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Interviews


Interview (2014)

Death - Interview

Mark Rowland chats to long lost 70's Detroit garage rock outfit Death about their sudden emergence from obscurity to cult act and their recently released third retrospective


Reviews


N.E.W. (2015)


Rediscovered proto-punk band Death release their first album of new material in nearly forty years


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Interviews

Imperial Wax
Interview Imperial Wax - Interview

Following the death of The Fall’s legendary frontman Mark E. Smith last year the final, longest serving line up to back him have re-grouped to form new outfit Imperial Wax. Denzil Watson talks to them about their acclaimed debut LP 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' and future plans.


Willard Grant Conspiracy
Interview with David Michael Curry Willard Grant Conspiracy - Interview with David Michael Curry

Willard Grant Conspiracy viola player David Michael Curry talks to John Clarkson about its tenth and final album 'Untethered' which was completed after the death of its front man Robert Fisher during its recording.


Thorsten Quaeschning
Interview Thorsten Quaeschning - Interview

Tangerine Dream leader and electronic composer Thorsten Quaeschning has released the soundtrack to forthcoming thriller film 'Cargo'. He speaks about it and why Tangerine Dream decided to continue recording music after the death of its founder Edgar Froese in 2015.


Fairport Convention
Interview Fairport Convention - Interview

Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about this year Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will include sets from Madness and rising stars Sound of the Sirens, and the recent death of former member Dave Swarbrick


Ray Wilson
Interview Ray Wilson - Interview

Stiltskin and former Genesis front man Ray Wilson speaks to John Clarkson about his acoustic fifth and latest solo album, 'Song For A Friend', which was partially influenced by the death of a friend


Roy Moller
Interview Roy Moller - Interview

Scottish singer-songwriter Roy Moller speaks to John Clarkson about his recent album, 'My Week Beats Your Year', which written after Lou Reed's death tells of the Velvet Underground's inspiration and role in his life, and 'Imports', his autobiographical debut poetry collection


Papernut Cambridge
Interview Papernut Cambridge - Interview

Ben Howarth chats to Death In Vegas and Rotifer member Ian Button about his band Papernut Cambridge's second solo album, 'There's No Underground'


Dave Swarbrick
Interview

Ex-Fairport Convention member and fiddle player Dave Swarbrick speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about having his death accidentally reported in the newspapers and his forthcoming solo tour


Death Valley Rally
Interview Death Valley Rally - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Ralph Bautista from American indie/shoegaze band Death Valley Rally about their six-song debut EP, ‘The Stars Shine Bright After Midnight’


Dodos
Interview Dodos - Interview

Ben Howarth speaks to breezy San Francisco folk duo Dodos' guitarist and singer Meric Long about the death of their touring guitarist Chris Reimer last yeaar and their just released fifth album, 'Carrier'


Evening Hymns
Interview Evening Hymns - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Canadian musician Jonas Bonnetta, the front man with atmospheric lo-fi/folk collective Evening Hymns, about his band's remarkable second album 'Spectral Dusk' which reflects on the death of his father


Edwin Starr Band
Interview With Angelo Starr Edwin Starr Band - Interview With Angelo Starr

With a gig coming up at the Jazz Cafe in London to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his death, Dave Goodwin speaks to long-term member Angelo Starr about his decision to take over as front man from his late brother in seminal soul outfit, the Edwin Starr Band


Peter Kernel
Interview Peter Kernel - Interview

Paul Waller speaks to DIY Swiss-Canadian noise rock act Peter Kernel about the group's line-up changes and their recently released second album, 'White Death Black Heart'


Peter, Paul and Mary
Interview with Peter Yarrow Peter Paul and Mary - Interview with Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul amd Mary talks about the constant political nature of his song writing and, after the death of Mary Travers last year, what will probably be the last album of new material in the influential folk trio's career


Lee Underwood
Interview Tiger Lillies And Contrastate - Interview

Lee Underwood spent the early part of his recording career and nine years working as Tim Buckley's regular guitarist, appearing on each of his records. He speaks to Chris O' Toole about Buckley's legacy, his life since his death in 1975 and the part he played in the development of a legend


Murder by Death
Interview Murder by Death - Interview

Americana act Murder by Death combine their sound with elements of bluegrass and vintage rock and roll. John Clarkson talks to front man Adam Turla about their recently released fourth album, 'Red of Tooth and Claw', which is a concept album that is inspired in part by classical literature


Strange Death of Liberal England
Interview Strange Death of Liberal England - Interview

One of Britain's rising up-and-coming bands, post rockers the Strange Death of Liberal England have just released their debut album, 'Forward March'. Chris O'Toole speaks to them about their literary influences, intense gig schedule and touring with Of Montreal and the Manic Street Preachers


Pennywise
Interview Pennywise - Interview

One of the biggest acts on the Epitaph label, Pennywise are currently on a world tour. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge speaks to Anastasia Grabov about his battles with authority, the death of punk rock and what it's really like to "live the dream"


Profiles

Theatre Of Hate
Profile Theatre Of Hate - Profile

Denzil Watson reflects on a new expanded five-CD box set from 1980's post-punks Theatre of Hate, which as well as featuring the original 1981 and 1982 live albums 'He Who Dares Wins' recorded in Leeds and Berlin, has three additional gigs recorded between 1982 and 2012


Honolulu Mountain Daffodils
Obituary of a Band Honolulu Mountain Daffodils - Obituary of a Band

The Honolulu Mountain Daffodils were a little known cult band, which included in their line-up the Sound's front man Adrian Borland who took on the pseudonym of Joachim Pimento for it. With the death in May of singer Lord Sulaco, Adrian Janes pays testimony to a lost group and their three albums


Profile
Godfathers Godfathers - Godfathers

Andrew Carver reflects upon South London punk/rock 'n' roll band the Godfathers first two major label releases, 1988's 'Birth, School, Work, Death' and 1989's 'More Songs about Love and Hate', which have both recently been reissued


Comment
The Death of the Music Video Miscellaneous - The Death of the Music Video

After spending his adolescence watching Much Music, Canada's version of MTV, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon the death of the music video


Profile
Gun Club Gun Club - Gun Club

Jon Rogers reflects on the history of 80s blues punks, the Gun Club, who have recently had reissued thier second and third albums, 'Miami' and 'The LA Story', and also an EP, 'Death Party'


High on Fire
Profile High On Fire - Profile

Andrew Carver contemplates the career of Californian doom metal titans High on Fire who have just released their fourth album, 'Death is This Communion'


Profile : Marc Bolan
Single Reissues Marc Bolan - Single Reissues

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of glam rock star Marc Bolan's death in a car crash, three of his classic singles are being re-released with unreleased demos on their B sides. Chris O' Toole finds them four decades continuing to be absolutely timeless


Cinema
Control Joy Division - Control

New biopic 'Control' tells of the life and death of Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The directorial debut of Anton Corbijn who took photos of the band originally, Anthony Strutt finds it to be a masterpiece


Endless Highway
The Music of the Band Dw And Fat Jack - The Music of the Band

Malcolm Carter asks if tribute collections are unnecessary especially when the originals can't be bettered, after listening to 'Endless Highway', a compilation featuring the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson and Bruce Hornsby and dedicated to the Band


Love
Love Story Love - Love Story

Love Story’ is a new film documentary which tells of the rise of the band Love from its earliest roots in 60’s Los Angeles until frontman Arthur Lee's death earlier this year. Anthony Strutt attends one of its two London screenings


Live

Eluveitie
Photoscapes 1 Eluveitie - Photoscapes 1

In the first of a two part gallery Andrew Twambley photographs Swiss folk death metal band Eluveitie at a show in Manchester.


Moon Under Water
Cavern, London, 25/4/2019 Moon Under Water - Cavern, London, 25/4/2019

John Clarkson watches Moon under Water play their official debut show in London at a tribute gig to Sound frontman Adrian Borland to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death, and sees them reunite his and drummer Adrian Janes' old band The Outsiders for the first time in forty years


Theatre Of Hate
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018




Theatre Of Hate
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018 Theatre Of Hate - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018

Denzil Watson watches reformed 80's post punks Theatre of Hate, despite frontman Kirk Brandon battling a stomach bug, play an impressive set at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham.


Soundgarden
Photoscapes 1 Soundgarden - Photoscapes 1

Over two galleries L. Paul Mann photographs Chris Cornell, the front man with Soundgarden, at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis at one of his last shows before his death on May 18th


Beale Street Music Festival
Beale Street, Memphis, 6/5/2017 Beale Street Music Festival - Beale Street, Memphis, 6/5/2017

On the second day of the Beale Street Music Festival L. Paul Mann enjoys sets from amongst others John Paul White of Civil War, blues guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wiz Khalifa and Death Cab For Cutie


Napalm Death
(With , Herod, Voivod, Obituary and Carcass), Ritz, Manchester, 30/10/2015 Napalm Death - (With , Herod, Voivod, Obituary and Carcass), Ritz, Manchester, 30/10/2015

Billy Seagrave enjoys a night of metal mayhem on the Death Crusher tour with heavy/thrash metal giants Napalm Death, Herod, Voivod, Obituary and Carcass


Evans the Death
Chameleon, Nottingham, 23/7/2015 Evans the Death - Chameleon, Nottingham, 23/7/2015

Dave Goodwin attends a busy and frantic but curious night at The Chameleon in Nottinghm that concludes with fuzzy London-based indie rockers Evans the Death playing a storming but awkward set


Edwin Starr Band
Jazz Cafe, London, 2/4/2013

Dave Goodwin at the Jazz Cafe in London watches the Edwin Starr Band play a fantastic show with an arsenal of special guests to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Edwin's death


Photoscapes
Savages, Palma Violets and Death at Sea Death at Sea - Savages, Palma Violets and Death at Sea

Marie Hazelwood photographs rising indie guitar outfits Savages, Palma Violets and Death At Sea at a gig in Liverpool


Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter
Lexington, London, 4/1/2011 Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 4/1/2011

Anthony Strutt watches sets from the Loves, Standard Fare and Evans the Death on the first night of Fortuna Pop!'s three day Winter Sprinter festival at the Lexington in London...


Ja Ja Ja Metal Night
Lexington, London, 16/9/2010 Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 16/9/2010

In an evening that was postponed from April as a result of the volcanic ash disruption, Dan Cressey enjoys a night of death metal from Scandinavian bands, Solstafir, Thunderstone and Kvelertak


Eels
Brixton Academy, London, 1/9/2010 Eels - Brixton Academy, London, 1/9/2010

Despite songs about death and suicide, Anthony Middleton finds the Eels to be surprisingly fun at a show at the Brixton Academy in London


Eagles of Death Metal
Brixton Academy, London, 24/6/2009 Eagles of Death Metal - Brixton Academy, London, 24/6/2009

At the Brixton Academy in London Anthony Middleton quickly finds tiresome American garage rock act Eagles of Death Metal on-stage theatricals and leaden humour


Murder by Death
Mavericks, Ottawa, 18/4/2009 Murder by Death - Mavericks, Ottawa, 18/4/2009

Murder by Death's music is a mixture of gothic Americana, punk, rockabilly and Tex-Mex sounds and is unrelentingly bleak. Andrew Carver finds them Bloomington, Indiana group to be surprisingly humorous and even sentimental at a gig at Mavericks in Ottawa


Death Cab for Cutie
Apollo, Manchester, 16/7/2008 Death Cab For Cutie - Apollo, Manchester, 16/7/2008

Adrian Huggins is moved and touched by American indie guitar band Death Cab for Cutie at a show on their recent British tour at the Apollo in Manchester


Eagles of Death Metal
Carling Academy, London, 19/6/2006 Miscellaneous - Carling Academy, London, 19/6/2006

Rock god extraordinaire Jesse Hughes recently brought his Eagles of Death Metal to London. Daniel Cressey is transfixed at their show there at the Carling Academy


Strange Death of Liberal England
Registry, Portsmouth, 2/3/3006 Miscellaneous - Registry, Portsmouth, 2/3/3006

Tipped for the top, Andy Vincent finds the Strange Death of Liberal England's ethereal blend of folk rock totally compelling at a local bands night show at the Portsmouth Registry


Death from Above 1979 with controller.co
Babylon, Ottawa, 9/5/2005 Death From Above 1979 - Babylon, Ottawa, 9/5/2005

Much acclaimed synth act Death from Above 1979 recently toured their native Canada. Andrew Carver watches them play an exuberant set to an excited crowd at the Ottawa Babylon


Albums

Death and Vanilla
Death and Vanilla Death and Vanilla - Death and Vanilla

Anthony Strutt reflects upon Swedish duo Death and Vanilla’s recently reissued self-titled 2012 debut album


Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground and Nico Miscellaneous - The Velvet Underground and Nico

In our 'Re View' series, in which writers look back at albums from the past, we are revisiting after Lou Reed's death in October a column from last year from Dominic Simpson on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico


Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers re-examine on albums from the past, Jonjo McNeill writes about the impact on him of the Boo Radleys 1996 avant-garde nasterpiece, 'C'mon Kids'


Re : View-V/A
Vancouver Complication Miscellaneous - Vancouver Complication

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers lookk back on albums of the past, Andrew Carver examines 'Vancouver Complication', a classic 1979 punk compilation, which has just been reissued on Sudden Death Records with extra tracks


Features

Soundgarden
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Soundgarden - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In the wake of the untimely death of Chris Cornell, Mark Rowland revisits in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' some of the Soundgarden songs that shaped him during his formative years


AC's A-Z of Music
A-An American Prayer Miscellaneous - A-An American Prayer

In his new column, Andy Cassidy will be looking alphabetically at a different subject in music each month. He begins with the letter 'A' and the Doors' final album 'An American Prayer', which was recorded in 1978, seven years after Jim Morrison's death


Gimme Indie Rock
Terry Reid Miscellaneous - Terry Reid

In his 'Gimme Indie Rock', in which he examines the best of alternative music, Jamie Rowland upon the sixth anniversary of John Peel's death writes about 70's cult artist, Terry Reid


John Lennon
Remasters Profile John Lennon - Remasters Profile

Most of John Lennon's solo work has already been remastered . With the final two albums 'Walls and Bridges' and 'Sometime in New York City' being released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death, Anthony Strutt examines their abiding impact


Supremes
Profile Miscellaneous - Profile

The Supremes were one of the biggest girl groups of the 60's, but the beginning and end of their story was laced with tragedy, lost friendships, law suits and death. Sarah Johnson reflects upon their sad history


John Peel
Retrospective Miscellaneous - Retrospective

In his 40 or more years with the BBC, John Peel launched the careers of hundreds of bands. Six months on his from the Radio 1 DJ's death Mark Rowland looks back on his life and the continued impact of his loss to the independent music world


Joe Strummer
A Life 1952-2002 Joe Strummer - A Life 1952-2002

Long term Clash fan Denzil Watson looks back and reflects upon on the extraordinary life and the untimely death of Joe Strummer


Photography

Eluveitie
Photoscapes 2 Eluveitie - Photoscapes 2

Andrew Twambley in the second of a two part gallery photographs Swiss folk death metal band Eluveitie at a show in Manchester.


Adrian Borland 20th Anniversary Tribute
Photoscapes Adrian Borland 20th Anniversary Tribute - Photoscapes

Alan Bell in the second part of a two part 'Photoscapes' photographs a 20th Anniversary tribute to remember the death of Sound frontman and solo artist Adrian Borland.


Adrian Borland 20th Anniversary Tribute
Photoscapes Adrian Borland 20th Anniversary Tribute - Photoscapes

In the first part of a two part 'Photoscapes' Alan Bell takes photographs of a 20th Anniversary tribute to commemorate the death of Sound frontman and solo artist Adrian Borland.







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