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Stranglers


Interviews


Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel (2019)

Stranglers - Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel

Denzil Watson caught up with legendary bassist and founder member of The Stranglers, Jean-Jacques Burnel, to chat about their current tour, the increasing possibility of a new Stranglers album and the invention of a new word.


Interview (2018)

Stranglers - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers front man Baz Warne about the band's forthcoming UK tour and their durability.


Interview (2017)

Stranglers - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers' frontman Baz Warne about their forthcoming 'The Classic Collection Tour'


Interview (2016)

Stranglers - Interview

With punk-survivors the Stranglers enjoying something of a renaissance on the live circuit, Denzil Watson catches up with the band’s gregarious guitarist/co-frontman Baz Warne for a chat, about their Spring 2016 'Black and White' tour


Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel (2015)

Stranglers - Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel

Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Jean Jacques-Burnel from the Stranglers about his group's still controversial reputation and their forty year career


Interview with JJ Burnel (2015)

Stranglers - Interview with JJ Burnel

Denzil Watson talks to legendary Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel about his band's colourful career, their forty year history and plans for their forthcoming UK tour


Interview with Baz Warne (2013)

Stranglers - Interview with Baz Warne

Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers co-front-man and guitarist Baz Warne about both the past, its recent tour and also the future of his influential group


Live

02 Apollo, Manchester, 30/3/2019

Stranglers - 02 Apollo, Manchester, 30/3/2019

Denzil Watson at the Apollo in Manchester watches the Stranglers play a powerful and often surprising set on the last night of their recent UK tour.


(With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018

Stranglers - (With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018

Richard Lewis watches punk legends the Stranglers showcase their impressive live firepower at a full capacity, extremely hot O2 Academy in Liverpool with Northern Irish rockers Therapy? in support.


Rock City, Nottingham, 13/3/2017

Stranglers - Rock City, Nottingham, 13/3/2017

Denzil Watson watches the Stranglers play a powerful set of their hits and also little known material at Rock City in Nottingham


Boardwalk, Sheffield, 16/10/2004

Stranglers - Boardwalk, Sheffield, 16/10/2004

It's been fourteen years since Hugh Cornwell walked out on the Stranglers. Denzil Watson finds time to be the greatest mellower, and Cornwell, with a new autobiography out, paying greater tribute to his former band than in his previous live shows


Leadmill, Sheffield, 7/3/2004

Stranglers - Leadmill, Sheffield, 7/3/2004

Since Hugh Cornwall left 13 years ago, the Stranglers have been written off many times. Back on the comeback trail with a stunning new album and replacement Paul Roberts, Denzil Watson finds they have convincingly managed to reinvent themselves


Albums

Black and White (2011)

Stranglers - Black and White

In our 'Re: View' series, in which our writers examine albums from the past,Denzil Watson reflects upon the Stranglers' 1978 third album, 'Black and White'


Photography

Photoscapes (2016)

Stranglers - Photoscapes

Denzil Watson photographs the Stranglers at a show at the Sheffield Academy on their latest tour in which they performed their seminal 'Black and White' album in its entirety


Reviews


Giants (2012)


Faltering seventeenth album from the Stranglers, which, after an excellent opening, starts to stagnate badly


Related


Interviews

Hugh Cornwell
Interview Hugh Cornwell - Interview

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


Hugh Cornwell
Interview Hugh Cornwell - Interview

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'


Hugh Cornwell
Interview Hugh Cornwell - Interview

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


Hugh Cornwell
Interview Hugh Cornwell - Interview

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


Profiles

Dave Greenfield
1949-2020 Dave Greenfield - 1949-2020

Long-term fan Denzil Watson pays tribute to Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who died on the 3rd May.


Live

Alarm
O2 Academy, Liverpool, 8/3/2016 Alarm - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 8/3/2016

Marking their 35th year as a band, the Alarm plays to a sizeable crowd supporting the Stranglers at the Liverpool Academy


Godfathers
Picture House, Edinburgh, 1/3/2013 Godfathers - Picture House, Edinburgh, 1/3/2013

At a support date to the Stranglers at the Edinburgh Picture House on the first night of a three week tour, John Clarkson sees the reformed Godfathers, back on the road to promote their first album in seventeen years, play a fantastic set


Hugh Cornwell
Academy 3, Manchester, 27/11/2009 Hugh Cornwell - Academy 3, Manchester, 27/11/2009

At Manchester Academy gig in which he played both all of his new album 'Hooverdam' and the Stranglers' debut 'Rattus Norvegicus' in their entirety, Spencer Robertshaw finds Hugh Cornwell to be on explosive form and to have lost none of his creative energy







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