Denzil Watson


Interviews




Paul Draper

Denzil Watson speaks to former Mansun frontman Paul Draper about his satirical second solo album 'Cult Leader Tactics' which was completed during lockdown.


Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 2

Philip Parfitt

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 - Interview Part 1

Philip Parfitt

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 - Interview with Kirk Brandon

Spear Of Destiny

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 - Interview

Godfathers

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.

More Interviews

Little Man Tate - Interview Little Man Tate

Luke Haines and Peter Buck - Interview Luke Haines and Peter Buck

Imperial Wax - Interview Imperial Wax

Richie Ramone - Interview Richie Ramone

Stranglers - Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel Stranglers - Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel

Ruts DC - Interview Ruts DC

Kirk Brandon - Interview Kirk Brandon

Damian O'Neill - Interview Damian O'Neill

Stranglers - Interview Stranglers

Paul Draper - Interview Paul Draper








Profiles




Richard H. Kirk

Denzil Watson pays personal tribute to Cabaret Voltaire frontman Richard H. Kirk, who died unexpectedly in September.


Dave Greenfield - 1949-2020

Dave Greenfield

Long-term fan Denzil Watson pays tribute to Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who died on the 3rd May.

More Profiles

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 3 Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 3

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 2 Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 2

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 1 Ten Great Lost Indie Albums - Part 1

Theatre Of Hate - Profile Theatre Of Hate

Lou Reed - 1942 - 2013 Lou Reed - 1942 - 2013




Live Reviews




Jesus And Mary Chain

At a concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester featuring classics from their brooding 1987 second album, ‘Darklands',’ Denzil Watson finds The Jesus and Mary Chain rendering a refreshingly subtle and dynamic range.




Jesus And Mary Chain

At a concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester featuring classics from their brooding 1987 second album, ‘Darklands',’ Denzil Watson finds The Jesus and Mary Chain rendering a refreshingly subtle and dynamic range.

More Live Reviews

Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield

Spear Of Destiny - Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021 Spear Of Destiny - Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021

New Order - Heaton Park, Manchester, 10/9/2021 New Order - Heaton Park, Manchester, 10/9/2021

Dubioza Kolektiv - Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020 Dubioza Kolektiv - Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020

Patrick Duff - Greystones, Sheffield, 24/3/2019 Patrick Duff - Greystones, Sheffield, 24/3/2019








Favourite Albums


Stranglers - Black and White

Stranglers

In our 'Re: View' series, in which our writers examine albums from the past,Denzil Watson reflects upon the Stranglers' 1978 third album, 'Black and White'

More Favourite Albums

Miscellaneous - Divan Miscellaneous - Divan

That Petrol Emotion - Babble That Petrol Emotion - Babble




Features


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

Pennyblackmusic

Denzil Watson in celebration of our forthcoming 20th anniversary looks back over his time with Pennyblackmusic by reflecting upon some of the bands he has interviewed or reviewed during his eighteen years writing for us.


Fat White Family - Ten SongsThat Made Me Love...

Fat White Family

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Denzil Watson selects ten songs from the Fat White Family, the band that broke his boredom with new music

More Features

Joy Division - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Joy Division - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

That Petrol Emotion - That Petrol Emotion, Town and Country Club, London, 1988 That Petrol Emotion - That Petrol Emotion, Town and Country Club, London, 1988

Miscellaneous - Joy Division's 'Closer' Miscellaneous - Joy Division's 'Closer'

Joe Strummer - A Life 1952-2002 Joe Strummer - A Life 1952-2002




Photography


Stranglers - Photoscapes

Stranglers

Denzil Watson photographs the Stranglers at a show at the Sheffield Academy on their latest tour in which they performed their seminal 'Black and White' album in its entirety


More Photography








Reviews


Philip Parfitt - Mental Home Recordings

Philip Parfitt

Melancholic but gently beautiful and ultimately life-affirming second solo album from former The Perfect Disaster frontman Philip Parfitt


Faerground Accidents - Co-Morbid

Faerground Accidents

Long-awaited debut album from Sheffield's psychotic popsters Faerground Accidents, but, which following in the footsteps of the Cure, Suede and Pulp and showing that alternative music can still be original, boundary-pushing and dangerous, proves very much worth the wait

More Reviews

Everlasting Yeah - Anima Rising Everlasting Yeah - Anima Rising

Betari's Box - Betari's Box EP Betari's Box - Betari's Box EP

Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals

Goldblade - The Terror of Modern Life Goldblade - The Terror of Modern Life

Galileo 7 - Are We Having Fun Yet? Galileo 7 - Are We Having Fun Yet?

Dan Sartain - Lives Dan Sartain - Lives

Chris Olley - A Streetcar Named Disaster Chris Olley - A Streetcar Named Disaster

Little Man Tate - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy Little Man Tate - Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Goldblade - Mutiny Goldblade - Mutiny

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare