Tag Archives: The Membranes

A passage to indie garage psych-punk rock’n’roll – introducing Ginnel

I can’t really think of a more Northern band name than Ginnel, and in a sense this emerging Lancashire four-piece offer – as per the dialect definition behind their handle – a passageway between the houses. While they’re fairly new … Continue reading

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Forever, after and before – talking Folk Devils with Nick Clift

At a time when so many of us are suffering withdrawal symptoms from missing live music at our favourite venues, it’s odd to think back to a time when we more or less took for granted the fact that there … Continue reading

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Fylde under nature – talking The Membranes’ new record and much more with John Robb

It’s 35 years since music writer, Louder Than War founder and Membranes/Goldblade bass player/vocalist John Robb left the ‘Tatty Seaside Town’ later celebrated on 1988’s Kiss Ass … Godhead! LP. But he clearly still has plenty of time for his … Continue reading

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Tripping the dark fantastic with The Membranes – in conversation with John Robb

It’s fair to say that the bands topping the bill at this weekend’s Un-Peeled Christmas Party at The Continental, Preston, Lancashire, are enjoying something of a renaissance. Post-punk outfit The Membranes and C86 outsiders The Wolfhounds have both released LPs … Continue reading

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True Confessions, Undertones style – the Billy Doherty interview

With The Undertones’ mighty 40th anniversary jaunt returning to the North of England this weekend, drummer Billy Doherty is hoping he won’t be needing a paramedic this time. The Northern Irish five-piece follow sell-outs in Gateshead and Holmfirth with a … Continue reading

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Beyond the Dandelion Adventure – having words with Ajay Saggar and Marcus Parnell

This story starts with The Membranes, because without that Lancashire post-punk band a singer known as Fat Mark and a lanky Asian indie kid called Ajay might never have met. That initial meeting came sometime in the mid-‘80s amid an … Continue reading

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March on with The Stranglers – the Baz Warne interview

It’s not often a front-man is still regularly held up to scrutiny after 15 years with a band, but that’s how it often goes with Baz Warne. To put it mildly, The Stranglers’ founder member Hugh Cornwell was a hard … Continue reading

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