Interviews


Robbie Robertson - Interview

Robbie Robertson

Reissued to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, 'Stage Fright' was the third studio album by legendary Americana outfit The Band. Presented in a new mix with revised running order and accompanying Royal Albert Hall show, Nick Dent-Robinson chats to guitarist/vocalist Robbie Robertson about the disc


Midge Ure - Interview

Midge Ure

Midge Ure speaks to Andrew Twambley about next year's Voice and Visions tour, being in both The Rich Kids and Thin Lizzy, Live Aid and Ultravox.


Alice Cooper - Interview

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his new album ‘Detroit Stories,’ which, in homage to the infamous blue-collar city and his home town, includes new and classic covers, and features original band members.


Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres - Interview

Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Walter Egan and 70’s groupie and writer Pamela Des Barres talk to Eoghan Lyng about their friendship, and his new album ‘fascination’ for which she was the inspiration and muse.


Jason Ringenberg - Interview

Jason Ringenberg

Hailed as ‘The Godfather of Americana’, US roots rock musician Jason Ringenberg recently issued new solo LP ‘Rhinestoned’ to outstanding praise. Julie Cruickshank caught up with the alt. country pioneer to chat about the making of the album and formative influences

More Interviews

Lammergeiers - Interview Lammergeiers

Cult Figures - Interview Cult Figures

Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 2 Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 2

Outsiders - Interview with Bob Lawrence Outsiders - Interview with Bob Lawrence

Outsiders - Interview with Adrian Janes Outsiders - Interview with Adrian Janes

Members - Interview Members

Sleeper - Interview Sleeper

Wedding Present - Interview Wedding Present

Nirvana - Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons Nirvana - Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons

Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 1 Philip Parfitt - Interview Part 1

Chris Constantinou - Interview Chris Constantinou





Profiles


Keith How - 1950-2021

Keith How

Nicky Crewe pays tribute to her friend and Pennyblackmusic writer Keith How who died unexpectedly in January.


Production Crew Confront Covid - One Year On

Production Crew Confront Covid

Last April Cila Warncke for an article at Pennyblackmusic spoke to several people who worked in production and behind the scenes in music about the devastating impact that the Coronavirus crisis was starting to have on them. A year on she revisits them and others in the same situation to find out where they are now.

More Profiles

Neil Anderson - Take It to the Limit 10th Anniversary Edition Neil Anderson - Take It to the Limit 10th Anniversary Edition

Reg Meuross - Six Cd Set Reg Meuross - Six Cd Set

Doug Hoekstra - 'Wintertime' Video Premiere Doug Hoekstra - 'Wintertime' Video Premiere




Live Reviews


Joe Bonamassa - Austin City Limits Livestream, 1/4/2021

Joe Bonamassa

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.


Hector Gannet - Live at Polestar Studios

Hector Gannet

Gus Ironside profiles a new video from acclaimed North Tyneside indie act Hector Gannet recorded live at the iconic Polestar Studios in Newcastle.

More Live Reviews

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

Wytches - Signature Brew, London, 22/9/2020 Wytches - Signature Brew, London, 22/9/2020

Miscellaneous - 3 Miscellaneous - 3

Miscellaneous - Comment Miscellaneous - Comment

Tori Amos - Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, 6/5/2020 Tori Amos - Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, 6/5/2020

Miscellaneous - 2 Miscellaneous - 2

Miscellaneous - 1 Miscellaneous - 1

Dubioza Kolektiv - Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020 Dubioza Kolektiv - Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020

Ben Ottewell - Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020 Ben Ottewell - Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020

Miscellaneous - 4 Miscellaneous - 4





Favourite Albums


Loft - Ghost Trains and Country Lanes: Studio, Stage and Sessions 1984-2005

Loft

In our 'Re:View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on a new double CD retrospective by influential early indie act The Loft.

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Disco Zombies - South London Stinks Disco Zombies - South London Stinks

Kaleidoscope - Sky Children : The Best Of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour Kaleidoscope - Sky Children : The Best Of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour




Features


Fiona Hutchings - A Life in Music

Fiona Hutchings

In the second in her new series, 'A Life in Music', in which she will be talking to a Pennyblack writer about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke speaks to Fiona Hutchings,


In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - #3

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

In his column ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’ European Sun and The Short Stories’ Steve Miles reflects on the role of silence in music.

More Features

Mary Wilson - Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme Mary Wilson - Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme

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

John Lennon - The Image That Made Me Weep John Lennon - The Image That Made Me Weep

Erasure - Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... Erasure - Ten Songs That Made Me Love....




Photography


Nul Telexes - Photoscapes

Nul Telexes

Darren Aston photographs new indie/electronic duo Nul Telexes on a photo shoot in Liverpool.


Kiefer Sutherland - Photoscapes

Kiefer Sutherland

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.

More Photography

Elvis Costello - Photoscapes Elvis Costello - Photoscapes

Steel Panther - Photoscapes Steel Panther - Photoscapes

From The Jam - Photoscapes From The Jam - Photoscapes

Libertines - Photoscapes 2 Libertines - Photoscapes 2





Reviews


Damn Truth - Now or Nowhere

Damn Truth

Explosive psychedelic rock on first-rate album from undiscovered Montreal-based band The Damn Truth


Surreal Appeal - Gently Deranged

Surreal Appeal

New release from Sheffield based three piece group Surreal Appeal, bringing their electronic psychedelic sensibilities to an intriguing collection of songs.

More Reviews

Firefay and Alison O'Donnell - The Travels of Janus Firefay and Alison O'Donnell - The Travels of Janus

MG Boulter - Clifftown MG Boulter - Clifftown

Robert Jurjendal - Water Finds a Way Robert Jurjendal - Water Finds a Way

Julien Boudart - Nome Polycephale Julien Boudart - Nome Polycephale

London Grammar - Californian Soil London Grammar - Californian Soil

Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Ding Dong, You’re Dead Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Ding Dong, You’re Dead

Bear of Bombay - Something Stranger Bear of Bombay - Something Stranger

Jesse Aycock - Jesse Aycock Jesse Aycock - Jesse Aycock

Araluen - And There It Is Araluen - And There It Is

Hayley Williams - Flowers For Vases / Descansos Hayley Williams - Flowers For Vases / Descansos

Who - The Stereo Bonus Tracks Who - The Stereo Bonus Tracks

Launchers - Rainbow Children Launchers - Rainbow Children

Paul Brett - Stone Survivor - Anthology Paul Brett - Stone Survivor - Anthology

First Aid Kit - Who By Fire First Aid Kit - Who By Fire

Black Pistol Fire - Look Alive Black Pistol Fire - Look Alive

Birdpen - All Function One Birdpen - All Function One

Various - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock Various - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock

Steve Robinson - Swallowing the Sun Steve Robinson - Swallowing the Sun

Global Village Trucking Company - Smiling Revolution Global Village Trucking Company - Smiling Revolution

Nick Cave And Warren Ellis - Carnage Nick Cave And Warren Ellis - Carnage

Fanfara Awantura - Prawdziwie polskie techno Fanfara Awantura - Prawdziwie polskie techno

Jason Ringenberg - Rhinestoned Jason Ringenberg - Rhinestoned