Tag Archives: Neil Arthur

WriteWyattUK’s quotes review of 2022, part two – July to December

July Chris Hewitt on Jeremy Beadle involving him in 1972’s Bickershaw Festival, ultimately setting him on his career path:“Jeremy was targeting all the colleges and universities, contacting social secretaries, saying you can have free admission if you help work on … Continue reading

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I guess you’ve heard he’s seen the word: talking Blancmange’s 40-year recording odyssey with Neil Arthur

Before I picked up the phone to call Neil Arthur, I had another listen to latest Blancmange single, ‘Reduced Voltage’, ahead of the release of the new album, Private View, which followed yesterday (Friday, September 30th). And as I put … 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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Looking back at 2018. Part two – the second six months

In which WriteWyattUK scans the archives to cull a few choice quotes from the last six months of 2018’s feature/interviews on this site, taking a leaf out of Dr Feelgood’s books, following Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson’s lead, ‘Looking back to see if … Continue reading

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Blancmange – Darwen Library Theatre, November 7th, 2018

If you’ve not yet caught up with Wanderlust, the latest album from Blancmange, you’re missing out. After several weeks’ rotation around the house and in the car, I put it to one side for a couple of weeks. But now … Continue reading

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Happy families seek Wanderlust – Neil Arthur’s continuing Blancmange adventure

At a time when international debate and key government policies are focused on borders and freedom of movement, it’s clear to see where Neil Arthur stands and draws his lines. High-ranking pop chart success may be behind the sole survivor … Continue reading

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July to December 2017 – the writewyattuk review: the second six months

Former Status Quo ‘frantic four’ drummer John Coghlan on the key moments that will always stay with him: “Those six weeks at Butlin’s were an eye-opener, doing it – in a sense – professionally, getting to play to people and … Continue reading

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Blancmange / Transfigure – Darwen Library Theatre

“Here comes a love song … there goes the banister!” Time moves on, and some of us aren’t getting any younger (says a bloke who turned 50 two days after this special happening), with none of us beyond nostalgia, not … Continue reading

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Blancmange: Unfurnished Rooms – a writewyattuk review

While Blancmange will always remain a two-man entity in the hearts of much of their loyal fanbase, it’s worth noting it’s now been six years since Neil Arthur was largely left to his own devices in the engine room. Carrying … Continue reading

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Believe Me Him – back in touch with Blancmange’s Neil Arthur

Based in Gloucestershire since leaving London a dozen years ago, Blancmange mastermind Neil Arthur continues to divide his time between the Cotswolds and old haunts in the capital. “I really enjoy it, including walks when I finish work or early … Continue reading

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