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Wolf Alice, back through the Looking Glass – the Ellie Rowsell interview

Ellie Rowsell sounded croaky when she answered the phone. Whether it was down to an early start, testing those vocal cords at rehearsals with her band, Wolf Alice, in East London, or standard rock’n’roll lifestyle fare, I’m not certain. Either … Continue reading

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Sunshine, moonlight, good times, boogie – the Tito Jackson interview

It’s not even 9am in California, but it’s already Tito Time, with the third eldest Jackson sibling more than happy to share a few stories from his impressive career. Guitarist and vocalist Tito – real name Toriano Adaryll Jackson – … Continue reading

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To the power of 3WW – back in touch with Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton

This week saw the release of the brand new Alt-J LP, Relaxer, coming on the tail of this inventive trio’s Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning 2012 debut An Awesome Wave and 2014’s No.1, Grammy and Brit Award-nominated This Is … Continue reading

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Beyond The Dubious Brothers – catching up with Monty (part two)

‘What became of the man who wanted so much more … than just grazing his knee on the ground?’                                           … Continue reading

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Farewell to The Dubious Brothers: reacquainting myself with Monty (part one)

Listen up. I realise it’s late notice if you didn’t already know, but this Saturday, November 14th, marks the end of an era, with the final show by The Dubious Brothers. I’ll take part of the blame – not for … Continue reading

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Cool as Wonderland – in conversation with Wolf Alice

I’ve admitted before that this blog is occasionally guilty of donning Captain Sensible style New Rose-tinted specs, looking back wistfully on the good old days (whatever the subject matter). But while inspired by so much great music from ‘way back’ … Continue reading

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Tripping the Alternative Light Fantastic – the Leftfield interview

Sixteen years after their last album topped the charts, Leftfield have a fresh top-10 hit, inspiring writewyattuk to talk long lay-offs, innovative electronica, dance music, deep space and excessive decibels with the band’s driving force Neil Barnes. Like its Mercury … Continue reading

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Living the genre non-specific rock dream with Polly and the Billets Doux

Polly Perry, lead singer of Polly and the Billets Doux,  is on a train somewhere between Devon and Hampshire, heading back from a weekend of fossil hunting. Yes, fossil hunting. Not very rock’n’roll? Well, there’s plenty more of that deviant … Continue reading

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Fiestas, festivals, fracking, Frank and First World problems – Beans on Toast, with added crunch

I’m not usually one for Wikipedia entries, but for my latest interviewee the entry starts ‘Beans On Toast is a British folk singer. He sings about sex, drugs and politics.’ Go to his Facebook and Twitter pages and you can … Continue reading

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Thankful for Evan’s continued presence

FROM the moment Evan Dando ambled onto the stage upstairs at Preston’s 53 Degrees on Thursday night, a surprisingly-small but nevertheless appreciative audience was hooked. The charismatic frontman of 1990s’ US success story The Lemonheads has occasionally made headlines these … Continue reading

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