John Clarkson - Interviews


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'.


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.