Malcolm Carter talks to Nick Halliwell, Steve Perrin and Mike Finney from underrated new wave band The Distractions about the long-awaited reissue of their 1980 debut album ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ in a two CD 40th Anniversary edition.
The recent release of the band's third album, ‘Kindly Leave The Stage’ on the Occultation Recordings label is being promoted as the last Distractions album. Malcolm Carter speaks to Steve Perrin and Nick Halliwell about why they have decided this will be the final word from the Distractions.
Malcolm Carter talks to Distractions members Mike Finney, Steve Perrin and Nick Halliwell, and Neil Storey, the owner of record label HiddenMasters, about 'Parabolically Yours' the 80's new wave band's new PledgeMusic-funded box set
Malcolm Carter talks to Distractions members Mike Finney and Steve Perrin, and Neil Storey, the owner of record label HiddenMasters, about 'Parabolically Yours' the 80's new wave band's forthcoming retrospective
In what is our second interview with 80's new wave act the Distractions, Malcolm Carter chats to guitarist and songwriter Steve Perrin about their second album, 'The End of the Pier', which is being released 32 years after their debut record
Malcolm Carter talks to vocalist Mike Finney and guitarist Steve Perrin from under rated 70's punk/new wave band the Distractions about their comeback and two new EPs, 'Black Velvet' and 'Come Home'
Malcolm Carter reflects upon under rated 70's punk/new wave band the Distractions, who have released two new EPs, 'Black Velvet' and 'Come Home', during the last few months
Nobody's Perfect (2020)
In our Re:View section Malcolm Carter reflects on the Distractions' debut album from 1980 which has finally been made available on CD, comprising both the original album and a new Nick Halliwell remix. He finds that a host of extras make this a must-buy.
Kindly Leave the Stage (2017)
Fabulous third and final album from the Distractions which surpasses even their classic 1980 debut ‘Nobody’s Perfect’
The End of the Pier (2012)
Extraordinary first album in thirty-two years from underrated classic pop-influenced punk/new wave act, the Distractions
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.
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 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
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'
Willard Grant Conspiracy
Garage, London, 18/9/2009
In an evening fraught with difficulties and distractions, Ben Howarth at the Garage in London watches Robert Fisher's Willard Grant Conspiracy, against the odds and a heavily reduced stage time, play a riveting and forceful set