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Studying the big Interrobang‽ theory – in conversation with Dunstan Bruce

By the time I picked up the phone to reach Dunstan Bruce, I’d given the eponymous LP by his new band Interrobang‽ nigh on three listens, and was loving it. In the words of the mighty Stump – somewhat channeling … Continue reading

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The Levellers, for folk’s sake – the Mark Chadwick interview

Three decades ago, a conversation in a pub in a busy South coast resort led to the newly-introduced Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham discovering they had plenty in common, not least their political world-view and taste in music. As guitarist … Continue reading

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Talking ’bout that Who generation – back in conversation with Richard Houghton

Did you happen to catch a band called The High Numbers in Greenford, West London, in 1963? They were regulars at the Oldfield Hotel around then, still playing there the following year, by which time they’d changed name to The … Continue reading

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Sofa, so good – talking about The Chesterfields with Simon Barber

With his monthly magazine deadline approaching, Simon Barber could probably do without a long chat with me about The Chesterfields. The 58-year-old – born the day after Paul Weller in the same Surrey town – is these days at the … Continue reading

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To Be Someone – Talking about The Jam with Den Davis

When a 1,500kg truck bomb was detonated in central Manchester in June 1996, the collateral damage included a vast collection of vinyl rarities belonging to Den Davis, collector and avid fan of The Jam. A few weeks passed before Den … Continue reading

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Thirty years in the business – the David Gedge interview

It’s never easy preparing to interview someone whose music has played such a big part of your life. It was a similar tale with my recent That Petrol Emotion three-parter. Sometimes you know too much and overlook the obvious questions. … Continue reading

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Road to Rouen – Ben Hatch

For those who enjoyed the last thrilling instalment of life on the open road with the Hatch family – 2011’s Are We Nearly There Yet? (with my review here) – I should stress that the follow-up – Road to Rouen – involves … Continue reading

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From horror and history to witches and YA fiction – the James Dawson interview

When London-based teen/YA author James Dawson hit Lancashire for a whistle-stop tour of three South Ribble teaching establishments to mark the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, writewyattuk was there to meet him. The Yorkshire-born and bred writer was … Continue reading

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Riding along on the crest of a wheeze

Cycling has always been a passion for me, and coming from a background where there were no drivers in our household ’til the dawn of the ’80s, the bicycle was always king in our manor. I might not know my … Continue reading

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