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Dave Goodwin


Interviews


Scenius


Dave Goodwin speaks to UK/French electronic duo Scenius about their 80's-influenced debut album, 'Enough Fears'.




Blancmange
British IBM
Circuit3

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'.




Phonseca
Secret Affair
Luxury Stranger
Servants of Science

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.
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.


Moscow Circus
Orphan Boy
Lois
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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' 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


Luxury Stranger
Luxury Stranger
Tommy Hunt
Mama Kin

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 speaks to rising Australian singer-songwriter Mama Kin on her first British tour about her extraordinary second album, 'The Magician's Daughter'


Profiles


Pocket Gods


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
Nick Elliott
Who
Style Council

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


Live Reviews





Deerstock Festival
Secret Affair
Decemberists

After attending the three day 2019 Deerstock extravaganza in the Nottinghamshire countryside, Dave Goodwin says that it has become the best festival that he has ever been to.
Dave Goodwin's been waiting forty years to see Secret Affair live. Here's how it all went down on the night.
David Goodwin watches American folk/indie rock band the Decemberists play a spellbinding set at Rock City in Nottingham


Favourite Albums




Hot Pepper
Hazel O Connor
Six By Seven

Dave Goodwin examines the 1978 only album of Hot Pepper, the disco-influenced studio project of Mexican drummer and producer Jesús Muñoz 'Tilico' which has recently been re-released.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Dave Goodwin examines 'Breaking Glass' legend Hazel O'Connor's 1981 third album 'Cover Plus' which includes various other incarnations of the originals.
Dave Goodwin reflects on Nottingham-based post punks Six by Seven's 2000 second album 'The Closer You Get' which has just been released on vinyl along with their' Peel Sessions' and also on CD a new 'Greatest Hits' compilation


Features



Joy Division

Penny Vinyl


In this month's 'The Image That Made Me Weep' column, Dave Goodwin takes us on a deeply personal journey into a black-and-white picture of Joy Division's Ian Curtis
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' talks to some of our writers about their vinyl purchases of 2020.



Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
British IBM

This month's 'Vinyl Stories' is a rollicking, rip-roaring and surprisingly hair-raising tale from Pete Smith of life at the sharp end of record collecting,
Dave Goodwin and record collector Pete Smith share memories and essential tracks from Northern Soul imprint Grapevine Records.
In 'Vinyl Stories' avid Northern Soul collector Pete Smith tells Dave Goodwin of his decades-long search for a difficult to find vinyl single.
Indie-rock/vintage computing trio The British IBM tell Dave Goodwin their 'Vinyl Stories'.


Photography



Future Islands


Dave Goodwin photographs Future Islands at a show at Rock City in Nottingham





Reviews



Blancmange
Various
Chills
Gregario

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
Seasurfer
Sorbet
Hiatus

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


McKenzie FIX
Conny Frischauf
Rats on Rafts
RVDS

Over-polished but eclectic debut album from the McKenzie FIX, the new project of acclaimed Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Ewan McKenzie
First-rate synth pop which combines modern and vintage sounds on debut album from Viennese electronic artist Conny Frischauf
Unusual but brilliant psych pop on long-awaited third album from Rotterdam-based group Rats On Rafts
Flawed but promising electronica on new album from Hamburg-based DJ RVDS


Scenius
IAMTHESHADOW
Green Child
Plants and Animals

First-rate debut album from 80's-inspired French/British electronica hybrid Scenius
Dark and sinister but compelling 80's-influenced third album from Portugese trio IAMTHESHADOW
Impressive electropop recorded on vintage synths on second album from the Green Child which promises much for the future
Eclectic and eccentric alternative rock on fifth album from Montreal-based trio, Plants and Animals


Unhappybirthday
Various
Aksak Maboul
Love Songs

Fine 80’s-influenced synth pop on fourth album from German electronic trio Unhappybirthday
Essential and insightful three CD box set focusing on the groundbreaking year in synth pop of 1980 from Cherry Red
Eclectic and unclassifiable new double album after thirty years away from avant-garde Belgian group Aksak Maboul
Improvisational electronica and experimentalism on impressive debut album from Hamburg trio Love Songs


Various
Nick Corbin
Warm Digits
Flat Worms

Superb late 1970's reggae compilation re-released on double CD by Cherry Red with extra tracks
First-rate Northern Soul-influenced debut solo album from former New Street Adventure frontman Nick Corbin
Thought-provoking electronic space rock on fourth album from Newcastle/Manchester-based multi-instrumentalists Warm Digits
Powerful punk on third album from Los Angeles band Flat Worms which provides hope despite these difficult times






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