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Kimberly Bright


Profiles

Interview (2016)

Kimberly Bright - Interview

Kimberly Bright speaks to John Clarkson about her biography 'Chris Spedding: Reluctant Guitar Hero', which has just been reissued in a tenth anniversary revised edition, and the difficulties of self-publishing


Features

Vinyl Stories (2019)

Kimberly Bright - Vinyl Stories

Kimberly Bright talks to Dave Goodwin in his column 'Vinyl Stories' about the appalling local record store of her youth.


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Interviews

Eight Rounds Rapid
Interview Eight Rounds Rapid - Interview

Kimberly Bright talks to three Eight Rounds Rapid members about their backgrounds, art, Southend, and not sounding like anyone else on the planet.


Carol Hodge
Interview Carol Hodge - Interview

Kimberly Bright chats with Huddersfield singer-songwriter and music educator Carol Hodge about her new solo album, songwriting, Crass, touring, teaching, and why introverts might well inherit the earth.


Pedaljets
Interview Pedaljets - Interview

Kimberly Bright chats with singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Allmayer from the Pedaljets about the Kansas City band’s long history, reunion, second chance and new album 'Twist the Lens'.


Hollywood Stars
Interview Hollywood Stars - Interview

Kimberly Bright talks guitarist Ruben De Fuentes and drummer Terry Rae from the early ‘70s LA glam band the Hollywood Stars about reuniting and finally releasing their early work.


Ulysses
Interview Ulysses - Interview

Ulysses frontman Luke Smyth chats with Kimberly Bright about the history of the band, his personal musical development, songwriting, the current cultural climate and being taken seriously while still being amazingly well-dressed.


Keiron Phelan
Interview Keiron Phelan - Interview

Songwriter and composer Keiron Phelan talks to Kimberly Bright about his first solo album 'Peace Signs', as well as Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales', liturgical music, and accents.


Simon Love
Interview Simon Love - Interview

Kimberly Bright talks to Welsh singer-songwriter Simon Love about the tales behind his recent songs, the Beatles, classic British television, and the art of holding grudges.


Vulgar Boatmen
Interview Vulgar Boatmen - Interview

Dale Lawrence, the lead singer of US indie outfit The Vulgar Boatmen, chats with Kimberly Bright about the band’s storied back catalogue ahead of a series of re-issues.


Burning Ferns
Interview Burning Ferns - Interview

Anthony Gray of rising Welsh stars Burning Ferns talks to Kimberly Bright about the band's influences and songwriting ethic and about the Newport scene.


Chris Haddon
Interview Chris Haddon - Interview

Kimberly Bright speaks to Chris Haddon, the singer and guitarist for The Minx and Heavy On The Magic, about his new full-time career as a holistic healer.


Brainiac 5
Interview Brainiac 5 - Interview

Cornwall’s reunited the Brainiac 5 chat with Kimberly Bright about their early career, reunion, recent work, and John Peel


Mike Peters
Interview Mike Peters - Interview

While on his 'Spirit of ’86' anniversary tour in North America Alarm frontman Mike Peters discusses with Kimberly Bright his extensive career, punk, technology, his Love Hope Strength Foundation for cancer victims and his Welsh identity


Penny Rimbaud
Interview Penny Rimbaud - Interview

Crass founder Penny Rimbaud talks to Kimberly Bright about his main musical influences


Profiles

Profile Lewes Ripple - Profile

Kimberly Bright examines The Lewes Ripple, a community of musicians from the small town of Lewes in Sussex, who after a planned week-long multi-venue festival was cancelled there due to the pandemic, have set up an inventive YouTube channel to promote their music.


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.


Hollywood Stars
Profile Hollywood Stars - Profile

Kimberly Bright reflects on the career of the ill-fated and now reformed ‘70s Los Angeles glam rock group the Hollywood Stars, whose lost second album 'Sound City' has been finally released after 43 years.


Bram Tchaikovsky
Profile Bram Tchaikovsky - Profile

Kimberly Bright reflects on the undervalued career of 1970’s power pop band Bram Tchaikovsky, whose three albums, ‘Strange Man, Changed Man’, ‘The Russians are Coming’ and ‘Funland’, have just been released in a new Cherry Red box set, ‘Strange Men, Changed Men’.


John Kruth
A Friend of the Devil: The Glorification of the Outlaw in Song, from Robin Hood to Rap Miscellaneous - A Friend of the Devil: The Glorification of the Outlaw in Song, from Robin Hood to Rap

Kimberly Bright finds that musician John Kruth has an interesting historical take on the recurring theme of the outlaw in popular music from the Middle Ages to the present day.


Johnny Marr
Profile Johnny Marr - Profile

With his autobiography just out, Kimberly Bright looks at the impact and influence of Johnny Marr on an entire generation of British guitar players and how he changed the direction of guitar culture before he was twenty-five


Albums

Bitter Springs
(Suburban Crimes of) Everyday Happiness Bitter Springs - (Suburban Crimes of)  Everyday Happiness

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright finds that the Bitter Springs’ magnificent remastered 2001 masterpiece '(Suburban Crimes of) Every Happiness' hasn’t aged a day.


Brinsley Schwarz
It's All Over Now Brinsley Schwarz - It's All Over Now

KImberly Bright examines influential rock act Brinsley Schwarz’s last album, 'It’s All Over Now', which finally sees an official release after forty-two years


Sea Nymphs
On The Dry Land Sea Nymphs - On The Dry Land

Kimberly Bright examines the release, at last, of the Sea Nymphs' long-awaited second album from the early 1990s


Terry Allen
Juarez Terry Allen - Juarez

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright examines Terry Allen's 1975 concept album 'Juarez' which has been recently re-released


Features

Graham Parker
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Graham Parker - 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, Kimberly Bright writes about her favourite songs by English singer-songwriter Graham Parker.


Andy Sumners
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Andy Sumners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In ‘Ten Songs That Made Me Love…’ Kimberly Bright looks back at ten of her favourite Andy Summers songs, including pre-and post-Police, solo, and collaborations







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