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The writewyattuk quotes of 2016, part two – July to December

As the festivities start to take hold at writewyattuk hq, we best conclude our 12 months of quotes from 2016’s feature/interviews, encapsulated via a series of soundbites. Again, much gratitude to all who responded, and big respect to those who … 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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A weekend to savour (pt. II) … The Undertones – Kentish Town, The Forum 

What a weekend, with Friday’s blinding set from The Vapors in Liverpool followed by a road-trip to Kent for a rare Woking FC away win, then up to the smoke for The Undertones’ 40th anniversary tour finale. That said, let’s … 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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A jaunting we will go, with The Undertones – the Mickey Bradley interview

I tend to find books on bands traditionally take the formulaic approach, rather predictably following artistes from rags to showbiz riches, preferably with plenty of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll clichés en route. In many cases, and somewhat inevitably, acts lose a … Continue reading

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New beat route to Shakin’ Street – the Ciaran McLaughlin interview

This coming week sees the latest live outing for The Everlasting Yeah, at Putney’s Half Moon. Meanwhile, this month marks the 30th anniversary of the recording of Manic Pop Thrill, the debut LP by That Petrol Emotion, the band that … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Yeah – The Lexington, Islington

I’d waited two and a half long years to catch The Everlasting Yeah (four-fifths of That Petrol Emotion, for those out of the loop) live, but there was a worry at one stage last weekend that I wouldn’t even get … Continue reading

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Into 2016 … and 103,000 hits can’t be bad

As the hands reached midnight on New Year’s Eve, the minions behind the scenes at writewyattuk.com polished off the last of the Irish cream (explaining at least one of those empty bottles that next morning) and got to work on … Continue reading

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Heaven 17, plus 35 – the Martyn Ware interview

It was 35 years ago that Martyn Ware left The Human League, what began as a creative non-band project soon evolving into Heaven 17. Big times followed for both Sheffield outfits, and while Heaven 17’s ground-breaking debut LP Penthouse and … Continue reading

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Voicing an opinion – Paul McLoone on life with The Undertones

It was only supposed to be a one-off show, a November 1999 date to mark the opening of a new venue in their home city. There would be no Feargal Sharkey this time, he of the fantastically-distinctive warbling voice by then … Continue reading

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