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Madness


Interviews


Interview (2019)

Madness - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson has a chat with frontman Suggs as the Madness experience touches down for an unusual gig in Newbury.


Albums

One Step Beyond (2014)

Madness - One Step Beyond

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Fiona Hutchings reflects on Madness's 1979 debut solo album 'One Step Beyond', which has just been re-released in an expanded edition


Photography

Photoscapes (2018)

Madness - Photoscapes

Andrew Twambley takes photographs of Madness at a sold-out how at the Arena in Manchester.


Reviews


Forever Young-The Ska Collection (2012)


Fabulous career retrospective from Madness, which includes two previously unreleased songs


Related


Interviews

Doctors Of Madness
Interview Doctors Of Madness - Interview

Richard Strange, the frontman with influential cult band Doctors of Madness, talks about 'Dark Times', the group's first album in over four decades, which was inspired by the present political situation and world crisis.


Fairport Convention
Interview Fairport Convention - Interview

Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about this year Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will include sets from Madness and rising stars Sound of the Sirens, and the recent death of former member Dave Swarbrick


Magic Brothers
Interview Magic Brothers - Interview

Fiona Hutchings speaks to Madness drummer Woody Woodgate about his new band the Magic Brothers which he has formed with his brother Nick, and their 70's pop-influenced debut album 'The Magic Line'


Aggrolites
Interview Midnight Orchestra - Interview

Californian reggae act the Aggrolites have recently finished playing a stadium tour of Britain playing support to Madness. Daniel Cressey chats to the group at a headline date at the London Underworld about the uniqueness of being a reggae band in America


Profiles

Lee Thompson
One Man's Madness Lee Thompson - One Man's Madness

Madness fan Fiona Hutchings enjoys 'One Man's Madness', a very different type of documentary focusing on the band's idiosyncratic saxophonist, Lee Thompson.


Live

Mountain Goats
KOKO, London, 26/5/2011 Mountain Goats - KOKO, London, 26/5/2011

Despite tackling issues such as loss, despair, drugs and madness, Daniel Cressey at the KOKO in London finds that Californian act the Mountain Goats continuing to be oddly comforting as well as totally compelling


Nottingham Splendour Festival 2
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, 19/7/2009 Miscellaneous - Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, 19/7/2009

...while Fiona Hutchings is impressed by 50's-influenced newcomer Imelda May and enjoys Madness' fresh and vibrant-sounding headlining set


A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Bush Hall, London, 11/5/2007 Hawk And A Hacksaw - Bush Hall, London, 11/5/2007

At the Bush Hall in London, Sarah Maybank is thrust into a frenzied set of joyous madness by Eastern European-influenced folk rockers, A Hawk and a Hacksaw


Features

Fiona Hutchings
Vinyl Stories Fiona Hutchings - Vinyl Stories

In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin talks to Pennyblackmusic writer Fiona Hutchings about her passion for Madness, Queen and Mark Morriss whose records are amongst her favourite albums


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Madness 'Absolutely' Miscellaneous - Madness 'Absolutely'

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers write about the personal impact of music on their lives, new writer Fiona Hutchings tells of first hearing Madness' second album 'Absolutely' as a fifteen year old







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