Dixie Ernill


Interviews




St Christopher

Dixie Ernill catches up with Glenn Melia, mainstay of cult York indie outfit St Christopher for a chat about the band’s recent return to the fray with new LP ‘Of Angels and Kings’ and their appearance on the Skep Wax compilation, 'Under the Bridge'


Davey Woodward - Interview

Davey Woodward

The Brilliant Corners and the Experimental Pop Band's Davey Woodward talks to Dixie Ernill about 'Love and Optimism', his second album under the moniker of Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans.


Popguns - Interview

Popguns

Set to play the next Pennyblack Bands Night in Manchester at the Peer Hat on the 18th October, Brighton indie pop notables The Popguns discuss their re-emergence and future plans with Dixie Ernill.


Oliver Winder - Interview

Oliver Winder

THe Uncertainties' Ollie Winder, who will be playing a special acoustic set at Pennyblack’s Manchester gig at The Peer Hat on 18 October 2019, talks to Dixie Ernill about his forthcoming solo album and his plans for the gig.


Bradford - Interview

Bradford

Dixie Ernill chats to Morrissey's favourite band of the late 1980s Bradford about their recent reformation and their forthcoming first gig in Manchester in twenty-five years.

More Interviews

Karen - Interview Karen

Chesterfields - Interview Chesterfields

School - Interview School

Horsebeach - Interview Horsebeach

Haywains - Interview Haywains

Allo Darlin' - Interview Allo Darlin'

Experimental Pop Band - Interview Experimental Pop Band

Robert Forster - Interview Robert Forster

Brilliant Mind - Interview Brilliant Mind

Becca and the Broken Biscuits - Interview Becca and the Broken Biscuits








Profiles


Silent Boys - Profile

Silent Boys

Dixie Ernill examines the career of under-rated Richmond, Virginia indie-pop band The Silent Boys.


Go Betweens - Right Here

Go Betweens

Dixie Ernill enjoys Kriv Stender's engaging documentary that delves deep into the heart and soul of Australian indie-rock band the Go-Betweens.

More Profiles

Dale Hibbert - Interview Dale Hibbert - Interview

Dale Hibbert - Boy, Interrupted Dale Hibbert - Boy, Interrupted

Indietracks - Interview with Natalie and Andy Hudson Indietracks - Interview with Natalie and Andy Hudson

Miscellaneous - Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 5/7/2014

Blow Monkeys - Blow Monkeys Blow Monkeys - Blow Monkeys




Live Reviews




Catenary Wires

Dixie Ernill finds indie veterans the Catenary Wires still cutting it live at Gullivers in Manchester.


Catenary Wires  - Gullivers, Manchester, 19/7/2019

Catenary Wires

Dixie Ernill finds indie veterans the Catenary Wires still cutting it live at Gullivers in Manchester.

More Live Reviews

Catenary Waves - Gullivers, Manchester, 19/9/2019 Catenary Waves - Gullivers, Manchester, 19/9/2019

Goon Sax - Gorilla, Manchester. 28/5/2018 Goon Sax - Gorilla, Manchester. 28/5/2018

Slow Readers Club - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 4/5/2018 Slow Readers Club - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 4/5/2018

James - King George's Hall, Blackburn, 19/5/2018 James - King George's Hall, Blackburn, 19/5/2018

City Calm Down - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 23/5/2018 City Calm Down - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 23/5/2018








Favourite Albums


Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Smashed Full of Wonder

Hangman's Beautiful Daughters

In our 'Re:View'section, in which we look at albums and records from the past, Dixie Ernill reflects on an excellent new compilation of forgotten 80’s garage band Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters.

More Favourite Albums

Chills - Kaleidoscope World Chills - Kaleidoscope World

Wolfhounds - Unseen Ripples From A Pebble Wolfhounds - Unseen Ripples From A Pebble

Chrysalids - Neither Love or Money




Features


Popguns - (With Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Oliver Winder), Peer Hat, Manchester, 18/10/2019

Popguns

Dixie Ernill reflects on our recent sold-out gig at the Peer Hat in Manchester with the Popguns, Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Ollie Winder.


Popguns - (With Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Oliver Winder), Peer Hat, Manchester, 18/10/2019

Popguns

We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night which will take place at The Peer Hat in Manchester and, a night of indie pop, which we are promoting with our writer Dixie Ernill, will feature sets from The Popguns, Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Oliver Winder.

More Features

Robert Forster - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Robert Forster - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 19/2/2017 Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 19/2/2017

Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 18/2/2017 Chesterfields - (With Karen and Charlie Big Time), Gullivers, Manchester, 18/2/2017

Brilliant Corners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Brilliant Corners - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Brilliant Corners - (Gig of a Lifetime) Popfest, Madrid, March 2014 Brilliant Corners - (Gig of a Lifetime) Popfest, Madrid, March 2014




Reviews


Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans - Love and Optimism

Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans

Veteran Bristol mmsician Davey Woodward releases the flawed masterpiece he has always hinted at with the second album with his band the Winter Orphans


Arrest! Charlie Tipper - Red

Arrest! Charlie Tipper

Bristol stalwarts, Arrest! Charlie Tipper, raise the bar on excellent new album, 'Red'

More Reviews

Dears - Lovers Rock Dears - Lovers Rock

RVG - Feral RVG - Feral

Pete Astor - You Made Me Pete Astor - You Made Me

Spearmint - Are You From the Future? Spearmint - Are You From the Future?

Elva - Winter Sun Elva - Winter Sun

Bill Pritchard - Midland Lullabies Bill Pritchard - Midland Lullabies

Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans - Davey Woodward and the Winter Orphans Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans - Davey Woodward and the Winter Orphans

Charlie Tipper - The Astonishing Rise of Charlie Tipper Charlie Tipper - The Astonishing Rise of Charlie Tipper

Dears - Times Infinity Volume Two Dears - Times Infinity Volume Two

Bill Botting and the Two Drink Minimums - Better Friends Bill Botting and the Two Drink Minimums - Better Friends