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Paul Waller talks to Matt Reynolds, the front man with Nottingham noise rockers HECK about their forced change of name from Baby Godzilla and 'Instructions', their debut album under their new moniker

White Hills
Art Of Noise

Paul Waller speaks to Dave W., the guitarist with acclaimed psychedelic rock outfit White Hills, about his early musical beginnings and influences, and their present European tour
Paul Waller chats to singer/guitarist Van Carney from guitar rockers Pontiak about his band's album 'Innocence' and his passionate stance on American farming laws
In our second interview with electro-pop innovators the Art of Noise Paul Waller chats to programmer JJ Jeczalik about his group's formation and influence

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
Black Moth
Art Of Noise

Paul Waller talks to Kevin Starrs, the front man with rising doom/stoner rock band Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, about touring with Black Sabbath and their recently released third album, 'Mind Games'
Paul Waller talks to London-based metal act Limb about their just released eponymous debut album
Paul Waller talks to Harriet Bevan, the singer with stoner rock band Black Moth about their forthcoming tour with Uncle Acid and the deadbeats and second album which will be coming out soon
Paul Waller chats to Gary Langan from 80's synthpop pioneers the Art of Noise about his lengthy production career and his influential band's career

Talulah Gosh
Glenn Tilbrook
Mark Mulcahy
Gary Numan

Influential indie pop artist and front woman Amelia Fletcher talks to Paul Waller about her first band Talulah Gosh, who have a new compilation album out, and her other groups Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap
Paul Waller speaks to Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook about his band's musical history and legacy, recent solo tour and forthcoming album, 'Happy Ending'
Paul Waller talks to Connecticut-based singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy about his new album ‘Dear Mark J Mulcahy, I Love You’ and his years with much acclaimed indie rock outfit, Miracle Legion
Paul Waller talks to Gary Numan about his much acclaimed new album 'Splinter', his recent move to Los Angeles and his early 80's career

Steve Hackett
Grant Hart

Former Crass front man Steve Ignorant talks to Paul Waller about the group's history, his new acoustic project Slice of Life and joint album with Irish punks Paranoid Visions
Paul Waller talks to former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett about his forthcoming tour and new album 'Genesis II', which reworks several of the songs from his eight years in the band with guest vocalists
Paul Waller talks to Sebadoh co-founder and drummer Eric Gaffney about his years in the band, his veganism and recent split single with Alasadir Roberts which he has released on new label, Happy Soul Records
Paul Waller speaks to voclaist and one-time Husker Du drummer Grant Hart about his remarkable new album 'The Argument, which takes its concept from an unpublished William S. Burroughs manuscript inspired by John Milton’s epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’



Paul Waller reflects on three new albums, 'The Organisation of Pop', 'The Art of the 12 Inch, Volume Three' and latest Frankie Goes To Hollywood compilation 'Frankie Said', released to coincide with seminal label ZTT's 30th anniversary

Live Reviews

Kenja Kinetic

Paul Waller provides a day-by-day diary of this year's Hevy Fest in Kent, which saw sets from Blacklisters, Brotherhood of the Man, Balance and Composure, Vales, Municipal Waste and This is Hell
Paul Waller enjoys a night of hardcore mayhem from New York-based band Gay For Johnny Depp at the West Coast Bar in Margate
At the Scala in London, Paul Waller watches recent Mercury Prize nominees Villagers play a triumphant set

Favourite Albums


Paul Waller examines San Franciscan no wave art rock act Tuxedomoon's 1980 underground classic album, 'Half Moon', which has just been reissued with a superfluous remix disc
Paul Waller examines Texan indie rockers Spoon's 2005 breakthrough fifth album, which has been given some thorough reissue treatment with a beautifully lavish new double CD edition
Paul Waller examines Irish post-punks Microdisney's 1987 album 'The Clock Comes Down the Stairs' which, along with its 1984 predecessor 'Love Your Enemies', has recently been reissued


Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Gig of a Lifetime

In our new series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Paul Weller reflects on Prince
Paul Waller, in our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, writes of seeing Nirvana's legendary headlining gig, at the 1992 Reading Festival


Jesus Jones
Dead Meadow
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

South-West England’s one time indie-dance trailblazers Jesus Jones return with a sixth album into a musical landscape where they may struggle to break through, but long-term fans will, however, love it
Washington DC’s psych rockers Dead Meadow breeze through album number eight like nothing has changed at all
More of the excellent same from comedian, film actor and bluegrass banjo maestro Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
Exciting yet overlong return from Australian rock space trippers Beaches

Blood Command
Bardo Pond

Hard-to-define third full-length album from instrumental and early post-rock influenced Australian group Meniscus
Enjoyable latest album from Norwegian band Blood Command who combine an adventurous spirit with infectious rock hooks
More than welcome return from the American purveyors of psychedelic rock Bardo Pond with an album that rises above all clichés of what fuzzed out guitar noise should sound like
Mothership, who are the new leaders of the USA retro rock revival, deliver a perfect pastiche of what’s been before but that is surely the point

Dead Witches
Delicate Steve
Nick Olivero's Mondo Generator
Field Mouse

After being ousted from not one but two seminal line-ups in both With the Dead and Electric Wizard, Mark Greening takes to the drums once again onDead Witches' hard-hitting doom metal debut
Small in scope but effective third album from New Jersey multi-Instrumentalist Delicate Steve
Ex-Queens of the Stone Age multi-instrumentalist Nick Oliveri stuns with killer track after killer track delivering a ‘best of’ compilation worthy of its name
Hook-laden retro rock from New York-based indie rockers Field Mouse on the burning hot Topshelf Records label

Silver Apples
Julie Ruin

Modern yet retro first album in fifteen years from New York electronic art rock originators Silver Apples
Three records in and more of the same from Riot Grrrl queen Kathleen Hanna’s most permanent project in years
Fantastic latest album from prog rock outfit Gong and their first without their co-founder Daevid Allen who died last year
Overwhelming but repetitive double album and the final one in the present line-up of Swans before it calls it a day

Dead Forest Index
Kyle Craft

Slow-growing but sublime new album from potential future leaders of the bleak wave, New Zealand-formed but now London-based duo A Dead Forest Index
More of the same from Californan alternative rock group Spain on their seventh album, which proves to be always a good thing
Mixed bag debut offering from Sub Pop’s latest signing, singer-songwriter and solo artist Kyle Craft
Subtle and delicate latest album from Norway’s elder rock statesmen Motorpsycho now some twenty-five years down the line and creating their most impressive music yet

Yuma Sun
Rocky Votolato
Love Buzzard

Third full length offering from Norwegian rock outfit Yuma Sun convinces in its earnest country rock leanings but fails to cement a cohesive listen for its entire duration
Latest melancholic-fuelled mini-album from ex-Waxwing vocalist Rocky Votolato, which is a low key release with a high standard of tunes
English lo-fi garage rock duo the Love Buzzards launch themselves into oblivion with their kick ass debut full length
Mixed bag of killer jams and guitar work from pyschedelic-influenced USA quintet, Banquet

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