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Songs Sung Blue – Back in touch with Wolf Alice

It seems like it’s taken an age to come around, but the new Wolf Alice LP, Blue Weekend, finally lands today (June 4th), with the band set to return to the road for a full UK and Irish tour next … Continue reading

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Over the Birling Gap with The Catenary Wires – the Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey interview

It was meant to be. The day we spoke, May 24, opening with me listening to Tallulah by The Go-Betweens, that 1987 taste of striped sunlight including a namecheck for that date on the evocative ‘Bye Bye Pride’. And 1987 … Continue reading

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Room at the top – The Loft and beyond with Andy Strickland

Three and a half decades after they dramatically broke up, mid-song, on a London stage on the final night of a nationwide tour, The Loft continue to inspire, with interest in this influential four-piece seemingly perpetual and having just led … Continue reading

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Staying Sane with James – back in touch with Jim Glennie

“Everybody’s in their cave, facing what we can’t escape; Every time we’re through, your shit sticks to my shoe; Tell me how you’re staying sane, haven’t hugged a human since the end of May; Quarantine with you, our world’s a … Continue reading

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Takes Two to tangle in Tākaka – in for the long haul with Tim Allen

Adding 11 hours to UK time to set up an interview when trying to work out the best options for both parties can create headaches. But technological advances eventually meant my chat with Lancashire lad turned New Zealand resident Tim … Continue reading

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A mighty long way from home – remembering Stoned Rose with Pete Hughes

“It’s a mighty long way down the dusty trail …” So wrote Ian Hunter back in 1973 in ‘All the Way From Memphis’, the band’s second top-10 single, Mott the Hoople by then firmly established, barely a year after they … Continue reading

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Meeting Tim Keegan at Gate 2021 – the Departure Lounge interview

This time last year, it seemed as if we couldn’t move on the internet without some band or solo artist giving living room performances amid the first lockdown. It’s amazing how soon that became part of our musical world, as … Continue reading

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And Everything Changed – the William Doyle interview

A decade after William Doyle’s musical rebirth as East India Youth – going on to receive a Mercury Music Prize nomination for Total Strife Forever, his debut LP in that guise – this acclaimed artist remains strong on songcraft as … Continue reading

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Translating the Language of Love – the Boo Hewerdine interview

While many artists are raring to get back out on the road again, soon as it’s deemed safe to do so, it seems that treasured Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine is happy just where he is for now. The former frontman … Continue reading

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Looking beyond the lockdowns – the Provincials feature/interview

Ground-breaking singer/songwriter turned broadcaster and double WriteWyattUK interviewee Tom Robinson described Provincials on his BBC 6 Music show as ‘poetic, brooding, resonant and menacing’, with ‘an edge of Ennio Morricone’, while The Independent deemed them, ‘by turns ethereal, unsettling and … Continue reading

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