Mark Rowland


Interviews




Hamish Hawk

Hamish Hawk’s latest album, ‘Heavy Elevator’, is making an impression and gaining national airplay. He speaks to Mark Rowland about his need to mix things up, making songwriting an everyday habit, and managing expectations.


Vinita Joshi - Interview

Vinita Joshi

Vinita Joshi, the owner of indie label Rocket Girl, talks about the 20th anniversary of its first release, and a new commemorative book, CD, seven inch and flexi disc which are all being released to celebrate this anniversary.


Mudhoney - Interview

Mudhoney

Mudhoney leader Mark Arm chats about the Seattle grunge pioneers thirty years as a band and forthcoming album 'Digital Garbage'.


Death - Interview

Death

Mark Rowland chats to long lost 70's Detroit garage rock outfit Death about their sudden emergence from obscurity to cult act and their recently released third retrospective


Pere Ubu - Interview

Pere Ubu

Mark Rowland talks to David Thomas, the front man with influential alternative rock act Pere Ubu, about his band’s new ‘dance’-influenced album, ‘The Lady From Shanghai'

More Interviews

Thomas Newman - Interview Thomas Newman

Cosmo Jarvis - Interview Cosmo Jarvis

Laetitia Sadier - Interview Laetitia Sadier

Meat Puppets - Interview Meat Puppets

Monroe Transfer - Interview Monroe Transfer

Plumtree - Interview Plumtree

A Certain Ratio - Interview A Certain Ratio

Yeasayer - Interview Yeasayer

Television Personalities - Interview Television Personalities

Yo La Tengo - Interview Yo La Tengo








Profiles


Dinosaur Jr - Profile

Dinosaur Jr

Mark Rowland examines Dinosaur Jr's four 1990's albums, which have just been re-released in expanded and remastered editions on Cherry Red.


Green River - Profile

Green River

Mark Rowland examines the career of grunge pioneers Green River, whose 1987 EP 'Dry as a Bone' and 1988 posthumous album 'Rehab Doll' have recently both been re-released.

More Profiles

Ryan Adams - It’s Time We Torpedoed Rock Mythology Ryan Adams - It’s Time We Torpedoed Rock Mythology

This Mortal Coil - Profile This Mortal Coil

Television Personalities - Profile Television Personalities

Big Star - Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... And More Big Star - Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... And More

Miscellaneous - Profile Miscellaneous




Live Reviews


Idles - Abbey Road Studios, London, 29/8/2020...30/8/2020

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Mark Rowland at the Roundhouse in London watches Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and electronic artist Alva Noto play a show of tense, but enormous emotional impact to promote 'Summvs', their firfth collaborative album


Ryuichi Sakamoto - Roundhouse, London, 13/5/2011

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Mark Rowland at the Roundhouse in London watches Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and electronic artist Alva Noto play a show of tense, but enormous emotional impact to promote 'Summvs', their firfth collaborative album

More Live Reviews

Pere Ubu - Blackheath Halls, London, 27/2/2010 Pere Ubu - Blackheath Halls, London, 27/2/2010

Passion Pit - KOKO, London, 28/10/2009 Passion Pit - KOKO, London, 28/10/2009

Deerhunter - Scala, London, 18/5/2009 Deerhunter - Scala, London, 18/5/2009

Animal Collective - Forum, London, 24/3/2009

Of Montreal - KOKO, London, 16/10/2008 Of Montreal - KOKO, London, 16/10/2008








Favourite Albums


Cardiacs - Sing to God

Cardiacs

In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on the albums from the past, Mark Rowland reflects on English art rockers the Cardiacs' recently reissued 1996 album. 'Sing to God'

More Favourite Albums

Miscellaneous - Roots of Rap Miscellaneous - Roots of Rap

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Miles Davis - Kind of Blue




Features




Bandcamp Explorer

Mark Rowland in 'Bandcamp Explorer' goes on a continent-by-continent trip around the world.




Bandcamp Explorer

Inspired by own search for a fuzz pedal for his own band The Volunteered, Mark Rowland in 'Bandcamp Explorer' looks for the best fuzz-influenced bands on Bandcamp.

More Features

Mark Rowland - A Life in Music Mark Rowland - A Life in Music

Bandcamp Explorer - :Digging into Obscure Electronic Genres Bandcamp Explorer - :Digging into Obscure Electronic Genres

Bandcamp Explorer - Envelope-Stretching Soul Bandcamp Explorer - Envelope-Stretching Soul

Bandcamp Explorer - Golden Lo-Fi Nuggets Bandcamp Explorer - Golden Lo-Fi Nuggets

Bandcamp Explorer - Bandcamp Explorer - Feb 2021 Bandcamp Explorer - Bandcamp Explorer - Feb 2021




Reviews


Malojian - Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

Malojian

Superb 60's-influenced pop on fourth album from Malojian, the project of Northern Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Scullion


Wave Pictures - Look Inside Your Heart

Wave Pictures

Upbeat second album this year from acclaimed Lonodon-based indie pop outfit the Wave Pictures

More Reviews

Albert Hammond Jr - Momentary Masters Albert Hammond Jr - Momentary Masters

Death - N.E.W. Death - N.E.W.

Grey Hairs - Colossal Downer Grey Hairs - Colossal Downer

Michael Feuerstack  - The Forgettable Truth Michael Feuerstack - The Forgettable Truth

Golden Dogs - 3 ½ Golden Dogs - 3 ½

Danny Schmidt - Owls Danny Schmidt - Owls

Wild Billy Childish and CTMF - Acorn Man Wild Billy Childish and CTMF - Acorn Man

Gromble - The Gromble EP Gromble - The Gromble EP

Chills - The BBC Sessions Chills - The BBC Sessions

Maston - The Opal Collection Maston - The Opal Collection