Washington DC-raised singer-songwriter Lida Husik speaks to John Clarkson about her 1997 fifth album 'Fly Stereophonic', which is being released on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day.
South London-based singer-songwriter and Bromide frontman Simon Berridge speaks to John Clarkson about his debut solo album, 'Following the Moon', which he has released as Simon Bromide.
Singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his 'three quarters' modern art-themed latest album, 'Artists Only'.
Mark Rowland, the frontman with South London indie band The Volunteered, talks to John Clarkson, about its debut album 'We Fall Apart', which has expanded from an EP into a vinyl LP, and the change in its line-up from a duo into a five-piece group
Ava Cherry, who was David Bowie's romantic partner and worked with him on 'Young Americans', speaks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming memoir, 'All That Glitters'.
Dire Straits Legacy
Keyboardist Alan Clark speaks to John Clarkson about covers project Dire Straits Legacy, their forthcoming show at the 02 Indigo in London and his years in Dire Straits.
Ultrasound vocalist Andrew 'Tiny' Wood speaks to John Clarkson about the reissue in an expanded vinyl edition of their epic 1999 double album, 'Everything Picture'.
Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and musician Dot Allison talks to John Clarkson about ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’, her first new album in twelve years.
An offshoot of The Sound frontman Adrian Borland's first band The Outsiders, The Crazies' only album 'A Simple Vision' was never meant to come out. Drummer Adrian Janes and clarinet player Bi Marshall explain why forty-three years after it was recorded it is finally being released.
Steve Miles from indie pop band European Sun talks about his group's recent first UK tour and how it has changed the band.
Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.
Leicester-based cult musician and singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick talks to John Clarkson about his tenth solo album ‘Never Give Up on A Song’, working with the surviving members of Joy Division just after Ian Curtis’ death and also Adrian Borland and The Sound.
Edinburgh-born but now Chicago-based singer-songwriter Chris Connelly talks to John Clarkson about his new album 'The Birthday Poems', which recorded with Monica Queen, is a fictionalized account of the romance between Stella Cartwright and poet George Mackay Brown .
Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about the expansion of their current band The Catenary Wires from a duo into a five-piece and 'Birling Gap', their just-released third album.
Nashville-based writer and musician Doug Hoekstra talks to John Clarkson about 'The Day Deserved', his first album in over a decade, and his return to music.
John Clarkson speaks to guitarist Mark Taylor from Australian 70s punk act The Lipstick Killers about ‘Strange Flash’, their new double CD retrospective.
Real Tuesday Weld
Stephen Coates, the London-based songwriter and composer with The Real Tuesday Weld, speaks to John Clarkson about 'Blood', the first of three farewell albums for the group to be released over the next year, and why he has decided to finish with the band now.
London-based producer, arranger and keyboardist Janette Mason talks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming EP ‘Wall to Wall Bowie’ which features on vocals David McAlmont and Sam Obernik and reworks five of David Bowie’s songs as jazz torch ballads.
Last Harbour and Anna Kashfi's James Youngjohns speaks to John Clarkson about his new project Lammergeiers and their debut album, 'And I Will Wake the Dawn Itself'.
Gary Jones, Jon Hodgson and Lee McFadden from post-punk band Cult Figures speak to John Clarkson about their reformation after an absence of 36 years and new album ‘DerItend'.
Bassist Bob Lawrence, in the second of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, talks to John Clarkson about his memories of the group and front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box, set ‘Count for Something'.
In the first of two interviews with 70's group the Outsiders, drummer Adrian Janes speaks to John Clarkson about his underrated group, which was the first band of the Sound's front man Adrian Borland, and their new five CD box set on Cherry Red, 'Count for Something'.
Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey
Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about their current band The Catenary Wires' forthcoming third album and their three other new musical projects, European Sun, Swansea Sound and The Drift.
John Clarkson speaks to Patrick Campbell-Lyons from influential 60’s orchestral group Nirvana about his group’s career and their new vinyl box set ‘Songlife’.
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Thoms talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his early 1980's band the President Men's two singles and his 1990's group New Leaf's debut album 'On Safari'as well as his plans for his label Stereogram Recordings and band the Cathode Ray.
Remnants/Saloon Bar Romeos
Americana guitarist and songwriter Mark Fletcher speaks to John Clarkson about both his bands, the Remnants and Saloon Bar Romeos.
John Clarkson speaks to Chris Thomson, the frontman with the Scottish group the Bathers, about the reissue of their classic trilogy of '90's albums on the German label Marina Records, and 'Sirenesque', their forthcoming first album in twenty years.
John Clarkson speaks to indie group the Electric Cinema about their reformation after a hiatus of eleven years and their just released second album, 'Animals + Gods'.
Multi-instrumentalist solo artist and successful session player Terry Edwards speaks to John Clarkson about his two new compilations, 60th birthday box set, 'Very Terry Edwards', and covers album, 'Stop Trying to Sell Me Back My Past (vol.1)', as well as his lengthy career.
Short Stories' frontman Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun, which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey from Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their eponymous debut album.
With photos from Darren Aston, John Clarkson speaks to It's Immaterial vocalist John Campbell about the Liverpudlian indie pop band's third album 'House for Sale', which they began work on almost thirty years ago but have only recently completed.
My Darling Clementine
Michael Weston King from Americana group My Darling Clementine talks to John Clarkson about their latest project in which they have re-interpreted across three EPs songs from Elvis Costello's catalogue.
I Like Trains
John Clarkson talks to David Martin, the vocalist and guitarist with brooding Leeds band I Like Trains, about 'Kompromat', their first album in eight years, which examines the present political situation and the manipulation of reality by politicians.
Cow Pie Productions
John Clarkson speaks to London businessman and music fan Patrick Hart about his role in the relaunch of the influential country label Cow Pie Productions almost forty years after it closed.
Producer and singer-songwriter Manolis Famellos talks to John Clarkson about the recording and re-release on vinyl of American Music Club frontman and solo artist Mark Eitzel’s 2003 eighth solo album 'The Ugly American', which Eitzel worked upon with him and a group of Greek traditional musicians.
Cult singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his latest solo album 'While You Still Can' and his forthcoming next projects.
John Clarkson speaks to critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne about her eponymous and sixteenth new album.
John Clarkson speaks to Mark Rowland, the frontman with London indie band The Volunteered, about his band's growing line-up and sound and their second EP ‘We All Fall Apart’.
The Vapors' vocalist and guitarist David Fenton speaks to John Clarkson about his band's massive success with their 1980 second single 'Turning Japanese', their reformation and 'Together', their first album in nearly forty years.
John Clarkson speaks to Valli, the bassist and guitarist with Italian female rock and roll/punk trio Smalltown Tigers, about 'Five Things', their debut mini-album.
John Clarkson speaks to Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook about the reformation of his band the Profesionals, their acclaimed album 'What in the World’ and three new EPs.
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.
Singer-songwriter and punk veteran Tom Robinson speaks to John Clarkson about his forthcoming 70th birthday and his past and present career.
Singer, actor and cabaret star Peter Straker talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his three albums, 1977’s ‘This One’s On Me’, 1978’s ‘Changeling’ and 1980’s ‘Real Natural Man’, and the influence on them of Queen frontman and co-producer Freddie Mercury.
Ben Wood and the Bad Ideas
Guitarist with London indie band Ben Wood and The Bad Ideas Andy Duke speaks to John Clarkson about their ambitious plans to release a single a month throughout 2020 and working regularly with famous guest musicians.
John Clarkson speaks to Jeremy Thoms, the front man with Edinburgh-based alternative rock band the Cathode Ray about 'Heightened Senses', his group's surprisingly optimistic first album in four years.
John Clarkson talks to music business consultant and ex-journalist Ronnie Gurr about his independent book publisher Hanging Around Books, which specialises in music-related photobooks.
The Short Stories' Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey of Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their debut single 'The Future's Female'.
John Clarkson speaks to Primevals frontman Michael Rooney and former Jolt bassist James Doak about their new project The Elevator Mood and its critically acclaimed eponymous debut album.
London-based singer-songwriter Eugene Coyne talks to John Clarkson about his fifth album and 'pop metal' record, which is the first of his records that he has written and recorded on the electric guitar.
Former Television Personalities guitarist TexasBob Juarez speaks to John Clarkson about his new Sparklestars project and his recently released fourth double album, 'Through the Looking Glass Darkly'.
Bassist and vocalist with post-punk band Gina Birch talks to John Clarkson about the 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue of their classic self-titled debut album.
Nine Below Zero
Vocalist and guitarist Dennis Greaves from South London blues rock band Nine Below Zero talks to John Clarkson about their 40th Anniversary this year and new album, 'Avalanche'.
John Clarkson chats to Paul McGeechan, the keyboardist with influential Glaswegian pop act Friends Again, about the double CD reissue of their 1984 debut and only album, 'Trapped and Unwrapped'.
Former Arthur and Martha and Cosines vocalist and synthesizer player Alice Hubley talks to John Clarkson about her new Alice Hubble solo project and its debut album, 'Polarlichter'.
In our sixth interview with him, Simon Rivers, the frontman with the West London alt. rock band the Bitter Springs, talks to John Clarkson about their forthcoming ninth album, 'The Odd Shower'.