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Features

9 Songs (2005)

Film - 9 Songs

'9 Songs' has created much controversy as it is the first UK made film to be passed uncut to feature full-on hardcore sex. Anthony Strutt argues, however, that it is equally important as it is the first to depict the indie music lifestyle


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Interviews

Dodson and Fogg
Interview Dodson and Fogg - Interview

Dodson and Fogg's Chris Wade speaks to Malcolm Carter about his recent EP 'Watch the Moon', its accompanying film, and also working with Nigel Planer.


Paul J Bolger
Interview Paul J Bolger - Interview

Irish singer-songwriter, musician and animator Paul J Bolger speaks to Nicky Crewe about his eponymous first new album in almost twenty-five years, film career and forthcoming graphic novel trilogy.


Hector Gannet
Interview Hector Gannet - Interview

Singer-songwriter Aaron Duff, the frontman with rising North East-based act Hector Gannet, speaks to John Clarkson about his band's political conscience, the influence of their local environment and history on them and the documentary film that kickstarted their career.


Mark Lee
Interview Mark Lee - Interview

Pocket Gods frontman and now film maker Mark Lee speaks to Fiona Hutchings about what matters to him. From severe mental health difficulties to the tyranny of Spotify, he doesn't hold back.


Bob Harris
Interview Bob Harris - Interview

Broadcaster and country music expert Bob Harris speaks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his film debut playing himself in the critically acclaimed 'Wild Rose', his 'Under the Apple Tree' tour and his lengthy career.


Morton Valence
Interview Morton Valence - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Rob Jessett from South London formed indie act Morton Valence about their sixth album ‘Bob and Veronica’s Great Escape’, which is about escaping from the world, and their new film documentary.


Slits
Interview Slits - Interview

John Clarkson talks to Tessa Pollitt, the former bassist with seminal all-girl punk band The Slits, about the new film documentary 'Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits’, and its accompanying scrapbook.


Chris Wade
Interview Chris Wade - Interview

Dodson and Fogg multi-instrumentalist turned film-maker Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about 'Cuentos', his intriguing new surreal short film.


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.


Chris Wade
Interview Chris Wade - Interview

Malcolm Carter speaks to author and Dodson and Fogg frontman Chris Wade about his second feature film, ‘Seven Days In Never’.


Aimee Mann
Interview Aimee Mann - Interview

Jamie Rowland talks to singer-songwriter Aimee Mann about her ninth solo album 'Mental Illness', her songwriting and the influence of film and comedy on her music


Chris Wade
Interview Chris Wade - Interview

Dodson and Fogg front man Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about his directorial feature film debut, 'The Apple Picker'


Jean-Paul van Mierlo
Interview Jean-Paul van Mierlo - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Jean-Paul van Mierlo, the producer of 'Walking in the Opposite Direction', a new documentary film about The Sound's frontman Adrian Borland


Madam
Interview Madam - Interview

Sukie Smith, the front woman with Madam, talks to John Clarkson about their third album, 'Back to the Sea', and her plan to make a short film to accompany every track on it


Lillian Henley
Interview Lillian Henley - Interview

Owen Peters speaks to Lillian Henley, the composer of the soundtrack to a new documentary 'Make More Noise!', which compiles together silent film from the suffragette era


Repomen
Interview Repomen - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Denzil Watson, the front man with durable Sheffield indie act RepoMen about 'Occasional Sensations', which is a documentary film about them, and their recent album, ‘I’m Only Doing This Because I Like Your Robot’


Field Music
Interview Field Music - Interview

Owen Peters goes to the cinema in Belfast, watching 1929 silent film 'Drifters' in order to track down Mercury Award nominated-band Field Music


Profiles

Pink Floyd
A Delicate Sound of Thunder Pink Floyd - A Delicate Sound of Thunder

Recorded during their longest ever tour, a reissue of 1988 concert film The Delicate Sound of Thunder sees Pink Floyd attempting to adapt their pioneering psych/ prog rock for a new generation. Richard Lewis reviews


Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace

Shirley Procter watches Aretha Franklin's remarkable new live film 'Amazing Grace', which recorded in a Los Angeles Baptist church has finally been released 47 years after it was filmed.


Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Nick Dent-Robinson asks if the much maligned new film 'Bohemian Rhapsody' about the music of British frontman Freddie Mercury and Queen has been fairly received or whether its bad reviews have been justified.


Pennyblackmusic
'20 Years of Pennyblackmusic' Documentary Pennyblackmusic - '20 Years of Pennyblackmusic' Documentary

Filmmaker and former Pennyblackmusic writer Sarah Rowland writes about her new film documentary about this site, '20 Years of Pennyblackmusic', which has been released to coincide with our recent twentieth anniversary.


Kasai Allstars
Félicité Kasai Allstars - Félicité

Maarten Schiethart reflects on new film 'Félicité' and its accompanying soundtrack, which, curremtly touring European cinemas, is set in the Congo,and features the Kasaï Allstars in several bar scenes.


DVD
27: Gone Too Soon Miscellaneous - 27: Gone Too Soon

The 27 Club has its own sort of exclusivity but what does it take to end up a member? Fiona Hutchings is left wondering where we place the blame in Simon Napier-Bell's new documentary film, '27: Gone Too Soon'.


Fest Forums Convention
Profile Fest Forums Convention - Profile

L. Paul Mann attends the three day Fest Forums convention, a music, film, food and drink conference, in Santa Barbara.


Sid and Nancy
Film Miscellaneous - Film

Adrian Janes finds that the thirtieth anniversary reissue of Alex Cox's film about the tortuous relationship of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen depresses as much as it compels


Duff McKagan
It's So Easy (and Other Lies): Live at the Moore Duff McKagan - It's So Easy (and Other Lies): Live at the Moore

Aaron Brown finds riveting acclaimed bassist Duff McKagan's candid new documentary film about life in Guns N' Roses and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction


Couple in a Hole
Film Miscellaneous - Film

Jamie Rowland is impressed by Tom Geens’ new film ‘Couple in a Hole’ which tells of a grief-stricken British couple living in a hole in the French Pyrenees and which includes a soundtrack from experimental group Beak


Buttercup Bill
Film Miscellaneous - Film

Despite seeing immense potential in ‘Buttercup Bill’, the new music-oriented film of American directors Remy Bennett and Emilie Richard-Froozan, Harry Sherriff finds it to be overall dull and disappointing


Amy Winehouse
Film-Amy Amy Winehouse - Film-Amy

A trip to the cinema has Owen Peters confused and frustrated as he watches 'Amy', the film/documentary on the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse


Kevin Fitzgerald
Interview Heirs - Interview

Lisa Torem talks to film director Kevin Fitzgerld about his hip-hop documentary, 'Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme'


DVD
Breaking Glass Hazel O Connor - Breaking Glass

Tom Fogarty enjoys 1980 cynical cult film ‘Breaking Glass’, which starring Hazel O’Connor and about a punk band's rise to fame, has just been re-released in a collector’s edition on DVD


Profile
Halloween II and III Soundtracks John Carpenter - Halloween II and III Soundtracks

Tom Fogarty examines horror director John Carpenter's iconic film scores, ‘Halloween II’ and ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’, which have just ben re-released in a limited vinyl only edition


Michael Andrews
Interview ME - Interview

Michael Andrews put himself on the map after composing the soundtrack for the film, 'Donnie Darko', but his film scores have also included sci-fi, bio pics and romantic comedies. He talks to Lisa Torem about his film career, new releases and fatherhood


DVD-James Brown
Live in America Wild Mercury Sound - Live in America

Spencer Robertshaw finds completely enthralling new James Brown concert film DVD, which was filmed in Georgia on the late Godfather of Soul's 70th birthday


Tindersticks
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2/5/2016 Tindersticks - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2/5/2016

Dixie Ernill at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester watches Nottingham-based alternative rockers Tindersticks play a stunning two set gig, one of consisting old material and one of their entire latest album 'The Waiting Room', which comes accompanied by a short film for each song


Asian Dub Foundation
Anvil, Basingstoke, 24/10/2015 Asian Dub Foundation - Anvil, Basingstoke, 24/10/2015

Owen Peters at the Anvil in Basingstoke watches electronica outfit Asian Dub Foundation play a gripping live soundtrack to George Lucas' 1971 scince foction cult film 'THX 1138'


Rob Zombie
Apollo, Manchester, 17/3/2011 Rob Zombie - Apollo, Manchester, 17/3/2011

At the Apollo in Manchester, Aaron Brown enjoys a night of theatrical rock horror from former White Zombie frontman and film director, Rob Zombie, on his first visit to Britain in twelve years


Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Barbican, London, 5/6/2008 Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Barbican, London, 5/6/2008

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova recently won an Oscar for 'Falling Slowly', the lead song off 'Once', the film they starred in, and 'The Swell Season', the album that accompanied it. At a one-off show at the London Barbican, Ben Howarth watches the real-lige couple play a riveting and exceptional s


All Tomorrow's Parties
Camber Sands Holiday Centre, 22/4/2005-24/4/2005 Miscellaneous - Camber Sands Holiday Centre, 22/4/2005-24/4/2005

The latest All Tomorrow's Parties weekend was hosted by controversial film director Vincent Gallo.Anthony Dhanendran both enjoys and endures sets from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Buck 65, PJ Harvey and Yoko Ono among others


5, 6, 7, 8's, the Priscallas and the Sch
Dirty Water Club, London, 4/6/2004 Miscellaneous - Dirty Water Club, London, 4/6/2004

All-girl rock ‘n’ rollers the 5,6,7,8’s now seem guaranteed success after their appearance in the first 'Kill Bill' film. Daniel Cressey watches them play a snappy set at the London Dirty Water Club


Curtis Mayfield
Super Fly Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly

Carl Bookstein examines soul giant Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack to 1972 film 'Super Fly', which has been re-released in a special two disc deluxe version


V/A
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Miscellaneous - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In our Re: View section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Richard Lewsis reflects on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' film, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which has just been released in a deluxe double CD tenth anniversary edition


DVD-National
A Skin, A Night National - A Skin, A Night

Ben Howarth looks at 'A Skin. A Night', alt rock band the National's new film and EP package, but, despite it arriving hot on the heels of their high regarded 'Boxer' album, is unconvinced by it.


Features

TV Music Memories
TEDTalks: Natalie Merchant—Singing Old Poems to Life Natalie Merchant - TEDTalks: Natalie Merchant—Singing Old Poems to Life

In his 'TV Music Memories' column, in which he looks at TV music programmes, Owen Peters watches an unusual concert film in which 10,000 Maniacs' front woman Natalie Merchant performs songs from her 2010 album 'Leave Your Sleep', in which she converted nursery rhymes to songs


TV Music Memories
Killers 'Live from the Artists Den' Miscellaneous - Killers 'Live from the Artists Den'

In the second in his new series 'TV Music Memories', in which he looks at television music programmes, Owen Peters watches a Killers concert film and interview, which was first shown in 2013 on the Sky Arts channel


Rock 101
Film Composition: A Tribute Miscellaneous - Film Composition: A Tribute

In the latest in his 'Rock 101' column, Mark Rowland looks at writing music for cinema, and what makes an effective film score


Competition
Sounds Like Teen Spirit Miscellaneous - Sounds Like Teen Spirit

We have three CD copies of the soundtrack to new British film, 'Sounds Like Teen Spirit', to give away as competition prizes. To hopefully win a prize, answer two questions


Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
March 2008 Miscellaneous - March 2008

In ther latest in his 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' column, Ben Howarth looks at the career of Frames' frontman Glen Hansard, who, as well as acting in the film 'Once', also has just the Oscar for it for Best Original Song with 'Falling Slowly'


V/A
Tapestry Goes West Miscellaneous - Tapestry Goes West

The Tapestry Festival in Cornwall is one of the few British festivals to play host to smaller bands, rather than the usual festival acts. Mark Rowland looks at director Caroline Catz's new DVD film about it


V/A
Coachella Miscellaneous - Coachella

One of the last great musical gatherings, the American desert festival Coachella regularly attracts 80, 000 music fans. Aaron Brown writes about film director Drew Thomas' beautiful and provocative new film about it which has just been released on DVD


Director's Label
Corbjin, Glazer, Romanek and Sednaoui Miscellaneous - Corbjin, Glazer, Romanek and Sednaoui

Anthony Dhanendran looks at the second volume of releases in Mute's Director's Label series, which profiles the work of pop video directors and film makers Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer, Mark Romanek and Stephane Sednaoui


Punk
Attitude-A Film by Don Letts Punk - Attitude-A Film by Don Letts

John Clarkson examines Don Letts' powerful new DVD film 'Punk : Attitude' which puts a fresh light and focus on the already often told history of the rise of punk


Asio Argento
Profile Miscellaneous - Profile

The daughter of Italian horror film director Dario Argento, Asia Argento is a talented actress, director and a musician. Anthony Strutt examines her career to date


Laibach
Film from Slovenia/Occupied Europe Nato Tour 1994 Laibach - Film from Slovenia/Occupied Europe Nato Tour 1994

Consecutively released with their 'Videos', controversial Slovenian act Laibach's two part 'Film from Slovenia/Occupied Europe Nato Tour 1994' helps to make further sense of their myth. Dave Toynton finds it brilliant stuff


Cabaret Voltaire
Doublevision Presents Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire - Doublevision Presents Cabaret Voltaire

First released in 1982, 'Doublevision Presents Cabaret Voltaire' was one of indiedom's first long form videos. Transferred to DVD, Anthony Strutt explains why the Sheffield art rockers' film proves to be "not for the light hearted and very hard work"


DVD-Monkees
Head Monkees - Head

As a film in itself, the Monkees 'Head' is something of a disaster. As a document of both the late 60's acid movement and of a band at a very strange time in its career, Mark Rowland, however, explains why it makes compelling viewing


Stoked
The Rise and Fall of Gator Miscellaneous - The Rise and Fall of Gator

With a punk soundtrack that includes Black Flag and Anti Flag, new DVD film documentary 'Stoked' tells of 80's skateboarding hero, Mark ‘Gator’ Rogowski, who is now in prison for murder. Daniel Cressey profiles the film, and tells of Gator's downfall







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