Adrian Janes


Interviews




Roger Chapman

Legendary singer and songwriter and former Family frontman Roger Chapman talks to Adrian Janes about his long career and his first album in seven years ,'Life in the Pond'




Xan Tyler

Singer-songwriter and musician Xan Tyler speaks to Adrian Janes about her new album 'Clarion Call' upon which she has collaborated with dub pioneer Mad Professor.




Mad Professor

Adrian James chats to acclaimed dub produce/remixer Mad Professor about his long career and work on Xan Tyler's new album 'Clarion Call'.


Jah Wobble - Interview

Jah Wobble

Acclaimed musician and songwriter Jah Wobble talks to Adrian Janes about his time as the original bassist in Public Image Ltd, his musical and philosophical heroes and his band the Invaders of the Heart.


Ist Ist - Interview

Ist Ist

Andy Keating of Manchester's Ist Ist talks to Adrian Janes about the band's influences, music and future.

More Interviews

Audra - Interview Audra

Zoe Howe - Interview Zoe Howe

Celeste Bell - Interview Celeste Bell

Grand Blue Heron - Interview Grand Blue Heron

Brooders - Interview Brooders

Zoe Howe - Interview Zoe Howe

Robert Wyatt - Interview Robert Wyatt

Morgan Delt - Interview Morgan Delt








Profiles




Per Nilsen

Adrian Janes examines Swedish academic Per Nilsen's new book which provides a gig-by-gig account of The Stooges' chaotic career.


Miscellaneous - The Roxy Our Story and Rick Poyner (Ed)/Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980

Miscellaneous

Adrian Janes reflects on two new books on 1970's punk, one on the legendary Roxy Club and the other on punk fanzines and writing

More Profiles

Alison Moyet - Profile Alison Moyet

Miscellaneous - Film Miscellaneous - Film

Miscellaneous - Profile Miscellaneous

James Chance And The Contortions - Profile James Chance And The Contortions

Ork Records - Profile Ork Records




Live Reviews


Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart - Jazz Cafe, London, 23/2/2020

Vive Le Rock Awards

Adrian Janes finds UK rock magazine Vive Le Rock’s awards once again paying punky homage to heroes and icons.


Vive Le Rock Awards - Islington Academy, London, 27/3/2019

Vive Le Rock Awards

Adrian Janes finds UK rock magazine Vive Le Rock’s awards once again paying punky homage to heroes and icons.

More Live Reviews

Gang Of Four - Borderline, London, 12/4/2019 Gang Of Four - Borderline, London, 12/4/2019

Cardigans - Eventim Apollo, London. 7/12/2018 Cardigans - Eventim Apollo, London. 7/12/2018

Vive Le Rock Awards - Islington Academy, London, 28/3/2018 Vive Le Rock Awards - Islington Academy, London, 28/3/2018

Alison Moyet - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 11/11/2017 Alison Moyet - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 11/11/2017

Autobahn - Lexington, London, 9/11/2017 Autobahn - Lexington, London, 9/11/2017








Favourite Albums


Earthworks - Heavenly Bodies

Earthworks

Adrian Janes assesses an expanded version of a 1997 career compilation of Bill Bruford’s jazz combo Earthworks, which covers both studio and live tracks.

More Favourite Albums

Miscellaneous - Diamond Head Miscellaneous - Diamond Head

Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge

Bark Psychosis - Codename: Dustsucker Bark Psychosis - Codename: Dustsucker




Features


Tim Buckley - The Image That Made Me Weep

Tim Buckley

In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Adrian Janes examines the melancholic back cover photograph of Tim Buckley's 1974 last studio album, ‘Look at the Fool’.


Pennyblackmusic - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Pennyblackmusic

Adrian Janes, who has written for Pennyblackmusic since 2012, reflects upon ten of his favourite acts and songs during his time writing for us.

More Features

Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Jeff Buckley - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Jeff Buckley - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Autumn Leaves - Tim Buckley Autumn Leaves - Tim Buckley

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Surbiton Assembly Rooms, Surbiton, 1984 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Surbiton Assembly Rooms, Surbiton, 1984




Reviews




Ty Segall

Impressive and exciting mash-up of garage rock and electronica from prolific cult musician Ty Segall.




Various

Mixed bag of styles and quality in this compilation of early reggae from Joe Gibbs, who became one of the music’s pre-eminent producers.

More Reviews

Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving

Lou Barlow - Reason to Live Lou Barlow - Reason to Live

Derev - Leap of Faith Derev - Leap of Faith

Kevin Hewick - Never Give Up On a Song Kevin Hewick - Never Give Up On a Song

Ja, Panik - Die Gruppe Ja, Panik - Die Gruppe

Black Pistol Fire - Look Alive Black Pistol Fire - Look Alive

Gary Lucas - The Essential Gary Lucas Gary Lucas - The Essential Gary Lucas

James Williamson and Deniz Tek - Two to One James Williamson and Deniz Tek - Two to One

Izzy and the Black Trees - Trust No One Izzy and the Black Trees - Trust No One

Idles - Ultra Mono
Idles - Ultra Mono