John Clarkson speaks to Paul Simpson from Liverpool post-punk band the Wild Swans about his group's first album in twenty two years, 'The Coldest Winter For a Hundred Years'
Legendary 80s Livepool band the Wild Swans have recently announced their return in a new incarnation. John Clarkson speaks to singer Paul Simpson about the band's reformation and its first single and release in twenty years,'English Electric Lightning/The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years'
Often seen to be one of the great lost British bands, seminal 1980's group the Wild Swans have just released a double retrospective CD, 'Incandescent'. Singer Paul Simpson and guitarist Jem Kelly talk to John Clarkson about the band's stormy history
Static Gallery, Liverpool, 23/7/2009
Guest writer Alan O'Hare watches the reformed Wild Swans make a stunning return to the stage after a twenty one year absence at the first night of a two evening residency at the Static Gallery in their home town of Liverpool
Liquid Mercury (2009)
Evocative and reflective new single from reformed Liverpool-based group, the Wild Swans
English Electric Lightning (2009)
Magnificent ten inch vinyl only single from Liverpool-based group the Wild Swans, who, reforming after an absence of two decades, have at last matched their early enormous possibility
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.
Paul Simpson talks to John Clarkson about his forthcoming memoirs 'Incandescent', his post-punk group The Wild Swans and his memories of late 70's/early 80's Liverpool and its bands
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 with Nick Halliwell
John Clarkson talks to Nick Halliwell, the owner of Occultation Recordings, about the making of the new vinyl edition of The Wild Swans' 'The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years' , which appears in three different editions
Interview With Nick Halliwell
John Clarkson speaks to Nick Halliwell, who is also a songwriter, musician, producer and the front man with the Granite Shore, about his label Occultation Recordings, which puts a special focus on vinyl and has seen releases recently from the Distractions, the Wild Swans and Factory Star
Les Pattinson talks to Anthony Strutt about his twenty years as bassist with Echo and the Bunnymen and joining his latest band, the Wild Swans
Interview with Jem Kelly
Recent reformed and back with a second album , Liverpool's the Lotus Eaters were seen to be of the great indiepop acts of the 80's. Guitarist Jem Kelly chats to Anthony Strutt about the reformation and also his time with the legendary Wild Swans.
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'