Nicky Crewe


Interviews




Steve Allen

Nicky Crewe talks to Steve J Allen about his new album 'Contrast', his influences and approaches to life and music and moving from Sheffield to the other side of the world,




MG Boulter

Nicky Crewe talks to singer-songwriter MG Boulter about his acclaimed new album ‘Clifftown’ upon which he examines his hometown of Southend-on-Sea.




Surreal Appeal

Nicky Crewe speaks to Sheffield-based ‘psychedelic electronic’ trio Surreal Appeal about their debut album, ‘Gently Deranged’.


Paul J Bolger - Interview

Paul J Bolger

Irish singer-songwriter, musician and animator Paul J Bolger speaks to Nicky Crewe about his eponymous first new album in almost twenty-five years, film career and forthcoming graphic novel trilogy.


Loft Club - Interview

Loft Club

Nicky Crewe speaks to Exeter indie band The Loft Club frontman Daniel Schamroth about their increasing global success, 60's and early 70's songwriting influences and recent EP 'Heart's Desire'

More Interviews

Food of Love Project - Interview Food of Love Project

Vashti Bunyan - Interview Vashti Bunyan








Profiles




Tanya Pearson

Nicky Crewe finds that Tanya Pearson's new book is a fascinating insight into Marianne Faithfull’s life and career by a writer who isn’t afraid to bring her own experience to the exploration of the myth and reality of Faithfull’s story and legacy.




Michael Stuart Ware

Nicky Crewe reviews Michael Stuart Ware’s must-read for fans of Love and their music, written by one who was there and who has lived to tell the tale with insight and understanding.

More Profiles

Richard Thompson - Beeswing Richard Thompson - Beeswing

Neil Anderson - Take It to the Limit 10th Anniversary Edition Neil Anderson - Take It to the Limit 10th Anniversary Edition

Keith How - 1950-2021 Keith How - 1950-2021

Miscellaneous - Crosby, Stills and Nash: Every Album, Every Song Miscellaneous - Crosby, Stills and Nash: Every Album, Every Song

CP Lee - 1950-2020 CP Lee - 1950-2020




Live Reviews


Miscellaneous - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 16/10/2019

Alasdair Roberts

Nicky Crewe caught a magical evening in Sheffield as Alasdair Roberts performed solo to promote his latest album, 'The Fiery Margin'.


Alasdair Roberts - Regather, Sheffield, 26/10/2019

Alasdair Roberts

Nicky Crewe caught a magical evening in Sheffield as Alasdair Roberts performed solo to promote his latest album, 'The Fiery Margin'.

More Live Reviews

Alex Rex - Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019 Alex Rex - Bishop's House, Sheffield, 14/4/2019

Joan Baez - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 26/2/2019 Joan Baez - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 26/2/2019

Deacon Blue - City Hall, Sheffield, 11/12/2018 Deacon Blue - City Hall, Sheffield, 11/12/2018

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita - Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield. 15/5/2018 Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita - Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield. 15/5/2018

Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Greystones, Sheffield, 21/9/2017 Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Greystones, Sheffield, 21/9/2017








Favourite Albums




Big Eyes Family

Nicky Crewe examines the not-to-be-missed latest album from Sheffield’s Big Eyes Family, which was first released in the Covid chaos of November 2020.

More Favourite Albums

Guy Clark - Live from San Francisco, 1988 Guy Clark - Live from San Francisco, 1988

Paul Kantner and The Windowpane Collective - Venusian Love Songs Paul Kantner and The Windowpane Collective - Venusian Love Songs

Mothmen - Pay Attention! Mothmen - Pay Attention!




Features


Prince - The Image That Made Me Weep

Prince

In our new series 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which a different one of our writers or photographers will be reflecting on a favourite photograph, Nicky Crewe writes of a photo taken by Melanie Smith of Mudkiss Photography at a small club gig by Prince in Manchester.


Nicky Crewe - Ticket Rewind

Nicky Crewe

In our 'Ticket Rewind' series, in which our writers reflect on their old gig tickets and their stories, Nicky Crewe wonders when is a ticket not a ticket now we have the ticketless gig and shares memories of a significant paper ticket found as a bookmark.

More Features

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

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

David Bowie - Manchester and Exeter, 1972 David Bowie - Manchester and Exeter, 1972

Nicky Crewe - Factory Records Memories Nicky Crewe - Factory Records Memories

Captain Beefheart - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Captain Beefheart - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...




Reviews




Greatest Endangered Thing

Sam Taylor and Rebecca Van Cleave have changed the name of their duo, but not their music, which builds on their considerable musical achievements as Ophelia




Simeon Walker

Excellent EP from pianist and contemporary composer Simeon Walker proves the perfect introduction to his music for new fans and a treat for those who are already familiar with his work.

More Reviews

Serious Sam Barrett - The Seeds of Love Serious Sam Barrett - The Seeds of Love

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra - The Fruitful Fells Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra - The Fruitful Fells

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Let’s Get Happy Together Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Let’s Get Happy Together

Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine - Live in Telemark Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine - Live in Telemark

MG Boulter - Clifftown MG Boulter - Clifftown

Robert Jurjendal - Water Finds a Way Robert Jurjendal - Water Finds a Way

Julien Boudart - Nome Polycephale Julien Boudart - Nome Polycephale

Surreal Appeal - Gently Deranged Surreal Appeal - Gently Deranged

Myles Cochran - Unsung Myles Cochran - Unsung

Jane Weaver - Flock Jane Weaver - Flock