In our second interview with him, Anthony Strutt speaks to James Chapman from electrinic outfit and Mercy Prize nominee about his project's second album, 'Turning the Mind'
James Chapman, the main man with Maps, has been recording at home in his bedroom in Northampton for years. Having recently started playing live with a backing band, he talks to Anthony Strutt about his three to date vinyl only singles, and his debut album which he will come out on Mute Records
Northumbria University, Newcastle, 11/5/2007
At Northumbria University in Newcastle, Jonjo McNeill watches sleazy American synth duo Shy Child kick up a storm
Turning the Mind (2009)
Fantastic electro pop on second album from Mercury Prize nominee Maps, the project of Northampton-based musician James Chapman
To the Sky (2007)
Re-recorded version of Maps's first 10 inch single, taken from their Mercury Prize-nominated first album, 'We Can Create'
You Don't Know Her Name (2007)
Dance-based electronica on new single from the Mercury Prize-nominated Maps, the project of James Chpman
We Can Create (2007)
Gorgeous-sounding electronica on debut album from Maps, the project of solo artist James Chapman
It Will Find You (2007)
Hypnotic debut single on Mute from Maps, whose three previous releases all came out on 10 inch vinyl only
Don't Fear (2006)
Intelligent dance pop on third single from Northampton-based band Maps
Lost My Soul (2006)
Limited to 1000 copies second release from Australian indiepop group Maps
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,
London-based experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Simpson speaks to John Clarkson about his new solo project Dream Maps and its debut album 'In Stormy Nights', which takes much of its inspiration from UVB-76, an enigmatic Russian radio station
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
With the first four Television Personalities LPs set for a reissue, Mark Rowland takes a look at their legacy
Sonic Cathedral Nights, 30/4/2008 and 12/5/2008
Social, London, 30/4/2008
At the Social in London Anthony Strutt enjoys two nights put on by excellent shoegazing label Sonic Cathedral, the first featuring Maps and Ulrich Schnauss, and the second headlined by loud American trio, A Place to Bury Strangers
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
Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.
And Dont The Kids Just Love It
All I remember about the first time I heard the Television Personalities is the vague sense of irritation I felt about the silliness of the song. It was 'Part Time Punks' from the 'Wanna Buy A Bridge'
Band Of Holy Joy
(With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020
We profile our next London Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place with The Band of Holy Joy, Moon Under Water and Dream Maps at the Water Rats on the 17th January, 2020.
(With Idiot Son and Dream Maps), Sebright Arms, London, 1/10/2016
We profile our next London Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place at the Sebright Arms in London, and will feature sets from Madam, Idiot Son and Dream Maps
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
Former Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden has just had another four of his solo albums re-released on another two double CDs. In his second article this year about the cult punk star, Andrew Carver profiles the latest batch of releases
Former Swell Maps front man Nikki Sudden has recently had four of his solo albums re-released on two impressive double CDs. With the rest of his output to follow, Andrew Carver profiles those four albums and the prolific, if underrated punk star.