Pennyblackmusic Presents: Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) - With Hector Gannet and Andy Thompson @The Water Rats, London, Saturday 25, May, 2024

Headlining are Johny Brown (Band of Holy Joy) With support from Hector Gannet And Andy Thompson
Hosted at the Water Rats London , Saturday 25th May, 2024. Doors open 7:30pm. First band on at 8:00pm; Admission £15 on the door or £12 in advance from We got Tickets
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Kimberly Bright


Interviews



Matt Piucci and Steven Roback from Rain Parade chat with Kimberly Bright about their creative process, history, and enduring legacy.




Keiron Phelan
Simon Love
Eight Rounds Rapid

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Keiron Phelan talks to Kimberly Bright about his new Peace Signs album ‘Bubblegum Boogie’ and his work at Gare Du Nord Records.
Kimberly Bright chats with Simon Love about the themes and inspirations behind his new solo album 'Love, Sex and Death Etc.', who is forbidden to listen to it, and the best parts of Peter Jackson's 'Get Back' Beatles documentary.
Kimberly Bright talks to three Eight Rounds Rapid members about their backgrounds, art, Southend, and not sounding like anyone else on the planet.




Carol Hodge
Pedaljets
Hollywood Stars
Ulysses

Kimberly Bright chats with Huddersfield singer-songwriter and music educator Carol Hodge about her new solo album, songwriting, Crass, touring, teaching, and why introverts might well inherit the earth.
Kimberly Bright chats with singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Allmayer from the Pedaljets about the Kansas City band’s long history, reunion, second chance and new album 'Twist the Lens'.
Kimberly Bright talks guitarist Ruben De Fuentes and drummer Terry Rae from the early ‘70s LA glam band the Hollywood Stars about reuniting and finally releasing their early work.
Ulysses frontman Luke Smyth chats with Kimberly Bright about the history of the band, his personal musical development, songwriting, the current cultural climate and being taken seriously while still being amazingly well-dressed.


Keiron Phelan
Simon Love
Vulgar Boatmen
Burning Ferns

Songwriter and composer Keiron Phelan talks to Kimberly Bright about his first solo album 'Peace Signs', as well as Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales', liturgical music, and accents.
Kimberly Bright talks to Welsh singer-songwriter Simon Love about the tales behind his recent songs, the Beatles, classic British television, and the art of holding grudges.
Dale Lawrence, the lead singer of US indie outfit The Vulgar Boatmen, chats with Kimberly Bright about the band’s storied back catalogue ahead of a series of re-issues.
Anthony Gray of rising Welsh stars Burning Ferns talks to Kimberly Bright about the band's influences and songwriting ethic and about the Newport scene.


Chris Haddon
Brainiac 5
Mike Peters
Penny Rimbaud

Kimberly Bright speaks to Chris Haddon, the singer and guitarist for The Minx and Heavy On The Magic, about his new full-time career as a holistic healer.
Cornwall’s reunited the Brainiac 5 chat with Kimberly Bright about their early career, reunion, recent work, and John Peel
While on his 'Spirit of ’86' anniversary tour in North America Alarm frontman Mike Peters discusses with Kimberly Bright his extensive career, punk, technology, his Love Hope Strength Foundation for cancer victims and his Welsh identity
Crass founder Penny Rimbaud talks to Kimberly Bright about his main musical influences


Profiles



Kimberly Bright examines The Lewes Ripple, a community of musicians from the small town of Lewes in Sussex, who after a planned week-long multi-venue festival was cancelled there due to the pandemic, have set up an inventive YouTube channel to promote their music.




Karen and the Sorrows
Hollywood Stars
Bram Tchaikovsky
Miscellaneous

Kimberly Bright reflects upon rising band Brooklyn’s Karen and the Sorrows and finds that with their second LP 'Guaranteed Broken Heart' they have created a minutely authentic and timeless traditional country album on the theme of heartbreak and loss.
Kimberly Bright reflects on the career of the ill-fated and now reformed ‘70s Los Angeles glam rock group the Hollywood Stars, whose lost second album 'Sound City' has been finally released after 43 years.
Kimberly Bright reflects on the undervalued career of 1970’s power pop band Bram Tchaikovsky, whose three albums, ‘Strange Man, Changed Man’, ‘The Russians are Coming’ and ‘Funland’, have just been released in a new Cherry Red box set, ‘Strange Men, Changed Men’.
Kimberly Bright finds that musician John Kruth has an interesting historical take on the recurring theme of the outlaw in popular music from the Middle Ages to the present day.


Favourite Albums




Wolfhounds
Bitter Springs
Brinsley Schwarz

In our Re:View section, in which our wriiters look back at albums from the past, Kiimberly Bright is impressed by an Optic Nerve reissue of ‘Bright and Guilty’, the 1989 second album‘ from the legendary Wolfhounds, one of the best C86 bands and Romford's finest.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright finds that the Bitter Springs’ magnificent remastered 2001 masterpiece '(Suburban Crimes of) Every Happiness' hasn’t aged a day.
KImberly Bright examines influential rock act Brinsley Schwarz’s last album, 'It’s All Over Now', which finally sees an official release after forty-two years


Features




Kimberly Bright finds Sonicbond’s new book on Beck to be beautifully researched and totally compelling.
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Kimberly Bright writes of a video image taken of Dave Grohl at The Foo Fighters' television debut on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in August 1995.



Graham Parker
Andy Sumners

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Kimberly Bright writes about her favourite songs by English singer-songwriter Graham Parker.
In ‘Ten Songs That Made Me Love…’ Kimberly Bright looks back at ten of her favourite Andy Summers songs, including pre-and post-Police, solo, and collaborations


Reviews



Loves
Rain Parade
Bob Bradshaw
Ballet

Overdue detailed retrospective of The Loves’ 11-year career from 2000-2011 over three dozen tracks.
One of the best original Paisley Underground bands, The Rain Parade, is finally back with a tremendous new album after 38 years
Cinematic and consistently inventive tenth album from Boston-based Irish singer-songwriter Bob Bradshaw
Danceable synth-pop, indie pop and decadent themes on self-described New York 'gay nerd band' duo The Ballet


Dot Dash
David Lance Callahan
Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs
Dave Edwards

Washington, D.C.'s Dot Dash channel expertly crafted early New Wave and power pop on seventh album.
David Lance Callahan’s ‘English Primitive II’ is more a darker companion piece than a follow-up to its predecessor
High baroque pop, 70's nostalgia, and emotional equilibrium against all odds on Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs' third album
Patchy retrospective of four decades worth of work from East End guitarist and singer-songwriter Dave Edwards


Simon Love
David Lance Callahan
Sun Atoms
Livesays

Simon Love’s first album in four years is pop magnificence that takes on all the major topics of life
The legendary Wolfhounds frontman David Lance Callahan may be an anti-hero but 'English Primitive I' proves he is a national treasure
Enjoyable dreamy, visionary psych-rock on Sun Atoms’ debut album.
Unpretentious, straightforward rock from veteran American musicians The Livesays on their fifth album


Various
Peter Hall
Plenty
Mr Diagonal

Worthwhile and impeccably chosen 50-track mixtape to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.
Finely polished baroque pop fighting to remain positive in the face of life’s difficulties on Peter Hall’s debut album
Fascinating but overwhelming collection of new and historical material from 1980’s Liverpool post-punk art rock group Plenty
Curious multi-genre album about escapism from Robinson Crusoe one-man show Mr. Diagonal


Tvfordogs
One Thousand Motels
Conrad Clipper
Birdpen

tvfordogs’ fifth album is a thrillride of educated, articulate, and edgy glam rock
Rat Scabies’ and Christ Constantinou’s second album from their One Thousand Motels project conjures up classic Delta blues, gospel, and R&B
Anonymous German composer Conrad Clipper’s second album is full of wistful piano instrumentals
Haunting sixth album from Birdpen is a protest against technology’s stranglehold on our lives and society


Damn Vandals
Randolph’s Leap
Rossall
Penny Rimbaud

A year’s worth of pent-up energy and emotion blasts through Damn Vandals' new album with one banger after another
Scottish folk-pop collective Randolph's Leap’s new album is full of catchy melodies and sunny skies
John Rossall releases a solo album of emergency glam rock designed to cheer up the entire clobbered planet
Crass founder, activist, and multimedia artist Penny Rimbaud envisions fighting in the Battle of Verdun with poet Arthur Rimbaud by his side






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