
Forward Russia (2006)
Give Me A Wall
Confusing debut album from such acclaimed spiky indie rockers, Forward Russia
Four Day Hombre (2006)
Don't Go Gently
Timeless-sounding latest single from Yorkshire rockers Four Day hombre, who draw likenesses with the Shins and Elbow
Frances Mckee (2006)
Sombre, but rewarding debut solo album from former Vaselines and Suckle frontwoman, Frances McKee
Frank Turner (2006)
Effective folk punk on new EP from former Million dead frontman Frank Turner
Free Diamonds (2006)
There Should Be More Dancing
Punchy, upbeat pop which seems absolutely born to play live from new Newcastle group, Free Diamonds
Gentlemen Losers (2006)
Undemanding and over laidback electropop on debut album from Finnish duo, the Gentlemen Losers
George Byrne (2006)
Impressively mellow debut album from Sydney-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist George Byrne
Grow Up Or Sleep In
First-rate psychedelic pop on debut album from Kansas group Ghosty, which includes a guest appearance from the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne
Gina Villalobos (2006)
Outstanding and harmonic second album from highly-acclaimed singer-songwriter and Americana artist, Gina Villalobos
Girl From Headquarters (2006)
Girl From Headquarters
Impressively packaged art rock on Bristol's Dulcet Thud label from new art rock act the Girl from Headquarters
Glenn Kotche (2006)
Eclectic and diverse third solo album from Wilco member and "one of the world's greatest percussionists", Glenn Kotche
Golden Rough (2002)
Well crafted third album from Australia's Golden Rough which finds them "moving away from the country-rock twang of their first two albums,replacing it with layered keyboards, vocals, strings and horns"
How We Operate
Self-deprecatingly, but excellent comeback album of sorts from the under rated and out-of-fashion Gomex
Good Riddance (2006)
Fantastic and as usual uncompromising new album from California-based socially-conscious hardcore punks Good Riddance
Kids With Guns
Dubby and moody latest single from Gorillaz
Grandmaster Gareth (2006)
The Party Sounds Of Grandmaster Gareth
Marvellous second collection of minute long melodies, the frontman with nine piece Bimingham collective, Misty's Big Adventure
Flores De Sangre
Strong but formulaic stoner rock from new American group, Greatdayforup
Greg Graffin (2006)
Cold As The Clay
Heartfelt folk rock on debut solo album from Bad Religion singer Greg Graffin, which stands out in the current crop of punk/rock/hardcore acts with acoustic side projects
Gregory Darling (2006)
That'll Be The Day
Impressively melodic new single from Gregory Darling, who has co-written songs with Julian Lennon and has also been a member of his touring band
Gregory Darling (2006)
Impressive pop album from singer, songer and pianist Gregory Darling, which draws likenesses with the solo Paul McCartney, and finds hinm duetting with Julian Lennon
Seven Feeble Alibis
Well-performed, but unadventurous in spirit alt. country on second release from Glaswegian group Gum
Scholarship In Punk
Latest sample of hilarity from "punk's most joyful band", Guttermouth
Surprising Joy Division-inspired debut album from Heavens, the collaboration of Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba and F-Minus guitarirst Joe Steinbrick
The Best Of 1996 - 2002
Excellent compilation CD from London-based guitar band Hefner, who were at one point the biggest small band in britain
Enjoyable 43 track double CD compilation of unreleased material from much missed indiepop group, Hefner
Musically diverse, evocative second album from North London-based band Helene, produced by former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde
Deciphering Linear A
Enjoyably straight-forward indiepop on new single from Welsh band the Hepburns, which has been released on both 7” vinyl and a 3” CD within the same package
Hey Negrita (2006)
Can't Walk Away
Dark, but rewarding new single from London-based bluesy Americana outfit Hey Negrita, which precludes their forthcoming second album
Hey Negrita (2006)
The Buzz Above
Melancholic, but powerful and rewarding second album from outstanding London-based Americana /blues outfit Hey Negrita
Hey Negrita (2006)
Impressive latest EP from London-based Americana/blues outfit Hey Negrita , which is drawn from their just released second album 'The Buzz Above'
Hey Negrita (2006)
Nine To Five
Surprisingly disappointing latest single from their 'The Buzz Above' from London-based Americana/blues rockers, Hey Negrita
High Strung (2003)
These Are The Good Times
Solid "hardhitting guitar crunch and energetic vocals" on debut album from "quartet of cheeky chappies from Detroit"
Holy Mountain (2006)
Awakward, unimaginative political hardcore from American punks, Holy Mountain
Hope Of The States (2003)
Black Dollar Bills
Impressive limited edition debut single from new Chichester group Hope of the States, who "sound like a second generation Slowdive"
Hope Of The States (2006)
Very limited new 10" single from the Hope of the States, which serves as a preview for their second album which is due out later this year
Hope Of The States (2006)
Sing It Out
Anthemic second single from the Hope of the States from their just released new album, 'Left'
Hope Of The States (2006)
Anthemic and elegant second album from the much acclaimed Hope of the States
Howlin' Rain (2006)
Psyschedelic good time debut album from Howlin' Rain, the side project of Comets on Fire front man Ethan Miller and Sunburned Hand of the Man drummer Jon Molony
Howling Bells (2006)
Powerful new single from Australian band Howling Bells, making their debut UK release
Appealing 80's-sounding Euro pop from new band, Ichinchilla
Innovative third single from thoughtful Leeds band iLiKETRAiNS, which takes its inspiration from Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic
Sweeping epic-sounding debut mini-album, which comprises together their singles-to-date from thoughtful Leeds group, iLiKETRAiNS, whose lyrics concentrate on stories on the sidelines of history
I'm Not A Gun (2006)
We Think As Instruments
Inoffensive, but unremarkable jazz rock from I Am Not A Gun, the project of John Tejada and Takeshi Nishimoto
In Towers And Clouds
Unimaginative, early 80's influenced art rock on debut album from new Dublin four-piece the Immediate
Iowa Super Soccer (2006)
Iowa Super Soccer
Charming acoustic lovely lightweight shoegazing pop which recalls early Sarah records material on debut EP from Polish group, Iowa Super Soccer
James Apollo (2006)
Flawed, but ultimately impressive Americana from new singer-songwriter which will appeal to fans of 16 Horsepower, Giant Sand and Calexico
James Macdonald (2006)
More minimalistic in tone third solo album from Sydney-based singer-songwriter James MacDonald, but which still maintains the gorgeous melodies and sweet vocals that he has become renowned for
Jason Mcniff (2006)
Refreshing and surprisingly appealing third album from Dylan-fixated singer-songwriter Jason McNiff
Jim Moray (2006)
Second album from award winning folk singer Jim Moray, which sounds better live than on record
Jim Reid (2006)
Dead End Kids
Excellent second solo CD single from former Jesus and Mary Chain member, Jim Reid
John Maus (2006)
Odd retro new wave on debut album from singer-songwriter John Maus, who has previously collaborated with both Ariel Pink and the Animal Collective
Johnny Panic (2006)
Catcny new doube "A sided" single from London rockers Johnny Panic, who have the potential to be one of gthe next big British rock bands
Joker Five Speed (2006)
Rock'N'Roll Is A Motherfucker
Farewell album from good time New York-based sing-a-long soft metal rockers, Joker Five Speed
Jon Langford (2006)
Unimpressive solo album from former Mekon Jon Langford, who has turned to alt. country for inspiration
Juana Molina (2006)
Excellent lo-fi electronic folk rock from former Argentinian chat-show host and comedian, Juana Molina
Kelley Stoltz (2006)
The Sun Comes Through
Lo-fi, but sunny-sounding indie rock from recent Sub Pop signing Kelley Stoltz
The Heart Is A Useless Ally
More upbeat sounding second single from London-based melancholists Kelman, the first to feature new keyboardist Paul Ragsdale
Kevin Coyne (2006)
Poignant and versatile posthumously released final album from ever durable British singer-songwriter Kevin Coyne
Pretty Girls Make Raves
Compulsive, highly danceable breakcore electro from Oakland, California's Kid606, the alias of musician Miguel Depedro, released on his own Tigerbeat6 Records
Kieran Hebden And Steve Reid (2006)
Intriguing collaboation between leading electronica act Kieran Hebdon aka Four Tet and 62 year old jazz artist Steve Reid
Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2006)
Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Horror-inspired, but ultimately dull lounge music from experimental sextet the Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
King Biscuit Time (2006)
Multi-formatted latest single from former Beta Band star Steve Mason's latest band King Biscuit Time, which proceeds their forthcoming album 'Black Gold'
King Biscuit Time (2006)
Superior second album from former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason, under his King Biscuit Time moniker, which proves reminiscent of both Pink Floyd and Sonic Youth
King Blues (2006)
Under The Fog
Politically hard leftwing debut album from new London band the King Blues, which proves to be an intriguing mix of reggae, ska and punk rock
King Creosote (2006)
Not One Bit Ashamed
New single from the acclaimed King Creosote, who seems to take most of his inspirtion from the under-rated Chris Knox
Name Rings A Bell
Immaculate and totally unique dreamy pop on third album from Sydney-based trio, which grows with each subsequent new listening
Tour De France Soundtracks
First album in 17 years from German electro-pioneers Kraftwerk finds them celebrating the world's toughest cycle race and remaining "a power house still to be reckoned with"
We Are Still Alive
Catchy third full length album in four years from enthusiastic emo punks Latterman, who show no signs with this record of letting up or slowing down
Lawrence Arms (2006)
Oh Calcutta !
Worth-the-wait follow-up from thought-provoking punks the Lawrence Arms to 'The Greatest Story Ever Told', their groundbreaking last album of three years ago
Le Sport (2006)
Euro Deluxe Dance Party
Unconvincing debut album from much acclaimed and hyped Stockholm duo Le Sport
Les Incompetents (2006)
How It All Went Wrong
Tongue-in-cheek lyrically-inspired rock from British band and humorists, Les Incompetents
Liam Frost (2006)
Mourners Of St Pauls
Breathtaking second single from young Mancurian singer Liam Frost, who is is already being mentioned in the same breath as Damon Gough, Stephen Fretwell, Elbow's Guy Garvey and I am Kloot's Johnny Bramwell
Liam Frost And The Slowdown Family (2006)
Show Me How The Spectres Dance
Haunting, totally vital debut album from Mancurians Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family, who instantly on this prove a match for more established local contemporaries, such as Stephen Fretwell, I am Kloot, Badly Drawn Boy and Elbow
Lily Allen (2006)
Middle-of-the-road second single from Lily Allen, whose Dad Keith gace the world 'Vindaloo' and sung with New Order
Lily Allen (2006)
Unpleasant, disturbing-in-attitude reggae-influenced debut album from the much hyped Lily Allen, the daughter of actor and television star\Keith Allen
Lily Allen (2006)
Dislikeable cod reggae on latest single from the much hyped Lily Allen
Linda Mclean (2006)
Engaging and tuneful folk rock on second album from diverse Northern Ontario-based singer-songwriter, Linda McLean
Little Killers (2006)
A Real Good One
Ferocious garage rock on second album from new York punks the Little Killers
Little Willies (2006)
Debut album from easy listening supergroup the Little Willies, whom include in their line-up Norah Jones
Model Village / Rickety Frame
Limited edition excellent new single from early Creation signing the Loft, their first in over two decades
This Ain't A Love Thing, It's A Hate Thing
Sometimes exhilirating, sometimes pedestrian guitar rock from British band Lords
Lou Reed (2003)
NYC Man The Ultimate Collection
Timely, frequently surprising reappraisal of Lou Reed's lengthy career, with tracks chosen and remastered by Reed himself
Love Equals Death (2006)
Impressively trashy punk rock which recollects both Billy Idol and Anti Flag from recent Fat Wreck signings Love Equals Death
Love Is All (2006)
Busy Doing Nothing
Thrashy riot girl-inspired indiepop on debut UK single from Gothenburg-based five piece Love is All
Love Is All (2006)
Nine Times That Same Song
Chaotic, but likeable new wave influenced debut album from Swedish group Love is All, which recalls both Altered Images and the Sugarcubes
A Hiccup In Your Happiness
Appealing new EP from durable Australian indiepop trio the Lucksmiths, which features several exlusive and previously unreleased tracks
Lupen Crook (2006)
Scary, but appealing third single from much acclaimed singer-songwriter Lupen Crook
Lupen Crook (2006)
Accidents Occur Whilst Sleeping
Hauntingly distinctive and theatrical art rock on debut album from Chatham-based singer-songwriter, Lupen Crook
We Only Stayed Together For The Kids
Compelling and confident third single from Luxembourg, who recently played a London gig which included Morrissey in the audience
The All Amusement Electric Arcade
Eclectic collection of electronic inspired indie rock from Norwich-based collective and former Pennyblackmusic Band Night headliners, Magoo
Legacy : The Best Of Mansun
Greatest Hits collection from bestselling 90's Britpoppers, Mansun
Lost My Soul
Limited to 1000 copies second release from Australian indiepop group Maps
Mark Joseph (2006)
Bringing Back Those Memories
Download only reissue of Mark Joseph’s 2004 single ‘Bringing Back Those Memories’, re-released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup victory. but which proves to be far more than just another football song
Mark Morrison (2006)
Egocentric and disappointing new single from rapper Mark Morrison, which finds him laying to waste his talent
Marky Ramone (2006)
Start Of The Century
Excellent value for money double CD from Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, which compiles tofether nearly all his work with his late 90's band the Intruders, and also some of the Ramones' best known songs recorded live on tour in Mexico in 2005
Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs (2006)
Under The Covers Vol. 1
Fantastic, inspired collection of 60's and early 70's covers from the under-rated Matthew Sweet and Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs
We're Already There
Enjoyable pyschedelia from Philadelphia band Mazarin who include the Flaming Lips, early Mercury Rev and My Bloody Valentine among their influences
Imaginative and thoughtful second full-length album from Parisian instrumental post rock/electronica duo Melmac
Michael Carpenter And Kings (2003)
Kings Rd Works
Excellent Byrds, Beatles and Costello-influenced power pop from always versatile Australian singer-songwriter and producer, Michael Carpenter
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Middle-of-the-road and often dated-sounding second album from Texan-based rockers, Midlake
Mike Badger And Friends (2006)
Fine compilation of solo and self-released recordings from former La's member Mike Badger
Model Morning (2006)
Your Worst Enemy
Stunning six-song debut EP from new British-based shoegazing band Model Morning
Travel Is Dangerous
Latest single to be taken from Mogwai's fifth album 'Mr Beast' which also includes four previously unreleased tracks
Mojave 3 (2006)
Breaking the Ice
Snappily-played and harmonic new single from Mojave 3 which comes from their recently released album, 'Puzzles Like You'
Mojave 3 (2006)
Puzzles Like You
Over commercial and poppy fifth album from Mojave 3, the current band of former Slowdive members Neil Halstead and Rahcel Goswell
The Red Tree
Excellent new record from pioneering Canadian emo rockers Moneen, who with this debut album prove to be leaders of their genre
Morning After Girls (2006)
Debut British single from Melbourne band the Morning After Girls, which recalls bands such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and classic the Stooges
Morning After Girls (2006)
Run For Our Lives
Impressive latest EP from Australian quintet the Morning After Girls
Morning After Girls (2006)
Long awaited debut UK album from Australian guitar rockers, the Morning After Girls
Morning Runner (2006)
Wilderness Is Paradise Now
Debut album from much hyped Reading band Morning Runner, who were allegedly an influence on Coldplay's 'X and Y' album
You Have Killed Me
Fine first single from his new album 'Ringleader of the Tormentors' from Morrissey
Ringleader Of The Tormentors
Groundbreaking eighth solo album from Morrissey, which quickly establishes itself as one the best of his career
Youngest Was The Most Loved
Excellent new Morrisey single, which includes two previously unreleased tracks
In The Future When All's Well
Happy-sounding third single from his much acclaimed comeback album ‘Ringleaders of the Tormentors’ for Morrissey
Mourning After (2006)
Happy Endings Make You Weak
Debut EP from London band the Mourning After with strong heavy American punk influence
Mundane Music / Sanjuro 77 (2006)
Catch Of The Day 1
Excellent split single with fantastic hand made packaging on debut release from promising new limited edition label, Kipper Records
I Us We You
Completely unoriginal, but thoroughly enjoyable Stooges-inspired rock from British-based garage punks the Mutts
By Chance Upon Waking
Innocent and child-like sounding experimental folk on first album from Glaswegian-based part Finnish group, Nalle
Overtly sentimenal and uninspiring new debut single from London-based trio, Navaro
Exceptional stoner rock from California-based three-piece Nebula, which recollects both Rory Gallagher and Slade
Neil Young (2006)
Living With War
Anthemic and heartfelt powerful new album of anti war, anti Bush numbers from Neil Young, which recalls his work with Crazy Horse
Neil Young And Crazy Horse (2003)
Controversial slow-burning new concept album from Neil Young, set in an imaginary township, which proves to get stronger with each new listening
New Amsterdams (2006)
Story Like A Scar
Eclectic and timeless first album from the New Amsterdams, the new band of former Get-Up Kids front man Matt Prior
Nick Cave And Warren Ellis (2006)
The Proposition Soundtrack
Beautiful-sounding soundtrack from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis written to accompany the recently-released new Australian western 'The Proposition' for which Cave also wrote the script
Nina Nastasia (2006)
Sparse, unconventionally alluring Steven Albini-produce album from American-based singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia, who included the late John Peel amongst her fans
From A Northumbrian Mining Village Comes The Sound
Fantastic compilation on Berlin's Firestation Records of long lost 80's indiepop group Nivens, which sounds like a cross between vintage Brilliant Corners and Postcard-era Orange Juice
Wolves In Wolves' Clothing
Political, but enetertaining eleventh album from bestselling Californian punks Nofx
None More Black (2006)
This Is Satire
Frustrating third album from rock 'n' roll and country influenced punks, None More Black
Frisbee Hot Pot
Slow-burning, but eclectic indie rock from East London-based collective Now who fuse together elements of krautrock, jazz, lo-fi and synth pop
On Offs (2006)
Impressive Bernard Butler-produced second single from new Northampton three piece the On Offs
One Toy Soldier (2006)
Needles The Miracle Boy
Debut single from new Northampton band One Toy Soldier, which will appeal to fans of bands such as the Others and the Rakes
Haunting third single from Vancouver all-girl new wave five-piece the Organ, shortly about to release their debut album in the UK
Grab That Gun
Atmospheric, sexually ambiguous debut album from Canadian all girl group the Organ, which recolleects early 80's pop new wave bands such as the Passions and Martha and the Muffins
Memorize The City
Atmospheric and ambiguous latest single, re-released from last year, from Vancouver-based all-girl five piece, the Organ
Our Brother The Native (2006)
Tooth And Claw
Challenging, but rewarding debut album from young American band Our Brother the Native, the latest signings to eclectic Brighton label Fat Cat
Pacific Ocean Fire (2006)
From The Station To The Church We Are Under The Same Stars
Bright sing-a-long Americana on second album from the Leicester-based Pacific Ocean Fire, who draw comparisons with both the Broken Family Band and the Akron/Family
Pacific Ocean Fire / Don's Mobile Barbers (2006)
Staying In On Christmas Eve / Christmas In Birstall
Appealing split EP from likeable new British Americana acts, Pacific Ocean Fire and Don's Mobile Barbers
Palace Fires (2006)
Nothing Comes Close
Dreamy-sounding latest single, which recalls both the young Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, from the strongly recommended Palace Fires
Pale Man Made (2001)
The Future Shape of..
The first full length outing from Newcastle’s Pale Man Made doesn’t see them resting on their laurels after their well-received 'Inchberry' EP. Leaving behind the desire to fall into motorik locked gr
Paula Kelley (2006)
Some Sucker's Life Part1
Versatile collection of demos and lost recordings spanning from the early 90's to the current day from American musician and singer-songwriter, Paula Kelley
Pearl Jam (2003)
"Indispensable" new album from the mcuh maligned kings of Seattle grunge, Pearl Jam
Pet Shop Boys (2006)
I'm With Stupid
Poppy new single from the Pet Shop Boys, which serves as a taster for their forthcoming new album 'Fundamental'
Pet Shop Boys (2006)
Elegant and appealing Trevor Horn-produced ninth album from the ever reliable the Pet Shop Boys
Between a Dream
Fabulous 80's-influenced electronica on debut album from Phonesca, the project of Bristol-based synth artist Matthew O'Connor
Between a Dream
Fabulous 80's-influenced electronica on debut album from Phonesca, the project of Bristol-based synth artist Matthew O'Connor
Plastic Constellations (2006)
Unoriginal-sounding second album from Fugazi-imitators, the Plastic Constellations
Pointed Sticks (2006)
Waiting For The Real Thing
Excellent compilation from unfortunately long lost Canadian punks, Pinted Stciks, who were befirefly signed to Stiff Records in the late 1970's
Over indulgent and drawn out second album from durable Leeds band Polaris
Now Is The Time
Quirky old school new wave from young Japanese four piece the Polysics
Live 1978 The Co-Op Suite Birmingham
Intriguing recording from until now forgotten Birmingham punks the Prefects, who return from obscurity with this live album which was recorded upon a 1978 tour with the Slits and the Buzzcocks
Primal Scream (2002)
"Original" seventh album, which includes a guest appearance from the Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid, from the diverse and always impressive Primal Scream
Primal Scream (2006)
First single from their new 'Riot City Blues' album for Primal Scream, which is accompanied by a controversial video
Primal Scream (2006)
Riot City Blues
Excellent country-blues influenced eighth album from Primal Scream, back after a four year break from recording
Best Of The Professionals
Welcome retrospective of the Professionals, Steve Jones and Paul Cook's flawed but often unfairly maligned follow-up to the Sex Pistols
Protest The Hero (2006)
Intensely ferocious and exciting hard rock on debut album from young American speed metal group, Protest the Hero
Third album from Manchester's perennial 'nearly men'.
Q Without U (2006)
Enjoyable first single from their forthcoming debut album from Glaswegian art-pop-rockers Q Without U
Queens Of The Stone Age (2002)
Songs For The Deaf
Instantly classic third album from stoner rock supergroup, Queens of the Stone Age, which finds former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, back behind the drum kit for the first time in eight years
17 Miracles - The Best Of Rainer
Timmeless best of collection from late American folk singer Rainer Ptacek, who died from cancer aged 46 in 1997
Ralfe Band (2006)
Women Of Japan
Quirky folk rock from British surrealists the Ralfe Band on third single to be taken from their 'Swords' album
Energetic and hypnotic latest single from electro act, Ratatat
Powerful merging of clashing guitars and electronica on second album from experimental American duo, Ratatat
Great Love Sound
50's inspired first single from the Raveonettes' second album that "sounds like what Bully Holly would have if he had discovered a distortion peddle"
Chain Gang Of Love
Cult movie inspired second album from Denmark's the Raveonettes, which, while still heavy in feedback, proves to be "a far sweeter affair" than their debut 'Whip It On' '
In The Morning
Impressive first single from their forthcoming second album for the much acclaimed Razorlight
Red Krayola (2006)
Experimental, but messy psychedella from influential Texan 60's act the Red Krayola, back after a long absence
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was ?
Excellent compilation, which includes two new songs, from critically acclaimed indie garage punks the Replacements, and proves for new fans to be an almost perfect introduction to the band
Compulsive budget-price indie pop on debut album from new Yorkshire-based boy/girl group, the Research
Fine, hard-edged debut album which reflects the real world of today from new London-based band the Reticents, whose three members all lived the punk life in the mid 70's
Someone Like You
Weak disco trash from latest purveyors of the London electronica scene, Revl9n
Rob Mcculloch (2006)
Strangely empty-sounding EP from much acclaimed British singer-songwriter Rob McCulloch who has drawn comparisons with both Richard Aschcroft and Paul Weller
Rob Reynolds (2006)
The Curious World
Excellent overview of first three albums from Porstmouth-born singer-songwriter Rob Reynolds, who pulls together all the best elements of the white soul boys from the past inlcuding Steve Winwood, Chris Farlowe, Joe Cocker and even Rod Stewart
Robin Guthrie (2006)
Excellent second solo instrumental album from one-time Cocteau Twins guitarist, Robin Guthrie
Rocky Votolato (2006)
Intelligent, soulful fourth album from the Texan-born Rocky Votolato, who stands out far above the ever growing bunch of current bleeding-heart singer songwriters
Rod Stern (2006)
Give It Up For
Agreeably dark and sleazy new album from London-based songwriter and self-confessed drunk and womaniser Rod Stern
Roger Dean Young And The Tin Cup (2006)
Subtle, simple country-follk rock from Canadian singer-songwriter Roger Dean Young
Best of and rarities compilation from long-lost, dark 80's Liverpudlian group, the Room
First-rate, definitive compilation which collects together everything that classic Birmingham-based C86 group Rumblefish recorded in the years between 1986 and 1989
Punk Singles Collection
Superb collection of classic singles from reggae-inspired 70's punks the Ruts, many of them released in their original 7” versions for the very first time on CD
Saint Jude's Infirmary (2006)
Happy Healthy Lucky Month
Disappointing, harsh-on-the-ears first CD from Edinburgh-based five piece St Jude's Infirmary
Sainte Catherines (2006)
Dancing For Decadance
Powerful hardcore rock on debut album from politically-conscious French-Canadians with a sense of humour, the Sainte Catherines
Sandy Dillon (2006)
Pull The Strings
Autiobiographical, bleak seventh album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Sandy Dillion,which tells of her battle against both cervical cancer and the MRSA virus
Sao Paulo Underground (2006)
Sauna : Um, Dois, Tres
Sophisticated and steamy freefrom post rock from the São Paulo Underground, the project of Chicago cornet player Rob Mazurek and Brazilian drummer and percussionist Mauricio Takara
Sarah Harvey Smart (2006)
Promising debut single from actress-turned-singer Sarah Harvey Smart
Sarah Harvey Smart (2006)
Impressively feisty and fresh-sounding second single from new singer, Sarah Harvey-Smart
Saves The Day (2006)
Sounds The Alarm
Long-awaited, but substandard fourth album from once hyped New Jersey emo rockers Saves the Day
The Mountain Announces
Surprisingly coherent second album from versatile freefrom collective Scatter, whose debut album came was released by Pickled Egg
Schneider TM (2006)
Latest album from influential German electronica artist Schneider TM
Scott Walker (2006)
Experimental and totally inspiring new album from 60's icon Scott Walker, back with his first album in 11 years
Scouts Honor (2006)
I Am The Dust
Experimental, but confusing punk rock on second album from Illinois-based trio, Scouts Honour
Seal Cub Clubbing Club (2006)
Seal Cub Clubbing Club
Eclectic indie rock from genre-hoppers he Seal Cub Clubbing Club back with a second EP
Overtly eclectic and winsomely experimental third album from Sebadoh, re-released in an extended edition with an extra CD of tracks
Sebastian Clark (2006)
Songs From A Van
Entertaining acoustic and summery late 60's and 70's influenced lo-fi pop from American singer-songwriter Sebastian Clark, recorded in the back of his camper van
Hauntingly tender and perfect second album from Portland, Maine five piece, Seekonk
Let You Down
Impressive download and limited 7" only debut single from Norwich-based shoegazing/guitar band Sennen
Seth Tiven (2006)
Impressive Americana on debut solo album from Dumptruck frontman Seth Tiven
...The Corner Of Miles And Gil
Irresistibly tuneful and gorgeous latest album from Shack, which merges the 60's roots sounds of their home city of Liverpool with a dose of San Francisco psychedelica
Sham 69 & The Special Assembly (2006)
Hurry Up England (The People's Anthem World Cup 06)
Reworking of Sham 69's 1978 classic 'Hurry Up Harry', rewritten for the World Cup
Thank God For Silence
Mainstream-orientated hard rock with metallic overtones on third album from Sign, who surprisingly come from Iceland
Silence The Foe (2006)
Sweet Sweet Suicide
Well-performed hardcore on debut mini album from Norwegian group Sielnce the Foe, who are beginning to attract attention across Europe
Simon Joyner (2006)
Beautiful Losers : Singles And Compilation Tracks
Fantastic retrospective of early recordings from Omaha-based folks and blues singer-songwriter and Peel favourite Simon Joyner
Simon Morel (2006)
Songs From The City
Timelessly solid power pop from British-born singer-songwriter Simon Morel, recorded in Australia with Michael Carpenter
Sinking Ships (2006)
Abrasive, appealing hardcore on second album from Seattle-based punks, Sinking Ships
Six By Seven (2006)
Club Sandwich At The Peveril Hotel
Uninspiring collection of live studio recordings, demos and finished masters on possible final album from abrasive Nottingham group, Six by Seven
Scared To Dance
Re-release of Scottish punks the Skids' 1979 debut LP, which shows that they were a fantastic singles, but not an album band
Sleepy Jackson (2006)
God Lead Your Soul
Forgettable new single from the much hyped Sleepy Jackson
Flawed, but promising debut single from new London-based electro pop act, which is centered around the talents of Eatsern European singer Smatka
Rock Bottom Riser
Unsettling, but remarkable Americana on latest four song EP from Smog, the moniker for Texan-based musician Bill Callahan
Soho Dolls (2006)
Classy Glam-influenced electro rock from London-based act the Soho Dolls
Sonic Youth (2003)
Worthy re-appraisal and re-evaluation with additional B sides and "rehearsal recordings" of Sonic Youth's much under-rated 1992 album, 'Dirty'
Sonic Youth (2006)
Impressive new album from Sonic Youth, which, despite being their most conventional and straightforward record in some years, finds them having lost little of their explosive edge
Waiting For Tomorrow
Well-performed but uninspiring Coldplay and Keane-influenced rock from new American college radio indie rockers Soular
Sound Team (2006)
Born To Please
Catchy art pop on second single from their new album 'Movie Monster' for Austin six piece the Sound Team
Sound Team (2006)
Versatile,radio friendly art pop on debut album from much acclaimed new Austin, Texas group the Sound Team
Flee The Scene
Polished emo rock on first full length album from New York State band Southcott, who stand out from other bands in the enre
Much-hyped latest offering from Spiritualized, which unfortunately, however, does not live to its claim of being a return to frontman Jason Pierce's Spacemen 3's roots
Stars Of Aviation (2006)
Marie Et L'accordeon
Stunning first single in over three years from chamber pop act and recent Pennyblackmusic Band Night act, the Stars of Aviation
Stephen Malkmus (2006)
Kindling For The Master
Latest single from ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus' third solo album, which appears with four different remixes
Stephin Merritt (2006)
Difficult, but rewarding debut solo album from Magnetic frontman Stephen Merritt, which contains songs that he was written for three different theatre plays
Fab Four Suture
Hit and miss CD compilation of 6 limited vinyl only 7" singles from the ever unique Stereolab, which will mainly appeal to hardcore members of their fan club
Solar Throw-Away / Jump Drive Shut-Out
New 70's funk-inspired tour only double A sided 7 inch from Sterolab
Steve Adey (2006)
All Things Real
Superb debut album from Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Steve Adey, which includes inspired covers of songs by Will Oldham and Bob Dylan
Steve Adey (2006)
Find The Way
Surprise first single from Edinburgh-based 'album artist' and singer-songwriter, Steve Adey
Steve Mayone (2006)
Exceptional second album from eclectic singer-songwriter Steve Mayone, which incorporates elements of rock, pop and country
Steveless/syd Howells (2006)
The Happy Man Is A Contented Fool
Challenging and uncompromising, but ultimately rewarding joint album from noise pop experimentalists, Steveless and Syd Howells
Steveless/syd Howells (2006)
Teeth Like Tombstones, Eyes Like Coal
Discordant latest release from detuned experimental rockers Steveless and Syd Howells surprisingly recorded for a Radio Wales session earlier this year
Stuart A. Staples (2006)
That Leaving Feeling / There Is A Path
New double A sided 7" new single from Tindersticks' frontman Stuart A. Staples, both tracks of which come from his second solo album, 'Leaving Songs'
Stuart A. Staples (2006)
Stripped down second solo album from Tindersticks frontman, Stuart A. Staples
Suicide Silence (2006)
Musically complex and explosive debut EP from Californian hardcore metal act Suicide Silence
Susan Cowsill (2006)
Just Believe It
Outstanding first solo album from Susan Cowsill, who as well as being a member of 60's group the Cowsills, and more recently the Continental Drifters, has also appeared on records by the likes of the Smithereens, Jules Shear and Kate Jacobs
Swell Maps (2006)
Wastrels And Whippersnappers
Excellent compilation of rarities and lost recordings from the Swell Maps, the late 70's/early 80's first band of highly acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Nikki Sudden, who died suddenly in March
Syd Howells (2006)
Chewing Gum Lung
Latest 2 track solo offering from prolific Welsh post punk experimentalist Syd Howells
Tapes n Tapes (2006)
Slightly disappointing frist single from much acclaimed Minneapolis-based indie rockers Tapes 'n' Tapes debut album 'The Loon'
Tender Trap (2006)
6 Billion People
Appetising second album from Tender Trap, the latest band of former Talulah Gosh and Heavenly star Amelia Fletcher
These Arms Are Snakes (2006)
Deranged, confusing second album from Seattle hardcore rockers, These Arms are Snakes
Scabrous third album from the angry-sounding Throttlerod, which fits into the gap between stoner and doom rock
You'll Never Change
First release in the Pronoia label's new monthly 'Singles Club', which comes from their latest signing, Manchester-band the Tides, whom draw comparisions with the early Delays
Tim Chaplin (2006)
Chrome Plated On Nickel Silver
Superb 60's influenced psychedelic pop on debut solo album from singer-songwriter Tim Chaplin, who also records electronic music under the name of Luminous
Tina Dico (2006)
In The Red
Strong romantic pop from Danish singer and Radio 2 favourite, Tina Dico
Todd Stadtman (2006)
Only I Can Save You
Enjoyable pop-influenced new album from San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Todd Stadtman, who has been recording music since punk times
Toni James (2006)
I'm Here Where Are You?
Impressive taster for her forthcoming debut album from soulful Liverpool-born singer-songwriter, Toni James
A Lazarus Taxon
Appealing new Tortoise three CD box set, which includesrare singles, foreign releases, tour EPs, compilation tracks, previously unreleased material and the out-of-print 1995 album ‘Rhythms, Resolutions and Clusters’
Transmissionary Six (2006)
Impressively diverse and expansive fourth album ,and their first on the Glitterhouse label, from Seattle-based alt. rock group, the Transmissionary Six
Accomplished new single from electronic folk rockers Tunng, which bodes well for their forthcoming second album 'Comments of the Inner Chorus'
Comments Of The Inner Chorus
Lo-fi and harmonic impressive combination of electronica and folk music on second album from much acclaimed duo, Tunng
Fantastic latest single from their 'Comments of the Inner Chorus' album from electro-folk act, Tunng
Twilight Singers (2006)
Angst-ridden, but powerful latest album from the Twilight Singers, whose frontman Greg Dulli takes his influnces from late 1980's pop rock
Unit Ama (2006)
Earthy and lawless-sounding debut album from rough-edged Newcastle Trio, the Unit Ama
US Bombs (2006)
We Are The Problem
Enjoyable, but instantly forgettable old school punk from durable American group US Bombs, who are back after a threeyear absence
Britain's Littlest Killer
Synth-influenced second EP from Brighton-based indie group, the Utopians
Inner City Sound
Excellent double CD which compiles together some of the best and also in some cases lesser well known Australian punk and post punk of the late 70's and early 80's
The Way We Wore
Intriguing, eclectic compilation album telling of war torn England, which merges together Toots and the Maytals, Rod Stewart, Patti Smith and the Clash
Check The Water
Eclectic 10th anniversary double CD and retrospective from the Leaf label
They'll Have To Catch Us First
Eclectic budget-priced 10th anniversary compilation from the Domino label, which features tracks from 14 of the bands currently on their roster
Blue Skies Up : Welcome To The New Pop Revolution
Mixed bag compilation from Dogbox Records, which includes songs from the Boyfriends, the Lodger and the Sweethearts
Still Unravished : A Tribute To The June Brides
Up and down tribute album to mid 80's indiepop group the June Brides and their front man Phil Wilson , which includes covers from among others the Manic Street Preachers, the Television Personalities, Postal Blue and Tompaulin
New British Invasion
First-rate compilation from Berlin's Firestation label, which introduces several new British bands, all of whom are infused with a C86 spirit
Give 'em The Boot V
Fifth sampler from Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong's record label Hellcat which features new and unreleased songs from both several of the acts on its roster
Feel The Spirit (Other Worldly Folk Music Gems And Psychedelics)
Intriguing compilation of lost folk rock and psychedelia from the late 1960's and early 1970's
Africa Plays On
Mixed, but impressively versatile new compilation of African world music
Leigh Rock Festival 1979
Muddy-sounding double CD recorded at 1979's srarsely-attended Leigh Rock Festival, and which featured sets from Joy Division, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, A Certain Ratio and the Teardrop Explodes
Stunning compilation of music played at uber-hip hip hop and electro Parisian club night, Toxic
The World Is Gone
Messy-sounding and ultimately uninvolving mix of styles on debut album from Various
Warped Tour 2006
Latest Warped Tour punk compilation which includes tracks from Anti-Flag, the Casualties, Matchbnook Romance, Flogging Molly, NOFX and Saces the Day
Out There: Wild & Wondrous Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 2
Thought-inspiring second compilation from Liverpool's Viper label examining the roots and origins of rock 'n' roll
Walking In Silence
Fragile inde rock that recollects the Walker Brothers and both Jeff and Tim Buckley from new Brighton three piece Veldt
To Find Me Gone
Gorgeous second album of pastoral folk rock from Vetiver, which includes a guest appearance from frontman Andy Cabic's former housemate Devendra Banhart
Victorian English Gentlemens Club (2006)
The Double A Side
Chaotically brilliant second single from highly touted Cardiff-based trio, the Victorian English Gentlemens' Club
Victory At Sea (2006)
All Your Things Are Gone
Confident, immaculate piano-dominated rock on fifth album from Boston-based trio, Victory at Sea
Virus Syndicate (2006)
The Work Related Illness
Accomplished collection of hiphop, club and breakbeats from on reissued first album from last year for hedonistic Nottingham-based outfit the Virus Syndicate
Dynamic, leftfield art rock, which merges together new wave acid rock and jazz punk, on debut album from trio Volcano !, the latest in a line of excellent recent groups from Chicago
Astonishing, perfect rock/blues on debut album from new Sydney-based trio Wallspace, the latest signing to the increasingly eclectic Laughing Outlaw label
Glorious "pop perfection", and second album in a year, from the highly popular and much acclaimed Weezer
Whiskey And Co (2006)
Leaving The Nightlife
Triumphantly melancholic set of country songs about cheating, drinking and unfulfilled passions on second album from American-based punks, Whiskey and Co
White Rose Movement (2006)
Girls In The Back
Too cool for its own good latest single from chic London rockers the White Rose Movement
Good Songs 1987-1989
Appealing 19 track retrospective album from under-rated and long broken-up 80's Australian indie rockers the Widdershins
The World Is Here
Atmospheric post rock on first album from new Danish-based group Windermere
Black Sabbath-inspired stoner rock on debut album from Witch, who include among their Dinoaur Jr frontman J Mascis on drums
Wolf Eyes (2006)
Scabrous industrial electro rock from abrasive Michigan three-piece Wolf Eyes, which proves to be possibly their strongest release yet
Versatile, highly impressive post rock on delayed second album from Oxford and London based group the Workhouse, which proves to be definitely worth the wait
Woven Hand (2006)
Surprisingly accessible second album from Woven Hand, the new project of the notoriously intense David Eugene Edwards, the one-time frontman with 16 Horsepower
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)
Date With The Night
Great new wave party record from the unfortunately ridiculously over hyped Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2006)
Show The Bones
Confident first album in three years from New York City's the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs which shifts from stomping rock to indie balladry effortlessly
Year Zero (2006)
Oceania, I Will Return
Dreamily ambient debut album from California-based shoegazing duo, the Year Zero
The Beautiful Season Has Past
Strong three disc 40 song collection of rare and unreleased tracks from Yellow6, the solo project of British-based ambient musician and experimentalist, Jon Attwood
Interview 2010 (2021)
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.
In his second Pennyblackmusic interview, award-winning British songwriter Graham Gouldman discusses with Lisa Torem 10cc’s upcoming UK tour and songs that fired up his youthful imagination
David Eugene Edwards is the former lead singer with the much acclaimed 16 Horsepower, and currently the front man with Woven Hand. John Clarkson talks to him about Woven Hand's just released fifth album ,his musical career and the srongh biblical influences on it
Louise Quinn from Glasgow electronic group A Band Called Quinn speaks to John Clarkson about appearing in Edinburgh in a controversial modern version of the 1728 play 'The Beggar's Opera' and their new album, which features the songs that they wrote for it
In our second interview with him, Mark Rowland speaks to Jez Kerr, the bassist with pioneering Mancurian post-punks A Certain Ratio about his group's first album since the 90's, 'Mind Made Up', and Sum Ratios, his new offshoot group which consists of several ex-members of the band
John Clarkson speaks to Robert Jackson and Alicia Best from self-described 'British Americana' duo A Different Thread about their debut album 'On a Whim'.
Medway based all girl punk band The A-Lines have recently released their self-titled debut album. Sarah Johnson speaks to Belgium-born singer Kyra De Coninck about it , and juggling the band with babies and impending motherhood
John Clarkson chats to Bobby Barry and Natalie Hudson from the ten-piece A Little Orchestra about their debut album 'Clocks', which features contributions from Darren Hayman, ballboy's Gordon McIntyre, the Loves' Simon Love and Swedish singer-songwriter Lisa Bouvier
John Clarkson chats to ex-Starlets front man and Glasgow-based musician and songwriter Biff Smith about his cinematic new band A New International and their forthcoming debut album, 'Come to the Fabulon!'
In our second interview with them, Anthony Strutt talks to Oliver Ackermann, the vocalist and guitarist with New York based psychedelic/shoegazing trio A Place to Bury Strangers, about his group's hectic last year and their forthcoming second alabum
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
Lisa Torem speaks to Chicago-based indie pop/rock group Aaron Fox and the Reliables about the formation of their band and their recently released debut album, 'Late Too Soon'
In our second interview with him, Lisa Torem talks to Aaron Fox from Chicago-based indie pop/rock group Aaron Fox and the Reliables about their forthcoming second album and drive to keep making music together despite conflicting schedules
Mid 90's Californian indiepop band Aberdeen released two singles on the infamous Sarah label, but split up shortly afterwards in acrimonous circumstances only to reform again seven years later. Frontwoman Beth Arzy chats to John Clarkson about the group's turbulent history
An actress and a theatre director as well as a musician, Abigail Hopkins' third album, 'The Memoirs of An Outlaw', originally came out last year. She speaks to Malcolm Carter about why she has decided to re-release it on her own label
Ad Frank's second solo album, 'Mr Fancypants', is the flagship first release of the new Boston independent label, Stop Pop and Roll. Stop Pop and Roll offers what it describes as "dark music to bright
Lisa Torem chats to singer-songwriter Adam Cohen about his new album 'We Go Home', and his relationship with is father Leonard and also his own son
South African-born and now London-based poet and singer-songwriter Adam Donen speaks to John Clarkson about his recently released debut album proper, the orchestral 'Immortality', which was inspired by a romantic break-up and is also a tribute to the last decade
In his second interview with us, South African born and now London-based singer-songwriter and poet Adam Donen speaks about the more worldly vision of his new solo album, 'Vampires', and the influence of David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman as well as literature on his work
Adam Green speaks to Mark Rowland about his fifth solo album and the sudden, late interest in is former band the Moldy Peaches after they featured heavily on the 'Juno' soundtrack
Oregon drummer Adele Koltun's youthful enthusiasm for playing live is contagious, even though she learned the instrument later in life. 'Crash' Koltun talks to Lisa Torem about overcoming fear and finding passion, whatever one's age.
Interview with Brad Whitford (2016)
Guitarist/songwriter Brad Whitford talks to Lisa Torem about Whitford/St. Holme’s ‘Reunion’, early days in Aerosmith and touring
Owen Peters soon finds to hear real traditional country music travelling to Nashville isn't necessary. He finds the talented singer songwriter Ags Connolly not far from home in West Oxfordshire!
Aida Zilelian is a New York singer-songwriter and solo artist. She has just released her debut CD 'Wide Eyed', a mini-album of seven songs, which she describes as "a blend of aggressive-acoustic, i
Jamie Rowland talks to singer-songwriter Aimee Mann about her ninth solo album 'Mental Illness', her songwriting and the influence of film and comedy on her music
Brighton space rock band Air Formation have recently released their stunning full-length debut album, "Ends in Light'. Olga Sladeckova speaks to frontman Matt Bartram about it, and the group's plans for the future
Interview with Sean Price (2003)
Quirky Midlands indie pop group Airport Girl are moving away from the jangly pop and punk art of their debut album 'Honey, I'm an Artist'. Bassist Sean Price talks to Ben Howarth about the disastrous recording of their forthcoming second album
Interview with Sean Price (2007)
As a result of a succession of disasters it took three attempts and five years for Airport Girl to record their second album 'Slow Light'. Bassist and Fortuna Pop! owner Sean Price talks to Ben Howarth about it, and the band's development in the process from an indie pop into an Americana act
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Liverpool-born and now Oxfordshire-based singer-songwriter Aitch McRobbie about her thirty years in the music business, working with artists such as Deep Purple's Jon Lord and Sam Brown and her debut solo album, 'Take Off Your Shoes'
Akron/Family's music combines four-way vocal harmonies, folk, rock and psychedelia. Signed to Michael Gira's Young God label, they have released both their album and a joint record with Gira. Jamie Rowland chats to guitarist Seth Olinsky
One of the rising bands of the alt. folk scene, Akron/family have recently released their fourth album, 'Love is Simple', on Michael Gira's Young God label to much acclaim. Sarah Johnson speaks to band members Ryan Vanderhoof and Seth Olinsky about it
New York-based experimental folk act Akron Family have recently seen the departure of a founding member and also left their label, Young God. Multi-instrumentalist Seth Olinsky speaks to Sarah Johnson about these changes, which are reflected on the band's new 'Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free' album
Jamie Rowland speaks to Seth Olinsky from psychedelic folk act Akron/Family, about his group’s Japanese-influenced seventh album, ‘S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’, and the video films that have been created to accompany each of the tracks on the new album.
Interview Part 2 (2021)
In the second part of an extensive interview, reggae star Al Campbell continues to chat with Adam Coxon about his career.
Interview Part 1 (2021)
In the first part of an extensive two-part interview, 70's reggae star Al Campbell speaks to Adam Coxon about his long career.
Owen Peters meets hard-to-categorise singer-songwriter Al Joshua to talk about Joshua's remarkable solo debut 'Out of the Blue'.
After seeing him perform at Ronnie Scott’s, Owen Peters speaks to singer-songwriter Al Joshua about reaction towards his remarkable debut solo album ‘Out of the Blue’, his plans for his next album and the vinyl reissue of ‘I Am Alive and You Are Dead’, his previous band Orphan and Vandals’ only LP.
London based singer songwriter Al Joshua, formerly of Orphans and Vandals, chats to Owen Peters about keeping creative during lockdown and his plans post-Pandemic.
Country Acid House pioneers the Alabama 3 have just released their fifth album 'Outlaw'. Philip Vincent speaks to frontman Larry Love about it and the band's unique take on politics at a gig in Southampton
At a show in Nottingham vocalist D Wayne Love and keyboardist Spirit of Love from country acid house group the Alabama 3 speak to Peter Allison about their love of touring, new album 'M.O.R.' and what they see as their role as outsiders in the music industry
At a gig at Rock City in Nottingham, Peter Allison speaks to D Wayne Love, the voclaist with the Alabama 3, about the political ideals and opinions of his band
Peter Allison talks to Larry Love from Alabama 3 about his band's hip hop and sample-infused latest album, 'Shoplifting 4 Jesus', and which finds them reflecting angrily on the global economy, digital piracy and the London riots.
Alan McGee was the Glasgow-born owner and founder of Creation Records, Britain’s most important music label of the 1980s and 1990s. Anthony Strutt talks to him about his label, his musical career and life in the record industry.
FireHouse guitarist Bill Leverty speaks to Lisa Torem about his recent third album, 'Deep South', which is a covers collection of southern-based roots music primarily of the late 1800s and early 1900s
Alan McGee in a second interview with Pennyblackmusic speaks to Anthony Strutt about 'Upside Down', a new film about his former label Creation Records
In his third interview with Pennyblackmusic, former Creation Records' boss Alan McGee speaks to Anthony Strutt about his label's legacy and having finished with the music business
Acclaimed award-winning engineer and producer Alan Parsons talks to Lisa Torem about working with Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Pilot and the Alan Parsons Project and his role in a series of master classes and lectures at Abbey Road Studios in November
Interview with Mike Peters (2004)
in the first part of a two part interview, Anthony Strutt talks to Welsh rockers the Alarm's frontman Mike Peter about the band's early beginnings and his pride in his home country
Interview with Mike Peters Part 2 (2004)
In the second part of our Alarm interview, the first part of which we published last month, frontman Mike Peters talks to Anthony Strutt about the recent release of all his band's old albums, and his side project , punk supergroup, Dead Men Walking
Legendary songwriter Albert Hammond talks to Lisa Torem about his extensive fifty year career and some of his classic songs
Multi-award winning performer and songwriter Albert Hammond rose to the challenge of releasing 'In Symphony', in which he reimagines some of his best known songs with the help of an orchestra. He speaks with Lisa Torem about fulfilling a lifelong dream and more
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. speaks to Lisa Torem about his just-released third solo album ‘Momentary Masters’, fronting his new band, and international touring.
Also a member of cult electronica group Fridge, Adem has recently released his debut solo album 'Homesongs' and has been touring it up and down Britain. He speaks to Anthony Dhanendran about his new solo career
Young London-based singer-songwriter Alex Lipinski talks to Lisa Torem about his family's wide musical background and his just released debut solo album, 'Lonesome Train'
London-based experimental musician and producer Alex Monk, who will be playing the next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on March 26th, speaks to John Clarkson about his just released debut album, 'The Safety Machine'
Canadian band Alexisonfire's unique brand of hardcore has won them much acclaim and increasingly large audiences. Adrian Huggins speak to them about their intense touring schedule and well-received third album 'Crisis'
Cuban jazz pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez talks to Lisa troem about his album, 'Sounds of Space', which was co-produced by Quincy Jones
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.
Former Arthur and Martha and Cosines vocalist and synthesizer player Alice Hubley talks to John Clarkson about her new Alice Hubble solo project and its debut album, 'Polarlichter'.
Paul Waller talks to Alison Moyet about her electronic-fuelled first album in five years, 'the minutes'
Alison O'Donnell, the former front woman with 1960's/1970's pioneering folk outfit Mellow Candle, speaks to Malcolm Carter about her forthcoming second solo album,‘Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace’
In a double interview acclaimed folk artists Alison O'Donnell and Sharron Kraus talk about poets, witches and muses and interview each other about their influences and ways of making music.
Former lead singer of 1960s legends The Hollies Allan Clarke chats to Adam Coxon about his acclaimed new album 'Resurgence', his first activity since retiring from the music industry in 1999
Singer-songwriter, Alabama-born Allison Moorer talks to Lisa Torem about her new album ‘Blood’ and her memoir of the same title.
Dixie Ernill speaks to Elizabeth Morris, the Brisbane-born singer with much acclaimed London-based indie pop group Allo Darlin' about their just released second album, 'Europe'
Altai Rockets is the new band of Madam and Sophia bassist, Nick Bergin. Dominic Simpson speaks to him about his band's brooding indie guitar sound and their forthcoming appearance at the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night at the Half Moon in Herne Hill, South London, which will be only their second gig
At the Deerstock Festival Dave Goodwin chats to much acclaimed Nottingham-based post punk/alt.rock band the Amber Herd about their forthcoming debut album
Canadian singer-songwriter speaks to John Clarkson about her just released fifth album, 'Hunter, Hunter', and her forthcoming European tour
Critically acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Amelia Curran speaks to John Clarkson about her just-released sixth album, 'Spectators'
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.
John Clarkson talks to Mickey Gallagher, the keyboardist with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, about the band's extraordinary history, and their just released new singles box set
Indiana-born singer-songwriter Amy Lashley talks to Malcolm Carter about her debut solo album, 'Travels of a Homebody', and why she is unlikely to promote it by touring
An American Starlet is a new act from San Francisco, which has recently self- released its debut album 'Sweet Country Lullabies from An American Starlet' on its own Starletsweb label. The group, which was born out of the ashes of two other Bay Area band
Blues guitarist/singer/writer Ana Popovic speaks to Lisa Torem about recent three-album project, ‘Trilogy’, working with legends on the Experience Hendrix tour and creating honest music that triggers primal emotions
American singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe label. Ben Howarth at a show at the Luminaire in London speaks to her about politics and her exceptional new album, 'The Brightness'
At a gig in Newcastle on their recent European tour, Jonjo McNeill speaks to singer Yuke Chikudate and guitarist James Hanna from New York shoegazers Asobi Seksu about touring, songwriting and their just released third alabum, 'Hush'
John Clarkson chats to 'V' and 'Mission: Impossible' actress Jane Badler about her new career as a singer, new single 'Nursery Rhyme' and forthcoming third album
Anamude is a San Francisco-based Drama graduate and an aspiring playwright who has now turned to songwriting. John Clarkson speaks to her about her avant-garde indie-folk debut EP, 'Urban Comfort'
One of Leeds' finest punk talents, And None of Them Knew They Were Robots have released two mini albums, their eponymous debut, and a second album, 'Liebestod'. The four piece talk to Alex Halls about their increasing popularity and both CDs
And What Will Be Left of Them ? are from Worcester and play upbeat, danceable, punky indie-pop. Mark Rowland chats to them about playing gigs, their unusual influences and their latest EP
Interview with Conrad Keely (2005)
Texas group ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have developed a reputation for both their ferocious live shows and interest in abstract art. Dominic Simpson talks to band member Conrad Keely about their new album, 'Worlds Apart'
A 'pretty content' Andrew Ridgeley tells Nick Dent-Robinson about Wham!, fame and playing Scrabble with George Michael
New York-based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Andrew Vladeck speaks to Lisa Torem about his new album 'The Wheel' and his contemporary upgrading of classic folk/blues music
In his second interview with Pennyblackmusic, New York-based singer-songwriter Andrew Vladeck speaks to Lisa Torem about his latest EP ‘Passing Knowledge’,which takes its main influences from traditional American acoustic folk music
Lisa Torem chats to former Free bass player Andy Fraser about his fifty years of making music and current solo career
From being pursued by hordes of excited schoolgirls to playing to audiences of one, singer songwriter Andy Whitehouse has had a varied career. Fiona Hutchings chats to this well respected Sheffield musician about the personal experiences of his music.
The last time we spoke to Sheffield singer-songwriter Andy Whitehouse, he was playing to select audiences in pub snugs. Now, he’s taken the idea one step further and set up residence in a caravan on the coast. Fiona Hutchings caught up with him to find out more about his one-to-one project.
Ex-Swans front-man and owner of Young God records Michael Gira's latest musical project Angels of Light has just released its fifth album 'We Are Him'. Jamie Rowland chats to him about it, the potentially bleak future of Young God and his music
Dreamy and melancholic Manchester-based group Anna Kashfi recently returned with a new single after over a two year absence. With an album on its way, they speak to John Clarkson about their new expanded line-up and extraordinary namesake
Drawing comparisions with the Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, Anna Kashfi have just released their long-awaited debut album 'Palisade'. John Clarkson talks to singer Sian Webley and multi-instrumentalist James Youngjohns.
John Clarkson speaks to Sian Webley and James Youngjohns from Manchester alt.country group, who have returbed for a third interview with us, about their second gull length album, 'Procurement'
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Anny Celsi speaks to Malcolm Carter about her first album in six years, 'Tangle-Free World', which has been produced by Brian Wilson drummer Nelson Bragg, and her forthcoming European tour
The former frontman with the critically acclaimed Jack, Anthony Reynolds has just released 'British Ballads', the most autobiographical of all his records. He talks to John Clarkson about it, the relationship which inspired it and his return to living in his native Cardiff after thirteen years away
In what is our third interview with him John Clarkson speaks to former Jack front man Anthony Reynolds about 'Blues for Bobby Solo', the new EP he has recorded with La Muneca de Sal, and his two recent books on the Walker Brothers and Jeff Buckley and forthcoming one on Leonard Cohen
Interview Part 2 (2011)
...while in the second part he speaks about their third album, 'the End of the Way It's Always Been', his solo career and his return to playing live after an absence of eight years
Interview Part 1 (2011)
In the first part of a two part interview, Pennyblackmusic Bands Night headliner Anthony Reynolds, who will be releasing a double CD retrospective 'Life's Too Long' in April, chats to John Clarkson about his former band Jack's first two albums, 'Pioneer Soundtracks' and 'The Jazz Age'
Anti-Flag are one of the most political of all the big names on the current punk circuit. On their latest album 'The Terror State' they have turned their fury on George Bush. Frontman Justin Sane tells Anastasia Grabov his philosophy of life
Ben Howarth speaks to Peter Milton Walsh, the frontman with Australian alternative rock band the Apartments about his group's second 'comeback' album 'In and Out of the Light', his approach to songwriting and his plans for touring.
Scottish band Appendix Out have in the last few years attracted an increasing following over three albums with their melancholic folk tales. Darrell Angus pops mainman Alasdair Roberts some questions.
The project of Lupine Howl guitarist Mike Mooney and Don Mandarin singer Richard Beale, Applecraft recently released their second album,
‘The Happiest Man Alive’. Olga Sladeckova chats to them about it at a gig in Northhampton
Interview with Aaron Pillar (2003)
One of the leading acts in the emo movement, the Appleseed Cast have now recorded four albums, and have meet with increasingly critical acclaim. Ben Howarth talks to founder member and guitarist about the group's career and successes to date
Often described as a post rock group, Appliance's fourth album 'Are You Earthed ?' finds them moving away from electronica and back to their earlier guitar sound. Anthony Strutt chats to them about coloured vinyl, record deals and the album's long delay
Tom Fogarty talks to Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot at a Halloween show in London about their new album, 'Solar Anus', and recording with its producer Steve Albini
The world of music is full of stereotypes, one of which says that in order to be a real artist you have to struggle miserably. The only alternative, apparently, is “selling out” which is a privilege
Back after a four year absence, softly melancholic London trio arco recently returned with a second album, Restraint'. Philip Vincent speaks to them about it and why they have been so long away
Lisa Torem chats to folk and protest singer Arlo Guthrie about his lengthy career, his political work and the influence upon him of his father, Woody Guthrie
Arms and Sleepers are a Massachusetts-based band whose music is an amalgamation of psot rock, trip hop and electro. New Pennyblackmusic writer Magadalena Majchrzak speaks to Mirza Ramic from the group about the influence of film soundtracks on their music
Lisa Torem speaks to Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla from Niger-based band, Etran Finatawa, who recently recorded their third album, ‘Tarkat Tajje/Let’s Go!’, at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios
Former front man with London-based alt-folk band, Hush the Many (Heed the Few) Nima Teranchi speaks about his abrasive current band the Arrows of Love and their new single 'Honey'
Art Garfunkel speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his latest solo tour, his recent autobiography and his memories of touring the UK in the 1960s as one half of the iconic Simon and Garfunkel.
Interview with Gary Langan (2014)
Paul Waller chats to Gary Langan from 80's synthpop pioneers the Art of Noise about his lengthy production career and his influential band's career
Interview with JJ Jeczalik (2014)
In our second interview with electro-pop innovators the Art of Noise Paul Waller chats to programmer JJ Jeczalik about his group's formation and influence
One of the unsung bands of the post punk era, Artery recently reformed after being invited to play Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown Festival. Singer Mark Goldthorpe speaks to John Clarkson about his group's original career in the early 80s and their first EP of new material in 25 years, 'Standing Still'
Ex-Mishima USA front man and acclaimed poet Arto Vaun talks to John Clarkson about his new band of the same name, and its debut album 'The Cynthia Sessions' which tells of a short-lived, but intense romantic relationship
Ash! You thought they were dead, right? Killed by rogue gangs of half-human half-goth Nine Inch Nails fans after the Lost Weekend debacle. Wrong! They’re back, and this time they’ve got wings. ‘Free A
Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley has just released her first solo album, 'Grey Will Fade'. She chats to John Clarkson about her plans to promote it amidst Ash's own busy schedule of promoting and touring commitments.
Asha McCarthy tells Malcolm Carter about 'Epitaph', a shining beacon of an album that came from a place of darkness
British-based multi-instrumentalist, comedian, spoken-word punk poet and visual artist Ashley Reaks speaks to Lisa Torem about his often bittersweet, always jugularly honest latest album of music, 'Melancholia'
In what is his second interview with Pennyblackmusic, singer-songwriter, visual artist and stand-up comedian Ashley Reaks speaks to Lisa Torem about his just released new album, 'Here's to the Good Life'
In our third interview with him, Lisa Torem speaks to experimental artist and multi-instrumentalist Ashley Reaks about his latest album, ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again'.
New York based band Asobi Sejsu have recently signed tgo One Little Inidan to release their second album, 'Citrus'. Chris O' Toole talks to the distortion-friendly rockers about drinking, gambling and music
John Clarkson speaks to Associates' keyboardist and guitarist Alan Rankine about the re-release in double CD editions of their first three albums, 'The Affectionate Punch', 'Fourth Drawer Down' and 'Sulk', and their late vocalist Billy MacKenzie
In our second interview with her, Shetlands-born singer-songwriter and former Goya Dress frontwoman Astrid Williamson talks to Lisa Torem about her risk-taking forthcoming fourth solo album, 'Here Come the Vikings' which incorporates together elements of electronica, folk and punk
Atom and His Package is the moniker for Philadelphia electro-punk Adam Goren, who appears on stage with just a guitar, a mic and a CD player . Ben Howarth meets with him to talk about his fifth album 'Attention ! Blah ! Blah !' on his latest British tour
Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to Jane Munro, the bassist with 70's Birmingham-based political indie punk/funk group the Au Pairs, about her group's rise and fall
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'.
American musician Aug Stone speaks to John Clarkson about his new 60's-inspired soul band Aug Stone and The Love Conspiracy and their double A-sided debut single
Malcolm Carter chats to haunting Oxfordshire-based band and husband-and-wife duo the August List about their stunning second EP
Malcolm Carter chats to Oxfordshire husband-and-wife duo the August List about 'O Hinterland', their much acclaimed debut album
Ava Cherry, who was David Bowie's romantic partner and worked with him on 'Young Americans', speaks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming memoir, 'All That Glitters'.
On the eve of a North American tour Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon of Americana act the Bacon Brothers talk to Lisa Torem about their new self-titled ten-track album.
Lisa Torem speaks to Chicago-based musician and singer-songwriter Ralph Covert about his band, the Bad Examples, and long solo career
Now in their 24th year together, hardcore punk outfit Bad Religion are back with a new album, 'The Process of Belief'. Mark Rowland talks to bassist Jay Bentley about how after all this time they keep things fresh, and their recent hip hop influence
Interview with Jay Bentley (2005)
25 years on from first forming American Californian punks Bad Religion still continue to hold relevance with modern generations. Ana Grabov talks to bassist Jay Bentley about why politics and religion continue to have a lasting influence on their music
Jamie Rowland chats to Chris Adolf, the front man with Denver-based band bad Weather California about their second album which has just been released on Akron/Family’s Family Tree Records, touring and playing back-up for Daniel Johnston
It's been about six months now since I first heard ballboy for the first time. The song was 'Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue', which is taken from their debut EP, 'Silver Suits For Astronauts'
The Scottish group ballboy have just released their first “proper” album, 'A Guide To The Daylight Hours'. Gordon McIntyre, the frontman with the increasingly popular indiepop group, talks to Tommy Gunnarsson about it, critics, and touring America
At the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire, Jamie Rowland talks to Edinburgh-based indie pop group ballboy, back for a third interview with Pennyblackmusic, about the state of radio and their first album in four years
Anthony Strutt speaks to ex-Echo and The Bunnymen keyboardist, Paul Fleming, about his years with the band, and ‘Towers’, the industrial-influenced second album of Baltic Fleet, his solo project
The predominantly instrumental side project of Paul Fleming, the keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen, Baltic Fleet has just released its eponymous debut album. Anthony Strutt talks to him about it and how the bulk of tracks were written on the road when the Bunnymen were touring America
John Clarkson speaks to Los Angeles-based pop-rock artist Kat Parsons about her new three five-song EPs/mini-albums, which have been fan-funded and why she has decided to separately release them
John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's two new albums, 'How to Kill a Butterfly' and 'The North is Another Land'; writing plays and his group's new radio show
John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's life-affirming new album, 'Easy Listening'
John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about the making of their band's latest album, 'The Land of Holy Joy'.
John Clarkson speaks to London-based alternative rock group the Band of Holy Joy front man Johny Brown about their latest two albums, ‘The Clouds That Break the Sky’ and ‘Funambulist We Love You’.
In our fifth interview with them, John Clarkson talks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative/indie rock band the Band of Holy Joy about their remarkable latest album, ‘Neon Primitives’.
'Les Enfants du Paradis' is one of the landmark films of French cinema.Filmed during the Nazis' Second World War occupation of France, and finally released in 1945, it is set in the theatres, drinking
Brooding London group Baptiste are about to release their debut album 'Nothing Shines Like a Dying Heart'. Back for a second interview with Pennyblackmusic, frontman Wayne Gooderham chats to John Clarkson about its recording
After the collapse of their indie guitar band Baptiste last year, brothers Wayne and Marc Gooderham have formed a new band, Kelman. Wayne Gooderham talks to john Clarkson about his new starker change of direction
Since 1989 Philadelphia space rock act Bardo Pond have recorded countless albums and toured alongside the likes of Mogwai,Dinosaur Jr and Acid Mothers Temple. Guitarist Michael Gibbons chats to Dominic Simpson about the band's latest album 'Ticket Crystals' and the band's unique methods of recording
Owen Peters catches up with a somewhat tentative Barna Howard as he showcases his new album 'Quite a Feelin' on a rainy evening at the Servant Jazz Quarters in London.
Blues-pianist Barrelhouse Chuck speaks to Lisa Torem about his mentors on the Chicago blues-scene, his isnpirations and plans for the future
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Barrie Barlow, the former drummer with Jethro Tull, about his years in the band, and Doghouse, the residential recording studio in Oxfordshire he runs, whose clients have included the late Amy Winehouse
John Clarkson speaks to Chris Thomson, the frontman with the Scottish group the Bathers, about the reissue of their classic trilogy of '90's albums on the German label Marina Records, and 'Sirenesque', their forthcoming first album in twenty years.
Denzil Watson, the front man with long-serving Sheffield punk pop group RepoMen, talks to John Clarkson about forming Batman's Treaty, his first new band in twenty-five years.
Jangly indie New Zealand rockers the Bats have just returned after with their first album in 10 years 'The Bats at the National Grid'. John Clarkson talks to bassist Paul Kean about it and why they have not really been absent from the music scene.
Batusis is the new punk supergroup of Sylvain Sylvain from the New York Dolls and Cheetah Chrome from Rocket From the Tombs and the Dead Boys.John Clarkson chats to Chrome about the recording of the band's recently released debut EP.
Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins chats to John Clarkson about his new book on his influential 80's group, ‘Bauhaus – Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus'.
Baxendale are the reason why I was late to school for most of last year. Y’see some have deigned to suggest that I’m a little psychopathic in the mornings (I know, I know, you can’t believe it of me either…) but I found that bouncing around my bedroom at
Described by John Peel as "the pop sensation that's seeping the nation", Norwich band Bearsuit are one of the rising stars of indie pop. In one of their first interviews, Gary Wollen catches up with the group on a North London stairwell
One of the leading lights in the indie pop genre. Norwich-based group Bearsuit recently released their debut album, 'Cat Spectacular !' Back for second interview with us,they talk to Tommy Gunnarsson about its success and where they plan to go next
Bearsuit have been making gradual dents on mianstream culture with their distorted indie pop. Mark Rowland talks to the group about their forthcoming third album, ikts recording and and appearing on Top Shop's music video screens
Paul Waller chats to vocalist Ranking Roger about his reformed 80's ska/reggae group the Beat and their 1981 second album 'Wha'ppen?'which has just been re-released on vinyl
Frontman Dave Wakeling reminisces on the 40th anniversary of the Beat’s fiery debut ‘I Can’t Help It’ and updates Lisa Torem about the band’s ambitious 2020 tour.
Interview with Andrew Jarrett (2006)
Formed in the late 1980's out of the ashes of Bristol indie act the Groove Farm, the Beatnik Filmstars have returned with their first album in 7 years. Frontman Andrew Jarrett talks to Dixie Ernill about his 20 year musical history
John Clarkson speaks to all-girl London-based trio Beatrix Players whose music combines folk music, prog rock, acoustic music, classical music and pop
Illinois trio the Beauty Shop play all acoustic country flavoured punk/rock and roll. Strolling around Exeter on a recent British tour, frontman and songwriter John Hoeffleur speaks to Ben Howarth about the band's new album, 'Crisis Helpline'
Dixie Ernill chats to Becca Williams from Mancurian folk-pop group Becca and The Broken Biscuits about their soon-to-be-released second single, 'Maria', their local music scne and forthcoming appearance at the Manchester Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night on the 19th November
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of North Yorkshire solo singer-songwriter Becky Mills and her forthcoming new album, 'Tall Tales and Home Truths'.
Adam Coxon speaks to country legends the Bellamy Brothers at a rare UK show about their long forty year career.
Ben Howarth speaks to Chris Geddes, the keyboardist with Belle and Sebastian about how their own one-off 1999 festival, the Bowlie Weekender had a crucial impact on the All Tomorrow's Parties festivals, and, after a long absence, his band's own plans for the future
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to John Speirs from much acclaimed and bestselling eleven-piece folk band Bellowhead about playing this year's Towersey Festival in Oxfordshire and their recent amicable decision to break up
Singer-songwriter Ben Bedford has recently revisited three albums of storytelling folk with a new compilation. He tells Ben Howarth about the process of choosing the songs and how his musical influences have shaped a gradual change of direction on more recent albums.
Malcolm Carter speaks to New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour about his former doom-metal band Dead Man's Root, and his captivating and Americana-influenced second album, 'To the River Rise'
Guitarist with London indie band Ben Wood and The Bad Ideas Andy Duke speaks to John Clarkson about their ambitious plans to release a single a month throughout 2020 and working regularly with famous guest musicians.
Interview with Dave Jackson Part 2 (2006)
In the second part of a three part interview, Dave Jackson talks to Anthony Strutt about the recording of his early 80's band the Room's final album 'In Evil Hour' which was co-produced by Tom Verlaine, and after that group's break-up the formation of his next band Benny Profane
Interview Part 3 (2006)
In the third and final part of his interview with Room and Benny Profane frontman Dave Jackson, Anthony Strutt talks to him about late 80's group Benny Profane's recent reformation for a one-off gig and his most recent band the Dead Cowboys
John Clarkson speaks to Beth Arzy about her involvement with LA indiepop band Aberdeen with influential label Sarah Records, and her present bands The Luxembourg Signal and Jetstream Pony’s contributions to new Sarah-inspired compilation ‘Under the Bridge’.
Isabel Monteiro, the Brazilian-born frontwoman with London-based dream pop trio Drugstore, speaks to Anthony Strutt about her band's return in a new line-up and 'Anatomy', their first new album in ten years
John Clarkson speaks to Justin Lumsden, the vocalist and guitarist with brass-infused Glaswegian sextet Big Hogg, whose music has elements of classic rock, folk, progressive rock and psychedelia, about his band's self-titled debut album
Paul Molloy and Candie Payne from Liverpool-based folk/country duo the Big House talk to Richard Lewis about the inspiration behind their songs and their highly anticipated debut single
Big Takeover Interview (2002)
Jack Rabid is the editor and founder of New York's highly acclaimed 'The Big Takeover' magazine, one of the longest-lasting and most important of all American alternative music fanzines.
'The Big T
One of the many acts on the London scene, Bikini Atoll have gone through the same problems as every other band finding a record deal. Olga Sladeckova talks to a band in the making, and at a very pivotal moment in their career
In the 12 months since Pennyblackmusic last spoke to them, Bikini Atoll have released their first album and toured nationally. Soon about to begin work on a second CD with Steve Albini, frontman Joe Gideon chats to Olga Sladeckova about an eventful year
London-based band Bikini Atoll have been gaining increasing acclaim during the last year. Back for a third interview with us, front man Joe Gideon talks to Olga Sladeckova recording their second album 'Liar's Exit' in Chicago with Steve Albini
Bill Callahan recently abandoned his Smog moniker to start releasing albums under his own name. He talks to Chris O' Toole about the change of name and also his music
Lisa Torem speaks to Bill German, who spent seventeen years as a journalist during the heyday of the Rolling Stones, during which time his ‘zine, 'Beggars Banquet', became a “must-have” bible for many of the group's fans.
In this archival interview from 1990, Bill Wyman talks about his career with the Rolling Stones, his controversial marriage to Mandy Smith and his then biography, 'Stone Alone'
Former Catfish and the Bottlemen lead guitarist Billy Bibby talks to Harry Sherriff about his new band the Wry Smiles, working as a front man for the first time and their debut EP, 'Bide Your Time'
Harry Sheriff chats to Billy Bibby and Matt Thomas of Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles about touring and what direction the band wants to take
Musician, poet , artist and underground legend Billy Childish has played in various bands over the years including the Pop Rivets, thee Headcoatees and the Buff Medways. Mark Rowland chats to him about his persistant refusal to play the media game
At a concert in London, Mark Rowland speaks to controversial singer-songwriter Billy Childish about his new album 'Punk Rock at the British Legion Hall', his rejection of technology, his interest in painting and a recent show at the Royal Albert Hall
Liverpool-born 60's icon Billy J. Kramer speaks to Lisa Torem about his first album in thirty years and campaign to elect his and the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In this archive interview from 1990, Nick Dent-Robinson talks to songwriting legend Billy Joel about his long career
Atmospheric folk band Bird have won a considerable following in their hometown of Liverpool and the support of BBC 6Music. Richard Lewis talks to lead singer and songwriter Adele Emmas
Birdie was formed by vocalist Deborah Wykes and guitarist Paul Kelly in 1998. Wykes and Kelly, who are partners as well as band mates and who have a four year old daughter , first met when they were both working as backing musicians for Saint Etienne in
Canadian folk/alt. country group the Birds of Wales are on the verge of breaking through internationally. Despite having only formed a year and half ago, they are about to play their fourth British tour. With their debut EP just out and an album on the way, singer Morgan Ross chats to John Clarkson
Interview with Simon Rivers (2003)
Bitter Springs have been together in one form or another since the 80's. With several albums of their own, they are also play as legendary punk star Vic Godard's backing band in the Subway Sect. Frontman Simor Rivers chat about his group's history
John Clarkson speaks to Simon Rivers from the durable, diverse London band the Bitter Springs, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on the 3rd March, about their recent album 'That Sentimental Slush' and their intensive plans for this year
John Clarkson chats to Simon Rivers from underrated London indie rockers the Bitter Springs about his group's new double CD and first album in seven years, 'Everyone's Cup of Tea'
John Clarkson speaks to Simon Rivers, the frontman with London-based cult group the Bitter Springs, about his band's new record, 'Cuttlefish and Love's Remains'
In our sixth interview with him, Simon Rivers, the frontman with the West London alt. rock band the Bitter Springs, talks to John Clarkson about their forthcoming ninth album, 'The Odd Shower'.
Paul Waller chats to Liverpudlian singer songwriter Colin Vearncombe about his musical project Black, its bestselling 1987 album 'Wonderful Life' which has just been re-released in a double CD edition and his musical career since then
John Clarkson speaks to Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from acclaimed South London-based urban country band Morton Valence about his Ennio Morricone-influenced side project Black Angel Drifter and why their eponymous new record is their first and final album
Anthony Strutt talks to Sarah Nixey from Black Box Recorder about the band's three album career to date, and their new album 'Passionoia'
Interview with Shaun Ryder (2016)
‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah!’, the classic debut LP by Black Grape celebrates its 21st Anniversary with a reissue edition and a tour that sees the band play the album in full. Front man Shaun Ryder chats to Richard Lewis about the making of the LP and the group’s upcoming third album
Akron-based duo the Black Keys have been attracting much acclaim for their garage blues rock. Sarah Mwangi speaks to singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach about their just released fifth album, 'Attack & Release', which has found them recording in a studio for the first time
Paul Waller talks to Harriet Bevan, the singer with stoner rock band Black Moth about their forthcoming tour with Uncle Acid and the deadbeats and second album which will be coming out soon
Interview Part 1 (2005)
In the first of a two part interview Anthony Strutt talks to Robert Been, the bassist and vocalist with San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, about his new blues-influenced third album 'Howl'
Interview Part 2 (2005)
In the second part of our interview with San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Rebel Club, bassist Robert Been talks about the band's recent split and getting back together with drummer Nick Jago and their appearance in film '9 Songs'
John Clarkson speaks to author, publisher and broadcaster Mark Hodkinson about his musical project Black Sedan’s debut album, ‘Adventure Lit Their Star’, which features forty other contributors, including Charlie Chaplin, and took over two years to record.
The Black Site are a new raw blues/avant-garde rock duo which features ex-members of Madam and Sophia. Dominic Simpson talks to them about their forthcoming appearance at our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night
Lisa Torem speaks to New York-based musician and producer Blake Morgan about his ECR label and his as-yet-untitled forthcoming next album
At a rare London gig supporting the Primitives, Anthony Strutt speaks to Caroline and Darren from Leeds-based pop punk band the Blanche Hudson Weekend about their group's three EPs to date and forthcoming plans
John Clarkson speaks to Neil Arthur from 80's electronica act Blancmange about their reformation after a break of 23 years and just released fourth album, 'Blanc Burn'
in our second interview with him, Neil Arthur from synthesiser duo Blancmange speaks to John Clarkson about their new double CD compilation, 'The Very Best of Blancmange', which feature several rarities and unreleased tracks
In our third interview with him Neil Arthur from electronic act Blancmange speaks to John Clarkson about 'Commuter 23', his band's new album
Dave Goodwin speaks to Neil Arthur from seminal electronic group Blancmange about their 80's-influenced new and twelfth album, 'Mindset'.
Controversial Philadelphia rockers the Bloodhound Gang's satirical sense of humour involves winding up and antagonising as many people as possible. Guitarist Lupus Thunder speaks to Aaron Brown about the band's first album in five years, 'Hefty fine'
Roger O' Donnell was the keyboardist in the Cure between 1987 and 1990 and again from 1995 to 2005 and played on four of their albums, including their classic 'Disintegation'. He talks to Anthony Strutt about his time in the band and latest solo album, 'Piano Formations'
One of the best known groups of the 1980's, the Blow Moonkeys have recently reformed after eighteen years apart. Vocalist Dr Robert speaks to John Clarkson about the grop's past and 'Devil's Tavern', their first album in eighteen years
Richard Lewis talks to Gerard Langley, the singer with Bristol-based indie art rockers the Blue Aeroplanes, about his group's new album, 'Anti Gravity', which is initially being released in a vinyl only edition
With fourteenth studio album ‘Welcome Stranger!’ set for release in January along with an extensive UK tour, Gerard Langley, the leader of Bristol art-rock outfit the Blue Aeroplanes, chats to Richard Lewis about the making of the new LP
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...
Long serving Australian indie rock group Bluebottle Kiss have recently released their debut European EP 'Ounce of Cruelty'. Frontman Jamie Hutchings talks to Olga Sladeckova about the band's history and its hopefully promising future
Gillian Fish speaks to the Bluetones' Mark Morriss about their decision to reform for a twentieth anniversary tour
Scottish film director talks to Anthony Strutt about his new documentray film, 'Serious Drugs – Duglas and the Music of BMX Bandits’, which tells of the legendary indie pop band's twenty five year musical history
Interview Part 1 (2012)
In the first part of a two part interview, Duglas T. Stewart, the front man with Scottish group BMX Bandits, speaks to Anthony Strutt about groundbreaking indie pop guitar band, and it early years in the late 80s on influential record label 53rd & 3rd Records
Interview Part 2 (2012)
In the second part of our two part interview with Duglas T. Stewart from Scottish indie legends BMX Bandits, Anthony Strutt talks to him about the band's years on Creation Records and change of direction in recent years with the addition for the first time of a female co-singer, Rachel Allison
On their first British tour American duo Bob Frank and John Murry speak to John Clarkson about their debut album 'World Without End', which recalls ten true but largely forgotten tales of murder which took place between 1797 and 1961
Bob Geldof talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the reformation of his band the Boomtown Rats, their first album in 36 years 'Citizens of the Boomtown', Live Aid and his lengthy career.
Broadcaster and country music expert Bob Harris speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his film debut playing himself in the critically acclaimed 'Wild Rose', his 'Under the Apple Tree' tour and his lengthy career.
BBC legend Bob Harris talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new all-star charity project to help musicians affected by the coronavirus.
Paul Waller talks to former Hüsker Dü and Sugar front man Bob Mould about his years in both bands, his recent autobiography and 'Silver Age', his much acclaimed latest solo album
Bob Shiel talks to Lisa Torem in a wide-ranging discussion of his entertaining and well-researched book documenting 61 Bob Dylan albums.
Anthony Strutt speaks to Mike Ryan, the guitarist with Derbyshire-based indie pop band and original C86 act the Bodines, about his group's history
One of the Braindance label Rephlex's more notorious and well known acts, Bogdan Raczynski has now recorded five albums of skewed electronica. Mark Rowland gets behind the mind of a maverick genius
When you're a rock superstar, who do you turn to for musical advice? Jon Bon Jovi tells Nick Dent-Robinson about this and more.
Lisa Torem speaks to legendary organist, arranger and producer Booker T. Jones about his Memphis/Stax Label influences, his creative collaborations with contemporary artists and how 'Sound the Alarm', his tenth and latest studio album, reaches firmly into the past, yet celebrates the present
Steve White, who plays Paul McCartney, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about touring with the ultimate tribute band, the Bootleg Beatles.
Seattle-based new wave act the Boss Martians have recently released their latest album 'The Set Up' and also toured Europe for the first time. Dave Toynton speaks to frontman Evan Foster about his group's influences and history
New Jersey punks the Bouncing Souls have always played their music with a special passion and enthusiasm. Alex Halls speaks to bassist Brian Kienlen about what makes the band tick, and 'Anchors Aweigh', their seventh and latest album
New Jersey punks the Bouncing Souls have recently celebrated a decade and a half in the music business. Alex Halls chats to guitarist Pete Steinkept about touring and their recent decision to shun MTV
In this never before published in English interview from 2003, Tommy Gunnarsson talks to Decemberists and Norfolk and Western member and Portland, Oregon musician about her early indiepop band Boycrazy
Astrid Williamson has recently returned with her fourth album 'Day of the Lone Wolf'. John Clarkson speaks to her backstage in Glasgow on the first date of her largest tour since the 90's supporting Darren Hayes about her decade long musical career
One of the most praised new bands in indie rock, the Boyfriends are about to release their second single 'Adult Acne'. Anthony Strutt chats to them about their influences and plans to release an album
Interview with Jimmy Hughes (2002)
One day in 1994, four students at Binghamton University in New York decided to form a band. Naming themselves Wookiee, Jimmy Hughes (vocals, guitars, ukulele) Chris Bracco (guitars, electronics), Dann
Eclectic in tone, New York alt. pop trio Boys' Star Library have just released their second album, 'Sugar & Water'. Frontman Jimmy Hughes speaks to Olga Sladeckova about it, and recent developments at his BumbleBEAR label
Former Elvis Brothers member and present member of both the Romantics and the Handcuffs Brad Elvis speaks to Lisa Torem about songwriting and his long musical career
Dixie Ernill chats to Morrissey's favourite band of the late 1980s Bradford about their recent reformation and their forthcoming first gig in Manchester in twenty-five years.
Cornwall’s reunited the Brainiac 5 chat with Kimberly Bright about their early career, reunion, recent work, and John Peel
Country punk Brighton/Glasgow hybrid Brakes have released much acclaim for their second album, 'The Beatific Visions'. Helen Tipping speaks to frontman Eamon Hamilton about its heavy political nature and its recording in Nashville
Sarah Maybank speaks to Brakes' frontman Eamaon Boland about the fiery political nature of his band, his love of touring and the group's plans for its soon-to-be recorded third album
Carl Bookstein speaks to This Mortal Coil singer Dominic Appleton about his band Breathless' first album in nine years, 'Green to Blue'
Lead singer Dominic Appleton of London-based quartet Breathless speaks with Carl Bookstein about music and the current re-release of their 1999 album 'Blue Moon'
Former Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey talks to Lisa Torem about his years with the band, and touring again with his current band Alive and Dangerous.
Poet and lyricist Rick Holland speaks to Lisa Torem about his collaboration with Brian Eno on his latest album, 'Drums Between the Bells'
Interview Part 1 (2007)
Brian James, the founder and one-time leader of the Damned, has returned with a new group the Brian James Gang and his first album in 12 years. In the first part of an extensive three part interview he speaks to John Clarkson about his time with the legendary punks
Interview Part 2 (2007)
In the second part of our three part interview with former Damned guitarist Brian James, he talks to John Clarkson about touring America as part of Iggy Pop's band and forming the Lords of the Church with wild man of rock, the late Stiv Bators, and that's group spectacular on stage break-up
Interview Part 3 (2007)
In the third and final part of our interview with former Damned guitarist Brian James, he talks to John Clarkson about his new band the Brian James Gang and the recoding of their eponymous debut album
Brian 'Licorice' Locking, one of rock and roll's pioneers, takes Adam Coxon through the highs and lows of his early career, with an all-star supporting cast.
Brian Ray is both Paul McCartney's current guitarist and was also for fourteen years Etta James's musical director. He speaks to Lisa Torem about playing with McCartney and James, and also his long solo career and recent album, 'This Way Up'
Former Thin Lizzy and Motorhead guitarist Brian Robertson speaks to Lisa Torem about his just released blues-influenced debut solo album, 'Diamonds and Dirt'
At a gig in Manchester, Aaron Brown chats to local folk/alt country rock band the Brides of Neptune about the band's influences and his love for the obscure
One of the outstanding debut albums of the year, Bridget Storm's 'Here's What's Left' has drawn its frontwoman Julie McLarnon positive reviews from all quarters, and comparisions with Kate Bush and Tori Amos.Malcolm Carter speaks to her about the album
Interview with Conor Oberst (2003)
At only 22, Conor Oberst is already being proclaimed by many as being a musical genius, and fronts both the Desparicodos and also his own solo project Bright Eyes. Julia Willis chats him about Bright Eyes latest 'Lifted or The Story is in the Soil'
80s Bristol-based indiepop band the Brilliant Corners have just had released on CD for the first time two mini-albums and an EP. In what is our second interview with him, singer Davey Woodward, who now fronts the Experimental Pop Band, speaks to Dixie Ernill about his former group
Dixie Ernill chats to Calum Lynn, the singer with Newcastle indie pop band Brilliant Mind, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night at Gullivers in Manchester, about his band's decision to release their debut single on cassette and recent appearance on Fierce Panda EP, 'Zip It Up'
Dominic Simpson talks to Mark Kluzek, the front man with alt.rockers the Doomed Bird of Providence, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in Herne Hill, London on October 29th, about the influence of Australia's savage early history on 'Will Ever Pray', the band's debut album
Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.
Originally from Swindon but now based in London, pop punk band British Beef released their debut single earlier this year. Now at work on their first album, they talk to Alex Halls about developing their sound and London life
The project of Heaven 17 synthesiser player Martyn Ware, British Electric Foundation is about to release its latest covers album, ‘Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 3 –Dark’. John Clarkson speaks to Ware about the album which includes appearances from Boy George and Sandie Shaw
Dave Goodwin speaks to Aidy Killens, the frontman with indie guitar rock trio and games enthusiasts The British IBM, about their third album, 'Play the Game'.
With their new EP 'Remember Me' just out , British Sea Power have been described as the equivalent of " a Force Ten gale on the peak of Scalfell Pike" . One of the highly tipped bands of the moment, they speak about their unique vision of rock 'n' roll
British Sea Power have always traipsed a line between profundity and ridiculousness, and philosophical thought and the surreal. John Clarkson speaks to singer and guitarist Yan about the group's soon-to-be-released third album, 'Do You Like Rock Music ?'
John Clarkson speaks to Clive Painter and Martine Roberts from late 1990s/early 2000s London experimental duo Broken Dog in their first interview since they split in 2004 about their career and new rarities compilation 'Flips' which is being released for Record Store Day
Interview with Steven J Adams (2004)
Since forming three years ago, British alt. country band the Broken Family Band have met with increasing acclaim and attention. Frontman Steven J Adams talks to Emma Haigh about the group's rapid rise and their new album, 'Jesus Songs'
John Clarkson speaks to Jamie Sutherland, the singer with much acclaimed Edinburgh-based alternative rock seven-piece act Broken Records about their first album in four years, 'Weights and Pulleys', which they have released on their own label
Bromide is the lo-fi indie outfit of London-based singer-songwriter and musician, Simon Berridge. He speaks to John Clarkson about 'Some Electric Sometime', his just released his fourth album, which has found him returning to the studio for the first time in fifteen years
John Clarkson chats to Simon Berridge , the front man with London-based indie trio Bromide, about his confessional new album, 'I Remember', and label, Scratchy Records
In a frank discussion about their sixth album 'I Woke Up,' Simon Berridge, the front man with London-based indie trio Bromide, details the back stories behind some of his most compelling lyrics, in which influences such as Virginia Woolf and his cats fired up his imagination.
John Clarkson speaks to Steve Bronski from 80s synth pop band and gay rights activists Bronski Beat about 'The Age of Reason', their first album in twenty-two years, a reworking of 'The Age Of Consent', their bestselling 1984 album.
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.
Owen Peters talks with the nomadic and multi talented singer songwriter Brooke Sharkey as she prepares for her appearance at London's Upstart Crow Festival in late September
DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist Russ Davies, who makes music under the moniker of Cinnamon Chasers, is the son of Dave and nephew of Ray Davies from the Kinks. He speaks to Lisa Torem about Cinnamon Chasers' just released debut album, 'A Million Miles from Home'
Lisa Torem speaks to Canadian singer-songwriter and activist Bruce Cockburn about his forty year songwriting career, politics and his just released 31st album, 'Small Source of Comfort'
The former bassist with The Jam, Bruce Foxton recently reunited with Jam drummer Rick Buckler under a new moniker of From The Jam. He speaks to us about The Jam’s history, playing their songs again after a twenty five absence and the coincidental meeting which brought him and Buckler back together
Paul Waller chats to Bruce Foxton about his long-awaited second solo album 'Back in the Room', and his years in both the Jam and Stiff Little Fingers
Bruce Foxton, the bassist with The Jam, speaks to John Clarkson about their seminal 1979 album 'Setting Sons' and its forthcoming 40th Anniversary UK tour with his current band From The Jam.
Bruce Foxton talks to Andrew Twambley about his current band From The Jam, his years in The Jam and the 40th Anniversary tour of their 'Sound Affects' album.
Award-winning songwriter Bruce Sudano talks to John Clarkson about his developing career as a solo artist and his political new album '21st Century World'
Veteran songwriter and activist Bruce Sudano, who has toured with Colin Blunstone, talks candidly to Adam Coxon about the present political landscape, his craft, new EP and future recordings.
Owen Peters finds the Budapest Cafe Orchestra a very entertaining quartet in Inverness, then plays verbal tennis with their front man, world class violinist Chris Garrick
Canadian-born songwriter/performer and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie,speaks to Lisa Torem about her new album ‘Medicine Songs’
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'.
Anthony Gray of rising Welsh stars Burning Ferns talks to Kimberly Bright about the band's influences and songwriting ethic and about the Newport scene.
Mark Rowland and Jamie Rowland speaks to Los Angeles-based rapper Busdriver at a show in London about the internet's influence on rap and his own musical history
Connecticut's the Butterflies of Love recently completed an extensive 20 date British tour. Anthony Strutt chats to the group's two singer guitarists, Daniel Greene and Jeffrey Greene, about the success of their second album, 'The New Patient'
Anthony Strutt chats to Jeffrey Greene from the Connecticut-based indiepop outfit the Butterflies of Love, who are back for second interview with Pennyblackmusic, about their third album 'Famous Problems' which has just been released on Fortuna Pop !
Irish dream pop maverick Butterfly Child, AKA Joe Cassidy, has released his first album in seventeen years. He speaks to Malcolm Carter about his extended hiatus, and the other projects that kept him busy over the preceding years
Chicago radio personality, Byrd, speaks with Lisa Torem about his programming choices, on air and in-person fan rapport and how he nabbed his dream job
One of the most important bands of the late 70's, Cabaret Voltaire were a massive influence on both Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails with their unique brand of electro punk. Guitarist Richard H. Kirk talks to David McNamee about their unique legacy
Denzil Watson speaks to Richard H Kirk from influential Sheffield-based industrial/electronic group Cabaret Voltaire about his band's early years, their involvement with the young Factory Records and the recent return of his group
A songwriter and the one-time guitarist with Camera Obscura, David Skirvng's band California Snow Story have finally released their debut album 'Close to the Ocean' five years after their only EP. Tommy Gunnasrsson talks to him about the reasons behind the long delay and his musical career
Calvin have a history of being accident prone.
The up-and-coming Edinburgh band returned recently to live work after a two month enforced break during which the group's vocalist and guitarist, Neil
Camera Obscura are about to celebrate their 10th year as a band. With their new album 'Let's Get Out of This Country' now out, Jamie Rowland speaks to singer Tracyanne Campbell about it and the importance of the internet in their work
For Damo Suzuki, the former frontman with Can, improvisation has become his only way of playing music. He chats to Olga Sladeckova about his remarkable roadshow and way of touring
Heavy-sounding, but genreless Canadian act Cancer Bats have been touring constantly since the release of their third album earlier this year. Pennyblackmusic speaks to front man Liam Cormier about his group's increasing popularity and refusal to be pigeonholed
London band Candidate's new album, 'Nuada', is a homage to the film 'The Wicker Man'. Written and recorded at the film's original locations, Joel and Alex Morris from the group talk about their extraordinary pilgrimage to make it
Italy's best export since pizza, Candies are breathing new life into the European indie scene with their eclectic post-rock sound, taking in the jittery, dissonant sounds of Slint and mixing them with breakneck art-punk, grunge's sludgier moments, Aphex-
Interview with Giulio Calvino (2003)
Italian trio the Candies started out a post rock group, but have now become a punk act. With their second album, 'Dense Waves Make Your Eyes Wider', just out, Mark Rowland, talks to group leader Giulio Calvino about their change in direction.
Rising London indie guitar/keyboard group the Capes' debut EP 'I Write the Wrongs' has been receiving much acclaim from boih critics and music fans alike. The band chats to Olga Sladeckova about its release
Eoghan Lyng speaks to Damned guitarist Captain Sensible about 'Get Back Into The World', his second album with his project Sensible Gray Cells, and the reformation of the original line-up of the Damned next year.
Lisa Torem talks to jazz bassist Carlos Henriquez anout Latin music, working with Ruben Blades and his forthcoming new album
Kimberly Bright chats with Huddersfield singer-songwriter and music educator Carol Hodge about her new solo album, songwriting, Crass, touring, teaching, and why introverts might well inherit the earth.
Lisa Torem chats to young singer-songwriter Caroline Fenn, who comes from Buffalo in New York, about her debut album, 'Fragile Chances'
At a gig in Buckinghamshire Owen Peters talks to much acclaimed folk duo and multi-instrumentalists the Carrivick Sisters about why they are continuing to self-release their material and their plans for the future
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.
Marie Hazelwood and Harry Sherriff talk to Van McCann, the singer with rising Welsh rock and roll band Catfish and the Bottlemen, about his group's hard touring and their forthcoming debut album
Marie Hazelwood and Harry Sherriff talk to Van McCann, the singer with rising Welsh rock and roll band Catfish and the Bottlemen, about his group's hard touring and their forthcoming debut album
Former Microdisney and Fatima Mansions frontman Cathal Coughlan talks to Eoghan Lyng about his new project Telefis and album with Jackknife Lee, political history, musical history and more.
John Clarkson speaks to Jeremy Thoms from Edinburgh-based post-punk guitar act the Cathode Ray about their long delayed debut album, which will come out early next year
John Clarkson chats to Jeremy Thoms, the front man with Edinburgh-based alternative rock act the Cathode Ray, about his band's versatile second album, 'Infinite Variety', and his rapidly expanding record label, Stereogram Recordings
John Clarkson speaks to Jeremy Thoms, the front man with Edinburgh-based alternative rock band the Cathode Ray about 'Heightened Senses', his group's surprisingly optimistic first album in four years.
London-based singer-songwriter Catty Pearson answers talks to Malcolm Carter about her her acclaimed debut EP ‘Time Tells Me’.
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.
Mark Rowland talks to Jez Kerr, the bassist with Mancurian post punks A Certain Ratio about his group's years on Factory Records from the late 70s to the mid 80s, and the massive influence of New York on their sound
Interview with David Moore (2003)
Chamberlain were a massive influence on both the hardcore and the emo movement. In one of his first interviews since leaving music, former frontman David Moore talks to Ben Howarth about the group's history
John Clarkson speaks to former Sleepingdog front woman and Dutch-born singer-songwriter Chantal Acda about her second solo album 'The Sparkle in Our Flaws', which is her first release on Glitterhouse Records
Since forming in the late 80's the Charlatans have released nine studio albums. With a singles compilation 'Forever' being released at the end of the last year, Jonjo McNeill chats to front man Tim Burgess backstage at a gig in Newcastle to promote the new collection
Shirley Procter and Amanda J Window interview and photograph Tim Burgess, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers from indie rock outfit the Charlatans in a series of speed dates at a chip shop during their own North by Northwich festival.
David Thomas speaks to Bastille touring member and solo musician Charlie Barnes on his new album 'Last Night’s Glitter', lockdown life and the lap steel.
John Clarkson speaks to Matthew Pendlebury from Bolton-based indie pop duo about why his band have always proved more popular in America than Britain and their forthcoming appearance at a Pennyblackmusic Bands Night in Manchester on February 18th in support of the Chesterfields and Karen
Nick Dent-Robinson watched singer-songwriter Charlie Dore perform at a gig at Newbury in Berkshire, and talks to her about long and award-winning musical and acting career
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to critically acclaimed singer and actress Charlie Dore about her new album, 'Milk Roulette'
Imagine finding yourself suddenly responsible for bringing to life the captivating music of some of the earliest American recording artists. Charlie Young tells Lisa Torem how he did that and more with his 'Unheard of Jazz' podcast.
Ex-Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley talks to Sarah Maybank about leaving her former band and her just released second solo album, 'The Deep Blue'
Brighton-based band Charlottefield's music is an abstract and unqiue take on post-punk and post-rock. At a gig in London, Mark Rowland talks to them about their new debut album 'How Long Are You Staying'
Malcolm Carter chats to Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Chastity Brown about her debut UK release 'Back-Road Highways' which combines elements of folk, gospel, blues and jazz,
John Clarkson speaks to punk guitarist Cheetah Chrome about his bands Rocket from the Tombs and the Dead Boys, and 'Solo', his new mini-album and debut solo release
Nottingham-based group the Chemistry Experiment have just released their debut album after a long struggle. Frontman Steven J.Kirk talks to John Clarkson about the problems with recording the album and why against the odds they persevered
Dixie Ernill speaks to Simon Barber, the front man with 80's indie pop act The Chesterfields, about their reformation after an absence of twenty years and their forthcoming appearance at our next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night at Gullivers in Manchester on February 18th
Anthony Strutt talks to Leicester-based psychedelic two-piece the Children of Leir about their history to date and just released eponymous debut album
Anthony Strutt chats to experimental Leicester-based band Children of Leir about their fascination with history and mythology and their just released self-titled second album
Anthony Strutt speaks to London-based noise pop band Chorusgirl at a show at the Chameleon Arts Café in Nottingham on their first full-length UK tour about their eponymous debut album
Former Hefner front man Darren Hayman in what is our sixth interview with him speaks to Ben Howarth about his latest album with his band the Secondary Modern, 'Essex Arms'
Chris Brokaw is a man of many parts and has played in such critically acclaimed acts as Codeine, Come, New Year and Consonant. He talks to Mark Rowland about some of his different bands and his recently released fourth solo album, 'Incredible Love'
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 .
Ex Adam Ant bassist and Wolfmen frontman Chris Constantinou talks to Andrew Twambley about his new award-winning project Rude GRL + CC, playing at Live Aid, working with Rat Scabies and Wilko Johnson and co-writing with Lou Reed.
Malcolm Carter talks to singer-songwriter and music biographer Chris Wade about his band Dodson and Fogg's 60's-influenced just released third album, 'Sounds of Day and Night'
Kimberly Bright speaks to Chris Haddon, the singer and guitarist for The Minx and Heavy On The Magic, about his new full-time career as a holistic healer.
Nick Robinson chats with Chris Jagger, the younger brother of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, about the swinging sixties, and his long musical and acting careers
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.
Former Six By Seven frontman recently released his debut solo album, 'A Streetcar Named Disaster'. Denzil Watson talks to him about life after Six By Seven, the new album and selling effects pedals to the Arctic Monkeys
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten speaks to Jamie Rowland in her second interview with us about her forthcoming third album, 'Tramp', collaborating with the National's Aaron Dessner and being made to cry in her dentist’s office by a Hollywood musical star
Chris Spedding, who is possibly Britain’s best known session guitarist, talks to John Clarkson about his new jazz-influenced solo album, 'Pearls', annd working with John Cale, Bryan Ferry and the Sex Pistols
Brighton-based singer-songwriter Chris T-T has spent much of the last year touring with former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner. Helen Tipping chats to him about politics, his recent trilogy of albums about the downfall of London and going out on the road with Turner
Dodson and Fogg front man Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about his directorial feature film debut, 'The Apple Picker'
Malcolm Carter speaks to author and Dodson and Fogg frontman Chris Wade about his second feature film, ‘Seven Days In Never’.
Dodson and Fogg multi-instrumentalist turned film-maker Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about 'Cuentos', his intriguing new surreal short film.
Anthony Strutt discusses with John Wood both his 80's bands One Thousand Violins and the Chrysalids, the latter of whom have recently released their debut album, 'Neither Love Nor Money', over twenty years after they recorded most of its songs
Interview Part 2 (2010)
Interview Part 1 (2010)
In a two part interview Lisa Torem speaks to bestselling artist Chubby Checker about his worldwide 60's dance hit, 'The Twist' and the racism which he feels has blighted his fifty year career
Californian singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet talks to Anthony Strutt at a gig in London about his years with influential Americana outfit Green on Red and his recent solo record 'Dreaming Waylon's Dream', a track by track cover record of Waylon Jennings' 1975 album, 'Dreaming My Dreams'
Former Green on Red guitarist Chuck Prophet speaks to Anthony Strutt about his solo career, and his eleventh album, 'Temple Beautiful', which is about his home city of San Francisco
Interview Part 2 (2002)
PB : Your music has a lo-fi quality that gives it a feeling of immediacy. By that I mean, it sounds a bit raw and I can almost picture you sitting there playing the songs when I listen to them. Is t
Interview Part 1 (2002)
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has probably started making its way into your life. The cold air is moving in and sweaters and jackets are becoming part of your wardrobe again. Rainy
Designer Cindy Smith Dunaway talks about creating costumes for the Alice Cooper Group, her upcoming book and more with Lisa Torem
John Clarkson speaks to B-52s vocalist Cindy Wilson about her debut solo album 'Change' and forthcoming UK tour.
David Gedge, founder of Cinerama and erstwhile The Wedding Present front-man didn’t lean back on the sofa and put his hands behind his head. Nor did he stroll into the café, order a coffee – black –
Interview with David Gedge (2002)
Cinerama are back with a new album 'Torino'. In an extensive interview Tommy Gunnarsson takes the opportunity to catch up with frontman David Gedge to talk about it, Ukranian folk music, and his years with the legendary the Wedding Present
Dublin-based musician Peter Fitzpatrick talks to Dave Goodwin about his synthpop project Circuit3 and its second album, 'The Price of Nothing and The Value of Everything'.
Ben Howarth speaks to Barry Hogan, the promoter of All Tomorrow's Parties, about the evolution and some of the challenges of his alternative rock festival over the last decade
The solo project of Dallas Green, City and and Colour has won as much acclaim as the Canadian musician's regular hardcore band, Alexisonfire. With City and Colour's second album now out, Green speaks to Adrian Huggins about both the project's albums and a highly successful recent UK tour
Former Propaganda front woman Claudia Brucken talks to John Clarkson about her years on the ZTT label and 'Combined', her new retrospective, which compiles together tracks from both her solo career and work with other artists
John Clarkson speaks to former Propaganda singer Claudia Brücken about her third solo album ‘Where Else...’, the first which she has written on the guitar
Claudia Brucken, the former singer with Propaganda, talks to John Clarkaon about her new album 'Beginn', which she has collaborated on with electronic composer and ex-Tangerine Dream member Edgar Froese.
Clayhill are back with their second album of the year, 'Small Circle', three songs of which have been used on a short film. "Nothern Soul' by cult director Shane Meadows. They talk to Anthony Strutt about the making of the film
In a previous issue of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine, I reviewed The Clientele's album 'Suburban Lights.' If you remember that, you may also remember that I was quite positive about it. Great. We at t
Dominic Simpson speaks to the critically acclaimed and autumnal-toned the Clientele about their five albums, various EPs and the impact that their native London has had on their work.
Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to Alasdair MacLean, the front man with cult indie pop band the Clientele, about their new compilation,out a compilation called 'Alone and Unreal: The Best of the Clientele', and their past, present and future
Tara McEvoy talks to Australian folk pop outfit Cloud Control at a show in Belfast to promote their debut album 'Bliss Release' about their reading habits, and the highs and lows for them so far of working in the music industry
Interview with Jason Gough Part 1 (2002)
This year one of the biggest selling records on the Pennyblackmusic.com website has been the self-titled debut record from Coastal, which is an eight track ride through slocore, shoegaze and indiepop.
Interview with Jason Gough Part 2 (2002)
PB: How do you feel about the Coastal album now?
JG: Today I’m really happy with it since I’ve just read an extremely positive review forwarded from the label. In fact, I’ve hardly read any negative press - I’m just waiting for the bomb to drop! I thi
Shoegazing Utah group Coastal recently released their second album 'Halfway to You' after a long absence. Back for a second interview with Pennyblackmusic, Ben Howarth chats to frontman Jaosn Gough about it and touring Britain with Low
Interview with Robin Guthrie (2006)
A completely individual presence in British rock, the Cocteau Twins were of the most seminal acts of the 80's and early 90's. Guitarist Robin Guthrie talks to John Clarkson about the group's 15 year history and continued impact
With their second album 'Distance Learning' just out, keyboard based group Cody are perhaps the most unorthodox group on the Shinkensen label. Members Joe Boulter and Chris Tighe speak to Julia Willis about the band's five year history
Despite forming only 18 months ago, British indie group Coin-op have already begun to make an impact, touring with the Inspiral Carpets, and releasing a mini-album on Fierce Panda. Olga Sladeckova chats to them about their rapid rise
Interview with Martin Rossiter (2003)
Gene have had many up and downs since they first formed in 1992. Frontman Martin Rossiter talks to Anthony Strutt about the much acclaimed group's albums, and their long career
Lisa Torem speaks to Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin about the Georgia-based band's production history, creative challenges over the past two decades, and his exciting solo endeavours
Santa Cruz psychedelic rockers Comets on Fire recently toured Europe. Dominic Simpson talks to guitarist Ethan Miller about playing with with Julian Cope, and the band's recent British appearances
After a one-off gig at the Luminaire in London, Dominic Simpson speaks to Erthan Miller from much acclaimed Californian garage/psychedelic act Comets on Fire about his band and its members' other successful projects
Brothers Justin and Jason Russo were members of both Hopewell and Mercury Rev. Anthony Strutt speaks to them both at a show in London about their current groups, Common Prayer and the Silent League
Interview with Stephen Fellows (2006)
One of the most underrated acts of the early 80's, the Comsat Angels twinned together sparse, economical musicianship and a large sound. While other bands of the era with a big sound such as U2, Simpl
Denzil Watson speaks to Stephen Fellows, the frontman from Sheffield-based 80's post-punk group the Comsat Angels, about the reissue of four of their albums in double CD editions
The guitarist and producer with hardcore act Converge, Kurt Ballou speaks to Paul Waller about his group's history, and their just released latest album, ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
Copenhagen are one of the most distinctive sounding and unusual new bands on the current British independent music scene. The group, which first formed in London in February 1999, are a sprawling eig
Evocative and haunting, Copenhagen are one of the more unorthodox bands based in London. Dominic Simpson speaks to members Neil Henderson and Kirsa Wilkenschildt about the group's confessional, orchestral baroque sound and their new album, 'Sweet Dreams'
Nick Power - Interview (2014)
Harry Sherriff speaks to Nick Power, the keyboardist and co-songwriter in the Coral about his debut poetry collection, 'Small Town Chase'
One of the great British bands, Cornershop are back after with their first album in seven years. Sarah Maybank speaks to front man Tjinder Singh about the new record, 'Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast', and why there has been such a prolonged absence between albums
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Irish folk pop group the Corrs about 'White Light', their first album in ten years, and their forthcoming appearance at Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire
Mark Rowland chats to London-based singer-songwriter and filmmaker Cosmo Jarvis about his low budget new film, 'The Naughty Room', which is about to receive its first television showing
After a long absence Irish torch balladeers Cousteau are back with a third album, 'Nova Scotia.' Frontman Liam McKahey chats about litigation problems with their former label, and how the band has survived the loss of Davey Ray Moor, their main songwriter
Interview with Patrick Hart (2020)
John Clarkson speaks to London businessman and music fan Patrick Hart about his role in the relaunch of the influential country label Cow Pie Productions almost forty years after it closed.
The guitarist and main songwriter with the Cowboy Junkies, Michael Timmins speaks to Richard Lewis about his group's long history, and and their latest record, ‘Demons’, which is a set of covers of songs by their friend Vic Chesnutt who died in 2009
Andy Cassidy chats to Craig Finn from critically acclaimed New York-based garage rockers the Hold Steady about his just released first solo album, 'Clear Heart Full Eyes'
Craig Finn, the front man with the much acclaimed the Hold Steady, speaks to Benjamin Howarth about his third solo album, ‘We All Want the Same Things’
Described as "the most important unsigned band in Britain", Liverpudlian band Cranebuilders have just released their third EP 'Just Idleness'. The group talks to Anthony Strutt about their career to date, and their search for the right record deal
Interview with Alison Shaw (2004)
Long-serving shoegazing act the Cranes recently released a new album, 'Particles and Waves'. Frontwoman Alison Shaw speaks to Anthony Strutt about running their own record label, Dadophonic, and their recently renewed relationship with the Cure
John Clarkson speaks to Joshua Gorman from Michigan-based indie guitar band Crash City Saints about their second album and first in seven years 'Are You Free?', which tells of his teenage years and his discovery then of the late 80’s/early 90’s alternative rock/pop scene.
Former Crass front man Steve Ignorant talks to Paul Waller about the group's history, his new acoustic project Slice of Life and joint album with Irish punks Paranoid Visions
An offshoot of The Sound frontman Adrian Borland's first band The Outsiders, The Crazies' only album 'A Simple Vision' was never meant to come out. Drummer Adrian Janes and clarinet player Bi Marshall explain why forty-three years after it was recorded it is finally being released.
A member of Last Harbour and Anna Kashfi, Mancurian musician Michael Dorward has just released his own album, the 60s folk-tinged 'The Green Light', under the moniker of Crazy Man Michael. He talks to Malcolm Carter about its making and balancing the different strands of his busy musical career
John Clarkson speaks to Ben Le Jeune, the front man with Manchester-based alternative rockers the Creature Comfort about his decision to reform his band after a twenty year absence and their just released long-awaited eponymous debut album
Formed out of the ashes of the almost massive the Crocketts, the Crimea have just released their debut album 'Tragedy Rocks'. Members Andrew Stafford and Andy Norton talk to Jamie Rowland about their anthemic form of rock and its American recording
Crocodiles are a young Californian noise duo, who have recently released their debut album,'Summer of Hate'. Anthony Strutt speaks to guitarist Charles Rowell about the nightmare world he and vocalist Brandon Welchez have envisioned on it
Graham Nash speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his long musical history as both a founder member of the Hollies and with Crosby, Stills and Nash, and his new autobiography, 'Wild Tales'
Dixie Ernill speaks to William Potter from late 80's and early 90's indie pop act Cud about their forthcoming four CD box set and reformation tour
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'.
Anthony Strutt speaks to Nottingham/Leicester psychedelic hybrid the Cult of Dom Keller about their third album, 'Goodbye to the Light' at a gig in Leicester
Anthony Strutt speaks to former and founder Cure member Lol Tolhurst about his sixteen years in the band, and his current group Levinhurst, which will be releasing their third album next year
Former Hey Negrita front man Felix Bechtolsheimer speaks to John Clarkson speaks about his new band Curse of Lono, their self-titled debut EP and plans for the future
John Clarkson speaks to Curse of Lono frontman Felix Bectolsheimer about 'As I Fell', his band's much acclaimed second album.
New Zealand group D4 have been meeting with much acclaim recently with their blend of Heartbreakers and Stooges inspired breakneck punk. Vocalists Dion and Jimmy talk to Mark Rowland backstage at a recent London gig about their debut album '6twenty'
Lisa Torem speaks to Ben Talbot, the front man with young British pop band, about the romantic break-up that inspired the writing of their debut album, 'Heart and Soul'
Denzil Watson talks to Undertones and That Petrol Emotion guitarist Damian O'Neill about his debut solo album 'Resit Revise Reprise', which is being released under the moniker of Damian O’Neill and The Monotones.
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.
Dominic Simpson speaks to husband-and-wife team and art rock duo Damon and Naomi before a show at the Luminaire in London about their time with lo-fi psychedelic rockers Galaxie 500 and their own subsequent hightly acclaimed career since then
Americana musician and former Absentee frontman Dan Michaelson talks to Ben Howarth about his second solo album, 'Shakes'
Ben Howarth speaks to critically-acclaimed London-based singer-songwriter Dan Michaelson about being back with his band the Coastguards after two solo albums, and his just released latest album, 'Distance'
Dan Sartain has been receiving a lot of acclaim for his brand of garage blues/punk rock. Mark Rowland chats to the Alabama-based singer-songwriter, who has recently signed to One Little Indian, about his recording career to date, and his dissatisfaction the current music scene
Spencer Robertshaw chats to London-based singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse about his wide range of influences, and eclectic and much-acclaimed debut album
Adrian Huggins speaks to Bob Rafferty from Glaswegian post-rock act, El Dog, about his band and their atmospheric and haunting debut album, 'Lamps of the Terrahead'
The Dandy Warhols are currently one of the best known indie rock acts in the world. Singer Courtney Taylor and drummer Brent Deboer chat to Olga Sladeckova at their first show in Prague about the success of their band and the group's ten year history
Mark Rowland speaks to damaged musical genius Daniel Johnston about his forthcoming album, 'Is and Always Was'. which has been produced by Paul McCartney producer Jason Falkner, and his long musical history
Anthony Strutt chats to shoegazing artist Daniel Land, who fronts the group the Modern Painters, about his band and their forthcoming second album
Dave Goodwin speaks to ex-Kyte and current Maybeshewill member Jamie Ward and Kids in Cars singer James Stafford about their Leicestershire-based electronica duo Dark Dark Horse and 'Centuries', its debut album
Lisa Torem talks to pop legend Darlene Love about her five decade career and working with Phil Spector
Lisa Torem speaks to 60's soul icon Darlene Love about ‘Introducing Darlene Love’, her new album produced by Steven Van Zandt, plans for filming her memoir and her forthcoming tour.
One-time Hefner star Darren Hayman meets up with Ben Howarth to talk about his just released second solo album, 'Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern' and also his former band
The former front man with Hefner, Darren Hayman has just released his tenth album, 'Pram Town', a set of songs all set in the new town of Harlow in Essex. In what is our fifth interview with him, he speaks to Ben Howarth about it and his love of song writing
Ben Howarth talks to former Hefner front man Darren Hayman about his new album 'The Violence', which takes as its main theme the seventeenth century Essex Witch Trials
As he prepared for the release of 'Home Time', his 17th album, Darren Hayman speaks to Ben Howarth about his most personal album and his reflections on the end of his epic, award-winning 'Thankful Villages' project.
Lisa Torem chats to bass player Darryl Jones about playing for both Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones
Jamie Rowland chats to guitarist Andy Elliott from abstract indie pop group Das Wanderlust about the group's recent line-up problems and forthcoming debut album
Starting as a solo project for Chris Carabba and soon expanding into a full-band, Dashboard Confessional have just released their fourth album, 'The Shade of Poison Trees'. Jonjo McNeill speaks to Chris Carabba about his decision to return to his acoustic roots with it.
Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck talks to Lisa Torem about his nearly seventy years long musical career, while his son Darius pays personal testimony to his father
Lisa Torem speaks to former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies about 'I Will Be Me', his new solo album
John Clarkson speaks to Richmond Fontaine bassist Dave Harding about his second solo album ‘You Came Through’, his family's recent move to Denmark and Richmond Fontaine’s future
Dave Philpott speaks to John Clarkson about 'Dear Mr Pop Star', the second volume of letters that he has written with his father Derek to pop and rock stars questioning their lyrics, and for which they have received equally comical replies.
Ex-Fairport Convention member and fiddle player Dave Swarbrick speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about having his death accidentally reported in the newspapers and his forthcoming solo tour
The Brilliant Corners and the Experimental Pop Band's Davey Woodward talks to Dixie Ernill about 'Love and Optimism', his second album under the moniker of Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans.
Brilliant Corners and Experimental Pop band frontman Davey Woodward speaks to John Clarkson about his latest project the Winter Orphans and their forthcoming appearance at our next Manchester Bands Night.
Interview Part 1 (2012)
Ex-Mercury Rev frontman David Baker in the first part of a two part interview speaks to Andy Cassidy about time travel, superpowers and 'Central Flow', his first album in eighteen years and with his new band Variety Lights
Ben Howarth speaks to Canadian singer-songwriter and roots rocker David Celia at a show in London about his latest album, 'I Tried', and continuous touring
Lisa Torem speaks to Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp founder organiser David Fishof about his new book, 'Rock Your Business'
Ben Howarth speaks to critically acclaimed singer-songwriter David Ford about his forthcoming fourth solo album, 'Charge', and new tour
As he prepares to release his fifth solo album, ‘Animal Spirits’, David Ford tells Ben Howarth how an obsession with the causes of the 2007-8 banking crisis prompted him to write a ‘concept’ album about market economics.
Paul Waller talks to New York-based experimental musician and solo artist David Grubbs about his early years with influential hardcore bands Squirrel Bait and Bitch Magnet and his new album ‘The Plain Where the Palace Stood’
Roger Waters guitarist David Kilminster talks to Lisa Torem about his solo album, 'Scarlet', which five years after recording it, he decided ro re-record and reissue in a new and expanded 'Director's Cut'
Much acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt has recently released a collection of cover songs, 'The Black and Red Notebook'. On the eve of a British tour, he chats to Anthony Dhanendran about it and his four album career
Lisa Torem speaks to ghost writer and music biographer David Ritz about his writing career upon which he has collaborated with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and most recently Aerosmith's Joe Perry
American journalist David Rothman's political debut novel, 'The Solomon Scandals', has been thirty years in the writing. He chats to Lisa Torem about the influence of Bob Dylan on it
Brendan Perry from Dead Can Dance talks to John Clarkson about 'Dionysus', his group's first album in seven years, which is a concept album about the legend of the Greek god Dionysus.
Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra speaks to Denzil Watson about his spoken word solo shows, Bushism and global capitalism and the demise of his one time band
Kirk Brandon talks to Andrew Twambley about the latest line-up of his punk supergroup Dead Men Walking, their new album 'Freedom, It Ain't On the Rise' and playing Fleetwood
Carl Bookstein chats to Spencer Cullum, the guitarist with Detroit-based country band about his band's latest album 'São Paulo' and its hard-turing schedule
Anthony Strutt speaks to Dean Wareham, the former front man with Galaxie 500 and Luna, about both his previous bands, and also ’13 Most Beautiful…’, his current project with his wife Britta Phillips, for which they have written a live soundtrack to accompany several rarely seen Andy Warhol films
Deanna Varagona is best known for being a member of the sprawling Nashville consortium, Lambchop. A multi instrumentalist and the only woman in the band, Varagona joined the group, shortly after its i
Mark Rowland chats to long lost 70's Detroit garage rock outfit Death about their sudden emergence from obscurity to cult act and their recently released third retrospective
John Clarkson speaks to Ralph Bautista from American indie/shoegaze band Death Valley Rally about their six-song debut EP, ‘The Stars Shine Bright After Midnight’
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to singer-songwriter about her long musical career, and her late brother, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
Scottish guitar rock band Deckard have put out their new album, 'Dreams of Divinity and Dynamite', on their own label. After a decade of being signed to majors with various bands, frontman Chris Gordon talks about why they have taken this step
Experimental San Francisco art rockers Deerhoof recently played a show in an European tour at the London Scala. Jamie Rowland chats to drummer and founder Greg Saunier about the band's origins and new long player 'The Runners Four'
The Delgados fourth album 'Hate' is the band's most critically acclaimed album to date yet. Anthony Strutt talks to frontwoman Emma Pollock about is recording, and the band's decision to switch to Mantra from their own Chemikal Underground label
Interview with Willy Vlautin (2014)
Richmond Fontaine frontman and singer-songwriter Willy Vlautin talks to John Clarkson about his new band the Delines, their debut album 'Colfax', and 'The Free', his recently published fourth novel
John Clarkson speaks to Jonjo McNeill and Adrian Huggins from Newcastle-based trio Deltasound, whose debut album ‘When the Attack Warnings Sound’, which reflects ominously on nuclear disaster, they have just released as a pay-as-you-want release
Lisa Torem chats to Ethan Holtzman from California-based sextet Dengue Fever about their twelve year musical history and whose music fuses Cambodian pop and American psychedelia
Interview Part 2 (2015)
Dennis Dunaway, the bassist and co-songwriter/co-founder of Alice Cooper, has just published his memoir. In this two -part interview he discusses the history of the band, the making of their hits and studio life with Lisa Torem
Interview Part 1 (2015)
Dennis Dunaway, the bassist and co-songwriter/co-founder of Alice Cooper, has just published his memoir. In this two -part interview he discusses the history of the band, the making of their hits and studio life with Lisa Torem
Dennis Dunaway discusses the audio format of his Alice Cooper Group memoir, 'Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group'
Founder member and bassist for the original Alice Cooper Group, Dennis Dunaway chats to Lisa Torem about his contribution to Cooper’s recent Paranormal LP and his well-received memoir ‘Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group'.
Described as the forerunners of the new 80's revival, the Departure have had a meteoric rise since first forming little over a year ago and are now about to release their first album. Guitarit Lee Irons and bassist Ben Weaver speak to Anthony Strutt
Anthony Strutt chats to Northampton-based 80's revivalists the Departue about their forthcoming second album, 'Inventions', and their extensive touring schedule
Despite its members now living in three different countries, Bella Union signing Departure Lounge have recently released their most acclaimed album yet with 'Too Late to Die Young'. Olga Sladeckova speaks to the band about their career to date
The Desaparecidos have released one of the hardcore punk albums of the year with their debut 'Read Music/Speak Spanish'. Guitarist Denver Dalley talks to Ben Howarfth about the band's first eighteen months and its recording
John Clarkson speaks to London-based rock act Desert Mountain Tribe bassist Philipp Jahn about their just released experimental second album, 'Om Parvat Mystery'.
Texan-born, but Venezuelan-raised folk artist Devendra Banhart has won acclaim in all quarters and recently a deal with former Swan Michael Gira's Young God label. Anthony Dhanendran talks to him about his schizophrenic take on pop
At a press conference in Regent's Park, folk star Devendra Banhart and his band chatted to journalists and music writers about thir new album 'Cripple Crow.' Mark Rowland reports back on a very unusual evening
John Clarkson speaks to Devo bass player and vocalist Gerald Casale about the Akron, Ohio synthpunk act's first album in twenty years, 'Something for Everybody'
Interview 2016 (2019)
Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison and Olivia Harrison, has formed several bands and most recently released a solo album. In this 2016 archival interview he spoke to Lisa Torem before a show in Chicago.
John Clarkson speaks to Dermot Watson and Andy Taylor from Brighton-based 60's-influenced band the Dials about their just released fourth album, ‘That Was the Future’.
Diana Darby's haunting songs tell of child abuse and dysfunctional family relationships. With her second album 'Fantasia Ball' soon out, she talks to John Clarkson about her previous career as a sitcom writer and escaping from her Houston childhood
Adrian Huggins chats to Dick Venom from the band the Terrortones' about his group's double A-sided debut single, shoe wear and the current state of his beloved rockabilly genre
First formed in 1977, Californias The Dickies are renowned for their hilarious speedball punk and covers. Denzil Watson chats to them about touring and their influences on the Offspring and Green Day.
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
Always controversial, the American group the Dillinger Escape Plan are one of the few original-sounding bands on the current metal scene. Mark Rowland talks to drummer Chris Pennie about the group's rapid rise to notoriety and new singer, Greg Puciato
In the five years since their last album. 'Calculating Infinity', metalcore act the Dillinger Escape Plan have changed both singer and direction. New frontman Greg Pucciato talks to Mark Rowland
Having had to cancel their forthcoming European tour due to guitarist Ben Weinman breaking his foot, Paul Raven speaks to bassist Liam Wilson from hardcore outfit Dillinger Escape Plan about the recording of their new album @Ire Works' and working with Mike Patton
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been at the forefront of the experimental metal scene since forming in 1997. Guitarist and founding member, Ben Weinman, talks to Paul Waller about his band's history from their formative to their current release, 'Option Paralysis'
About to reform, Dinosaur Jr were one of the great guitar acts of the 89's, but fell apart in spectacular fashion after recording three classic albums. Frontman J Mascis talks to Mark Rowland about their traumatic break up and getting back together
Keyboardist Alan Clark speaks to John Clarkson about covers project Dire Straits Legacy, their forthcoming show at the 02 Indigo in London and his years in Dire Straits.
The Dirtbombs have recorded more records and played more shows than any of versatile Detroit guitarist Mick Collins’ many other groups. Drummer Ben Blackwell chats about their twin bass, twin drum line-up and new album "Dangerous Magical Noise'
Interview with Warren Ellis (2003)
Much acclaimed Australian trio the Dirty Three recently completed a tour of Europe. Violinist and frontman chats to Olga Sladeckova about the tour and the difficult recording of the group's sixth and latest album, 'She Has No Strings Apollo'
Malcolm Carter talks to vocalist Mike Finney and guitarist Steve Perrin from under rated 70's punk/new wave band the Distractions about their comeback and two new EPs, 'Black Velvet' and 'Come Home'
In what is our second interview with 80's new wave act the Distractions, Malcolm Carter chats to guitarist and songwriter Steve Perrin about their second album, 'The End of the Pier', which is being released 32 years after their debut record
Malcolm Carter talks to Distractions members Mike Finney and Steve Perrin, and Neil Storey, the owner of record label HiddenMasters, about 'Parabolically Yours' the 80's new wave band's forthcoming retrospective
Malcolm Carter talks to Distractions members Mike Finney, Steve Perrin and Nick Halliwell, and Neil Storey, the owner of record label HiddenMasters, about 'Parabolically Yours' the 80's new wave band's new PledgeMusic-funded box set
The recent release of the band's third album, ‘Kindly Leave The Stage’ on the Occultation Recordings label is being promoted as the last Distractions album. Malcolm Carter speaks to Steve Perrin and Nick Halliwell about why they have decided this will be the final word from the Distractions.
Malcolm Carter talks to Nick Halliwell, Steve Perrin and Mike Finney from underrated new wave band The Distractions about the long-awaited reissue of their 1980 debut album ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ in a two CD 40th Anniversary edition.
Richard Strange, the frontman with influential cult band Doctors of Madness, talks about 'Dark Times', the group's first album in over four decades, which was inspired by the present political situation and world crisis.
Always happy sounding, Dodgy were one of the bestselling and most popular actts of the mid 90's. Drummer Matthew Pirest and guitarist Andy Miller talk to Olga Sladeckova about the group's rise to fame and history
Ben Howarth speaks to breezy San Francisco folk duo Dodos' guitarist and singer Meric Long about the death of their touring guitarist Chris Reimer last yeaar and their just released fifth album, 'Carrier'
Fiona Hutchings speaks to former Bluetones front man Mark Morriss about his former band, whether they will ever reform and second solo album, 'A Flash of Darkness'
Malcolm Carter speaks to author and musician Chris Wade about his group Dodson and Wade, and its self-titled and psychedelic-influenced debut album
Malcolm Carter talks to singer-songwriter Chris Wade from 60's/psychedelic-influenced band Dodson and Fogg about his band's fifth album 'After the Fall', and his new group Rexford Bello, which he has formed with his brother Andy Wade
Malcom Carter talks to singer-songriter and author Chris Wade about his 60's-influenced band Dodson and Fogg's sixth album and new concept record, 'In a Strange Slumber', which features a guest appearance from 'The Young Ones' actor, Nigel Planer
The recent release of the ninth album under his Dodson and Fogg project gave us the opportunity to put a few questions to Chris Wade. To long term followers of his work, it will be no surprise to learn that Wade already has the next Dodson and Fogg album almost completed!
Dodson and Fogg's Chris Wade speaks to Malcolm Carter about his recent EP 'Watch the Moon', its accompanying film, and also working with Nigel Planer.
Doghouse Roses is the much acclaimed Glasgow-based folk duo of singer Iona McDonald and guitarist Paul Tasker . Malcolm Carter speaks to Paul Tasker about his band, who have toured with the Willard Grant Conspiracy, and their self-released second album, 'The Broken Key'
Malcolm Carter speaks to Paul Tasker, the guitarist from Glaswegian alternative folk duo Doghouse Roses, about the band's first album in six years, 'Lost is Not Losing'
Malcolm Carter talks to Paul Tasker, the guitarist with Glasgow-based Americana/folk duo Doghouse Roses about their fourth album, ‘We Are Made of Light’.
Ex-Eagles guitarisr Don Felder speaks to Lisa Torem about his time in the group, his bestselling book 'Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)’ and 'Airborne', his first solo album in nearly thirty years
Lisa Torem speaks to 60's pop-folk legend Donovan about his latest album 'Ritual Groove', which was produced by film director David Lynch, his childhood musical influences and unique guitar style
Lisa Torem talks to Donovan about the forthcoming second volume of his autobiography which will be coming out as an audio book and his new album 'Shadows of Blue', which was recorded in Nashville
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to singer-songwriter and folk artist Donovan before a show in Oxford about his fiftieth anniversary tour and his continued love of music
Former Violet Hour front woman Doris Brendel talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her extraordinary upbringing and latest solo album, 'Upside Down World'
Nick Dent Robinson speaks to Violet Hour singer Doris Brendel about her unconventional musical career and forthcoming ninth album 'Eclectica'
With 'Mass Hysteria', her fourth album with Lee Dunham, due for release in early September, ex-Violet Hour frontwoman Doris Brendel talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her unusual upbringing and long musical career.
John Clarkson speaks to Scottish-born songwriter Dot Allison about her recently released fourth solo album, 'Room 7½', which features appearances from both Paul Weller and Peter Doherty
Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and musician Dot Allison talks to John Clarkson about ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’, her first new album in twelve years.
John Clarkson speaks to Terry Banks, the front man and guitarist with Washington DC punk band about 'Spark>Flame>Ember>Ash', their debut album
Doug Hoekstra is one of the up-and-coming and rising stars of the American alternative music scene. Native born, but of Lithunian and Dutch ancestry, Hoekstra was brought up in Illinois, but now live
Nashville musician Doug Hoekstra's new album 'Waiting' represents a change of direction, being recorded almost entirely at home while he awaited the birth of his first child. He chats to John Clarkson about its recording
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 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.
John Clarkson speaks to drummer Kevin Morris from rhythm and blues giants Dr Feelgood about their late front man Lee Brilleaux and their new double CD compilation, ‘Get Rhythm’, which brings together everything that the 1983-1989 line-up of the group recorded
John Clarkson talks to Greg Roberts, the front man with dub/reggae/techno group Dreadzone, about his development as a songwriter since his first group Big Audio Dynamite and Dreadzone’s forthcoming new album, ‘Eye on the Horizon’
London-based experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Simpson speaks to John Clarkson about his new solo project Dream Maps and its debut album 'In Stormy Nights', which takes much of its inspiration from UVB-76, an enigmatic Russian radio station
John Clarkson speaks to vocalist and guitarist Steve Wynn about his decision to reform his seminal 80's alternative rock act the Dream Syndicate and 'How Did I Find Myself Here?', their first album in nearly thirty years which will come out in September
Energetic, fun and playful, Dressy Bessy are about to release their new record 'Sound Go Round' on the Track and Field label. Olga Sladeckova chats to lead singer Tammy Ealon about the group's happy-go-lucky sound
Drew Morrison, who fronts rising London-based Americana band the Darkwood, speaks to John Clarkson about his lyrics, influences and their debut EP, ‘Tales of Love, Sadness and Rock and Roll’
The Drug Models Love is the lo-fi project of New York-based musician, Kevin McGinnis. John Clarkson speaks to him about the confessional nature and influence of his home city on the project's debut album,'Slow Hope Parade'
Lisa Torem chats to influential guitarist Duane Eddy about his forthcoming British tour, and 'Road Trip', his first album in twenty four years, which he has recorded with Richard Hawley
John Clarkson speaks to Justin Lumsden, the main guitarist and songwriter in Glaswegian psychedelic/folk/rock sextet Big Hogg, about his new project Duke 72, with Melbourne-based drummer Jonny Mitchell, and their debut album, 'The Mid Shires Herald'.
Los Angeles all girl band the Dum Dum Girls combine 60's vocal harmonies with an old school garage punk sound. Aaron Brown speaks to singer Dee Dee at a gig in Manchester about their debut album, 'I Will Be'
Boston-based Americana act Dumptruck first formed in the the mid-80's and have drawn comparisions with REM.With their three earliest albums having just been re-released, frontman Seth Tiven chats to Anthony Strutt about his long-serving project
John Clarkson speaks to former Picture House guitarist Duncan Maitland about his long planned debut solo album, ‘Lullabies of the 21st Century’, and his recent tour with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Anny Celsi and Brian Wilson percussionist Nelson Bragg
Andy Cassidy speaks to former Picture House guitarist Duncan Maitland about his solo career and forthcoming second album
Adrian Huggins, the bassist of rising Newcastle alternative/stoner rock band Dunes, talks to John Clarkson about his group's intensive work ethic and their recently released second EP.
Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his band's 80's stardom and their continued longevity
Lisa Torem talks to American guitarist Dweezil Zappa about his Zappa on Zappa project, which will be touring the UK in November and pays tribute to his late father, the legendary Frank Zappa
American guitarist/composer/actor Dweezil Zappa chats to Lisa Torem about his forthcoming UK tour and his father Frank's legacy
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.
New York guitarist Earl Slick talks to Lisa Torem about performing with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, and his experiences working with David Bowie and John Lennon.
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.
The Early Years' orgasmic effects and reverb-driven drone noise workouts have cemented their position as one of the most exciting live acts from London around. Dominic Simpson speaks to them about their self-titled, debut album
Chris Reeve, the main songwriter with Edinburgh alternative-based group the Eastern Swell, speaks to John Clarkson about his band's debut album, 'One Day, A Flood'
Chris Reeve, the main songwriter, lyricist and guitarist with Edinburgh-based group the Eastern Swell, speaks to John Clarkson about his group's second album 'Hand Rolled Halo', which combines elements of folk, jazz, 60’s psychedelia and prog rock.
Les Pattinson talks to Anthony Strutt about his twenty years as bassist with Echo and the Bunnymen and joining his latest band, the Wild Swans
Interview with Ian McCulloch (2014)
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Ian McCulloch from Echo and the Bunnymen about his band's new album, 'Meteorites'
Radiohead guitarist and vocalist Ed O’Brien chats to Nick Dent-Robinson about his warmly praised solo debut LP 'Earth' under the guise EOB,
Lisa Torem speaks to New York-based singer-songwriter Ed Romanoff about working and co-writing with Mary Gauthier and his self-titled debut album
Carl Bookstein speaks to Drew Perkins, the frontman with classic rock/Americana Louisville, Kentucky-based group Edgehill Avenue about his band's third album 'Just Out of Sight’
Editors bassist Russell Leetch talks to Richard Lewis about the band’s return with new album ‘The Weight of Your Love’, their first in four years which saw the group working with film composer Clint Mansell
Interview With Angelo Starr (2013)
With a gig coming up at the Jazz Cafe in London to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his death, Dave Goodwin speaks to long-term member Angelo Starr about his decision to take over as front man from his late brother in seminal soul outfit, the Edwin Starr Band
Kimberly Bright talks to three Eight Rounds Rapid members about their backgrounds, art, Southend, and not sounding like anyone else on the planet.
Six London-based psychedelic folk band the Eighteenth Day of May released their self-titled debut album to much acclaim last year. Anthony Strutt speaks to guitarist and sitar player Richard Olson and bassist Mark Nicholas on their first full British tour
One of the up-and-coming British punk groups, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster recently released their first single. Olga Sladeckova speaks to vocalist Guy and guitarist Marc backstage at a gig supporting Ikara Colt
Psychedelic blues punks Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have had a tough few years, being dropped by their label and losing their guitarist. Aaron brown speaks to frontman Guy McKnight about getting back on the road after a long absence and their soon-to-be-released third album
Boston-based singer-songwriter and Americana artist has been attracting increasing acclaim with her powerful vocals and captivating songs since erupting onto the music scene in 2000. She speaks to Malcolm Carter about her current band the Holy Wreck and her new album, 'Luna Turista'
All girl guitar band Electrelane released their debut album 'Rock It to the Moon' on their own label Let's Rock earlier this year. About to go into the studio to record a second album with Steve Albini, guitarist Mia Clarke talks about the group's history
The Electric Cinema have found innovative ways of merging visuals with their music. John Clarkson chats to singer Dan Neale about this, and his band's new self-titled debut album
John Clarkson speaks to indie group the Electric Cinema about their reformation after a hiatus of eleven years and their just released second album, 'Animals + Gods'.
Carl Booksetin cats to brothers Erik and Martin Aamot from Gothenburg-based indie pop act the Electric Pop Group about their just released new album, 'Seconds'
John Clarkson speaks to Primevals frontman Michael Rooney and former Jolt bassist James Doak about their new project The Elevator Mood and its critically acclaimed eponymous debut album.
Leeds-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Joey Donnelly talks to John Clarkson about his project Elk, touring with the Love Band on their farewell tour and 'Beech', Elk's cassette and download only mini-album.
One man band Bob Log III has just finished touring with Franze Ferdinand and the Kills. Backstage at a Manchester fif, he talks to Helen Tipping about his unique brand of psycho blues
Fragilely melodic, but sprawling Liverpool act released one of the albums of the year with their debut album, 'The First Album'. Frontman John Yates speaks to Anthony Dhanendran about it, and the band's new single 'Park Lane Speakers'
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.
Lisa Torem talks to Charlottesville based singer-songwriter Ellis Paul about the inspiration that Woody Guthrie has had on his song writing, and his fan-funded latest album ‘The Day After Everything Changed’
Lisa Torem speaks to American singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, about his latest solo alabum 'Chasing Shadows', which, recorded in three studios, includes songs about American war veterans and Johnny Cash
With their seventh album ‘Love Is A Basic Need’ just released and a UK tour due to start in late March, Embrace bassist Steve Firth chats to Richard Lewis about the recording of the new album, live dates and future plans for the quintet.
Ahead of two Christmas shows in early December, Embrace bassist Steve Firth chats to Richard Lewis about the band’s forthcoming 2019 tour to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the group’s debut LP ‘The Good Will Out’.
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Emilio PInchi talks to John Clarkson about his new EP 'Holiday', which is being released digitally and on limited edition cassette.
Harry Sherriff talks to former Coral guitarist and Liverpool-based singer-songwriter and composer Bill Ryder-Jones about his musical career, recovery from agoraphobia and touring with the Arctic Monkeys
Interview with David Michael Curry (2002)
Improvisational consortium, the Empty House Cooperative have recently released their debut album on the hinah label. With other albums in the pipeline, the group's leader David Curry talks about what promises to be an exciting year for the Boston projec
Indiepop group the Essex Green have just released their first album in three years, 'Cannibal Sea'. Tommy Gunnarsson chats to Christopher Zither from the band about the band's musical history and the new record
Motion City Soundtrack's debut album 'I am the Movie' was one of the most acclaimed punk releases of last year. Backstage at the London Astoria, Anastasia Grabov chats to guitarist Joshua Cain and drummer Tony Thacker
Engelbert Humperdinck talks to Adam Coxon about the longevity of his career and his forthcoming UK gigs.
Anthony Strutt chats to British shoegazing band guitarist and vocalist Engineers' Mark Peters about his band's recent line-up changes and fourth album, 'In Praise of More'
Whilst touring in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Here We Go Love’, the English Beat’s Dave Wakeling brings Lisa Torem up to speed
Interview Part 2 (2013)
In 1975, CBS Records released 'Kid in a Big World' – a sumptuous fusion of glam-rock, sixties pop and orchestral showtunes. It was the first album by John Howard, a singer songwriter who had learned h
Interview Part 1 (2013)
In a two-part interview, both parts of which we are publishing consecutively, rediscovered 70's singer-songwriter John Howard talks to Ben Howarth about his musical career, recent return to live work after an absence of several years and his latest solo album, 'Storeys'
Eric Burdon, the front man with influential 60's blues group the Animals, talks to Lisa Torem about his band's career and legacy
Lisa Torem chats to 60's blues legend Eric Burdon about his new album, 'Til Your River Runs Dry'
60's icon and Animals front man Eric Burdon speaks with Lisa Torem about performing, improvising and the influence of his Newcastle upbringing
Interview 1 (2020)
In the first part of a two part interview, Adam Coxon talks to comedy writer Eric Chappell about his classic 70's TV series 'Rising Damp', and also 'The Banana Box', his earlier play which provided the inspiration for it.
Interview 2 (2020)
In the second part of a two part interview, Adam Coxon continues to talk to comedy writer Eric Chappell about his seminal '70s sitcom 'Rising Damp' and its huge success.
In this archive interview Eric Clapton talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his autobiography and long musical career
Offbeat trio Erland and the Carnival recently put out their debut album which consists of electric arrangements of traditional folk songs. Anthony Strutt speaks to them about their previous band which include Verve, Damon Albarn, the Cult, the Orb, and Paul McCartney's the Fireman project
John Clarkson speaks to Edinbugh-based indie trio Errant Boy about their second album 'Memory Fractures', which they have released digitally and on vinyl.
Brighton-based spooky-sounding folk band band Esben and the Witch's Daneil Copeman talks to Paul Waller about his band's debut album, 'Violet Cries' and touring America
John Clarkson speaks to young Merseyside-based singer-songwriter Esme Bridie about her debut album, ‘Today It Rains’, which is due out in March.
A Short Chat with Sasha Bell (2002)
After hearing the new record by The Essex Green, I was immediately drawn in by the great songwriting and vocal harmonies on all the songs. I recently had the chance to correspond with band member Sas
London-based singer-songwriter Eugene Coyne talks to John Clarkson about his fifth album and 'pop metal' record, which is the first of his records that he has written and recorded on the electric guitar.
Marie Hazelwood and Harry Sherriff speak to critically acclaimed London-based singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness about his just released third album ‘The Invitation to the Voyage’ and its influences
The European is the solo project of London-based musician and electronic artist, Simon Break. With his debut album out soon, John Clarkson talks to him about why he prefers to program his own computer software and design his own instrumentation rather than follow more traditional methods
The Short Stories' Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey of Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their debut single 'The Future's Female'.
Short Stories' frontman Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun, which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey from Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their eponymous debut album.
Steve Miles from indie pop band European Sun talks about his group's recent first UK tour and how it has changed the band.
Marie Hazelwood chats to Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Eva Petersen about her infamous former band the Little Flames, and forthcoming debut solo album which she was written and recorded with Echo and the Bunnymen's Will Sergeant
Interview Part 1 (2003)
Even Worse was the first punk band of 'Big Takeover' editor, Jack Rabid. Having reformed after 20 years away,Jack and other members in the first part of a two part interview talk about the band's early years on the influential New York punk scene
John Clarkson speaks to Canadian musician Jonas Bonnetta, the front man with atmospheric lo-fi/folk collective Evening Hymns, about his band's remarkable second album 'Spectral Dusk' which reflects on the death of his father
Davey Woodward from the Experimental Pop Band speaks to Dixie Ernill about his group's appearance and his own solo set at the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in Manchester on November 19th and their forthcoming new album which is due out next year
Instrumental Austin based band Explosions in the Sky have just released their third album . 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' through Bella Union. Drummer Chris Hrasky chats about it,their British debut, and the group's plans to tour Europe
Bristol-based musician Davey Woodward was the frontman with C86 group the Brilliant Corners, but since the mid 90's has fronted the Experimental Pop Band. Dixie Ernill chats to him about his long musical career
Factory Star is the new band of original Fall guitarist and Blue Orchids' front man Martin Bramah. He speaks to John Clarkson about Factory Star's debut album, 'Enter Castle Perilous'
Nick Dent-Robinson chats to current and ex-members Richard Thompson,Jerry Donahue and Simon Nicol about seminal folk act Fairport Convention's history, and its forthcoming 45th anniversary show at their annual Cropredy Festival
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to folk-rock legends Faiprot Convention about their first studio album in four years, 'Myths and Legends', and their plans for this year's Cropredy Festival
Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about this year Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will include sets from Madness and rising stars Sound of the Sirens, and the recent death of former member Dave Swarbrick
Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about the group's fiftieth anniversary this year and their forthcoming new album, which consists of both studio and live recordings
Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention discusses with Steve Kinrade the band's legendary repertoire, their rider requests and upcoming tour.
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Fairport Convention guitarist and vocalist Simon Nicol about this year's 40th Fairport's Cropredy Convention which will take place in the village of Cropredy in North Oxfordshire in August.
Interview with June Millington (2011)
Early 1970s's all girl band Fanny were pioneers of the feminist movement and included Little Feat's Lowell George and David Bowie among their fans. Singer and guitarist June Millington talks to Lisa Torem about her band's influence and her musical career
Combining punk, ragga, dub and funk, Sona Fariq are one of London's hardest-hitting acts, but dropped by WEA ,are now without a deal. Vocalist Michael Frankel and guitarist Dom Bouffard chat to Julia Willis about their current state of flux
Despite an initial yearning to become a weatherman - he used to make tapes of his own weather reports and give them to friends and family – Mike Patton formed his first group, Mr Bungle, while still
in what is our second interview with them, Ben Howarth speaks to Gleen Page from Medway-based 60's-influenced garage rockers about their recent move to Steve Van Zandt's Wicked Cool label and their latest album, 'Pictures'
Malcolm Carter takes the opportunity to find out a little more about the Feedback File from John Almond who wrote and produced ‘The Earth Beneath Our Feet’, which was one of the most eclectic and inspiring albums of 2015
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Grant Nicholas from bestselling rock act Feeder at a gig in Oxford about their new album ‘Torpedo’.
American singer-songwriter-organist Felix Cavaliere, who founded The Rascals in the 1960s, shares his deep knowledge of the music industry, talks about his memoir and more.
London-based singer-songwriter Felix Indiana shares his love of poetry with Owen Peters and how he plans to develop his career now university studies are finished
John Clarkson speaks to synthpop band Fiat Lux about their reformation after an absence of over thirty years, the reissue of all their 80's material, and also their new album 'Saved Symmetry'.
Owen Peters goes to the cinema in Belfast, watching 1929 silent film 'Drifters' in order to track down Mercury Award nominated-band Field Music
Derry-based punk trio Fighting With Wire have only just released their debut album, 'Man Vs Monster', after a long delay. Singer Cahir O' Doherty speaks to Aaron Brown about it and their recent deal with Atlantic Records
Kelly Smith chats to increasingly acclaimed post-hardcore emo band Fightstar about touring with Feeder and their third full length album which is due out early next year
Californian indie rockers Film School have recently signed to Beggar's Banquet. With an album on its way in January, Anthony Strutt chats to frontman Krayg Burton about the group's British influences and development since first forming in 1998
Harry Sherriff chats to Liverpool synth group Filter Distortion, who are about to release their debut album, 'Transition', initially as a vinyl only release
John Clarkson speaks to Derek Kelly, the drummer with Edinburgh-based alternative rock trio the Filthy Tongues, about 'Jacob's Ladder', their debut album, which examines the hidden under surface of their native city
Andrew Twambley speaks to Fine Lines’ frontman David Boardman about the band’s latest album, its recent appearance at Pub in the Park and its plans for the rest of the year.
Interview with Davy Henderson (2012)
Jon Rogers talks Davy Henderson from Edinburgh-based post-punks the Fire Engines about his group's brief, but influential history
Something of an American punk rock super group, Firewater features members of the Jesus Lizard, Soul Coughing, Laughing Hyenas, and Foetus. Frontman Tod A talks to Mark Rowland about the band's two albums 'Psychopharmacology' and 'The Ponzi Scheme'
Ex-Marillion front man Fish speaks about his recent return to live work with an acoustic tour after an enforced absence of nearly a year because of throat difficulties and his forthcoming studio album, ‘Feast of Consequences’
Paul Waller speaks to former Marillion front man Fish about his years in his former group, forthcoming album 'Feast of Consequences' and touring again after a long absence
Ex-Marillion front man Fish talks to John Clarkson about his recent announcement that he will retire from music to concentrate instead on a new career as a writer, and his plans for a final album and to reissue most of his solo catalogue in three CD remastered editions
Mike Score, the front man with 80's electronica act A Flock of Seagulls, talks to Paul Waller about 'All I Wanna Do', his new solo single and first release in seventeen years
Irish-Americans Flogging Molly recently roured Britain. Aaron Brown speaks to now LA-based frontman Dave King about his Dublin upbringing, touring and Irish Literature
Anthony Strutt chats to East London indie pop trio Flowers about signing to Fortuna POP! and their just released second vinyl only single, 'Until You're Dead'
Four Tet, the nom de plume for electronic artist Kieran Hebdon, recently released his latest album 'Eveything Ecstatic'. At the Exeter Cavern, he chats to Ben Howarth about it, touring and keeping himself fresh by working with and remixing other artists.
Battling against the perils of a soundcheck and an over enthusiastic DJ, Anthony Dhanendran's interview with Fonda 500 at a recent London gig goes disastrously wrong, but still manages to come to a happy conclusion
Nicky Crewe talks to co-curator Tom McConnell about 'The Food of Love Project', a compilation album which compiles together new recordings of Shakespearean and other Elizabethan age songs from a collection of contemporary folk and experimental artists
Vocalist/bassist Jeffery Runnings and guitarist Harry Dingman from Nebraskan post-punks For Against speak to Chris Jones about their band's long twenty five year history, seven albums and Dingman's recent return to the band after an absence of sixteen years
Dave Goodwin talks to Jonny Hooker, one of the multi-instrumentalists with rising new acoustic band Fossil Collective about their career to date and musical influences
Four Tet's third album 'Rounds' was released to enormous acclaim earlier this year. Main man Kieran Hebden speaks to Anthony Dhanendran about the incredible reaction to it, and how he has been touring with it ever since
John Clarkson charts to Glasgow-based musician and Teenage Fanclub drummer Francis Macdonald and London-based artist Harry Pye who have recently started creating music together and whose first release is about French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard
Anthony Strutt speaks to Brian Nash, the guitarist with the controversial Frankie Goes To Hollywood, about his years in the 80's group and recent autobiography
Interview with Paul Rutherford (2013)
Paul Waller talks to Frankie Goes To Hollywood vocalist and dancer Paul Rutherford about his influential and controversial group and also his solo career
Jeff Thiessen chats to former Dum Dum Girls member Frankie Rose about her two albums under her own name, 'Interstellar' and 'Herein Wild'
Anthony Strutt speaks to New Order and Joy Division's Peter Hook and Mani from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream at a show in London about their bass project, Freebass, and some of their other groups
After the collapse of the Jesus and Mary Chain, singer Jim Reid and guitarist Ben Lurie formed a new band, Freeheat. Olga Sladeckova talks to Ben Lurie about the group and their posthumously released debut album, 'Back on the Water'
London-based singer-songwriter Azadeh talks about the Western and Persian influences of her songwriting, touring with Deacon Blue and her forthcoming debut album
Marie Hazelwood talks to young Liverpool-based rock and roll four piece FREQ about their forthcoming self-titled debut EP
Alternative rock musician and rising talent Freya Beer talks to Andrew Twambley about her new single 'Love Child' and her debut album 'Beast'.
Interview Part 1 (2003)
Legendary British indiepop group Friends have recorded 7 albums since 1988. In the first of a two part interview to be concluded next month frontman William Jones talks to Tommy Gunnarson about the band's long musical history
Interview Part 2 (2003)
In the second part of our interview with William Jones, the frontman with long-serving indiepop group Friends, he talks to Tommy Gunnarsson about the unusual reasons why the band's seminal first album, ‘Roads Leading Everywhere’ remains their most popu
Interview Part 3 (2003)
In the third and final part of our interview with long-serving C86 act Friends, Tommy Gunnarsson talks to frontman William Jones about the art of writing a great pop song, and his own label Summerhouse
Interview with William Jones (2004)
Back for a second interview with Pennyblackmusic, William Jones, the frontman with legendary British indiepop group Friends, talks to Tommy Gunnarsson about the recording of the band's long-awaited new album, 'Late Night Early Morning'
In our third interview with them, Sarah Johnson speaks to William Jones from durable indie pop group Friends about the band's just released ninth album, 'Spangleland', and recent return to live work after an absence of nearly 15 years
John Clarkson chats to Paul McGeechan, the keyboardist with influential Glaswegian pop act Friends Again, about the double CD reissue of their 1984 debut and only album, 'Trapped and Unwrapped'.
Ben Howarth talks to Michigan-based Americana band Frontier Ruckus at a show in London about their new double album, ‘Eternity of Dimming’
Interview with Guy Picciotto Part 1 (2002)
One of the best known punk bands of all, Fugazi have recently returned to the fray with a new album 'The Argument'. In the first part of a two part interview, Ben Howarth speaks to guitarist/vocalist Guy Picciotto about its recording.
Interview with Guy Picciotto Part 2 (2002)
In the second and final part of our Fugazi interview, Ben Howarth talks to guitarist Guy Picciotto about songwriting, playing live and the band's political conscious
Peter Allison speaks to Huey Morgan from the much acclaimed Fun Lovin' Criminals about his group's unique merging of musical styles,the band's beginnings on the club scene in New York and 'Classic , their upcoming sixth album
Peter Allison speaks to iconic hip hop/rock trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals about their fifteen year musical history and new triple live CD, 'Fun, Live, and Criminal’
Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend's rise has been meteoric. Mark Rowland talks to them about touring with Iron Maiden and the pressures of coping with sudden fame
Funeral for a Friend have had five Top 40 singles and two bestselling albums, but success has not come entirely smoothly. Guitarist Darren Smith talks to Ana Grabov about their new album 'Hours' and the reality of life on the road
Jamie Rowland chats to Medway-based singer-songwriter Daniel Turnbull about his one-man alt-blues band Funke and the Two-Tone Baby and his recording career to date
Mikkel Bostrom, the frontman and guitarist with Copenhagen-based psychedelic pop band Future War Bride, speaks to John Clarkson about their debut single 'Gloves Off', which was was recorded while he was suffering from severe memory loss
Fiona Hutchings talks to Vix from 80's all girl pop punk icons and C86 act about her band Fuzzbox's extraordinary career
New Pennyblackmusic writer Paul Waller speaks to singer-songwriter and folk artist Gabby Young about her former training in opera, her band Other Animals and their debut album, 'We're All in This Together'
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.
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’.
John Clarkson talks to South London-based percussionist and musician Graham Dowdall about his electronic soundscape solo project Gagarin's new album 'Biophilia', and working with both Nico and Pere Ubu's David Thomas
Galileo 7 is the new band of former Prisoners and Solarflares bassist, Allan Crockford. John Clarkson chats to him about his decision to take up songwriting in it for the first time, and the group's recently released second album, 'Staring at the Sound'
Carl Bookstein speaks to former Prisoners and Solarflares bassist Allan Crockford about his psychedelic-influenced band Galileo 7 and their just released third album, 'False Memory Lane'
John Clarkson speaks to Gallon Drunk's Terry Edwards about his musical interpretation of Derek Raymond's brutal crime novel, 'I Was Dora Suarez', which recorded with Raymond and his bandmate James Johnstone in 1993, has just been reissued on CD
Andy Gill, frontman, co-founder and only remaining original member of British post-punk band, the Gang of Four, speaks to Lisa Torem about new multi-media project ‘Live..In The Moment’ as well as his vast experience as a producer, guitarist and arranger
Lisa Torem speaks to acclaimed singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys about his long musical career, latest album 'Truth Serum' and forthcoming tour of Europe
The legendary Garland Jeffreys and his band will soon release his third album in six years. He chats to Lisa Torem about the songs, the guests and his early influences.
Garlic have now released acclaimed two albums through Bella Union, the latest of which is 'Jam Sabbatical'. They talk to Olga Sladeckova about playing support to New Order at Brixton Academy, and their unconventional use of sleeve imagery
Influential electronic music artist Gary Numan speaks to Andy Cassidy about his new album ‘Dead Son Rising’, its difficult inception and his career which is now five decades long
Paul Waller talks to Gary Numan about his much acclaimed new album 'Splinter', his recent move to Los Angeles and his early 80's career
The Gaslight Anthem incorporate elements of punk, 50s rock 'n' roll, soul and heavy rock together and have toured constantly in the last year to rising audiences. John Clarkson speaks to guitarist Alex Rosamilia about his group and their much acclaimed second album, 'The '59 Sound'
Harper Lee's 'Everything's Going to be Ok" has been one of the recent bestellers on the Pennyblackmusic chart. Olga Sladeckova speaks to band members Keris Howard and Laura Bridge about it and their first ever European tour
Anthony Strutt chats to former Gene drummer Matt James about the 90's alternative rock band, who have just all of their albums reissued on double CDs
In an archive interview from 1987, Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to George Harrison about his work with Handmade Films, being an ex-Beatle and then new album, 'Cloud Nine'
In this interview, which was originally published in 1990, George Michael talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his then new album ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ and his search for success
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.
Fiery Canadian indie rockers Despitado have recently signed to the Jade Tree label and have just released a six track EP, 'The Emergency Response' . Frontman Dagan Harding tells Ben Howarth of the down to earth ambitions of his band
Back with their first album in four years, Giant Sand have returned with an almost entirely new line-up. Frontman Howe Gelb talks about the departure of his regular band mates John Convertino and Joey Burns, and the new album‘, Is All Over...The Map’
Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes has recently formed a new band. He talks to Mark Rowland about why he has decided to put together the new group, Gibby Haynes amd His Problem, and its self-titled debut album
Gina Villalobos' album 'Rock and Roll Pony' has earned her folk artist status, but also has roots in country and rock. She talks to Sarah Johnson about the accident which damaged and nearly lost her her sight, depression and her plans for her next record
London based indie pop group Girlinky have just released their debut album 'I Want the Tsunami'. Members Scott, Rob and Chris talk about the band's first three years, and their unusual way of playing gigs with the extended absence of other member, Sarah
Documentary maker John Edgington talks to Lisa Torem about his films on both Syd Barrett and Robyn Hitchcock
With their debut album due out in September, Aaron Brown chats to much acclaimed Scottish-based indie guitar group Glasvegas at a gig in Manchester about life, their music and their famous influential friends.
Glen Matlock speaks to Denzil Watson about his years with the Sex Pistols, working with Iggy Pop, his recent gigs with Heaven 17 and his current solo acoustic tour
Former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock talks to Dana Miller about his forthcoming rockabilly-influenced new solo album, 'Good to Go', and his touring plans for the future.
Glen Matlock speaks to Andrew Twambley about the Sex Pistols, the Rich Kids, his solo career and his forthcoming UK tour with David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick.
Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey speaks to John Clarkson abou his first solo album in twenty years, 'After Hours', a collection of covers of classic songs, and 'The History of the Eagles', a forthcoming two DVD Eagles documentary
Paul Waller speaks to Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook about his band's musical history and legacy, recent solo tour and forthcoming album, 'Happy Ending'
John Clarkson speaks to Richard Knox and Elly May Irving from Leeds-based post-rock group Glissando at a gig in Edinburgh about how the end of their relationship inspired and gave them the focus they needed, after years of unsuccessful recording, to record their band's debut album
'John Clarkson speaks to Ben Blaine, the singer with 'alternative acoustic' collective the Glue Ensemble about their debut album 'We Used to Live Around Here’, which has finally seen release despite having been recorded four years ago and the losses that inspired its recording
Interview with Ian Parton (2006)
The Go ! Team's mix of old school hip-hop, soul and funk, Sonic Youth style guitars and cheerleader samples have drawn them increasingly big audiences over the last year. The band's songwriter and leader Ian Parton speaks to Mark Rowland
John Clarkson speaks to Peter and Chris Coyne from 80's new wave/rock 'n' roll group the Godfathers about their band and their decision to reform the classic original line-up of the group after a nearly 20 year absence
Interview Part 2 (2013)
..and in the second part about 'Jukebox Fury', their first album in seventeen years
Interview Part 1 (2013)
In the first part of an extensive two part interview John Clarkson speaks to all four members of new wave/rock and roll group the Godfathers about their present line-up...
John Clarkson speaks to Peter Coyne, the front man with the Godfathers, about the alternative rock band's latest line-up and new album, 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise'
Cult indie rockers The Godfathers are currently celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary with blazing new single ‘I’m Not Your Slave’/‘Wild and Free’. Lead singer Peter Coyne talks to Denzil Watson about his undying thirst for rock n’ roll and future plans.
Interview with Eugene Hutz (2014)
Denzil Watson speaks to Eugene Hutz, the frontman with Gogol Bordello, about his group's theatrical stage shows and their forthcoming European Winter tour
The release of Golden Famile’s self-titled debut album brings with it the spark of interest garnered from it’s haunting lyrics and melodies.Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, it’s singer-songwriter front man, Darrell Angus incorporates a number of folksy back-w
Canadian group the Golden Famile have been described as having made "made a better Neil Young than Young has himself in recent years" with their new album 'Eastern Cloudy'. Frontman Darrell Angus talks to John Clarkson
Interview with Andy Elliot (2012)
Jamie Rowland talks to former Das Wanderlust front man and guitarist Andy Elliott about his two new musicial projects, Golden Orioles and Council Tax Band
Interview with John Robb (2005)
Goldblade have returned with a rabble-rousing new album "Rebel Songs'. At a pre-album luanch gig in Manchester, frontman John Robb speaks to Denzil Watson about it and his other career as a music journalist and author
Berlin-based musician Patrick Goldstein's solo project meld 60's pop, Northern Soul, Motown, dance, Spy music, and a touch of jazz . Witha regular base now at the Firestation label, he chats to Chris Jones about his long musical career
Winners of the Mercury Music Prize with their 1998 first album 'Bring It On', Gomez have met with critical indifference since then, but have kept an enthusiastic following. Singer Ian Ball chats to Ben Howarth about his band's new album 'How We Operate'
In our second interview with them, Mercury Prize winning band Gomez's drummer and percussionist Olly Peacock speaks to Ben Howarth about their new and seventh album, 'Whatever's On Your Mind'
Good Riddance were one of the big names on the punk circuit a few years ago, but have more recently a far adopted lower profile. Ana Grabov, talking to lead singer Russ Rankin , finds that they haven't broken up. Only their circumstances have changed
Alex Halls speaks to Russ Rankin from Californian punk band Good Riddance, back for a second and last interview with us, about his group's recent decision to break up after twelve years together, and its farewell live CD, ' Remain in Memory : The Final Show'
Rising stars of the South London music scene, Good Shoes' self-professed shed rehearsed music has been getting rave reviews. Frontman Rhys Jones chats to Sarah Johnson about being signed tgo EMI offfshoot Brille Records and the recording of the band's debut album which will be out early next year
Danish/Sweidsh trio The Good The Bad include former Raveonettes guitarist, Manoj Ramdas, and play raw-sounding psychedelic/surf music. Anthony Strutt speaks to them about their forthcoming second album and why they have decided to remain an instrumental act
Anthony Strutt talks to Danish instrumental surf rock trio The Good The Bad at a show in London about their recently released second album, 'From 018-033'
Much acclaimed jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly is only eighteen, but has already released and won several major music awards. She speaks to Lisa Torem about her extraordinary career to date and gives her take on the current jazz scene
Lisa Torem chats to Olkahama city-based singer-songwriter Graham Colton about his latest studio album 'Lonely Ones', which was co-produced by Flaming Lips' front man Wayne Coyne
The former frontman with cult garage rock groups the Prisoners and the Solarflares, Graham Day has recently returned to live work with his latest band the Gaolers, and their debut album, ‘Soundtrack To The Daily Grind’. Sarah Maybank speak to him about his long musical career and the new album
10cc frontman and influential English singer-songwriter Graham Gouldman speaks to Lisa Torem about his lengthy career and forthcoming UK acoustic tour
Lisa Torem speaks to award-winning British songwriter Graham Gouldman about his upcoming UK tour and new album, ‘Modesty Forbids’, his first full studio album in eight years.
Crosby, Still and Nash's Graham Nash chats to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new compilation 'Over the Years',which consists of fifteen of his favourite songs during his lengthy career, and his memories of his years in the Hollies.
On a recent visit to America, Nick Dent-Robinson took the opportunity to catch up again with iconic songwriter, rock hero and former Hollie, Graham Nash – who was about to embark on a Summer tour of the UK and Europe.
Adrian Janes speaks to Paul Lamont of Belgian rock band Grand Blue Heron as they release their new album, ‘Come Again’.
Lisa Torem talks to Don Brewer, the drummer with Grand Funk Railroad who were once described as being the loudest American band ever, about his group's long musical history since they first formed in the late 1960s
Occultation Recordings owner Nick Halliwell talks about his band The Granite Shore's long-awaited debut album, 'Once More From The Top’, which is a concept album about a group, and his difficulty in getting it released
Nick Halliwell found that there was only one way he could vent his anger over the European referendum result - make a new album with his group, The Granite Shore. He tells Malcolm Carter about the influences behind this album, in particular his love of that most European of pop bands, Abba.
Paul Waller speaks to voclaist and one-time Husker Du drummer Grant Hart about his remarkable new album 'The Argument, which takes its concept from an unpublished William S. Burroughs manuscript inspired by John Milton’s epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’
Interview with Jonah Mantranga (2005)
Gratitude is the new band of Jonah Mantranga, the former frontman with emo pioneers Far. At a gig in Newcastle he chats to Adrian Huggins about his new band and their eponymous debut album
Welsh band Songdog take the old legends from the folk/country era and up-date them with their own brand of raw emotional lyrics. Sarah Johnson chats to singer Lyndon Morgans about songwriting and the band's new album ‘The Time Of Summer Lightning'
Battle have already released four singles and have an album on its way shortly. The rising stars of London indie guitar rock talk to Anthony Strutt about their progress to date, and why honesty is their major priority
The vocalist for influential country band Green on Red, Dan Stuart has recently recorded 'Cast Iron Blues', his first album since the 90's with his side project Danny and Dusty, the group he formed with Steve Wynn. Anthony Strutt chats to himabout Green on Red's recent reformation and the new album
Gren Bartley takes time out with Owen Peters before going on stage to chat about his plans on his musical direction and performing at larger venues
One of the leading acts in the EBM genre, Grendel has been playing to expanding popularity both at home in the Netherlands and also across Europe. Peter Allison speaks to founding member[VLRK]about his group's industrial dance sound and his approach both to music and the music industry
L. Paul Mann talks to Danny Wagner, the drummer and multi-instrumentalist with rising young blues rock group Greta Van Fleet, about his band's early roots and main influences.
Owen Peters talks to the critically acclaimed Gretchen Peters about her lengthy musical career and her new double CD compilation album, 'The Essential Gretchen Peters'
Anthony Dhanendran attends a press conference with Grinderman, the new band of Nick Cave and Dirty Three and Bads Seeds violinist Warren Ellis, at which they talk about their self-titled debut album and their first ever live performance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival
Malcolm Carter talks to Glenn Prangnell, the front man with 60's-influenced Medway-based act Groovy Uncle's recently released third album, ‘One Vowel Away from the Truth'
Julia Willis talks to Guided by Voices guitarist Nate Farley and bassist Tim Tobias, out on tour to promote their thirteenth album 'Universal Truths and Cycles', about drinking and life on the road
Gunfire 76 is the new group of glam/punk star and former Murder Dolls front man, Wednesday 13. In what is his second interview with him, he speaks to Peter Allison about his ongoing battle with depression and classic rock and roll sound of his latest band
Nick Robinson speaks to composer Guy Dagul about his unusual childhood, the son of two classical musicians, and his career as both a much-acclaimed pianist and writing soundtracks for Hollywood films and television
Lisa Torem speaks to British poet, songwriter and sculptor Gypsy Dave Mills about his new 60's autobiography 'Knights of the Road', which chronicles his years as best friend Donovan's tour manager
John Clarkson speaks to Aug Stone and Kate Dornan from London-based synth pop trio H Bird, who have just released their debut album, 'Operation: Fascination', four years after playing their last gig
Marie Hazelwood speaks to musician and entrepreneur Hadar Goldman who is opening a Joy Division museum in Ian Curtis's former house in Macclesfield
Dominic Simpson chats to Jessica Spencer from London-based group the Hall of Mirrors, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on the 26th March, about her band's unique blend of sixties and seventies space-age pop
Jamie Rowland chats to ex-Walkmen front man Hamilton Leithauser about his debut solo album, 'Black Hours'
Hamish Hawk’s latest album, ‘Heavy Elevator’, is making an impression and gaining national airplay. He speaks to Mark Rowland about his need to mix things up, making songwriting an everyday habit, and managing expectations.
New Mexico husband-and-wife Americana duo the Handsome Family talk to Richard Lewis at a show in Liverpool about their critically acclaimed latest album 'Wilderness'
After an absence of nearly twenty years, heavy metal giants Hanoi Rocks reformed a few years ago. Frontman Mike Monroe speaks to Peter Allison about his band's reformation, working with Guns 'n' Roses, and the group's latest album, 'Street Poetry'
Interview with Shaun Ryder (2015)
Richard Lewis chats to Happy Mondays’ lead singer/lyricist Shaun Ryder about the making of the band’s groundbreaking 1990 album ‘Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches’ which the band are set to play in its entirety on tour this winter
Interview with Shaun Ryder (2019)
With festival dates over the Summer and a Winter Tour due in December, Richard Lewis talks to Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder about the group’s formative early years and future plans.
Dave Goodwin chats to rising Nottingham-based band Hardback Fiction at the Deerstock Festival about how a change in their line-up has changed their sound and given them a new sense of direction
The bassist with Americana outfit Richmond Fontaine, Dave Harding has just released his debut solo album, 'Across the Road'. He speaks to John Clarkson about its classic rock influences and his late friend and former bandmate, Todd Scherer,who inspired its recording
Brighton based boy/girl combo Harper Lee comprise of Keris Howard (vocals, guitars, keyboards) of Trembling Blue Stars and Laura Bridge (guitars, keyboards, drums) of Kicker fame. Their short history
Interview with Keris Howard (2006)
Former front man with indiepop groups Brighter and Harper Lee, Keris Howard chats to Chris Jones about one time Sarah Records' signing Brighter's second compilation, 'Out to Sea', which has just been released on Matinee Records
Currently the guitarist in Trembling Blue Stars, ex-Field Mice star Harvey Williams has also released records under his own name and with his solo project Another Sunny Day. Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to him about his fifteen year indiepop career
After the glowing reviews for her debut album ‘Red and Gold’, British singer/songwriter Hattie Briggs explains how she started her career in music, and her plans for the future
Interview with Russ Rankin (2006)
Back with a new album 'My Republic' after a three year absence, punk band Good Riddance's Russ Rankin chats to Alex Halls to it, and how he combines his duties in Good Riddance with his other band Only Crime
First formed in 1988, influential Bristol indie pop group the Haywains released two albums on Vinyl Japan in the mid 90's. Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to guitarist Paul Towler about the groups' eight year history
Dixie Ernill speaks to Paul Towler from Bristol-based 80's indiepop band the Haywains, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night on the 5th July as main support to the Brilliant Corners, about their recent reformation
Dave Goodwin chats to 80's icon Hazel O'Connor about her autobiography and show 'Beyond Breaking Glass', the influence of her late mother and her dislike of poor lighting
Singer-songwriter Hazel O' Connor talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her role in iconic 80's rock film 'Breaking Glass', her new autobiography and theatre roles
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to iconic 80's singer-songwriter Hazel O' Connor about her groundbreaking debut album 'Breaking Glass', current tour and new record 'Hallelujah Moments'.
Hazel O' Connor was one of the first important female singers of the 80's, and her film 'Breaking Glass' was one of the classic rock films. John Clarkson talks to her about coming to terms with her past, and her new album 'Hidden Hearts'
Dixie Ernill speaks to Morecambe-formed, but now Manchester-based band the Heartbreaks, whose music which takes the best elements from the Smiths, Orange Juice, C86 pop bands and sixties girl groups, seems set for major record label success
John Clarkson speaks to Glenn Gregory, the vocalist with influential Sheffield electronic group Heaven 17, about their plans to tour with their debut album 'Penthouse and Pavement' for the first time three decades on after its original release
Heaven 17 singer Glenn Gregory talks to Nigel Carr about his latest project, touring David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World with original drummer Woody Woodmansey and producer Tony Visconti and its accompanying live album
Paul Waller talks to Matt Reynolds, the front man with Nottingham noise rockers HECK about their forced change of name from Baby Godzilla and 'Instructions', their debut album under their new moniker
Singer-songwriter Aaron Duff, the frontman with rising North East-based act Hector Gannet, speaks to John Clarkson about his band's political conscience, the influence of their local environment and history on them and the documentary film that kickstarted their career.
All girl Glaswegian group describe their sound as the modern love child of the Foo Fighters and Joan Jett, godfathered by Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Guitarist Rosie and new bassist Gill talk to Sarah Johnson about their debut album '1 More Won't Kill Us' and their punishing tour schedule
Hefner could claim to be the most popular “indie” band in Britain today. They have gained a huge following among regular John Peel and Steve Lamacq listeners on Radio 1 . In recent years their positio
While the music press continues to go ga ga over the style-mag punk of the Strokes, or the faux-blues howl of the White Stripes, our homegrown resident indie sensations Hefner have only gone and quietly snuck out the album of the year. Following on from t
Former Hefner frontman has recently returned with his first solo album. 'Table for One'. He talks to Ben Howarth about why Hefner decided to part company and the new album
Innovative, and both genre-defying and strikingly original, Heist are a unique force in British indie pop. The group, a four piece from London, first formed in 1997 and have spent the last three years
Genre-defying London-based act Heist are back after three years away with a second album, 'A Shopkeeper will Not Appear'. Frontman Mike Targett talks to John Clarkson about its difficult recording
Heist singer Mike Targett speaks to John Clarkson about his first release in eight years, which a five-song tribute EP to bawdy 60's/early 1970's singer-songwriter, Jake Thackray
Formed out of the ashes of late 90’s indie group the Barefoot Contessa, atmospheric London band Helene have just released their second album 'Routines' which was produced by former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde. Singer Helene Dineen talks to John Clarkson
Massive in their native Sweden, and increasingly successful elsewhere too, the Hellacopters have just released their seventh album 'By the Grace of God'. Jonjo McNeill chats to them about it, and living the rock 'n' roll dream
Henry McCullough, the one-time guitarist with Wings, speaks to Lisa Torem about working with Paul McCartney and his album 'Unfinished Business', a collection of covers and original material, which has recently been re-released
Corsican guitarist/songwriter Henry Padovani recently released his long-awaited solo debut album, ‘I Love Today’. He talks about key studio moments, his career history with The Police and more with Lisa Torem
Ben Howarth talks to Henry Priestman, the much acclaimed main songwriter and former keyboardist with the Christians, about his new career as solo artist and second album, 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth'
Henry Rollins is charming and polite which is a relief, but he soon heats up when he sees me taking down these notes in shorthand. I don't think he's ever come across this before.
A. If you take a
Saran Mwangi speaks to Tom Morris, the front man with post rock septet about the difficult circumstances surrounding the recording of their debut mini-album, 'The Heritage' and their forthcoming second album
Anthony Strutt talks to cinematic Leicester-formed group Her Name is Calla about their diverse sound and as-yet-untitled forthcoming third album
Herbie Armstrong is the former guitarist for Van Morrison, and was in the 70's bands Fox and Yellow Dog. He speaks to John Clarkson about his comeback on 'Britain's Got Talent', and 'Real, Real Gone', a new compilation of his solo recordings
Veteran bassist and multi-instrumentalist Herbie Flowers talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his formmer band Blue MInk's controversial 1969 hit 'Melting Pot', which, despite promoting global harmony, has long been banned for being racially offensive.
60s band Herman's Hermits recently played a residency at Disneyworld in Florida with original singer Peter Noone still on board. He speaks to Lisa Torem about the band's early career and his continued love of what he describes as innocent music
Glaswegian indie pop group the Hermit Crabs released their debut album, 'Saw You Dancing', on Matinee Records last year. Dixie Ernill speaks to guitarist John Ferguson and vocalist Melanie Whittle about how they write their songs, the album and their plans for the future
Hey Negrita's guitarist and vocalist Felix Bechtolsheimer was lucky to survive a long-standing battle against drug and addiction. He talks to John Clarkson about the impact this has had on his country and blues act's debut album 'We are Catfish'
Much acclaimed London-based Americana blues outfit Hey Negrita are about to release their second album 'The Buzz Above'. Front man Felix Bechtolsheimer talks to John Clarkson about the messy break-up that provided the inspiration for its recording
At a show in Glasgow, John Clarkson speaks to acclaimed country/blues outfit Hey Negrita about their third album 'You Can Kick', line-up changes and renewed sense of energy and creativity
Anthony Strutt speaks to Ed Bannard, the former front man with Palace Fires, and guitarist Simon Ritchie at a gig in Leicester about their band Hymnn and 'In the Depths', their debut album of last year
Grahame Skinner talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his 80's Glaswegian band Hipsway's eponymous debut album in a thirtieth anniversary edition and their decision to reform for shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh
Guitarist Pim Jones speaks to John Clarkson about Scottish dance/rock act Hipsway's history and their remarkable recent reformation after an absence of nearly thirty years.
John Clarkson speaks to vocalist Grahame Skinner and guitarist Pim Jones from Scottish rock/dance outfit Hipsway about their third album and first album in thirty years, 'Smoke and Dreams'.
Literary American garage rockers the Hold Steady have met with massive acclaim for their third album, 'Boys and Girls in America'. Chris O' Toole speaks to guitarist Tad Kubler about the band's increasing popularity and the inspiration for their work
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Tony Hicks, the front man with bestselling 60's band the Hollies, about his group's fifty year career and its still regular touring
Interview Part 1 (2003)
Holly Golighty has worked with the White Stripes, Mudhoney and Billy Childish, and has just released her 11th full-length album, 'Truly she is None Other'. In the first part of a 2 part interview, she talks to Mark Rowland about her long career
Interview Part 2 (2003)
In the second part of our extensive interviewy, which is carried on from last month, with the "Queen of Garage Rock" Holly Golighty, she talks to Mark Rowland about her long-spanning musical roots and dancing...
Ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood front man Holly Johnson speaks to John Clarkson about ‘Europa’, his first solo studio album in fifteen years
Kimberly Bright talks guitarist Ruben De Fuentes and drummer Terry Rae from the early ‘70s LA glam band the Hollywood Stars about reuniting and finally releasing their early work.
Emil Amos's band Holy Sons spent a decade in self-imposed musical exile, but have now released an album 'I Want to Live a Peaceful Life' through FILM Guerrero. He chats about it, and the other albums and EPs he has planned for the near future
Back for a second interview with us, John Clarkson speaks to Grails drummer Emil Amos about his solo project Holy Sons, and its latest record 'Decline of the West', which takes its influence from German philosophy and 70's Avant-Garde and electronic band
John Clarkson speaks to Robert Mavers, the guitarist with energetic and harmonic young Brighton-based band about their just released debut album Last Orders at The Marshall Arms’, which was financed by a PledgeMusic campaign
Julie Cruickshank talks to Honeyrunners’ vocalist and keyboardist Dan Dwoskin about their debut album ‘Everything Is On Fire’, channelling anxiety into songwriting and being a musician in Canada,
With his regular band the highly regarded Hood in hiatus, leeds-based musician Richard Adams talks to Chris Jones about his new group the Declining Winter and its just released second album, 'Haunt the Upper Hallways'
Justin Ringle, the singer with American acclaimed acoustic pop act Horse Feathers, speaks to Ben Howarth at a show in London about his group's second alabum, 'House With No Name'
Ryan Kennedy, the front man with rising Mancurian indie pop band Horsebeach, talks to Dixie Ernill about his band's debut album and their forthcoming appearance at the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in Manchester on July 5th
Interview with Chuck Ragan (2003)
Passionately independent. Hot Water Music have the reputation of being America's hardest working band. With their profile increased since they signed to Epitaph, Ben Howarth talks to guitarist Chuck Ragan about the group's new album, 'Caution'
Back together to play some 'Don't Look Back' shows and having had their first EP and album just reissued, Anthony Dhanendran chats to Guy Chadwick from the House of Love about his influential band's destruction in the 1980's by the recording industry itself and their future recording plans
Fingerstyle guitarist and composer Howard Emerson, who toured with rocker Billy Joel and folksinger Eric Andersen, talks Lisa Torem through selects from his extensive solo discography.
Interview with Huey Morgan (2013)
Dave Goodwin speaks to Fun Lovin' Criminals front man Huey Morgan at a gig in Nottingham about his new band, Huey and the New Yorkers
Former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell has recently published his autobiography 'A Multitude of Sins'. With both a three CD new live album out, and also a single CD which features some of its highlights, he chats to John Clarkson
Former Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell has just released his seventh solo album, 'Hoover Dam', which is initially available as a free download, and an accompanying cinema film, 'Blueprint'. John Clarkson speaks to him about both the new album and the film
Former Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell talks to Spencer Robertshaw about his recent solo album, 'Hooverdam' and his forthcoming tour in which he will be playing both songs from it and the Stranglers' 1977 debut album, 'Rattus Norvegicus'
Ex-Strangler and now established solo artist Hugh Cornwell is about to release a solo 'best of' album, 'The Fall and Rise of', and will be playing an acoustic tour in November around the lesser-known parts of the UK. Denzil Watson speaks to him about the album, tour and his former band
Lisa Torem speaks to Joanne Catherall, one of the vocalists with synth pop giants the Human League about her band's history and extraordinary career
Hundred Reasons are one of those bands that have made it big before they have made it at all. Formed in the South of England in November 1999, the five piece metal group, which features in its lin
With their label having gone into receivership, punk/metal act Hundred Reasons have recently been dropped their label for a second time. Guitarist Larry Hibbitt speaks to Russel Ferguson on their latest tour about a difficult few years and why the band keeps going
Japanese singer/songwriter/producer Hyde talks to L. Paul Mann about his upcoming US tour and new solo album, 'Anti'.
Peter Allison chats to vocalist Julie and guitarist Jeff Westlake from West Virginia-based hard rock band Hydrogyn about their just released sceond album, 'Deadly Passions' and hopes to tour Europe.
Dave Goodwin talks to Shelton Woolright and Paul Matthews from New Zealand/British rock trio I Am Giant about their search for a lead singer which involved 160 auditions before they found front man Ed Martin and their recently released debut album, 'The Horrifying Truth'
Interview with Jonny Bramwell Part 1 (2004)
One of the leading lights of the Manchester music scene, I am Kloot recently played a one-off show in London . In the first of a two part interview frontman Jonny Bramwell speaks to Anthony Dhanendran about his band's hard touring schedule
Interview with Jonny Bramwell Part 2 (2004)
In the second part of our interview with acclaimed Manchester group I am Kloot, frontman Jonny Bramwell talks to Anthony Dhanendran about playing Glastonbury and the band's recent collaboration with Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston
Matt Bartram, the former singer/guitarist with Air Formation, discusses with Anthony Strutt his new band You Walk Through Walls and their upcoming EP 'Destroyed Places'
Anthony Strutt speaks to Leeds alternative rock band I Like Trains about their fascination with history and lengthy career
John Clarkson talks to David Martin, the vocalist and guitarist with brooding Leeds band I Like Trains, about 'Kompromat', their first album in eight years, which examines the present political situation and the manipulation of reality by politicians.
Lisa Torem talks to Ian Anderson about 'Thick as a Brick 2', his recently released sequel to his band Jethro Tull's classic 1972 prog rock masterpiece; his feelings on gun control and his interest in politics
Lisa torem chats to Ian Anderson, the front man with Jethro Tull, about his new solo album 'Homo Erraticus' and his forthcoming world tour
Lisa Torem speaks to multi-instrumentalist and composer Ian Anderson, who is bringing to life the story of namesake and industrialist Jethro Tull in a brand new rock opera
In this archive interview from 1992, Nick Dent-Robinson goes out for lunch with the late Ian Dury at The Savoy in London
Interview with Mick Gallagher (2014)
John Clarkson speaks to Mick Gallagher, the keyboardist with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, about his group's history, and a new collection, 'The Studio Album Collection', which brings together all of Dury's work
Lisa Torem talks to Small Faces/Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan about his career and 'United States', his latest solo album
Former Icicle Works frontman, Ian McNabb, is back with a new internet solo album, 'The Gentleman Adventurer' . Long-term fan Anthony Strutt chats to him about it and what else he has been up to lately
Anthony Strutt chats to Icicles Work front man Ian McNabb about his just released tenth solo album, 'Little Episodes', which is only available on CD
Anthony Strutt talks to former Icicle Works front man Ian McNabb about his latest solo album 'Eclectic Warrior'
Music journalist Ian Peel speaks to John Clarkson about 'The Art of the 12', a new double CD he has curated which compiles together twelve inch vinyl remixes from the ZTT label, many previously unreleased
Former frontman of Amsterdam and Pele and Liverpool-based solo artist Ian Prowse talks to Andrew Twambley about his recent tour in support of Elvis Costello, and the effect of COVID-19 on him and other musicians.
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'
Interview with Joe Cardamone (2002)
One of the most notorious of new acts on the American punk scene, the Icarus Line have already established a reputation for being outspoken . Mark Rowland talks to frontman Joe Cardonne about the group's new album 'Mono' and their continuing controversy
Interview with Chris Layhe (2011)
Anthony Strutt chats to Chris Layhe, the bassist with 1980's Liverpool new wave band the Icicle Works about his years with the groupo, and what he has been doing since their 1988 break-up
Swedish singer-songwriter Ida Maria has attracting rave reviews from the music press. Sarah Johnson speaks to her about her debut single 'Oh My God', growing up in the remote and isolated town of Nesna and her explosive live shows which recently resulted in her breaking a rib on stage
Idiot Son have just released one of the small indie albums of the year with the melancholic and thoughtful 'Lummox'. Frontman Andy Thompson talks to John Clarkson about the album and why the London roots of the band have proved so important
Andy Thompson, the front man with London-based indie outfit Idiot Son, talks about his band's return after an extended hiatus and 'Stibbington', their first album in ten years
Interview with Rod Jones (2005)
Idlewild have just released their fifth album, 'Warnings/Promises.' Ben Howarth speaks to lead guitarist and co-songwriter Rod Jones about the new record, touring and their hopes for the band’s future.
Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble speaks about his band's forthcoming new album, which is being paid for by the sponsorship of their fans, and his recent collaboration with folk musicians, John McCusker and Kris Drever
Iggy and the Stooges and 'Raw Power' guitarist James Williamson recently started touring with the band again after an absence of over thirty five years. He speaks to John Clarkson about his remarkable return to playing music
One of the rising new punk bands in Britain, Ikara Colt recently toured with the Parkinsons and also have just released their debut album 'Chat and Business'. Olga Sladeckova talks backstage to Paul Resende and Dominic Young from the group about both
I'm Kingfisher is the new project of Swedish anti-folk musician Thomas Denver Jonsson. He talks to Adrian Huggins about his new album 'Arctic', and explains the influence of the wilderness and Nobel prize winner and adventurer Fridjof Nansen on his recording
Now in their third incarnation the Immortal Lee County Killers have just released a new album 'These Bones Will Rise to Love You Again'. In London Mark Rowland chats to singer Chetley Weis about it and the jazz greats.
Alabama punk blues duo the Immortal County Lee Killers have just released their second album 'Love is a Charm of Powerful Trouble'. Anthony Dhanendran meets with them at the end of the British leg of their first European tour to talk about it
Following the death of The Fall’s legendary frontman Mark E. Smith last year the final, longest serving line up to back him have re-grouped to form new outfit Imperial Wax. Denzil Watson talks to them about their acclaimed debut LP 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' and future plans.
Kelly Smith chats to hardworking Irish punk pop trio at a gig in Newcastle supporting Fightstar about their heavy schedule of touring and just released debut album, 'Align the Planets'
Amy Rawlinson chats to critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner about his unusual form of guitar-playing and recently released third album, ‘Write It On Your Skin’
Interview with Tom Hingley (2003)
One of the most famous of all the Madchester groups , the Inspiral Carpets have recently reformed and have a new box set out and have just toured. Frontman Tom Hingley talks to Anthony Strutt about the group's history
Oxford-based band International Jetsetters includes in its line-up Mark Crozer and Loz Colbert, who are members of the reformed Jesus and Mary Chain. Mark Crozer speaks to Anthony Strutt about International Jetsettsers debut EP 'Heart is Black' and his involvement with the Mary Chain
Blondie drumer Clem Burke chats to John Clarkson about his new super group the International Swingers and Blondie's forthcoming album, 'Ghosts of Downlaod'
Lisa Torem chats to Sam Beam from Americana act Iron and Wine about his songwriting career and his group's critically acclaimed latest album, 'Kiss Each Other Clean'
John Clarkson talks to former Goodbye Mr Mackenzie front man and Isa and the Filthy Tongues member Martin Metcalfe about his new career as a painter and artist and forthcoming musical plans
Malcolm Carter chats to Texan-based singer-songwriter Israel Nash Gripka about his much acclaimed third album, 'Rain Plans'
Andy Keating of Manchester's Ist Ist talks to Adrian Janes about the band's influences, music and future.
John Clarkson speaks to Richard Knox, the guitarist with Leeds-based post-rock act Glissando’s second album, ‘The World Without Us’, its difficult making and his growing label, Gizeh Records
John Clarkson speaks to Matthew Simms, the front man with Maidstone-based indie rock band It Hugs Back, about his dual career as a touring guitarist with Wire and ‘Laughing Party’, his band’s recently released second album
With photos from Darren Aston, John Clarkson speaks to It's Immaterial vocalist John Campbell about the Liverpudlian indie pop band's third album 'House for Sale', which they began work on almost thirty years ago but have only recently completed.
Jac Holzman was the owner of Elektra Records, whose acts included the Stooges, the Doors and Love. He speaks to Anthony Strutt about Elektra and a new book about it
Interview with Anthony Reynolds (2002)
Jack frontman and lyricist Anthony Reynolds talks to John Clarkson about literature, record deals and the band's first album in almost four years, 'The End of the Way It's Always Been'
Lisa Torem speaks to former Cream bassist and music legend Jack Bruce about his new solo album, 'Silver Rails'
Ben Howarth talks to former Hefner member Jack Hayter about his first new EP of music in eight years and his long absence from the music scene
Ben Howarth chats to former Hefner member Jack Hayter about his current twelve volume series of singles and forthcoming plans for the future
Former Hefner member Jack Hayter speaks to Ben Howarth about his new album which was inspired by a year spent living in the suburb of Abbey Wood, which soon to change with the arrival of a new train line, is on the borders of outer London and Kent.
Adrian Huggins speaks to Bob Butfoy, the front man with rising band Jack Rabbit Slim, about his band's recently released fourth album, 'Hairdo's and Heartaches' and the revival and increasing popularity of the rockabilly movement of which his group is a part
Singer-songwriter Jackie Leven speaks to Ben Howarth about his new album, 'Wayside Shrines and the Code of the Travelling Man', a collaboration with his regular keyboardist Michael Cosgrave, which was written in a set of German hotel rooms
Nick Dent-Robinson chats to Jacqui Dankworth, the daughter of jazz legends Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth, about her life as a theatre actress and own career in recent years as a jazz and blues artist
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.
Jah Wobble talks to Andrew Twambley about his time in Public Image Ltd and his new dub reworking of their 'Metal Box' album.
Newcastle-based dance/rock outfit Deltasound have been together for just over a year. Vocalist/guitarist Jonjo McNeill and bassist Adrian Huggins chat to John Clarkson about their first two EPs, and what gave Jonjo having given up making music the inspiration to start up again
With their fifteenth album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ heading for the Top 5 of the Album Charts, James multi-instrumentalist Saul Davies discusses with Richard Lewis the making of the new LP, not becoming a nostalgia act and what lies ahead for the group.
Interview Part 2 (2007)
In the second and final part of his interview with Palace Fires, the new band of former Gene stars Matt James and Steve Mason, Anthony Strutt talks to the group about why they decided to release their first two singles on 7@ and downloads only, and their forthcoming album plans
Shirley Procter talks to rising Bolton-based singer-songwriter James Holt at a gig in Manchester about his new EP, his influences, appearing on TV and his plans for the future.
Lisa Torem catches up with British singer/songwriter James McCartney during his second US tour in which he is promoting his second studio album 'The Blackberry Train'
Austin, Texan singer-songwriter James McMurtry talks to Lisa Torem about his first album,in six years ‘The Horses and The Hounds’, and songcraft, politics, early influences and why he never could play like Johnny Cash.
American punk act Smoke or Fire's debut album 'Above the Fire' came out on Fat Wreck earlier this year. Frontman Joe McMahon talks to Alex Halls about it and his band's recent appearance on the European Deconstruction tour
Anthony Strutt speaks to Starsailor front man James Walsh about his solo debut album, 'Turning Point'
Former Stooges guitarist James Williamson speaks to Lisa Torem about several new projects that he is presently involved in, including a remake of 1960s girl-group classic, ‘Leader of The Pack’.
Anthony Dhanendran speaks to folk singer James Yorkston about his third and latest album 'The Year of the Leopard Song', his musical and other influences, and his recent decision to play shorter tours
John Clarkson talks to Frankfurt-based electro-pop artist and actress Jana Josephina, about her forthcoming debut album 'Contradictions', upon which she sings for the first time in English rather than in German
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.
Award-winning American folk singer-songwriter Janis Ian had her first hit in 1967 as a 15 year old with 'Society's Child'in 1967. She talks to Lisa Torem about her forty years of making music, her new career as a writer and continued love of touring
In our second interview with her, influential singer-songwriter Janis Ian talks to Lisa Torem about her latest musical releases and her expanding interest in other aspects of writing
Lisa Torem interviews Janis Ian about the highlights of her five-plus decade career as a singer-songwriter, author and narrator
American singer-songwriter Janis Ian talks to Lisa Torem about 'The Essential 2.0', her new double CD of remasters which spans her entire career.
Lisa Torem speaks to Finland-born singer-songwriter Janita about why signing to Blake Morgan's American ECR label has given her career a new focus and energy
Lisa Torem chats to German-born singer-songwriter Jann Klose about his recent appearance in the film 'Greetings from Tim Buckley', his musical appearance and forthcoming next album
International singer-songwriter Jann Klose talks to Lisa Torem about the making of new studio album, ‘In Tandem,’ which celebrates the art of collaboration and the personnel that enabled the project to crystalize.
After a long wait and a move to a major label, Texas-born singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson is ready to unveil 'Ready The Horses' to a growing fanbase. He tells Ben Howarth about his love of recording on 2-inch tape and his desire to reach for the classic sounds of the 50's and 60's.
Former Drive By Truckers guitarist and vocalist Jason Isbell released his debut solo album, 'Sirens of the Ditch', last year. At a show at the London Borderline to promote it with his new band the 400 Unit , Ben Howarth speaks to him both about itand his years with the Drive by Truckers
The former frontman with cowpunk pioneers Jason and the Scorchers, Jason Ringenberg currently runs both a solo career and also one for one children under the moniker of Farmer Jason, He speaks to John Clarkson about trhe Scorchers, his non-stop touring schedule and his present work
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
Jay Reatard is the former front man with the Reatards and dozens of other punk bands. He chats to Sarah Mwangi about his recent decision to turn solo, and the problems he has had dealing with violence at his gigs
John Clarkson talks to lead vocalist Jim Dolan and guitarist Marc Copely from Americana outfit JD and the Straight Shot about touring with the Eagles' Don Henley and their fifth acoustic album, 'Ballyhoo!'
John Clarkson speaks to Jean-Paul van Mierlo, the producer of 'Walking in the Opposite Direction', a new documentary film about The Sound's frontman Adrian Borland
Pennysylvanian singer-songwriter Jefferson Pepper took out a second mortgage to record his debut album 'Christmas in Fallujah'. Malcolm Carter talks to him about the biting lyrics behind its gentle melodies and its strong political message
Mark Rowland talks to New York-based musician and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis about his new covers album, '12 Crass Songs', which re-invents the anti-authoritarian rants of 70's anarchists Crass as a collection of indie-folk songs
More popular abroad rather in their own country, Swedish-based ambient/post-rock outfit Jeniferever have just released their second album, 'Spring Tides'. Guitarist Martin Sandström speaks to Anthony Strutt about his band
Lisa Torem speaks to violinist and singer-songwriter Jenny Scheinman about balancing her own solo career with motherhood and working as much in demand arranger
Swedish electro songstress Jenny Wilson talks to Cila Warncke about confronting the shattering reality of sexual violence and finding reasons to hope on her new album 'Exorcism'.
One of Fleetwood Mac's first guitarists, Jeremy Spencer spoke with Lisa Torem about his years with the group, and his blues-infleunced latest album ‘Bend in the Road’
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Thoms talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his early 1980's band the President Men's two singles and his 1990's group New Leaf's debut album 'On Safari'as well as his plans for his label Stereogram Recordings and band the Cathode Ray.
Devon-born and now Oxford-born singer-songwriter Jess Hall speaks to Nick-Dent Robinson about her unconventional musical beginnings and her much acclaimed debut album, 'Bookshelves'
Much acclaimed singer-songwriter Jesse Malin recently returned with his second album, 'The Heat'. He speaks to Emma Haigh about how he has avoided the pitfalls of making the same album twice
Interview with Jim Reid Part 1 (2002)
One of the most influential bands of all time, the Jesus and Mary Chain first burst onto the music in 1984. In the first part of a two part interview , Olga Sladeckova talks to frontman Jim Reid about the punk pioneers early years.
Interview with Jim Reid Part 2 (2002)
In the second part of our two part Jesus and Mary Chain interview, voclaist and singer Jim Reid talks to Olga Sladeckova about the group's history from '91 until its break-up in '98
Ben Lurie was the guitarist with both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Freeheat. He chats to Olga Sladeckova about working with both Jim and William Reid, and his recent decision to return to his native Australia after 15 years away
Interview Part 2 (2010)
while in the second part he speaks about his anger at the conflicts in both Afghanistan and his involvement in a campaign to save the Scottish wildcat
Interview Part 1 (2010)
In the first part of a two part interview, both parts of which we are running consecutively, Ian Anderson from prog rock act takes about the influences of both English countryside and Indian culture on his music
Lisa Torem speaks to Jethro Tull frontman and solo artist Ian Anderson about Jethro Tull's forthcoming 50th Anniversary upcoming UK tour, his favourite autograph and the curse of collaboration.
Interview Part 2 (2009)
...while in the second part he talks to her about some of his other projects and why he has always maintained his Chicago working class roots
Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur were two of the pioneering members of the early 60's jug movement. Lisa Torem talks to them about the enduring nature of the movement and their recent decision to tour together again
Jim McCarty, the drummer with the 60's group the Yardbirds, speaks to Lisa Torem about his influential band's history and his recent solo album ,‘Sitting on the Top of Time’
Interview Part 1 (2009)
Songwriter and musician Jim Peterik was a member of both the Ides of May and also Survivor, who had a worldwide hit with 'Eye of the Tiger', the theme tune to Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky III', in 1983. In the first part of a two part interview, he speaks to Lisa Torem about both bands...
One-time Fabulous Thunderbirds founder and blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan speaks to Lisa Torem about his musical career and recently released covers album, 'Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites'
In this retrospective interview from 2001 tough-looking Geordie singer-songwriter and actor Jimmy Nail tells Nick Dent-Robinson about his childhood and how he was saved by the love of his life
American songwriter Jimmy Webb has written songs such as 'Galveston', 'By The Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman' and 'MacArthur Park'. He speaks to Lisa Torem about his long musical career and 'Cottonwood Farm'. the album he has recorded with his sons, the Webb Brothers
Jimmy Webb speaks to Lisa Torem about songs such as 'Wichita Lineman', 'Galveston', 'The Highwayman' and 'MacArthur Park', his many musical collaborations and what makes good songwriting
Increasingly prolific, California's the Mad Caddies perceive their music to be an intriguing blend of punk rock, reggae, Dixieland jazz, and ska. Ana Grabov chats to Mark Iverson backstage at the London Astoria about their new album
Interview Part 1 (2005)
Dublin-based indie guitar trio JJ72 are about to return with a third album. In the first partof a two part interview, Anthony Strutt talks to the band about it, original bassist Hilary Wood's decision to leave and her replacement Sarah Fox
Interview Part 2 (2005)
In the second part of our two part interview, JJ72 talk to Anthony Strutt about their forthcoming and long-awaited third album
Owen Peters chats to acclaimed Reading-based singer-songwriter and folk/electronic artist Jo Bartlett about '9 by 7', her first album in four years which she has entirely self-financed
In the first of our new series 'Is This Your Year?', in which we will be following the fortunes of five different acts over the course of a year,we speak to Reading-based singer-songwriter Jo Bartlett,who has just released a new solo album '9 by 7'
In 'Is This Your Year?' we will be following across the course of the year the fortunes of various indie acts and bands. In this latest interview with Reading-based singer-songwriter Jo Bartlett, Owen Peters finds her having formed a new band Kodiak Island and preparing for a new album
Scottish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Jo Hamilton has spent much of her life travelling the globe. She speaks to Lisa Torem about the influences and experiences that have lead to her releasing her debut album, 'Gown'
In the wake of her appearance at Oxfordshire's Towersey Festival, Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Joan Armatrading about her decision to make her present major tour - which she is doing on her own - the last of its kind.
Guitarist Joanna Connor speaks to Lisa Torem about her new Joe Bonamassa-produced album, ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’, the Chicago club scene and her blueprint for balancing artistic work and family.
Lisa Torem speaks to Matthew Ord, the guitarist with Hey Negrita, about his debut album of traditional folk music, 'Early in the Spring', and its strong Celtic influences
Former Bikini Atoll and Joe Gideon & The Shark front man Joe Gideon speaks to John Clarkson about his debut solo album, 'Versa Vice', which he has recorded with Jim Sclavunos from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Back for his sixth interview with Pennyblackmusic, Joe Gideon tells Ben Howarth about his new album 'Armagideon', recorded with Jim Sclavunos and Gris-de-Lin. Having set out to write a set of lighthearted songs, he ended up with an album themed around the upcoming end of the world.
Olga Sladeckova chats to former Bikini Atoll front man Joe Gideon about his new duo which he has formed with his sister Viva and who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on the 3rd March
Sarah Johnson speaks to Joe Gideon from London-based duo and former Pennyblackmusic Bands Night band Joe Gideon and the Shark about his group's long awaited debut album, 'Harum Scarum'
Ben Howarth chats to Joe Gideon, the front man with London-based alternative rock duo Joe Gideon and the Shark, about his band's long-awaited second album, 'Freakish', and their increased confident edge
Oxfordshire-based saxophonist Joe Henwood, who is 21 years old, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his already lengthy career and successful recording studio
Music journalist Joe Milliken, author of a new biography about The Cars’ Ben Orr, talks to Lisa Torem about the book and the process behind writing it.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry chats to Lisa Torem about his new autobiography, ‘Rocks: In and Out of Aerosmith’
Before performing at Naperville's Rib Fest, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh talks with Lisa Torem about 'Analog Man', his first solo album in over twenty years
Joey Molland, the guitarist with Badfinger, talks to Lisa Torem about the bestselling 70's group, working with both John Lennon and George Harrison and his recent fourth solo album, 'Return to Memphis'
John & Jehn are a French duo who are based in London and who have just released their debut album. With influences as diverse as Serge Gainsbourg, the Velvet Underground, the Gang of Four, Joy Division and Johnny Cash, John Clarkson speaks to them about their intense on and off stage love affair
Spencer Robertshaw speaks to pioneering punk poet John Cooper Clarke at a show in Leeds about his writing and continued enthusiasm for performing poetry
Dave Goodwin chats to ex-Ultravox! front man John Foxx about his career, recent tour in support of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and his present band, John Foxx and the Maths
John Foxx and the Maths recently released a new album, 'The Machine', inspired by an E.M.Forster short story and accompanying stage production. Keith How speaks to him about the inspiration behind the music and also gets a glimpse into his current thinking.
One-time electronica artist and now acoustic folk singer-songwriter John Henry Lambert talks to John Clarkson about his broodingly atmospheric and haunting debut album, 'Gone Away', which he recorded over the space of two years in his isolated Dartmoor home
Lisa Torem chats to American singer-songwriter John Hiatt about his early career, the ideas that influence his songwriting and his latest album, 'Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns'
Singer songwriter John Howard has published his autobiography, a heartbreaking and hilarious tale of how to nearly become a pop star in the 70s. He tells Ben Howarth how he wanted to be 100% honest but non-judgemental.
John Howard speaks to Ben Howarth about his as-yet-untitled new album, the benefits of home recording and the next two volumes of his memoir.
John Huss is the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter in his own group "The John Huss Moderate Combo', which he formed in 1993, after a decade of playing off and on both in other bands and as a solo ac
Jazz guitarist and multi-instrumentalist and former Elton John band member John Jorgenson talks to Lisa Torem about the influence on him of Django Reinhardt and gypsy swing
Anthony Strutt speaks to 15-year old singer-songwriter John Lennon McCullaugh, who is the first signing to ex-Creation Records boss Alan McGee's new label 359 Music, about his debut album, 'North South Divide'
Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited frontman John Lydon speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about both groups and PiL's latest album, 'What The World Needs Now'
On the heels of new album, ‘Nobody Told Me’, and looking forward to an extensive UK tour in November with new guitarist Carolyn Wonderland plus Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport, Lisa Torem finds that British blues legend John Mayall has much to talk about.
Lisa Torem chats to influential blues musician John Mayall about his lengthy career and legendary band the Bluesbreakers, and working with musicians such as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Frank Zappa
Lisa Torem chats to American singer-songwriter and political activist John McCutcheon about his latest album ‘This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America’, which is a collection of covers of songs by the American folk hero, and Woody Guthrie’s continued relevance
John Otway talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about fifty years of his comic rock and making a success out of failure.
Malcolm Carter talks to Sheffield-based singer-songwriter John Reilly about his acclaimed band Boy on a Dolphin and his just released solo album, 'Zebulon'
Poet, writer and former 60's far left counterculture leader John Sinclair speaks to John Clarkson about his ever controversial views on drug culture, his new blues album 'Mohawk' and managing influential Detroit-based 60's band, the MC5
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter talks to Lisa Torem about the craft of song writing, his favourite songs and some of his main musical influences
Interview Part 1 (2014)
In the first part of a two part interview, both parts of which we are running consecutively, solo artist and Steely Dan touring and additional guitarist Jon Herington talks about working with Steely Dan...
Interview Part 2 (2014)
..while in the second part he speaks about his recent record, 'Time On My Hands'
The former front man with much acclaimed Sheffield band Little Man Tate, Jon Windle retired from making music last year, but is now back with his debut solo album. He talks to Denzil Watson about why he had decided to return to the limelight
Amanda J. Window speaks to Jonny Fluffypunk – a poet in love with the spirit of punk and DIY. He explains why he recently jumped at the chance to 'sell out'.
Owen Peters catches up with Vintage Pop aficionados The Jooles on the Isle of Wight and gains insight into their mission to make people dance...
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to Jools Holland about his lengthy musical and television career and his forthcoming appearance at this year's Cornbury Festival
In this 1990 archive interview Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Jools Holland about his love of cars
The son of Warren Zevon, Jordan Zevon has just released his debut solo album, 'Insides Out'. Anthony Strutt talks to him about both his Dad's musical legacy and the new record.
Although they were together barely two years, early 80's Edinburgh-based band Josef K's brittle guitar sound and nerve-worn lyrics have proved a massive influence on the likes of Franz Ferdinand. With a new compilation just out, John Clarkson chats to singer Paul Haig about his seminal group
Keith How talks to former Television Personalities and Swell Maps guitarist Jowe Head about his new solo album 'Widdershins', and is also given fascinating insights into his art and music,