Dodson and Fogg
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dodson and Fogg multi-instrumentalist turned film-maker Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about 'Cuentos', his intriguing new surreal short film.
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.
Malcolm Carter speaks to author and Dodson and Fogg frontman Chris Wade about his second feature film, ‘Seven Days In Never’.
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
Dodson and Fogg front man Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about his directorial feature film debut, 'The Apple Picker'
Jean-Paul van Mierlo
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
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
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
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’
Owen Peters goes to the cinema in Belfast, watching 1929 silent film 'Drifters' in order to track down Mercury Award nominated-band Field Music
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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
L. Paul Mann attends the three day Fest Forums convention, a music, film, food and drink conference, in Santa Barbara.
Sid and Nancy
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
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
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
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
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
Lisa Torem talks to film director Kevin Fitzgerld about his hip-hop documentary, 'Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme'
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
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 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
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
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
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'
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
TV Music Memories
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'
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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