Former Television Personalities guitarist TexasBob Juarez speaks to John Clarkson about his new Sparklestars project and his recently released fourth double album, 'Through the Looking Glass Darkly'.
Keith How talks to former Television Personalities and Swell Maps guitarist Jowe Head about his new solo album 'Widdershins', and is also given fascinating insights into his art and music.
Keith How talks to former Television Personalities and Swell Maps guitarist Jowe Head about his new solo album 'Widdershins', and is also given fascinating insights into his art and music,
Kimberly Bright talks to Welsh singer-songwriter Simon Love about the tales behind his recent songs, the Beatles, classic British television, and the art of holding grudges.
Television Personalities' guitarist TexasBob Juarez speaks to John Clarkson about his debut solo album, 'On A Distant Shore', and the influence on it of both Syd Barrett and Television Personalities' front man Dan Treacy
Rapid Results College
John Clarkson speaks to Rob Boyd, the front man with C-86 /Dunedin Sound-inspired indie pop trio Rapid Results College, about their debut album, 'In City Light'
Lisa Torem chats to former Police drummer Stewart Copeland about his solo career and composing for film and television
Nick Dent-Robinson talks to Jools Holland about his lengthy musical and television career and his forthcoming appearance at this year's Cornbury Festival
Nick Robinson speaks to composer Guy Dagul about his unusual childhood, the son of two classical musicians, and his career as both a much-acclaimed pianist and writing soundtracks for Hollywood films and television
Interview Part 1
In the first part of a two part interview with indie pop outfit Rotifer, Ben Howarth speaks to Austrian front man Robert Rotifer about their recent album, 'The Hosting Couple', and the departure of Darren Hayman on bass to be replaced by Mike Stone from the Television Personalities
Mark Rowland chats to London-based singer-songwriter and filmmaker Cosmo Jarvis about his low budget new film, 'The Naughty Room', which is about to receive its first television showing
Mark Rowland speaks Dan Treacy, the front man with influential C86/punk group the Television Personalities about his return to making music, his much publicised mental and physical health battles, and the band's new album which is due out next year
Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts
Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts have produced one of the finest debut albums of the year with the punky Folk Country 'Blue Bird's Blood'. Neil Palmer chats to Sawyer, who is both a working artist and the former drummer with the Television Personalities, about his music and his art
'Put Me On The Television' Video Premiere
Pennyblackmusic is proud to premiere the video for 'Put Me On The Television', the debut single from Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Stephen McLaren's forthcoming dream-pop second album 'They Don’t Put Any Money in Your Pocket'.
With the first four Television Personalities LPs set for a reissue, Mark Rowland takes a look at their legacy
Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to the radio and television broadcaster Terry Wogan, who died in January
John Clarkson speaks to influential DJ and presenter Janice Long about her lengthy career and new television series, 'The Janice Long Review Show'
My Fleeting House
'My Fleeting House' compiles together on DVD |all the performances 70's icon and singer-songwriter Tim Buckley made for television. Chris O' Toole finds it both limiting and fascinating at the same time
Legal Tender, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, 6/1/2007
In the woefully inappropriate surroundings of the Legal Tender night at the the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Neil Palmer watches former Television Personalities' drummer Mathew Sawyer play a vulnerable, but emotive solo set to promote his and his band the Ghosts new album 'Blue Birds Blood'
Barfly, London, 22/3/2006
At a busy night at the Barfly in London, Anthony Dhanendran watches the reformed Television Personalities play a sadly disappointing and shambolic show
Patti Smith and Steve Earle
Royal Festival Hall, London, 19/6/2005
Patti Smith was the curator of London's recent Meltdown Festival. With a band including Television's Tom Verlaine on guitar, Jon Rogers at her own headlining show for the event at the Royal Festival watches her play a captivating set
Buffalo Bar, London, 24/7/2004
Nemo share a love for the likes of Joy Division, Television, Human League and Talking Heads. Back after an enforced break because of line-up changes, Emma Haigh watches them play a compelling set in the London Buffalo Bar
Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.
Heavy Metal Kids
In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tom Fogarty reflects on 'Kitsch', the 1977 third album from the Heavy Metal Kids, whose singer the late Gary Holton was one of the stars of the classic television series, 'Auf Weidersehen, Pet'
Lift Off Mit Der Teenage Filmstars
In the latest in our Re : View series, in which writers look back on albums from the past, new Pennyblackmusic writer Cyrus Pearce examines the Teenage Filmstars 'Lift Off Mit Der Teenage Filmstars', which featured the Television Personalities' Ed Ball and came out on Creation in 1992
#5 - ‘We all have good intentions/ But all with strings attached’: Music and Mental Health Part 2
In his regular column ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’, Steve Miles continues to looks at the issue of mental health and reflects on the positive effect of music and songs by The Gang of Four, The Fall, The Television Personalities, Black Uhuru, The Au Pairs and The Slits on his adolescence.
TV Music Memories
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC
In his 'TV Music Memories' column, in which he looks at music programmes on television, Owen Peters watches an archive programme of singer-songwriters from the 1960s and 1970s
TV Music Memories
Killers 'Live from the Artists Den'
In the second in his new series 'TV Music Memories', in which he looks at television music programmes, Owen Peters watches a Killers concert film and interview, which was first shown in 2013 on the Sky Arts channel
TV Music Memories - MusiCares Person of the Year 2006
In his new column 'TV Music Memories', in which he will be examining music programmes on television, Owen Peters watches a tribute concert originally shown in 2006 for James Taylor
In our competition we have ten copies of a Television Personalities 23 song tribute album, 'All Those Times We Spent Together', from Canadian label The Beautiful Music to give away
The Shopping Channel
In the latest in his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry series, Spencer Robertshaw reflects upon one of television's oddest dangers
After a 14 year absence from recording former Television frontman Tom Verlaine has released two albums at once, 'Songs and Other Things' and 'Around'. Jon Rogers examines both CDs