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.
Robert Hampson, the guitarist and vocalist with alternative rock band Loop, talks to Adrian Janes about ‘Sonancy’, their first album in thirty years, and his passionate views on the music industry.
Sarah Cracknell talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her thirty plus years of fronting synth-pop outfit St. Etienne, family life and their forthcoming appearance at Glastonbury.
Andrew Twambley talks to record producer Tom Newman about his work on Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', working as an in-house producer for Virgin Records, managing their Manor Studios and recording a song with The Great Train Robbers.
Dwina Gibb talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her memories of her late husband, The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb,, and a new exhibition of photographs and family memorabilia to commemorate the tenth anniverrsary of his death.
Steev Burgess visits an exhibition of Jarvis Cocker's memorabilia at The Gallery of Everything in London to celebrate the publication of his new book 'Good Pop, Bad Pop' and has a chance meeting with the man himself.
Peter Adam and Matt Pooler
Despite there already being a mass of books on Britpop, Fiona Hutchings finds the latest book in Sonicbond Publishing's 'Decades' series to be compulsory reading.
At the opening UK date of their Sixty Tour, and their first visit to Liverpool in over fifty years, The Rolling Stones’ retain their title of The World’s Greatest Rock N’ Roll Band. Richard Lewis reviews
Dastardly watches a captivating performance by Jimmy Webb proving he’s as skilled a raconteur as he is songsmith.
Biff Bang Pow!
Tommy Gunnarsson reflects upon a new six-disc box set on Cherry Red which compiles together Creation Records boss Alan McGee’s recordings with his 80’s and 90’s band Biff Bang Pow!
In her series, 'A Life in Music', in which she speaks to Pennyblackmusic staff about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke talks to our Swedish writer Tommy Gunnarsson.
The Decline of the Rock Group
Nick Dent-Robinson examines why in the current musical landscape bands have become something of the past.
Public Image Ltd
At the Manchester Ritz Andrew Twambley takes photos of punk legend John Lydon on the opening date of his band Public Image Limited's latest tour.
Andrew Twambley takes photographs of former Fall guitarist and Adult Net frontwoman Brix Smith at a gig at The Ritz in Manchester.
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Yukon roots music ensemble The Lucky Ones have released a fine if less exuberant second album.