Tag Archives: Kent

Small World, but you wouldn’t want to paint it – entering the sonic sphere of Metronomy with Joe Mount

It’s sign of the times that barely a fortnight after Metronomy shared feelgood second single, ‘Things Will Be Fine’, from their forthcoming seventh album, sole ever-present member Joe Mount  – newly returned from Paris – had been forced to temporarily … Continue reading

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Turning on, dropping by and tuning in for the Swansea Sound experience – off to the Vale of Glam with Hue Williams

With so many new records in recent months it’s often been a case of ‘out at last’, albums long delayed after 18 or so months of lockdowns and various restrictions. But not the delightful debut LP from the remotely assembled … 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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A class act – the Tom Williams interview

Blokes aren‘t supposed to be capable of multi-tasking, but Tom Williams has pulled off something of a highwire balancing act while juggling spectacularly this past couple of years. There are definitely no regrets at turning his back on the music … Continue reading

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Moving the room with the James Taylor Quartet

There was some serious attention seeking going on when I called James Taylor at his home studio in Kent. It wasn’t down to him though, but his Cairn terrier, Heidi, after he shut her out of his studio in a … Continue reading

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Living the Good Life – the Martina Cole interview

Martina Cole is a publishing phenomenon, having made a habit of smashing sales records with each of her 21 novels. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising writing is in a genre all of its own, and as her publisher puts it, ‘no one … Continue reading

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Your town is not dragging Mark Steel down

Ever listened to Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town? It comes highly recommended, following the stand-up comic, author, columnist and esteemed travel broadcaster around the UK, talking about often less celebrated areas. He’s far from patronising too, funny but never … Continue reading

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