Richard Lewis


Interviews




Primitives

Indie pop pioneers The Primitives are currently on the road on their Electric Acoustic tour which celebrates the release of boxset 'Bloom! The Complete Recordings 1985-92'. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Court chats to Richard Lewis about the group’s early days, chart success and returning to the stage.


Sleeper - Interview

Sleeper

With ‘lost’ LP ‘This Time Tomorrow’ recently released and a tour to celebrate their 1995 debut LP ‘Smart’ this August, Sleeper lead singer Louise Wener chats to Richard Lewis about the new album and upcoming plans


Happy Mondays - Interview with Shaun Ryder

Happy Mondays

With festival dates over the Summer and a Winter Tour due in December, Richard Lewis talks to Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder about the group’s formative early years and future plans.


Embrace - Interview

Embrace

Ahead of two Christmas shows in early December, Embrace bassist Steve Firth chats to Richard Lewis about the band’s forthcoming 2019 tour to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the group’s debut LP ‘The Good Will Out’.


James - Interview

James

With their fifteenth album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ heading for the Top 5 of the Album Charts, James multi-instrumentalist Saul Davies discusses with Richard Lewis the making of the new LP, not becoming a nostalgia act and what lies ahead for the group.

More Interviews

Embrace - Interview Embrace

Blue Aeroplanes - Interview Blue Aeroplanes

Black Grape - Interview with Shaun Ryder Black Grape - Interview with Shaun Ryder

Happy Mondays - Interview with Shaun Ryder Happy Mondays - Interview with Shaun Ryder

Editors - Interview Editors

Handsome Family - Interview Handsome Family

Six By Seven - Interview Six By Seven

Wicked Whispers - Interview Wicked Whispers

Big House - Interview Big House

Lizzie Nunnery - Interview Lizzie Nunnery








Profiles


Pink Floyd - A Delicate Sound of Thunder

Pink Floyd

Recorded during their longest ever tour, a reissue of 1988 concert film The Delicate Sound of Thunder sees Pink Floyd attempting to adapt their pioneering psych/ prog rock for a new generation. Richard Lewis reviews


Roger Waters - Us + Them

Roger Waters

Richard Lewis watches a highly impressive document of Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters’ huge 'Us + Them' tour, which sees the musician in typically uncompromising, fiery form.

More Profiles

Simple Minds - Profile Simple Minds

Miscellaneous - Rock Biographies Miscellaneous - Rock Biographies

Kinks - Kinks Kinks - Kinks

Depeche Mode - Tour of the Universe, Barcelona, 20/21/11/09 Depeche Mode - Tour of the Universe, Barcelona, 20/21/11/09




Live Reviews




Ben Ottewell

Richard Lewis watches Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell turn in an excellent solo performance at Leaf in Liverpool.


Ben Ottewell - Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020

Ben Ottewell

Richard Lewis watches Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell turn in an excellent solo performance at Leaf in Liverpool.

More Live Reviews

Happy Mondays - Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 6/12/2019 Happy Mondays - Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 6/12/2019

Ride - Ritz, Manchester, 12/12/2019 Ride - Ritz, Manchester, 12/12/2019

Dandy Warhols - Albert Hall, Manchester, 30/1/2019 Dandy Warhols - Albert Hall, Manchester, 30/1/2019

Lemonheads - Ritz, Manchester, 12/2/2019 Lemonheads - Ritz, Manchester, 12/2/2019

Stranglers - (With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018 Stranglers - (With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018








Favourite Albums


Shed Seven - Going for Gold

Shed Seven

Richard Lewis examines Britpop act Shed Seven's Greatest Hits compilation 'Going for Gold', which, originally released in 1999, has just been reissued in a new double CD edition with additional studio sessions and live tracks.

More Favourite Albums

Verve - Urban Hymns Verve - Urban Hymns

Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request

Oasis - Be Here Now Oasis - Be Here Now




Reviews


Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain

Psychedelic Furs

Stunning first album in nearly thirty years from groundbreaking and influential post-punk outfit the Psychedelic Furs


Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie

Pixies

Impressive return-to-form on third comeback album sInce they reformed from Boston alt. rock legends Pixies

More Reviews

New Order and Liam Gillick - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif): So It Goes New Order and Liam Gillick - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif): So It Goes

Lemonheads - Varshons II Lemonheads - Varshons II

Christian Kjellvander  - A Village: Natural Light Christian Kjellvander - A Village: Natural Light

Editors - In Dream Editors - In Dream

Skull Defekts - Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown Skull Defekts - Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown

Bird - My Fear and Me Bird - My Fear and Me

Wolf People - Fain Wolf People - Fain

Fuzzy Lights - The Hour Fuzzy Lights - The Hour

Handsome Family - Wilderness Handsome Family - Wilderness

Arbouretum - Coming Out of the Fog Arbouretum - Coming Out of the Fog