Category Archives: Books Films, TV & Radio

Coming to the boil – talking Hot Milk with Han Mee

It would be easy to surmise that power punk four-piece Hot Milk are on a high right now, main stage appearances at Leeds and Reading Festivals later this month being followed by the release of second EP, ‘I Just Wanna … Continue reading

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Exploring patterns and connections, riding the Fir Wave – back in touch with Hannah Peel

Mercury Prize shortlist nominee Hannah Peel was taking a brief rest from scoring when I called her. And I don’t mean she was watching the cricket from the pavilion at Old Trafford, notebook in hand. Had the phone rung off … Continue reading

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Celebrating the return of live music, non-restricted style

Martin Stephenson / The Hellfire Preachers – Preston, The Continental The Amber List/Ivan Campo/Resonate – Preston, The Continental My Twitter feed last weekend was dominated by those having their first taste of live music for Lorde knows how long. As … Continue reading

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You came, you saw, you conquered – the Kim Wilde interview

Four decades after her breakthrough hits, Kim Wilde’s stellar pop career is being celebrated through the release of a comprehensive new hits collection, available in special collectors’ five-CD and double-DVD boxset as well as double-CD format. The Cherry Pop boxset … Continue reading

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In memory of Inga Maria – the Keeley Moss interview

It’s fair to say that prolific Dublin singer-songwriter and blogger Keeley Moss is loving the amount of international airplay she’s getting right now, not least on national radio in Britain and in her Irish homeland, and on influential online stations … Continue reading

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Examining Heart-Shaped Scars – the Dot Allison interview

‘I don’t know why I’m telling you any of this,’ as the opening line of mesmeric debut One Dove single ‘Fallen’ – first released 30 years ago – had it, but I revisited Morning Dove White before a final read-through … Continue reading

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Understanding The Ache of Being – keeping the borders open with The Amber List

I wouldn’t recommend it in every interview situation, but seeing as this Surrey ex-pat was outnumbered three to one on this occasion by a Lancashire outfit priding itself on its ‘indie, folky alternative stuff’, I went on the attack (being … Continue reading

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On the frontline, embracing the future – putting the world to rights with John Robb

Music writer, Louder Than War founder, Membranes/Goldblade bass player/vocalist and eco campaigner John Robb was on his bike when I called, dismounting to answer his phone, the two of us quickly getting on to the Government postponing its so-called ‘Freedom … Continue reading

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Life after lockdowns – talking The Lovely Eggs with Holly Ross

Just as The Lovely Eggs were set to release landmark sixth album, I Am Moron, in early 2020, came national realisation that we were headed for a pandemic. The Lancaster-based psychedelic punk duo – Holly Ross (voice/guitar) and David Blackwell … Continue reading

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Life with the spiritual businessman – talking The Daintees and much more with Martin Stephenson

While Martin Stephenson formed the first line-up of The Daintees as a young teen, busking by the age of 15 and plying his trade with guitar in hand for various bands in the North East over those formative years, he … Continue reading

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