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Black Box Recorder


Interviews


Interview (2003)

Black Box Recorder - Interview

Anthony Strutt talks to Sarah Nixey from Black Box Recorder about the band's three album career to date, and their new album 'Passionoia'


Reviews


These Are The Things (2003)


More commercial than usual new EP and first music in three years from Black Box Recorder


Passionoia (2003)


"Classy" third album from Black Box Recorder finds them "as always razor sharp in their observations on modern culture"


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Interviews

Luke Haines
Interview Luke Haines - Interview

Ex-front man with the Auteurs and Black Box Recorder Luke Haines speaks to Denzil Watson about his fifth solo album ' Rock and Roll Animals', a concept record for adults and children


Sarah Nixey
Interview Sarah Nixey - Interview

Anthony Strutt speaks to former Black Box Recorder front woman Sarah Nixey about her recently released second solo album, ‘Brave Tin Soldiers’


Sarah Nixey
Interview Sarah Nixey - Interview

Sarah Nixey, the front woman with Black Box Recorder, talks to Anthony Strutt before her first headlining gig about her new electronic dance flavoured solo album 'Sing, Memory' and recording under her own name


Ben Lurie
Interview Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview

Ben Lurie was the guitarist with both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Freeheat. He chats to Olga Sladeckova about working with both Jim and William Reid, and his recent decision to return to his native Australia after 15 years away


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 2

In the second part of our two part Jesus and Mary Chain interview, voclaist and singer Jim Reid talks to Olga Sladeckova about the group's history from '91 until its break-up in '98


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 1

One of the most influential bands of all time, the Jesus and Mary Chain first burst onto the music in 1984. In the first part of a two part interview , Olga Sladeckova talks to frontman Jim Reid about the punk pioneers early years.


Profiles

Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3

In the second third of his occasional series, about the Jesus and Mary Chain, who have recently had all their albums reissued, Anthony Strutt examines their fourth album, 'Honey's Dead'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2

In the second part of his series, and wth all of their studio albums having been recently reissued in double CD editions, Anthony Strutt reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1989 third album, 'Automatic'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1

With all six of their studio albums having been recently reissued, Anthony Strutt in a new series looks back on the career of Scottish alternative group the Jesus and Mary Chain and begins by looking at their first two albums, 'Psychocandy' and 'Darklands'


Live

Jesus And Mary Chain
O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017

Noise rock pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain turn in an excellent career-spanning set at the O2 Academy, Liverpool in support of recent LP ‘Damage and Joy’. Richard Lewis reviews.


Jesus And Mary Chain
Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017

Richard Lewis finds the Jesus and Mary Chain, who are currently touring 'Damage and Joy' their first new album in nineteen years, to be on formidable form at a near-capacity Manchester Academy


Jesus and Mary Chain
Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015 Jesus And Mary Chain - Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015

Anthony Strutt at Rock City in Nottingham watches the Jesus and Mary Chain play an enjoyable but over-rehearsed show to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of 'Psychocandy', their seminal debut album


Sarah Nixey
Luminaire, 13/2/2007 Sarah Nixey - Luminaire, 13/2/2007

At her first headlining show, Anthony Strutt watches former Black Box Recorder singer Sarah Nixey play a short, but perfectly formed set of songs from her debut solo album 'Sing, Memory'


Luke Haines
Boardwalk, Sheffield, 7/11/2006 Luke Haines - Boardwalk, Sheffield, 7/11/2006

Luke Haines has never chosen easy targets on which to base his song writing. Denzil Watson finds that the former Auteurs and Black Box Recorder star on typically abrasive form in an empassioned performance at the Boardwalk in Sheffield


Jim Reid/Story One
Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005 Jesus And Mary Chain - Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005

Jim Reid was one of the seminal figures of the late 80's and early 90's as the frontman with the Jesus and Mary Chain. At a disastrous show at the Exeter Cavern, Ben Howarth watches hin fall prey to an unresponsive audience


Jim Reid
12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004 Jesus And Mary Chain - 12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004

Former Jesus and Mary Chain star Jim Reid rarely plays gigs these days. In what is possibly his last performance , Olga Sladeckova sees him affect a in-part JAMC reunion with former drummer John Moore at the tiny London 12 Bar


Albums

Re : View -Jesus and Mary Chain
Stoned and Dethroned Jesus And Mary Chain - Stoned and Dethroned

In the latest in our new 'Re :View' series, in which we look back upon albums that we feel deserve re-evaluation, Olga Sladeckova reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's underacknowledged masterpiece, 'Stoned and Dethroned'


Jesus and Mary Chain
Psycho Candy Jesus And Mary Chain - Psycho Candy

When East Kilbride’s The Jesus And Mary Chain surfaced early in 1984 it changed music forever for me. Before that I’d hated the eighties mainstream music and really only listened to 60’s stuff and als


Features

Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Jesus and Mary Chain Jesus And Mary Chain - The Jesus and Mary Chain

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column in which our writers describe the personal impact of music in their lives, Anthony Strutt writes of discovering the Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid 1980s







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