Interviews


Ava Cherry - Interview

Ava Cherry

Ava Cherry, who was David Bowie's romantic partner and worked with him on 'Young Americans', speaks to John Clarkson about her forthcoming memoir, 'All That Glitters'.


Jah Wobble - Interview

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble talks to Andrew Twambley about his time in Public Image Ltd and his new dub reworking of their 'Metal Box' album.


Cathal Coughlan - Interview

Cathal Coughlan

Former Microdisney and Fatima Mansions frontman Cathal Coughlan talks to Eoghan Lyng about his new project Telefis and album with Jackknife Lee, political history, musical history and more.


Spring '68 - Interview

Spring '68

New York City=based but English-born singer-songwriter Edward Rogers talks to Malcolm Carter about his new project Spring ‘68’s French pop influenced album, ‘Sightseeing Thru Music’.


Asha McCarthy - Interview

Asha McCarthy

Asha McCarthy tells Malcolm Carter about 'Epitaph', a shining beacon of an album that came from a place of darkness

More Interviews

Dead Men Walking - Interview Dead Men Walking

World Party - Interview World Party

Don McLean - Interview Don McLean

Ultrasound - Interview Ultrasound

James McMurtry - Interview James McMurtry

Hamish Hawk - Interview Hamish Hawk

Dot Allison - Interview Dot Allison

Lucky Ones - Interview Lucky Ones

Peter Waterman - Interview Peter Waterman

Crazies - Interview Crazies

European Sun - Interview European Sun





Profiles


Pennyblackmusic - Writers and Photographers' Albums of the Year 2021

Pennyblackmusic

Our writers and photographers reveal their albums of the year.


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.

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Laura Shenton - Curved Air in the 1970s Laura Shenton - Curved Air in the 1970s

How Music Journalism Can Fight Misogyny - Comment How Music Journalism Can Fight Misogyny - Comment

Mike Hipple - Lived Through That: 90s Musicians Today Mike Hipple - Lived Through That: 90s Musicians Today




Live Reviews


Paul Weller - Olympia, Liverpool, 19/11/2021

Paul Weller

On the road to promote new LP 'Fat Pop (Volume One)' and celebrate the anniversary of 1990s classic 'Stanley Road', Paul Weller shows no signs of slowing down on record or on stage at a capacity Liverpool Olympia. Richard Lewis reviews


Jesus And Mary Chain - Albert Hall, Manchester, 19/11/2021

Jesus And Mary Chain

At a concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester featuring classics from their brooding 1987 second album, ‘Darklands',’ Denzil Watson finds The Jesus and Mary Chain rendering a refreshingly subtle and dynamic range.

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Fenne Lily - Portland Arms, Cambridge, 22/11/2021 Fenne Lily - Portland Arms, Cambridge, 22/11/2021

Lanterns on the Lake - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 19/11/2021 Lanterns on the Lake - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 19/11/2021

Jarv Is - Roundhouse, London, 9/11/2021 Jarv Is - Roundhouse, London, 9/11/2021

Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021 Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021

Fontaines DC - Academy, Manchester, 6/10/2021 Fontaines DC - Academy, Manchester, 6/10/2021

Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield

Beth Hart - Parr Hall, Warrington, 27/10/2021 Beth Hart - Parr Hall, Warrington, 27/10/2021

Humanist - Foundry, Sheffield, 22/10/2021 Humanist - Foundry, Sheffield, 22/10/2021

Cal Ruddy - With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough Cal Ruddy - With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough





Favourite Albums


Don Zilla - Ekizikiza Mubwengula

Don Zilla

In our 'Re:View' section, Maarten Schiethart finds that baffling, avant garde electronic wizard from Kampala Don Zilla is graced with a divine touch on his new album 'Ekizikiza Mubwengula' which was released earlier this year.

More Favourite Albums

Oasis - Knebworth 1990 Oasis - Knebworth 1990

Garbage - Beautiful Garbage Garbage - Beautiful Garbage




Features


Vinyl Stories - Penny Vinyl

Vinyl Stories

In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to some of our writers about their vinyl purchases of the year.


Denzil Watson - A Life in Music

Denzil Watson

When chatting with a longstanding fellow writer for her 'A Life in Music' column, in which she talks to a different Pennyblack writer about the impact on music on their lives, Cila Warncke discovers that Denzil Watson doubled as a gigging musician in Sheffield and Lincolnshire.

More Features

Evidently Spencertown - Rain Evidently Spencertown - Rain

Dave Grohl - The Image That Made Me Weep Dave Grohl - The Image That Made Me Weep

Bandcamp Explorer - The Best of ‘The Best of Bandcamp’ Bandcamp Explorer - The Best of ‘The Best of Bandcamp’

Tommy James - Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells Tommy James - Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells




Photography


Ian Prowse - Photoscapes

Ian Prowse

Andrew Twambley takes photographs of singer-songwriter Ian Prowse at a home town show at the Liverpool Academy.


Libertines - Photoscapes

Libertines

Andrew Twambley photographs The Libertines at a show on their latest tour at the Manchester Academy.

More Photography

Glen Matlock - Photoscapes Glen Matlock - Photoscapes

Steve Harley - Photoscapes Steve Harley - Photoscapes

Graham Gouldman - Photoscapes Graham Gouldman - Photoscapes

Fontaines DC - Photoscapes Fontaines DC - Photoscapes





Reviews


Gabriel Moreno - The Year of the Rat

Gabriel Moreno

Intimate and evocative new album from poetic Gibralter-born but London-based singer-songwriter Gabriel Moreno


Elvis Costello and the Imposters - The Boy Named IF

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Upbeat but sometimes abstract latest album from Elvis Costello om which he reflects on his own and other men's growing pains

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Martha And The Muffins - Marthology: In and Outtakes Martha And The Muffins - Marthology: In and Outtakes

Marina - Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Deluxe Edition) Marina - Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)

Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic

Honeyrunners - Everything is On Fire Honeyrunners - Everything is On Fire

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time

Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Barn Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Barn

Katie Melua - Acoustic Album No. 8 Katie Melua - Acoustic Album No. 8

Various - Revolt Into Style 1979 Various - Revolt Into Style 1979

Various - C91 Various - C91

Spidergawd - VI Spidergawd - VI

Solyst - Spring Solyst - Spring

Alicia Keys - Keys Alicia Keys - Keys

Aeon Station - Observatory Aeon Station - Observatory

Freya Beer - Beast Freya Beer - Beast

Vapors of Morphine - Fear and Fantasy Vapors of Morphine - Fear and Fantasy

Various - V4Velindre Various - V4Velindre

Peter Hall - Light the Stars Peter Hall - Light the Stars

Mike Ryan - Mike Ryan Mike Ryan - Mike Ryan

Henry Parker - Lammas Fair Henry Parker - Lammas Fair

Modern Stars - Psychindustrial Modern Stars - Psychindustrial

Josephine Foster - Godmother Josephine Foster - Godmother

Paul Weller - An Orchestrated Songbook Paul Weller - An Orchestrated Songbook