Interviews


Blue Aeroplanes - Interview

Blue Aeroplanes

Thirty years ago this month, The Blue Aeroplanes released ‘Beatsongs’, the Bristolian art-rockers' biggest critical and commercial success. But, as frontman Gerard Langley told Nat Mumford, only a twist of fate stopped it from being much bigger...


Paul Carrack - Interview

Paul Carrack

Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Paul Carrack talks to Eoghan Lyng about working with Eric Clapton, Squeeze and Mike + The Mechanics and his impressive new solo album, 'One On One'.


Brinsley Schwarz - Interview

Brinsley Schwarz

Guitarist-turned-songwriter Brinsley Schwarz talks to John Clarkson about his long career and second solo album, 'Tangled'.


Burner Band - Interview

Burner Band

Leeds-based musician Lewis Burner talks to Julie Cruickshank about his two solo albums, his new group The Burner Band and their debut album, 'Signs and Wonders'.


Steve Harley - Interview

Steve Harley

Seminal 70's singer-songwriter Steve Harley talks to Andrew Twambley about his current tour, his latest album 'Uncovered' and his friendship with Marc Bolan.

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Primitives - Interview Primitives

Gerry McAvoy - Interview Gerry McAvoy

Maddy Read Clarke - Interview Maddy Read Clarke

 'Legs' Larry Smith - Interview 2010 'Legs' Larry Smith - Interview 2010

Gabriel Moreno - Interview Gabriel Moreno

Kevin Hewick - Interview Kevin Hewick

Steve Allen - Interview Steve Allen

Spinmaster Plantpot - Interview Spinmaster Plantpot

Roger Chapman - Interview Roger Chapman

Al Campbell - Interview Part 1 Al Campbell - Interview Part 1

Al Campbell - Interview Part 2 Al Campbell - Interview Part 2





Profiles


Idiot Son - (With Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide), Water Rats, London, 29/1/2022

Idiot Son

We preview the next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with Idiot Son, Morton Valence, The Volunteered and Simon Bromide at The Water Rats in London on the 29th January 2022.


Charlie Watts - 1941-2021

Charlie Watts

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts who died on August 24th.

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Lee "Scratch" Perry - 1936-2021 Lee "Scratch" Perry - 1936-2021

Aztec Camera - Profile Aztec Camera

Blues and Gospel Train - Manchester, 7th May 1964 Blues and Gospel Train - Manchester, 7th May 1964




Live Reviews


Spear Of Destiny - Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021

Spear Of Destiny

Denzil Watson at Yardbirds in Grimsby watches an emotive performance from Spear of Destiny to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their third album, 'World Service'.


Steve Hackett - Apollo, Manchester, 24/9/2021

Steve Hackett

Neil Swift at the Manchester Apollo watches Steve Hackett plays Genesis' entire double live album 'Seconds Out' as well as highlights from his own back and current catalogue.

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Genesis - Arena, Liverpool, 3/10/2021 Genesis - Arena, Liverpool, 3/10/2021

London Grammar - O2 Academy, Oxford, 29/9/2021 London Grammar - O2 Academy, Oxford, 29/9/2021

Libertines - Rochester Castle, Kent, 16/9/2021 Libertines - Rochester Castle, Kent, 16/9/2021

New Order - Heaton Park, Manchester, 10/9/2021 New Order - Heaton Park, Manchester, 10/9/2021

Stewart Copeland - Police Deranged For Orchestra - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/9/2021 Stewart Copeland - Police Deranged For Orchestra - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/9/2021

Primitives - Live Rooms, Chester, 12/9/2021 Primitives - Live Rooms, Chester, 12/9/2021

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet - Stamford Quarter, Altrincham, 23/7/2021 Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet - Stamford Quarter, Altrincham, 23/7/2021

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

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

Hector Gannet - Live at Polestar Studios Hector Gannet - Live at Polestar Studios





Favourite Albums


George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

George Harrison

In the first of two articles Nick Dent-Robinson commemorates the 50th anniversary of the late George Harrison’s seminal album,’ All Things Must Pass'.

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George Harrison - All Things Must Pass George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

Joni Mitchell - Blue Joni Mitchell - Blue




Features


Lisa Torem - A LIfe in Music

Lisa Torem

In her series, 'A Life in Music', in which she speaks to Pennyblackmusic writers about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke talks to our long-term American writer Lisa Torem.


Evidently Spencertown - Trouble in a Teacup

Evidently Spencertown

Spencer Robertshaw writes of his now grown-up daughter in the latest poem in his 'Evidently Spencertown' column.

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Beatles - The Image That Made Me Weep Beatles - The Image That Made Me Weep

Bandcamp Explorer - Fuzz  Fancies Bandcamp Explorer - Fuzz Fancies

Liberty DeVitto - Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness Liberty DeVitto - Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness

Evidently Spencertown - Action Man Evidently Spencertown - Action Man




Photography


Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae - Photoscapes 1

Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae

Andrew Twambley in the first of two galleries at this year's Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae in Liverpool photographs Asian Dub Foundation, Don Letts and Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart


Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae - Photoscapes 2

Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae

Andrew Twambley in the second of two galleries taken at this year's Positive Vibration Festival in Liverpool photographs The Neville Staple band,. The Ruts, Tippa Irie and The Twinkle Brothers

More Photography

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 1 Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 1

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 2 Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 2

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 3 Moseley Folk and Arts Festival - Photoscapes 3

Sleeper - Photoscapes Sleeper - Photoscapes





Reviews


Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed

Kacey Musgraves

Emotive and adventurous new album from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves which was inspired by her recent marriage break-up and divorce


H3000 - H3000

H3000

Soulful and euphoric sci-fi inspired electronica on debut album from Australian/Los Angeles-influenced duo H3000

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Halsey - If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power Halsey - If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power

Metallica and Various Artists - Metallica Blacklist Metallica and Various Artists - Metallica Blacklist

James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds

Poppermost - Hits to Spare Poppermost - Hits to Spare

Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett - Raven Reflections Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett - Raven Reflections

Blancmange - Commercial Break Blancmange - Commercial Break

Various - Generation Blitz Various - Generation Blitz

Robert J. Hunter - Nothing But Rust Robert J. Hunter - Nothing But Rust

Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters - Destiny Waiving

Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets - Under the Neon Heat Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets - Under the Neon Heat

Sean Chambers - That’s What I’m Talking About: Tribute to Hubert Sumlin Sean Chambers - That’s What I’m Talking About: Tribute to Hubert Sumlin

Burner Band - Signs and Wonders Burner Band - Signs and Wonders

Elvis Costello - Spanish Model Elvis Costello - Spanish Model

Maisie Peters - You Signed Up For This Maisie Peters - You Signed Up For This

Iron Maiden - Senjutsu Iron Maiden - Senjutsu

Lorde - Solar Power Lorde - Solar Power

Diane Warren - The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1 Diane Warren - The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1

Killers - Pressure Machine Killers - Pressure Machine

Peaches - Pussy Mask Peaches - Pussy Mask

Craig Fortnam - Ark Craig Fortnam - Ark

Don Zilla - Ekizikiza Mubwengula Don Zilla - Ekizikiza Mubwengula

Serious Sam Barrett - The Seeds of Love Serious Sam Barrett - The Seeds of Love