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Reviews


Mono Freedom (2020)


Anthemic but thought-provoking and science fiction-influenced concept album from Finnish indie band The Holy


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Interviews

Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

In our fifth interview with them, John Clarkson talks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative/indie rock band the Band of Holy Joy about their remarkable latest album, ‘Neon Primitives’.


Tony Visconti
Interview Tony Visconti - Interview

Seminal producer Tony Visconti talks about working with drummer Woody Woodmansey with Holy Holy, recording with David Bowie in the studio and his legacy.


Woody Woodmansey
Interview Woody Woodmansey - Interview

Drummer Woody Woodmansey speaks to Lisa Torem about Holy Holy’s upcoming UK tour, his compelling memoir and working in the studio with David Bowie.


Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to London-based alternative rock group the Band of Holy Joy front man Johny Brown about their latest two albums, ‘The Clouds That Break the Sky’ and ‘Funambulist We Love You’.


Rothko
Interview Rothko - Interview

Mark Beazley talks to John Clarkson about the return of his bass/ambient project Rothko and thir second album of this year, ‘A Young Fist Curled around a Cinder for a Wager’, which features Band of Holy Joy singer Johny Brown


Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about the making of their band's latest album, 'The Land of Holy Joy'.


Morton Valence
Interview Morton Valence - Interview

John Clarkson talks to Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from South London-based urban country outfit Morton Valence about their lyrical and experimental third album, 'Left'


Band of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's life-affirming new album, 'Easy Listening'


Band of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's two new albums, 'How to Kill a Butterfly' and 'The North is Another Land'; writing plays and his group's new radio show


Eileen Rose
Interview Eileen Rose - Interview

Boston-based singer-songwriter and Americana artist has been attracting increasing acclaim with her powerful vocals and captivating songs since erupting onto the music scene in 2000. She speaks to Malcolm Carter about her current band the Holy Wreck and her new album, 'Luna Turista'


Holy Sons
Interview Holy Sons - Interview

Back for a second interview with us, John Clarkson speaks to Grails drummer Emil Amos about his solo project Holy Sons, and its latest record 'Decline of the West', which takes its influence from German philosophy and 70's Avant-Garde and electronic band


Holy Sons
Interview Holy Sons - Interview

Emil Amos's band Holy Sons spent a decade in self-imposed musical exile, but have now released an album 'I Want to Live a Peaceful Life' through FILM Guerrero. He chats about it, and the other albums and EPs he has planned for the near future


Profiles

Profile
Dio Dio - Dio

Peter Allison examines the early 80's career and influence of heavy metal band Dio, the band of the late Ronnie James Dio, who have had recently had their first three albums, 'Holy Diver','The Last in Line' and 'Sacred Heart', reissued


Monty Python's Spamalot
Palace Theatre, London Monty Python - Palace Theatre, London

Anthony Strutt wriies of original Python Eric Idle's new thatre musical 'Spamalot' which has just transfered from Broadway to London, and is both a rip off and an update of the 1975 film, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’


Live

Band of Holy Joy
Tiger Lounge, Manchester, 27/9/2014 Band Of Holy Joy - Tiger Lounge, Manchester, 27/9/2014

Bill Seagrave watches the Band of Holy Joy play an atmospheric and inventive set at the Tiger Lounge in Manchester


Holy Ghosts, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 and A New International
King Tut's Wah Wah Club, Glasgow, 11/1/2014

Tony Gaughan watches strong sets from three new Scottish bands, the Holy Ghosts, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 and A New International, at a show at King Tut's Wah Wah Club in Glasgow


Simon Rivers
12 Bar Club, London, 1/5/2007 Bitter Springs - 12 Bar Club, London, 1/5/2007

After more than 25 years of making music, Bitter Springs front man Simon Rivers recently played his first ever solo gig as the support act to the Band of the Holy Joy. Neil Palmer watches him play a brief, but stunning set liable to move even the heaviest of hearts


Bill Nelson
Getting the Holy Ghost Across Bill Nelson - Getting the Holy Ghost Across

In our Re: view section, in our writers look back at albums from the past, Dave Goodwin examines Bill Nelson's 1986 album 'Getting the Holy Ghost Across' which has recently been repackaged in a new edition


Faith No More
Angel Dust Faith No More - Angel Dust

Jeff Thiessen reflects on San Francisco-based experimetnal rock band Faith No More's 1992 fourth album, 'Angel Dust'


Re : view-Faith No More
King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime Faith No More - King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime

Aaron Brown reexamines Fairth No More's much misunderstood and underacknowledged 1995 album, 'King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime'


Features

Band Of Holy Joy
(With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020 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.


Band Of Holy Joy
(With the Cathode Ray), Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 10/12/2017 Band Of Holy Joy - (With the Cathode Ray), Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 10/12/2017

We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with The Band Of Holy Joy and The Cathode Ray on the 10th December at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh.


Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray
(With Roy Moller), Sebright Arms, London, 15/4/2016 Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray - (With Roy Moller), Sebright Arms, London, 15/4/2016

Pennyblackmusic presents three acts from the Edinburgh-based label – The Band of Holy Joy, The Cathode Ray and Roy Moller – at the Sebright Arms on April 15th


Pennyblackmusic Bands Night
Macbeth, London, 12/6/2015 Miscellaneous - Macbeth, London, 12/6/2015

We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place at the Macbeth in London, and will include sets from the Band of Holy Joy, Vinny Peculiar and The Black Site


Band of Holy Joy
(With the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son), Macbeth, London, 9/1/2015 Band Of Holy Joy - (With the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son), Macbeth, London, 9/1/2015

Dominic Simpson looks back on our first Bands' Nights of 2015, which at the Macbeth in London, saw sets from the Band of Holy Joy, the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son


Pennyblackmusic Bands Night
Macbeth, London, 8/1/2015 Miscellaneous - Macbeth, London, 8/1/2015

We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place at the Macbeth in London, and will include sets from the Band of Holy Joy, the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son


Profile-Albert Ayler
Holy Ghost A Flock Of Seagulls - Holy Ghost

One of the pioneers of the free jazz movement, saxophonist Albert Ayler died mysteriously at the age of 34 in 1970. With 'Holy Ghost' j, new box set of his work, just out, Jon Rogers looks back over his short life







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