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Dave Goodwin speaks to Mick Baker and Carl Firth from 80’s indie/goth band Party Day about their history and new compilation, ‘Sorted!’
Dave Goodwin speaks to UK/French electronic duo Scenius about their 80's-influenced debut album, 'Enough Fears'.
Dave Goodwin speaks to Neil Arthur from seminal electronic group Blancmange about their 80's-influenced new and twelfth album, 'Mindset'.
Dave Goodwin speaks to Aidy Killens, the frontman with indie guitar rock trio and games enthusiasts The British IBM, about their third album, 'Play the Game'.
Dublin-based musician Peter Fitzpatrick talks to Dave Goodwin about his synthpop project Circuit3 and its second album, 'The Price of Nothing and The Value of Everything'.
With his debut album 'Between a Dream' out under his new name of Phonseca, Matthew O'Connor talks to Dave Goodwin about it and his musical background.
Secret Affair guitarist and founder member David Cairns chats to Dave Goodwin about the band’s early days, the late 1970s Mod movement and their upcoming fortieth anniversary which sees the group tour the UK.
Nottingham-based alternative rock outfit Luxury Stranger speak to Dave Goodwin about their new line-up, intensive touring schedule and playing Europe.
Servants of Science
Dave Goodwin talks to Stuart Avis, the keyboardist and main songwriter in new Brighton-based band Servants of Science, about his band's debut album 'The Swan Song', which is a concept record about an astronaut witnessing the end of the world from outer space.
Dave Goodwin talks to Moscow Circus front man Jonathan Beckett about Casio keyboards, his mum and their new album 'Resounding'
Dave Goodwin speaks to indie rock band Orphan Boy about their reformation, recent third album 'Coastal Tones' and heavy touring
In the third of our series 'Is This Your Year?', in which we will be following the fortunes of five acts over the course of a year, Dave Goodwin speaks to Nottingham-based 60's and 70's-influenced rock act, Lois
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark' front man Andy McCluskey speaks to Dave Goodwin about their 1984 fifth album 'Junk Culture', which has just been reissued in a new double CD edition
In the first part of this interview we found Simon York in not very good health as he had a really bad touch of the man flu. There seemed to have been something bothering Simon, and it was all about t
In a frank two part interview with Simon York, the front man with Nottingham-based alternative rockers Luxury Stranger, he speaks about his band's career, his anger with the music industry and their forthcoming third album
Dave Goodwin chats to Pittsburgh-born ex-Flamingos star and Northern Soul veteran Tommy Hunt about his lengthy career, and new double CD 'A Sign of the Times', which compiles together some of his 1970s' recordings
Dave Goodwin finds 'Weird: The Life and Times of a Pocket God' to be an indie-rock documentary which has a lot going on below the surface as it reflects on front man Mark Lee's battle with depression.
Capitol Northern Soul 45s
Dave Goodwin reflects upon 'Capitol Northern Soul 45s', a pricey but first-rate seven inch collection of both well-known and lost Northern Soul singles
Dave Goodwin talks to photographer Nick Elliott about his two recent books of music photography and his role as photographer at the Cambridge Folk Festival
Dave Goodwin attends a new exhibition of photographs on The Who at The Proud Galleries in London
Dave Goodwin examines Paul Weller's band the Style Council's latest box set, which compiles together all six of their original albums
Echo And The Bunnymen
Dave Goodwin at the Royal Centre in Nottingham watches Echo and The Bunnymen with the help of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play in a stunning set their 1984 fourth album 'Ocean Rain' in its entirety.
Bodega, Nottingham, 19/3/2023
Foundry, Sheffield, 22/10/2021
Newton, Nottinghamshire, 26/7/2019...27/7/2018
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 11/5/2019
Rock City, Nottingham, 11/11/2018
Newton, Nottinghamshire, 20/7/2018...22/7/2018
Slow Readers Club
Rock City, Nottingham, 12/5/2018
Maze, Nottingham, 21/1/2018
NIA, Birmingham, 19/11/2017
Slow Readers Club
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 23/11/2017
Newton, Nottinghamshire, 21/7/2017...23/7/2017
Up and coming rapper Berwyn Du Bois commands a small Nottingham stage, proving he’s destined for bigger ones.
Returning for the first time since 2019, Dave Goodwin reports from family festival Deerstock.
Dave Goodwin finds that the debut album by storied producer former Exit Calm leader Rob Marshall is realised live on stage with superb effect.
Even As We Speak
Dave Goodwin is impressed by two 1990’s John Peel Sessions by Australian indie pop band Even As We Speak, which have just been released on the ever reliable Precious Recordings of London.
Dave Goodwin re-examines the debut set by London glam rockers Rachel Stamp, who looked set to break into the mainstream at the start of the new Millennium.
Dave Goodwin takes a road trip with Boyracer back to the indie days of 1994,
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' dives headfirst into a debate about the cost of new records, via a detour on the number 52 bus
Dave Goodwin in ‘Vinyl Stories’ talks to New Jersey music fanatic about his discovery of a long-lost acetate of the 1967 only album by New York Latin band The Nitty Gritty Sextet.
In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin chronicles the start of a beautiful friendship based on a love of vinyl records.
In his ‘Vinyl Stories’ column Dave Goodwin chats to acclaimed close up magician and Las Vegas performer Roy Bond about the records that have shaped his life
In his 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin talks to several members of the Pennyblack team about their vinyl purchases of 2022 and some of the issues associated with it.
In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to some of our writers about their vinyl purchases of the year.
Dave Goodwin photographs Future Islands at a show at Rock City in Nottingham
Intriguing combination of French and English original tracks and covers on third album by American-Anglo-French act French Boutik
Excellent funk and soul-driven latest album from acclaimed Australian nine-piece band, The Bamboos
Appealing mix of jazz, rock and psychedelia on fourth album from Canadian nine-piece instrumental collective Apollo Suns
Long-awaited and thought-challenging second album from alternative rock band Cairo
Bitter Moon and After 5.08
Dark but impressive fourth album from classically-trained country artist Hannah Aldridge
Exciting synth pop on second album from UK/French duo Scenius who look like they have a promising future
Ambient and dreamy synth pop on collaborative album recorded in Berlin between European duos Bitter Moon and After 5.08
SAblime ninth album from Nowegian singer-songwriter and musician Beady Belle
Piaggio Soul Combination and Lakeetra Knowles
Polished and humorous fourth album from Cambridge indie trio The British IBM which took its genesis from a series of acoustic streams they started during lockdown
Excellent electronica on distinctive new single from French-UK duo Scenius
Stunning Northern Soul-influenced album from Italian mods The Piaggio Soul Combination and Arkansas-based singer Lakeetra Knowles
Experimental and distinctive electronica on debut album from Milan-based duo Oneiros Way
Vapors of Morphine
Harmonic and thought-provoking debut album from Aeon Station, the solo project of ex-Wrens' member Kevin Whelan which was fourteen years in the making
First-rate debut album from alternative and Gothic rock-influenced West London singer-songwriter Freya Beer
Haunting and original post-rock on latest album from Morphine offshoot, Vapors of Morphine
Atmospheric and cinematic fourth album of electronic ambience for Grouse, the project of Dublin-based musician Ronan Carroll
1980s synth-pop progenitors Blancmange maintain their highly prolific release rate with a solid new addition to their discography
Highly impressive compilation that pays homage to ground-breaking early 1980s club Blitz which created the New Romantic movement
Reflective and thought-provoking seventh album from influential Dunedin indie act The Chills
Impressive debut album from Gregario, the new piano-based project of Luxembourg musician David André which finds him moving in a new direction
Amusement Parks On Fire
Excellent fourth album and first in ten years From Nottingham-based shoegazing outfit Amusement Parks On Fire
Fantastic new album which comes with an extra mini-album from German shoegazing band Seasurfer
Thought-inspiring combination of electronica and acoustic instrumentation on debut album from Sorbet, the project of Irish producer Chris W. Ryan, which reflects on climate change
Superb electroniica on fifth album from Hiatus, the project of London-based Cyrus Shahrad, which is partially influenced by his Iranian homeland
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