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Interviews


Interview (2020)

Beat - Interview

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 (2013)

Beat - Interview

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


Reviews


Bounce (2016)


Uninspiring first album in thirty years from influential 80's ska group the Beat


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Luke Haines and Peter Buck
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British singer-songwriter and author Luke Haines and ex-REM guitarist Peter Buck speak to Denzil Watson about their new collaborative album, 'Beat Poetry for Survivalists'.


Bronski Beat
Interview Bronski Beat - Interview

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.


English Beat
Interview English Beat - Interview

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


English Beat
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5/10/2016 English Beat - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5/10/2016

Dave Wakelings 80's ska outfit The English Beat return to Nottingham in good style, lighting up the Rescue Rooms with their own brand of two-tone excellence


Mountain Goats
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/11/2015 Mountain Goats - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 19/11/2015

Daniel Cressey watches Americana act the Mountain Goats play a bleak but compelling show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London to promote their latest album 'Beat the Champ' on which front man John Darnielle’s songwriting focuses on the professional wrestling world


English Beat
ABC2, Glasgow, 10/3/2014 English Beat - ABC2, Glasgow, 10/3/2014

Tony Gaughan watches Dave Wakeling with his band the English Beat play an excellent set of his classic hits at the ABC2 in Glasgow


Bronski Beat
The Age of Consent Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at classic albums, Tommy Gunnarson examines Bronski Beat’s seminal electro-pop classic 'The Age of Consent'







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