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Beyond the lockdowns, Normal service resumes – in conversation with Henry Normal

It’s fair to say Henry Normal kept himself busy over the 18 months when the world seemed to stand still, a spell that for this Nottingham-born BAFTA award-winner included publication of two new poetry collections. After more than 30 years … Continue reading

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Staying Sane with James – back in touch with Jim Glennie

“Everybody’s in their cave, facing what we can’t escape; Every time we’re through, your shit sticks to my shoe; Tell me how you’re staying sane, haven’t hugged a human since the end of May; Quarantine with you, our world’s a … Continue reading

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Going viral, 2020 style …

This is a WriteWyattUK public service announcement … without guitars. Hereby follows a written intermission, after a testing fortnight on the home front in which this website’s sole scribe finally succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. Normal service will be resumed … Continue reading

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Film and Faction Romance – in conversation with Virginia Heath and Grant Keir

Four months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson and his band, collectively King Creosote, live-score 2014’s celebrated archive film From Scotland With Love, by New Zealand-born director/screenwriter Virginia Heath. That Bridgewater Hall show in Manchester … Continue reading

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Ignore Alien Orders – talking The Clash with Tony Beesley

As the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s acclaimed London Calling double-LP approaches, it’s time to not only remind you that a few copies remain of my biography of the band, This Day in Music’s Guide to The Clash (subtle hints, … Continue reading

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The continuing adventures of Babybird – the Stephen Jones interview

Fresh from dates in Bristol and Minehead, Babybird return to the road this coming week, London and Leeds dates followed by Liverpool and Manchester visits sandwiching a trip to Birmingham on a mini-tour publicising new LP Photosynthesis, a cohesive collection … Continue reading

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Richard Hawley – Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students

For five months now, Richard Hawley’s Further has provided a fitting soundtrack to my travels north, south, east and west, the amount of personal playbacks fast approaching those previously afforded the artist’s landmark Coles Corner, Lady’s Bridge and Truelove’s Gutter … Continue reading

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Reverend and the Makers – Action Records, Preston

Half past six it said on the advert, so there I was – unfashionably early – going twice round the block to find a space, sheepishly passing a long queue outside the shop. Having checked parking restrictions several times, convinced … Continue reading

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The Best of Times with the Right Reverend – back in touch with Jon McClure

Reverend and the Makers’ frontman Jon McClure was enjoying a little home time in South Yorkshire ahead of his band’s latest UK jaunt when I called. And Sheffield is clearly still at the epicentre of his universe, a dozen years … Continue reading

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Sex Pistols / The Clash, The Black Swan, Sheffield, July 4th, 1976 – an extract from This Day in Music’s Guide to The Clash

‘Things went wrong during the evening, and Mick had to come over and tune my guitar, but it didn’t bother me. I just wanted to jump around, but Mick wanted it to be in tune.’ (Paul Simonon, The Clash: Strummer, … Continue reading

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