Tag Archives: Rodney Allen

Meeting Tim Keegan at Gate 2021 – the Departure Lounge interview

This time last year, it seemed as if we couldn’t move on the internet without some band or solo artist giving living room performances amid the first lockdown. It’s amazing how soon that became part of our musical world, as … Continue reading

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Next Train From Yeovil – The Return of The Chesterfields

Thirty-five years after taking their first tentative steps into the world of independent pop fame, The Chesterfields are back for a string of UK dates this September. Founder member Simon Barber (bass, vocals) will be joined on the road by … Continue reading

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The Blue Aeroplanes – Manchester, The Ruby Lounge

It’s official. The Blue Aeroplanes are no less a beguiling sight and feast upon the left-over mince pies now as they were three decades before. This Bristol septet have just delivered the finest LP of the year (it’s only January, … Continue reading

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The Blue Aeroplanes – Welcome, Stranger!

The Blue Aeroplanes are back after a five-year wait, and have delivered the first great album of 2017. This is a band that always understood the importance of a strong first line. Take 1990’s Jacket Hangs for example. And this album … Continue reading

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Further entries from the journal of an airman – in conversation with The Blue Aeroplanes’ Gerard Langley

The Blue Aeroplanes pride themselves on fusing elements of rock, folk, poetry, punk, dance and art, and were acknowledged as favourites of the likes of Radiohead and REM back in the day. Their lead singer also lectures on songwriting, his … Continue reading

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