John Clarkson


Interviews




Brinsley Schwarz

Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.




Kevin Hewick

Leicester-based cult musician and singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick talks to John Clarkson about his tenth solo album ‘Never Give Up on A Song’, working with the surviving members of Joy Division just after Ian Curtis’ death and also Adrian Borland and The Sound.




Chris Connelly

Edinburgh-born but now Chicago-based singer-songwriter Chris Connelly talks to John Clarkson about his new album 'The Birthday Poems', which recorded with Monica Queen, is a fictionalized account of the romance between Stella Cartwright and poet George Mackay Brown .




Catenary Wires

Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about the expansion of their current band The Catenary Wires from a duo into a five-piece and 'Birling Gap', their just-released third album.




Doug Hoekstra

Nashville-based writer and musician Doug Hoekstra talks to John Clarkson about 'The Day Deserved', his first album in over a decade, and his return to music.

More Interviews

LIpstick Killers - Interview LIpstick Killers

Real Tuesday Weld - Interview Real Tuesday Weld

Janette Mason - Interview Janette Mason

Lammergeiers - Interview Lammergeiers

Cult Figures - Interview Cult Figures

Outsiders - Interview with Bob Lawrence Outsiders - Interview with Bob Lawrence

Outsiders - Interview with Adrian Janes Outsiders - Interview with Adrian Janes

Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey - Interview Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey

Nirvana - Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons Nirvana - Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons

Jeremy Thoms - Interview Jeremy Thoms








Profiles




Doug Hoekstra

John Clarkson examines Nashville-based singer-songwriter and author Doug Hoekstra's haunting new collection of short stories.


Miscellaneous - Profile

Miscellaneous

John Clarkson examines new five-CD box set 'Big Gold Dreams', which documents Scottish punk and independent music between 1977 and 1989, and proves to be the definitive account of a definitive era.

More Profiles

Doug Hoekstra - Unopened Doug Hoekstra - Unopened

Anthony Strutt - 1962-2018: An Appreciation Anthony Strutt - 1962-2018: An Appreciation

Mary O'Meara - 1966-2017: An Appreciation Mary O'Meara - 1966-2017: An Appreciation

Mary O'Meara - Interview Mary O'Meara - Interview

Mary O'Meara - A Certain Kind of Light Mary O'Meara - A Certain Kind of Light




Live Reviews


Moon Under Water - Cavern, London, 25/4/2019

Echo And The Bunnymen

John Clarkson at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh watches Echo and The Bunnymen play a gripping set which finds them reinterpreting for a new album their back catalogue with a strings section.


Echo And The Bunnymen - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 23/5/2018

Echo And The Bunnymen

John Clarkson at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh watches Echo and The Bunnymen play a gripping set which finds them reinterpreting for a new album their back catalogue with a strings section.

More Live Reviews

Damned - Hydro, Glasgow, 19/6/2018 Damned - Hydro, Glasgow, 19/6/2018

New International - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 5/2/2018 New International - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 5/2/2018

Guns N Roses - Stade de France, Paris, 7/7/2017 Guns N Roses - Stade de France, Paris, 7/7/2017

Cathode Ray - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 13/11/2016 Cathode Ray - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 13/11/2016

Sonic Boom - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 8/7/2016 Sonic Boom - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 8/7/2016








Favourite Albums


Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury

Ian Dury

In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.

More Favourite Albums

Hipsway - Hipsway Hipsway - Hipsway

Godfathers - The Godfathers Godfathers - The Godfathers

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English Marianne Faithfull - Broken English




Features


Who - The Image That Made Me Weep

Who

In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' John Clarkson reflects on a photograph of The Who taken backstage after their performance at Live Aid.


Miscellaneous - Ticket Rewind

Miscellaneous

In our new series 'Tickets Rewind', in which our writers look back at their old concert tickets and the stories associated with them, our Editor John Clarkson reflects on some of his favourite gigs.

More Features

Willard Grant Conspiracy - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Willard Grant Conspiracy - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Lou Reed - Lou Reed Lou Reed - Lou Reed

Baptiste - Baptiste Baptiste - Baptiste

Miscellaneous - Shield Your Eyes, Shield Your Pies Miscellaneous - Shield Your Eyes, Shield Your Pies

Mick Wall - Mick Wall 'Star Trippin' Mick Wall - Mick Wall 'Star Trippin'




Reviews




Launchers

Upbeat and hopeful new single from West London nine-piece reggae/ska act The Launchers




Visions of Albion

Diverse debut EP from promising Merseyside-based Americana/folk act Visions of Albion

More Reviews

Morton Valence - Black Angel Drifter
Morton Valence - Black Angel Drifter

Swansea Sound - Angry Girl/Corporate Indie Band Swansea Sound - Angry Girl/Corporate Indie Band

That Will Be Lunch - Play That Funky Music
That Will Be Lunch - Play That Funky Music

Waterboys - Good Luck Seeker Waterboys - Good Luck Seeker

Eight Rounds Rapid - Love Your Work Eight Rounds Rapid - Love Your Work

Fabulous Artisans - Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained Fabulous Artisans - Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

Mark Eitzel - The Ugly American Mark Eitzel - The Ugly American

A Different Thread - Some Distant Shore A Different Thread - Some Distant Shore

Godfathers - I'm Not Your Slave/Wild and Free Godfathers - I'm Not Your Slave/Wild and Free

Strokes - The New Abnormal Strokes - The New Abnormal