Erick Mertz talks to David Thomas, the front man with influential alternative rock act Pere Ubu, about his group's experimental new album, ‘20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo’.
Mark Rowland talks to David Thomas, the front man with influential alternative rock act Pere Ubu, about his band’s new ‘dance’-influenced album, ‘The Lady From Shanghai'
Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas speaks to Mark Rowland about the problems he and his band faced making their latest album ‘Long Live Pere Ubu’, which is a musical adaption of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist drama, ‘Bring Me the Head of Ubu Roi’
Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas has recently opened Hearpen, a download site for Pere Ubu albums and related projects. He talks to Mark Rowland about why his dislike of the MP3 audio market has forced him to open it and his musical career
Interview with David Thomas (2006)
One of the most seminal albums of all time, Pere Ubu's 1977 debut album 'The Modern Dance' has just been re-issued. Mark Rowland speaks to frontman David Thomas about the group's formation and its recording
Interview with David Thomas (2005)
Pere Ubu have just re-released their 2002 album 'St Arkanas' and are about to embark on a new British tour. Frontman and founder David Thomas chats to Anthony Dhanendran
Interview with David Thomas (2004)
Pere Ubu are currently touring Britain performing a live soundtrack to the classic sci-fi film, 'It Came from Outer Space'. Frontman David Thomas talks to Dominic Simpson about it
Pere Ubu's David Thomas has reformed his first group Rocket from the Tombs almost 30 years after they broke up. He talks to Jon Rogers about the ardours of going back on tour with them, their new album 'Rocket Redux' and his disillusionment with punk
Musician, Leicester, 12/11/2014
Dave Goodwin at the Musician in Leicester watches Peru Ubu play a confrontational yet brilliant double set of experimental rock
Blackheath Halls, London, 27/2/2010
Mark Rowland watches an enjoyably different and visually striking show from Pere Ubu in which they merge music, theatre and animation at a gig to promote their 'Long Live Pere Ubu' album at Blackheath Halls in London
Islington Academy, London, 18/9/2005
Pere Ubu have never been a band to rest on past glories. At a gig at London's Islington Academy, Anthony Dhanendran finds the caustic veteran Cleveland rockers still defining for themselves new limits and on rock's cutting edge
The Modern Dance (2006)
For our 'Re : View' slot, in which we look back on old albums, Mark Rowland writes about Pere Ubu's 1976 classic debut album 'The Modern Dance', which has recently been reisssued
Dub Housing (2002)
In the latest in our 'Favourite Album series, in which one of our writers writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, Maarten Schiethart reflects upon new wave art-rockers Pere Ubu's seminal second album 'Dub Housing'
Lady From Shanghai (2013)
Complex, but compelling fourteenth album from Cleveland avant-garde rockers, Pere Ubu
Long Live Pere Ubu (2009)
Menacing and visceral combination of punk energy and drama, comedy and art on latest album from Pere Ubu, which takes direct inspiration from the absurdist play 'Bring Me the Head of Ubu Roi'
Why I Hate Women (2006)
Irrestible, nervy latest album from durable Cleveland art punks, Pere Ubu
St Arkansas (2005)
Re-release of angular Cleveland rockers Pere Ubu's twelfth album, which while not perhaps on the same level as classic albums such as 'Dub Housing' and 'The Modern Dance' isn't too far off