Tag Archives: Youth

The Rilly Groovy return of the Beautiful People – in conversation with Du Kane

Remember the Beautiful People’s If 60’s Were 90’s? If nothing else, you may recall a couple of commercials from the mid-1990s featuring their songs, including a car ad featuring Manchester United and Wales football legend Ryan Giggs and Aussie actor … Continue reading

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Back in time with K÷ – in conversation with Peter Hook

It was suggested I should persevere when trying to get hold of Peter Hook, the Joy Division and New Order bass guitar legend not always likely to answer his phone. The moment I was told that, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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The further rise, beyond The Fall with Brix Smith

Brix Smith has a defining year ahead of her, having made best use of her pandemic downtime, despite personal loss and heartache, like so many of us. The Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter and guitarist – her moniker in tribute to a … Continue reading

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Exploring Badly Drawn Boy’s Pocket Guide To A Midlife Crisis – back in touch with Damon Gough

It was almost six years since I’d last spoken to Damon Gough, and a lot had happened since in his life. On that occasion I cocked up, putting the lead in the wrong jack (which sounds like some obscure late-‘80s … Continue reading

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Local hero at home among Orcadian soundscapes – the Erland Cooper interview

Erland Cooper was getting ready to head to the studio to continue work on his latest record when I called, but happy to hang back and discuss another hectic year. This talented singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Scotland’s Northern Isles … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Magnetic North – in conversation with Simon Tong

Simon Tong may still be best known in some quarters for his guitar and keyboard work with The Verve, but he’s certainly been a busy lad since leaving them in 1999. In fact, that period accounted for just three years … Continue reading

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