Tag Archives: John Power

Timeless cack-handed melodies – talking The La’s and Shack with Iain Templeton

“I’ve kind of been airbrushed out of their history really. I was busking in a band on Bold Street, and someone said, ‘The La’s are checking you out.’ I replied, ‘Ah, fuck The La’s. Syd Barrett meets The Beatles. Not … Continue reading

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Digging that Ocean Colour Scene – the Simon Fowler interview

Simon Fowler was walking Cooper the cockapoo down by the river at Stratford-upon-Avon when I called, a day and a half after Ocean Colour Scene headlined Lancaster’s Highest Point festival. That Shakespearean link seemed apt, seeing as I associate festival … Continue reading

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Cast / The Sherlocks – Preston 53 Degrees

If ever there was a fear that it might just be about nostalgia with the 2015 line-up of Cast, this seminal four-piece quickly put that to bed during a stonking set in Preston. While there was no doubting the power … Continue reading

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The change is Cast (in stone) – John Power through the Looking Glass

It’s been a big year for Cast, these Liverpudlian indie veterans currently working on a brand new album and midway through a happening UK tour. Those dates culminate in December 5’s sell-out All Change 20th anniversary show alongside the Royal Liverpool … Continue reading

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