Interviews


Skids - Interview

Skids

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.


Damn Truth - Interview

Damn Truth

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.


Rusty Egan - Interview

Rusty Egan

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,


Chris Jagger - Interview

Chris Jagger

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.


Gabi Garbutt - Interview

Gabi Garbutt

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.

More Interviews

MG Boulter - Interview MG Boulter

Doug Hoekstra - Interview Doug Hoekstra

LIpstick Killers - Interview LIpstick Killers

Janette Mason - Interview Janette Mason

Surreal Appeal - Interview Surreal Appeal

Midge Ure - Interview Midge Ure

Wedding Present - Interview Wedding Present

Robbie Robertson - Interview Robbie Robertson

Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres - Interview Walter Egan and Pamela Des Barres

Jason Ringenberg - Interview Jason Ringenberg

Alice Cooper - Interview Alice Cooper





Profiles


Lewes Ripple - Profile

Lewes Ripple

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 - Profile

Folk/Country/Americana in Liverpool

Steve Kinrade profiles the growing Folk/Country/Americana scene in his native Liverpool.

More Profiles

Cliff Richard - Vs Elvis Presley Cliff Richard - Vs Elvis Presley

Attila the Stockbroker - Heart on My Sleeve: Collected  Works Attila the Stockbroker - Heart on My Sleeve: Collected Works

Richard Thompson - Beeswing Richard Thompson - Beeswing




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


Who - The Who Sell Out

Who

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.

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Crosby, Stills,  Nash and Young - Deja Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Deja Vu

Rubik - Solar Rubik - Solar




Features


Michael Jackson - Close Encounters of the Famous Kind

Michael Jackson

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.


Eoghan Lyng - A Life in Music

Eoghan Lyng

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.

More Features

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - #4: From Leonard Cohen to Long Covid: Music and Mental Health – Part 1 In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - #4: From Leonard Cohen to Long Covid: Music and Mental Health – Part 1

Led Zeppelin - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Led Zeppelin - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

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

Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway




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


Kevin Hewick - Never Give Up On a Song

Kevin Hewick

Musically varied tenth album from Leicester singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick proves a strong collection concerned both with connection and its lack


Elli De Mon - Countin’ the Blues

Elli De Mon

Stunning covers album from Italian Elli de Mon, paying tribute to the early female blues singers and songwriters

More Reviews

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth - Utopian Ashes Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth - Utopian Ashes

Eric Malmberg - Milda Doden Hamtar Oss Alla Till Slut Eric Malmberg - Milda Doden Hamtar Oss Alla Till Slut

Jimi Tenor - Deep Sound Learning (1993-2000) Jimi Tenor - Deep Sound Learning (1993-2000)

Mouse On Mars - AAI Mouse On Mars - AAI

Yonder Boys - Acid Folk Yonder Boys - Acid Folk

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Let’s Get Happy Together Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny - Let’s Get Happy Together

Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine - Live in Telemark Lillebjorn Nilsen and Andy Irvine - Live in Telemark

Garbage - No Gods No Masters Garbage - No Gods No Masters

Del Amitri - Fatal Mistakes Del Amitri - Fatal Mistakes

Maroon 5 - Jordi Maroon 5 - Jordi

St Vincent - Daddy's Home St Vincent - Daddy's Home

Joan Armatrading - Consequences Joan Armatrading - Consequences

Khalab and M'berra Ensemble - M'berra Khalab and M'berra Ensemble - M'berra

Various - Good as Gold – Artefacts of the Apple Era 1967-1975 Various - Good as Gold – Artefacts of the Apple Era 1967-1975

Various - The Mountains, The Sun And The Sea – The Art of Antonio Carlos Jobim Various - The Mountains, The Sun And The Sea – The Art of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell - Burn Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell - Burn

Ja, Panik - Die Gruppe Ja, Panik - Die Gruppe

Chrissie Hynde - Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan Chrissie Hynde - Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan

Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty

Van Morrison - Latest Record Project: Volume 1 Van Morrison - Latest Record Project: Volume 1

Earl Slick - Fist Full of Devils Earl Slick - Fist Full of Devils

Visions of Albion - Visions of Albion Visions of Albion - Visions of Albion