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Joy Division : The Image That Made Me Weep - Features
In this month's 'The Image That Made Me Weep' column, Dave Goodwin takes us on a deeply personal journey into a black-and-white picture of Joy Division's Ian Curtis

Scenius : Interview - Interviews
Dave Goodwin speaks to UK/French electronic duo Scenius about their 80's-influenced debut album, 'Enough Fears'.

Penny Vinyl : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' talks to some of our writers about their vinyl purchases of 2020.

Pete Smith : Vinyl Stories - Features
This month's 'Vinyl Stories' is a rollicking, rip-roaring and surprisingly hair-raising tale from Pete Smith of life at the sharp end of record collecting,

Blancmange : Interview - Interviews
Dave Goodwin speaks to Neil Arthur from seminal electronic group Blancmange about their 80's-influenced new and twelfth album, 'Mindset'.

Grapevine Records : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin and record collector Pete Smith share memories and essential tracks from Northern Soul imprint Grapevine Records.

I Am Lono : Bodega, Nottingham, 27/2/2020 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin at the Bodega in Nottingham enjoys a night of dark post-punk/synth rock from promising new band I Am Lono.

Pete Smith : Vinyl Stories - Features
In 'Vinyl Stories' avid Northern Soul collector Pete Smith tells Dave Goodwin of his decades-long search for a difficult to find vinyl single.

British IBM : Interview - Interviews
Dave Goodwin speaks to Aidy Killens, the frontman with indie guitar rock trio and games enthusiasts The British IBM, about their third album, 'Play the Game'.

British IBM : Vinyl Stories - Features
Indie-rock/vintage computing trio The British IBM tell Dave Goodwin their 'Vinyl Stories'.

Christmas Special : Vinyl Stories - Features
In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin reflects on Britain's most popular Christmas songs.

Circuit3 : Interview - Interviews
Dublin-based musician Peter Fitzpatrick talks to Dave Goodwin about his synthpop project Circuit3 and its second album, 'The Price of Nothing and The Value of Everything'.

Deerstock Festival : Newton, Nottinghamshire, 26/7/2019...27/7/2018 - Live Reviews
After attending the three day 2019 Deerstock extravaganza in the Nottinghamshire countryside, Dave Goodwin says that it has become the best festival that he has ever been to.

1980 : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Continuing our series where Pennyblack contributors discuss ten songs that are important to them, Dave Goodwin brings together an eclectic mixture of tracks from 1980.

Pocket Gods : Weird - Profiles
Dave Goodwin finds 'Weird: The Life and Times of a Pocket God' to be an indie-rock documentary which has a lot going on below the surface as it reflects on front man Mark Lee's battle with depression.

Secret Affair : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 11/5/2019 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin's been waiting forty years to see Secret Affair live. Here's how it all went down on the night.

Phonseca : Interview - Interviews
With his debut album 'Between a Dream' out under his new name of Phonseca, Matthew O'Connor talks to Dave Goodwin about it and his musical background.

Kimberly Bright : Vinyl Stories - Features
Kimberly Bright talks to Dave Goodwin in his column 'Vinyl Stories' about the appalling local record store of her youth.

Vinyl: Is It a Download?: : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' uses social media in a plight to ascertain whether all new albums should have a download.

Northern Soul : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Dave Goodwin, in our 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' series, reflects on his ten favourite Northern Soul songs.

Northern Soul : Vinyl Stories - Features
In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin investigates five Northern Soul compilation albums that have been reissued through Club Soul/Charly Records on vinyl.

Secret Affair : Interview - Interviews
Secret Affair guitarist and founder member David Cairns chats to Dave Goodwin about the band’s early days, the late 1970s Mod movement and their upcoming fortieth anniversary which sees the group tour the UK.

Decemberists : Rock City, Nottingham, 11/11/2018 - Live Reviews
David Goodwin watches American folk/indie rock band the Decemberists play a spellbinding set at Rock City in Nottingham

Luxury Stranger : Interview - Interviews
Nottingham-based alternative rock outfit Luxury Stranger speak to Dave Goodwin about their new line-up, intensive touring schedule and playing Europe.

Deerstock Festival : Newton, Nottinghamshire, 20/7/2018...22/7/2018 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin reviews Nottinghamshire-based fundraising festival Deerstock which returned across three days in July.

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