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Interview (2002)

Calvin - Interview

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


International Spy Club (2003)

Third EP from Edinburgh band Calvin, which 'shimmers with an epicness that slots a gap between Grandaddy at one level, and Mercury Rev and Coldplay at others'.

Last One to Drop (2001)

New Edinburgh band Calvin features in its line-up several long-serving members of the Scottish independent music scene. The band's three song second EP 'Last One to Drop' is primarily a demo, but the


Lightspeed Champion

Lightspeed Champion's debut album, 'Falling Off the Lavender Bridge', has been one of the most acclaimed albums of the years and has won almost universal praise, but frontman Dev Hynes explains to Sarah Maybank why he doesn't think it is that good


The Levellers have just celebrated their 20th anniversary. Helen Tipping speaks to bassist Jeremy Cunningham about it, and the band's forthcoming new album, 'Letters from the Underground'


(DVD) A Curious Life Levellers - (DVD) A Curious Life

Harry Sherriff finds new Levellers documentary 'A Curious Life' poorly structured and only of appeal to die-hard fans

Chaos Theory Levellers - Chaos Theory

The Levellers' new two disc DVD, 'Chaos Theory', features a disc of a live concert at Reading Hexagon, and another disc of extra material. Helen Tipping finds that it makes both excellent and entertaining viewing

K Records
Interview with Calvin Johnson Miscellaneous - Interview with Calvin Johnson

American indiepop label K Records is soon about to celebrate its 21st birthday. Founder and Beat Happening frontman, Calvin Johnson, answers some of Olga Sladeckova's questions about his busy label


Opera House, Buxton, 5/3/2015 Levellers - Opera House, Buxton, 5/3/2015

Nicky Crewe enjoys an unusual evening from the Levellers at the Buxton Opera House in London at which they show their new documentary 'A Curious Life' and then follow this with an acoustic set

Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 28/4/2010 Levellers - Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 28/4/2010

At his first Levellers show in nearly a decade, Russell Ferguson, having seen the folk punks through the best and then more leaden circumstances, finds them back on form at a gig at the Picturehouse in Holmfirth

Academy, Leeds, 12/12/2008

Despite playing to a drunken, ugly crowd,Helen Tipping finds the Levellers to be on fine form and returning to their political folk-punk roots with their latest material at a show at the Leeds Academy on their latest tour

Apollo, Manchester, 5/3/2008 Levellers - Apollo, Manchester, 5/3/2008

At the Manchester date of their recent 'Beautiful Nights' tour to celebrate their 20 years togethers, Helen Tipping finds that, despite a heavy-handed security, the Levellers have lost none of their passion or ability to put on a fiery show

Bethnal Green Pleasure Unit, London, 11/11/2006 Levellers - Bethnal Green Pleasure Unit, London, 11/11/2006

New Pennyblackmusic writer Sarah Maybank watches Welsh pop art punks the Loves play a vibrant and exciting set at Bethnal Green Pleasure Unit in London


Levellers Levellers - Levellers

Pennyblackmusic has two signed promo copies of the Levellers new double A sided single, 'A Life Less Ordinary'/'The Cholera', and one copy of their recent double live DVD, 'Chaos Theory' to give away. To hopefully win a prize, answer three questions

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