Interview with Phil Wilson (2002)
The June Brides combination of punk attitude and spiky pop made them one of the most endearing and copied independent groups in the UK in the 80's. Gary Wollen talks to vocalist Phil Wilson about the group's short, but influential three year history
She Seems Quite Free (2014)
Fantastic indie pop on new 7 inch vinyl EP from reformed 1980’s legends, the June Brides
A January Moon/Cloud (2012)
Stunning vinyl and download only first single and new material in twenty six years from the legendary indie pop outfit, the June Brides
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.
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
Interview Part 2
In the second part of our two part interview with former June Brides' front man Phil Wilson, he talks to Anthony Strutt about 'God Bless Jim Kennedy', his debut solo CD and first album in twenty five years
Interview Part 1
The front man with influential indie pop band the June Brides, Phil Wilson recently released his debut solo album, 'God Bless Jim Kennedy'. In the first part of a two part interview, he speaks to Anthony Strutt about the 80's group and returning to song writing after an absence of over twenty years
Malcolm Carter reflects on Distractions' guitarist and Occultation Recordings' boss Nick Halliwell's band the Granite Shore's debut album ‘Once More From The Top’ which, out in May, he believes to be 'one of the most impressive and important albums not just of this year but the whole decade'
Scared to Get Happy
229 , London, 22/6/2013
Coinciding with a five CD 1980's indie pop box set, Scared to Get Happy was a mini festival at 229 in London featuring ten bands of the era. Dixie Ernill enjoys sets from the Primitives and June Brides, and the return after a twenty year absence of his favourite band the Brilliant Corners