John Clarkson


Interviews




Douglas MacIntyre

John Clarkson speaks to Scottish guitarist and record label owner Douglas MacIntyre about his band Port Sulphur's second album 'Speed of Life', and 'Hungry Beat', his forthcoming oral history of the late 1970s and early 1980s Scottish post-punk movement.




Rob Pursey

Rob Pursey from Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, The Catenary Wires and Swansea Sound, talks about his and Amelia Fletcher's new label Skep Wax, and its new compilation 'Under the Bridge' which features acts who were signed to the influential indie label Sarah Records as they are now.




Beth Arzy

John Clarkson speaks to Beth Arzy about her involvement with LA indiepop band Aberdeen with influential label Sarah Records, and her present bands The Luxembourg Signal and Jetstream Pony’s contributions to new Sarah-inspired compilation ‘Under the Bridge’.




Roy Moller

John Clarkson speaks to Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Roy Moller about the reissue of his 2014 album, ‘My Week Beats Your Year’, which is about the influence on him of Lou Reed, and his forthcoming new album ‘Be My Baby’,which is about his discovery that his birth parents were Canadian and that his mother flew from Toronto to Edinburgh to give birth to and put him up for adoption.




Lida Husik

Washington DC-raised singer-songwriter Lida Husik speaks to John Clarkson about her 1997 fifth album 'Fly Stereophonic', which is being released on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day.

More Interviews

Simon Bromide - Interview Simon Bromide

Vinny Peculiar - Interview Vinny Peculiar

Volunteered - Interview Volunteered

Ava Cherry - Interview Ava Cherry

Dire Straits Legacy - Interview Dire Straits Legacy

Ultrasound - Interview Ultrasound

Dot Allison - Interview Dot Allison

Crazies - Interview Crazies

European Sun - Interview European Sun

Brinsley Schwarz - Interview Brinsley Schwarz








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

John Clarkson watches Moon under Water play their official debut show in London at a tribute gig to Sound frontman Adrian Borland to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death, and sees them reunite his and drummer Adrian Janes' old band The Outsiders for the first time in forty years


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

Moon Under Water

John Clarkson watches Moon under Water play their official debut show in London at a tribute gig to Sound frontman Adrian Borland to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death, and sees them reunite his and drummer Adrian Janes' old band The Outsiders for the first time in forty years

More Live Reviews

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

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








Favourite Albums




New Leaf

John Clarkson ref;lects on Edinburgh-based band New Leaf's fourth album 'The Year of the Ox', which recorded originally in 2001, has finally seen release twenty years later.in an updated version.

More Favourite Albums

Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury

Hipsway - Hipsway Hipsway - Hipsway

Godfathers - The Godfathers Godfathers - The Godfathers




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




Paul Iwan

Compelling and forceful second album from talented Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Paul Iwan




Moon Under Water

Excellent debut EP from brooding indie guitar band Moon Under Water

More Reviews

Launchers - Rainbow Children Launchers - Rainbow Children

Visions of Albion - Visions of Albion Visions of Albion - Visions of Albion

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