Denzil Watson - Interviews


Philip Parfitt

Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 2

In the second part of his in-depth interview with ex-Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt, Denzil Watson speaks to him about his influences and new solo album, ‘Mental Home Recordings’.


Philip Parfitt

Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 1

In the first part of a two part interview, former The Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt speaks to Denzil Watson about his second solo album, 'Mental House Recordings', and his return to music after an absence of many years.


Spear Of Destiny

Spear Of Destiny - Interview with Kirk Brandon

Denzil Watson speaks to Spear of Destiny frontman Kirk Brandon about their classic 1985 third album 'World Service' which is being re-released in a reimagined new version.


Godfathers

Godfathers - Interview

Cult indie rockers The Godfathers are currently celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary with blazing new single ‘I’m Not Your Slave’/‘Wild and Free’. Lead singer Peter Coyne talks to Denzil Watson about his undying thirst for rock n’ roll and future plans.


Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate - Interview

Recently reformed Sheffield indie rockers Little Man Tate are due to play their first gigs in eleven years in September. Ahead of the two sold out hometown shows, lead singer Jon Windle chats candidly to Denzil Watson about the group’s split and reformation.


Luke Haines and Peter Buck

Luke Haines and Peter Buck - Interview

British singer-songwriter and author Luke Haines and ex-REM guitarist Peter Buck speak to Denzil Watson about their new collaborative album, 'Beat Poetry for Survivalists'.


Imperial Wax

Imperial Wax - Interview

Following the death of The Fall’s legendary frontman Mark E. Smith last year the final, longest serving line up to back him have re-grouped to form new outfit Imperial Wax. Denzil Watson talks to them about their acclaimed debut LP 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' and future plans.


Richie Ramone

Richie Ramone - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to drummer Richie Ramone about life in the Ramones and his new autobiography, 'I Know Better Now'.


Stranglers

Stranglers - Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel

Denzil Watson caught up with legendary bassist and founder member of The Stranglers, Jean-Jacques Burnel, to chat about their current tour, the increasing possibility of a new Stranglers album and the invention of a new word.


Ruts DC

Ruts DC - Interview

To celebrate forty years since the release of 'The Crack' Ruts DC take their seminal debut album on the road in February. Denzil Watson caught up with the band’s gregarious drummer Dave Ruffy to speak about the album and 40th anniversary tour.


Kirk Brandon

Kirk Brandon - Interview

Kirk Brandon speaks to Denzil Watson about how he balances his two bands Theatre of Hate and Spear of Destiny as well as acoustic project with cellist Sam Sansbury and 'Tontine', Spear of Destiny's recent album.


Damian O'Neill

Damian O'Neill - Interview

Denzil Watson talks to Undertones and That Petrol Emotion guitarist Damian O'Neill about his debut solo album 'Resit Revise Reprise', which is being released under the moniker of Damian O’Neill and The Monotones.


Stranglers

Stranglers - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers front man Baz Warne about the band's forthcoming UK tour and their durability.


Paul Draper

Paul Draper - Interview

In our second interview with him, former Mansun front man Paul Draper talks with Denzil Watson about touring his debut solo album 'Spooky Action' after a nearly fifteen year absence from the stage and the soon-to-be reissued Mansun back catalogue.


Paul Draper

Paul Draper - Interview

After more than a decade working behind the scenes in the music industry, Mansun frontman Paul Draper has stepped back into the light with his debut album 'Spooky Action'. He speaks to Denzil Watson about the enduring love for Mansun as a cult act, being older and wiser, and the end of his old band.


Kirk Brandon

Kirk Brandon - Interview

Denzil Watson talks to Kirk Brandon about his forthcoming acoustic tour and second album with cello player Sam Sansbury and his career with both Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate


Neville Staple

Neville Staple - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to ska singer Neville Staple about his eight-piece band, their new album and his career with the Specials


Stranglers

Stranglers - Interview

Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers' frontman Baz Warne about their forthcoming 'The Classic Collection Tour'


Six By Seven

Six By Seven - Interview

Chris Olley from psychedelic post-punks Six By Seven speaks to Denzil Watson about their reformation in their original line-up for two shows in Nottingham and London and the vinyl reissue of their classic 2000 album 'The Closer You Get'


Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock - Interview

Glen Matlock speaks to Denzil Watson about his years with the Sex Pistols, working with Iggy Pop, his recent gigs with Heaven 17 and his current solo acoustic tour