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Karen


Interviews


Interview (2017)

Karen - Interview

Dixie Emill talks to ex-Brilliant Corners and Experimental Pop Band front man Davey Woodward about his new band Karen and their appearance at our next Bands Night at Gullivers in Manchester


Live

Exchange, Bristol, 23/1/2016

Karen - Exchange, Bristol, 23/1/2016

Former Brilliant Corners and the Experimental Pop Band front man Davey Woodward’s songwriting abilities remain undiminished as he re-emerges on the live circuit fronting‘super-group’ Karen at The Exchange in Bristol


Photography

Photoscapes (2017)

Karen - Photoscapes

Marie Hazelwood photographs Karen, the new band of Brilliant Corners and Experimental Pop Band front man Davey Woodward, at our recent Pennyblackmusic Bands Night at Gullivers in Manchester


Related


Interviews

Davey Woodward
Interview Davey Woodward - Interview

The Brilliant Corners and the Experimental Pop Band's Davey Woodward talks to Dixie Ernill about 'Love and Optimism', his second album under the moniker of Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans.


Karen Jonas
Interview Karen Jonas - Interview

Much acclaimed and rising country singer-songwriter Karen Jonas talks to Malcolm Carter about combining motherhood with a heavy touring schedule and her just released third album, 'Butter'.


Charlie Big Time
Interview Charlie Big Time - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Matthew Pendlebury from Bolton-based indie pop duo about why his band have always proved more popular in America than Britain and their forthcoming appearance at a Pennyblackmusic Bands Night in Manchester on February 18th in support of the Chesterfields and Karen


Experimental Pop Band
Interview Experimental Pop Band - Interview

Davey Woodward from the Experimental Pop Band speaks to Dixie Ernill about his group's appearance and his own solo set at the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in Manchester on November 19th and their forthcoming new album which is due out next year


Brilliant Corners
Interview Brilliant Corners - Interview

80s Bristol-based indiepop band the Brilliant Corners have just had released on CD for the first time two mini-albums and an EP. In what is our second interview with him, singer Davey Woodward, who now fronts the Experimental Pop Band, speaks to Dixie Ernill about his former group


Profiles

Karen Dalton
Profile Karen Dalton - Profile

Keith How reflects on the rediscovered career of 60's folk artist Karen Dalton and new box set, 'Recording is the Trip'.


Karen and the Sorrows
Profile Karen and the Sorrows - Profile

Kimberly Bright reflects upon rising band Brooklyn’s Karen and the Sorrows and finds that with their second LP 'Guaranteed Broken Heart' they have created a minutely authentic and timeless traditional country album on the theme of heartbreak and loss.


Live

Monochrome Set
(with the Hepburns and Karen), Thunderbolt, Bristol, 17/3/2018 Monochrome Set - (with the Hepburns and Karen), Thunderbolt, Bristol, 17/3/2018

Dixie Ernill watches the Monochrome Set and Karen bookend a fine evening of skewed indie on a wintry night in Bristol.


Brilliant Corners
The Exchange, Bristol, 2/11/2013 Brilliant Corners - The Exchange, Bristol, 2/11/2013

Dixie Ernill watches massively underrated indie pop group the Brilliant Corners back after an absence of twenty years play an excellent set at The Exchange in Bristol


Experimental Pop Band
El Rincon, Bristol, 12/11/2012 Experimental Pop Band - El Rincon, Bristol, 12/11/2012

Dixie Ernill sees the Experimental Pop Band play an excellent set of indie pop in the tiny venue of the El Rincon in their native Bristol


Experimental Pop Band
229 Venue, London, 29/3/2012 Experimental Pop Band - 229 Venue, London, 29/3/2012

Jon Rogers is impressed by Bristol group the Experimental Pop Band's understated blend of lyrical pop at a gig to promote their forthcoming album 'Vertigo' at a show at the 229 Venue in London


Experimental Pop Band/Davey Woodward
Brooksbottom Cricket Club, Summerseat, Bury, 21/3/2009 Experimental Pop Band - Brooksbottom Cricket Club, Summerseat, Bury, 21/3/2009

Dixie Ernill at Brooksbottom Cricket Club near Bury sees Davey Woodward, the former frontman with C86 darlings the Brilliant Corners, after supporting himself with a downbeat solo set, fuse together pop, rock and dance with his group the Experimental Pop Band to stunning effect


Experimental Pop Band
Summerseat, Bury, 19/5/2006 Experimental Pop Band - Summerseat, Bury, 19/5/2006

Pennyblackmusic writer Dixie Ernill is putting on his own gig in Bury near Manchester with Bristol indiepop group, Experimental Pop Band. More details can be found here


Experimental Pop Band
Magnet Club, Berlin, 23/3/2004 Experimental Pop Band - Magnet Club, Berlin, 23/3/2004

Upbeat Bristol quartet the Experimental Pop Band are masterminded by one of Britain’s most undervalued songwriters, Davey Woodward. Long term fan Dixie Ernill watches them play a stunning set in Berlin


Albums

Re : View-Brilliant Corners
Fruit Machine Brilliant Corners - Fruit Machine

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series. in which writers re-examine records from the past, Dixie Ernill looks back nostalgically on Bristol indiepop band the Brilliant Corners' excellent 'Fruit Machine' mini-album


Features

Chesterfields
(With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 19/2/2017 Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 19/2/2017

Dixie Ernill declares our recent Pennyblackmusic Bands Night, which featured performances from the Chesterfields, Karen and Charlie Big Time, the gig of the year


Chesterfields
(With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 18/2/2017 Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 18/2/2017

We profile our next London Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place at Gullivers in Manchester, and will feature sets from The Chesterfields, Karen and Charlie Big Time


Brilliant Corners
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Brilliant Corners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Dixie Ernill writes about his favourite songs by recently reformed 80's indie pop act the Brilliant Corners, with additional comments from their front man Davey Woodward


Brilliant Corners
(Gig of a Lifetime) Popfest, Madrid, March 2014 Brilliant Corners - (Gig of a Lifetime) Popfest, Madrid, March 2014

In In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, Dixie Ernill writes about seeing reformed 80's indie pop act the Brilliant Corners earlier this year at the Madrid Popfest


Experimental Pop Band/Davy Woodward
Summerseat, Bury, 20/3/2009 Experimental Pop Band - Summerseat, Bury, 20/3/2009

Pennyblackmusic writer Dixie Ernill is putting on for the second time his own gig in Bury near Manchester with Bristol indiepop group, Experimental Pop Band. More details for what promises to be a truly great night can be found here







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