Andrew Twambley chats to Richard Jobson, lead singer of Scottish punk / New Wave legends The Skids about their new covers LP, 'Songs From A Haunted Ballroom', which pays homage to the Kinema Ballroom in their hometown of Dunfermline.
Lee-la Baum, lead singer of the Montreal-based The Damn Truth, discusses the setbacks and rewards of creating their third album, ‘Now or Nowhere’, during the pandemic,as well as their future plans.
Blitz Club DJ and New Romantic pioneer Rusty Egan talks to Andrew Twambley about drumming with Rich Kids, his soundtrack to the new Sky documentary ‘Blitzed’ about The Blitz, his admiration of The Glitterband and how brought Madonna to the UK,
Nick Dent-Robinson speaks tp Chris Jagger, the younger brother of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, about his forthcoming memoir 'Talking to Myself' and his own musical career.
London-based singer-songwriter Gabi Garbutt talks to Steev Burgess about her forthcoming second album, the influence of poetry on her songwriting and touring with the Libertines.
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.
Folk/Country/Americana in Liverpool
Steve Kinrade profiles the growing Folk/Country/Americana scene in his native Liverpool.
For fans of guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa, Lisa Torem discovers that the Austin City Limits livestream is an exciting way to celebrate the old and the new in the comfort of one’s home.
Gus Ironside profiles a new video from acclaimed North Tyneside indie act Hector Gannet recorded live at the iconic Polestar Studios in Newcastle.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look at albums from the past, Malcolm Carter finds that The Who’s finest album, 1967's 'The Who Sells Out', is given the box set treatment it deserves with five CDs, two vinyl 7 inch singles and a book worth the price of admission alone.
In the first in a new series, in which our writers tell of encounters with the famous, Julie Cruickshank tells of a strange meeting with Michael Jackson in Foyle’s bookshop in London.
In her series, 'A Life in Music', in which she chats to Pennyblackmusic writers about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke speaks to our Irish writer Eoghan Lyng.
Darren Aston photographs new indie/electronic duo Nul Telexes on a photo shoot in Liverpool.
Andrew Twambley photographs actor and now acclaimed country rock artist Kiefer Sutherland at a gig on a UK tour at the O2 Academy in Liverpool.
Musically varied tenth album from Leicester singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick proves a strong collection concerned both with connection and its lack
Elli De Mon
Stunning covers album from Italian Elli de Mon, paying tribute to the early female blues singers and songwriters