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From record shop pilgrimages to transatlantic discovery – talking The Decemberists with Colin Meloy

This weekend, The Decemberists leave Portland, Oregon for their latest UK and mainland European tour. But don’t expect them to have worked on the set these last couple of weeks. As vocalist/guitarist and occasional children’s author Colin Meloy explained, “We’ve been … Continue reading

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The enduring appeal of Sparks – in conversation with Ron Mael

  Many of us of a certain age will recall the first time we heard American art-pop-rockers Sparks, a band that properly appeared on the UK chart radar around the time of the glam movement, sitting pretty comfortably amid an … Continue reading

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The writewyattuk quotes of 2016, part one – January to June

As a year probably remembered on a national and international level as one of big-name departures and alarming political shifts draws to a close, writewyattuk faces the music and dances (somewhat discordantly) in a retro style, looking back on the last … Continue reading

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They Might be Giants – Manchester Academy 2

Ever tried explaining They Might Be Giants to anyone not in the know? I have, and strongly advise that you shouldn’t bother. Just give people links to a few tracks and let them work it out for themselves. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Giants’ steps lead to Manhattan transfer – the John Flansburgh interview

The signs weren’t so good when I made contact with John Flansburgh in Manhattan last week. He sounded affable enough, but he’d already had a hard morning fielding questions from UK journalists. “I’m completely bored of myself. I’m just going … Continue reading

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