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John Clarkson - Interviews


Lida Husik

Lida Husik - Interview

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.


Simon Bromide

Simon Bromide - Interview

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.


Vinny Peculiar

Vinny Peculiar - Interview

Singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his 'three quarters' modern art-themed latest album, 'Artists Only'.


Volunteered

Volunteered - Interview

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

Ava Cherry - Interview

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

Dire Straits Legacy - Interview

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

Ultrasound - Interview

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'.


Dot Allison

Dot Allison - Interview

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter and musician Dot Allison talks to John Clarkson about ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’, her first new album in twelve years.


Crazies

Crazies - Interview

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.


European Sun

European Sun - Interview

Steve Miles from indie pop band European Sun talks about his group's recent first UK tour and how it has changed the band.


Brinsley Schwarz

Brinsley Schwarz - Interview

Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.


Kevin Hewick

Kevin Hewick - Interview

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.


Chris Connelly

Chris Connelly - Interview

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 .


Catenary Wires

Catenary Wires  - Interview

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.


Doug Hoekstra

Doug Hoekstra - Interview

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.


LIpstick Killers

LIpstick Killers - Interview

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

Real Tuesday Weld - Interview

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.


Janette Mason

Janette Mason - Interview

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.


Lammergeiers

Lammergeiers - Interview

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'.


Cult Figures

Cult Figures - Interview

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'.


Outsiders

Outsiders - Interview with Bob Lawrence

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'.


Outsiders

Outsiders - Interview with Adrian Janes

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

Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey - Interview

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.


Nirvana

Nirvana - Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons

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’.


Jeremy Thoms

Jeremy Thoms - Interview

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

Remnants/Saloon Bar Romeos - Interview

Americana guitarist and songwriter Mark Fletcher speaks to John Clarkson about both his bands, the Remnants and Saloon Bar Romeos.


Bathers

Bathers - Interview

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.


Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema - Interview

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'.


Terry Edwards

Terry Edwards - Interview

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.


European Sun

European Sun - Interview

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.


It's Immaterial

It's Immaterial - Interview

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

My Darling Clementine - Interview

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

I Like Trains - Interview

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

Cow Pie Productions - Interview with Patrick Hart

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.


Manolis Famellos

Manolis Famellos - Interview

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.


Vinny Peculiar

Vinny Peculiar - Interview

Cult singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his latest solo album 'While You Still Can' and his forthcoming next projects.


Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne about her eponymous and sixteenth new album.


Volunteered

Volunteered - Interview

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’.


Vapors

Vapors - Interview

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.


Smalltown Tigers

Smalltown Tigers - Interview

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.


Professionals

Professionals - Interview

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.


Hector Gannet

Hector Gannet - Interview

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.


Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson - Interview

Singer-songwriter and punk veteran Tom Robinson speaks to John Clarkson about his forthcoming 70th birthday and his past and present career.


Peter Straker

Peter Straker - Interview

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

Ben Wood and the Bad Ideas - Interview

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.


Cathode Ray

Cathode Ray - Interview

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.


Ronnie Gurr

Ronnie Gurr - Interview

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.


European Sun

European Sun - Interview

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'.


Elevator Mood

Elevator Mood - Interview

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.


Eugene Coyne

Eugene Coyne - Interview

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.


TexasBob Juarez

TexasBob Juarez - Interview

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'.


Raincoats

Raincoats - Interview

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

Nine Below Zero - Interview

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'.


Friends Again

Friends Again - Interview

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'.


Alice Hubble

Alice Hubble - Interview

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'.


Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs - Interview

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'.







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