Kimberly Bright


Interviews


Eight Rounds Rapid - Interview

Eight Rounds Rapid

Kimberly Bright talks to three Eight Rounds Rapid members about their backgrounds, art, Southend, and not sounding like anyone else on the planet.


Carol Hodge - Interview

Carol Hodge

Kimberly Bright chats with Huddersfield singer-songwriter and music educator Carol Hodge about her new solo album, songwriting, Crass, touring, teaching, and why introverts might well inherit the earth.


Pedaljets - Interview

Pedaljets

Kimberly Bright chats with singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Allmayer from the Pedaljets about the Kansas City band’s long history, reunion, second chance and new album 'Twist the Lens'.


Hollywood Stars - Interview

Hollywood Stars

Kimberly Bright talks guitarist Ruben De Fuentes and drummer Terry Rae from the early ‘70s LA glam band the Hollywood Stars about reuniting and finally releasing their early work.


Ulysses - Interview

Ulysses

Ulysses frontman Luke Smyth chats with Kimberly Bright about the history of the band, his personal musical development, songwriting, the current cultural climate and being taken seriously while still being amazingly well-dressed.

More Interviews

Keiron Phelan - Interview Keiron Phelan

Simon Love - Interview Simon Love

Vulgar Boatmen - Interview Vulgar Boatmen

Burning Ferns - Interview Burning Ferns

Chris Haddon - Interview Chris Haddon

Brainiac 5 - Interview Brainiac 5

Mike Peters - Interview Mike Peters

Penny Rimbaud - Interview Penny Rimbaud








Profiles




Lewes Ripple

Kimberly Bright examines The Lewes Ripple, a community of musicians from the small town of Lewes in Sussex, who after a planned week-long multi-venue festival was cancelled there due to the pandemic, have set up an inventive YouTube channel to promote their music.


Karen and the Sorrows - Profile

Karen and the Sorrows

Kimberly Bright reflects upon rising band Brooklyn’s Karen and the Sorrows and finds that with their second LP 'Guaranteed Broken Heart' they have created a minutely authentic and timeless traditional country album on the theme of heartbreak and loss.

More Profiles

Hollywood Stars - Profile Hollywood Stars

Bram Tchaikovsky - Profile Bram Tchaikovsky

Miscellaneous - A Friend of the Devil: The Glorification of the Outlaw in Song, from Robin Hood to Rap Miscellaneous - A Friend of the Devil: The Glorification of the Outlaw in Song, from Robin Hood to Rap

Johnny Marr - Profile Johnny Marr




Favourite Albums


Bitter Springs - (Suburban Crimes of)  Everyday Happiness

Bitter Springs

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright finds that the Bitter Springs’ magnificent remastered 2001 masterpiece '(Suburban Crimes of) Every Happiness' hasn’t aged a day.

More Favourite Albums

Brinsley Schwarz - It's All Over Now Brinsley Schwarz - It's All Over Now

Sea Nymphs - On The Dry Land Sea Nymphs - On The Dry Land

Terry Allen - Juarez Terry Allen - Juarez




Features


Graham Parker - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Graham Parker

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Kimberly Bright writes about her favourite songs by English singer-songwriter Graham Parker.


Andy Sumners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Andy Sumners

In ‘Ten Songs That Made Me Love…’ Kimberly Bright looks back at ten of her favourite Andy Summers songs, including pre-and post-Police, solo, and collaborations

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Reviews




Plenty

Fascinating but overwhelming collection of new and historical material from 1980’s Liverpool post-punk art rock group Plenty




Mr Diagonal

Curious multi-genre album about escapism from Robinson Crusoe one-man show Mr. Diagonal

More Reviews

Tvfordogs - I Only Wanted to Make You Cry Tvfordogs - I Only Wanted to Make You Cry

One Thousand Motels - Get In Where You Fit In One Thousand Motels - Get In Where You Fit In

Conrad Clipper - Herons' Book oF Dreams Conrad Clipper - Herons' Book oF Dreams

Birdpen - All Function One Birdpen - All Function One

Damn Vandals - You Me the Devil and the Sunshine Damn Vandals - You Me the Devil and the Sunshine

Randolph’s Leap - Spirit Level Randolph’s Leap - Spirit Level

Rossall - Last Glam in Town Rossall - Last Glam in Town

Penny Rimbaud - Arthur Rimbaud in Verdun Penny Rimbaud - Arthur Rimbaud in Verdun

Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs - Hobby Jingo Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs - Hobby Jingo

Peter Hall - There’s Something Wrong With Everyone Peter Hall - There’s Something Wrong With Everyone