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Neville Staple : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to ska singer Neville Staple about his eight-piece band, their new album and his career with the Specials

Stranglers : Rock City, Nottingham, 13/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches the Stranglers play a powerful set of their hits and also little known material at Rock City in Nottingham

Stranglers : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers' frontman Baz Warne about their forthcoming 'The Classic Collection Tour'

Six By Seven : Interview - Interviews
Chris Olley from psychedelic post-punks Six By Seven speaks to Denzil Watson about their reformation in their original line-up for two shows in Nottingham and London and the vinyl reissue of their classic 2000 album 'The Closer You Get'

Glen Matlock : Interview - Interviews
Glen Matlock speaks to Denzil Watson about his years with the Sex Pistols, working with Iggy Pop, his recent gigs with Heaven 17 and his current solo acoustic tour

Fat White Family : Ten SongsThat Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Denzil Watson selects ten songs from the Fat White Family, the band that broke his boredom with new music

Stranglers : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson photographs the Stranglers at a show at the Sheffield Academy on their latest tour in which they performed their seminal 'Black and White' album in its entirety

Stranglers : Interview - Interviews
With punk-survivors the Stranglers enjoying something of a renaissance on the live circuit, Denzil Watson catches up with the band’s gregarious guitarist/co-frontman Baz Warne for a chat, about their Spring 2016 'Black and White' tour

Comsat Angels : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stephen Fellows, the frontman from Sheffield-based 80's post-punk group the Comsat Angels, about the reissue of four of their albums in double CD editions

Joy Division : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Denzil Watson in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes about his favourite songs by Joy Division

Hugh Cornwell : Interview - Interviews
Ex-Strangler and now established solo artist Hugh Cornwell is about to release a solo 'best of' album, 'The Fall and Rise of', and will be playing an acoustic tour in November around the lesser-known parts of the UK. Denzil Watson speaks to him about the album, tour and his former band

Sleaford Mods : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to controversial post-punk/hip hop duo Sleaford Mods about their rise, working with the Prodigy and their plans for the future

Stranglers : Interview with JJ Burnel - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to legendary Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel about his band's colourful career, their forty year history and plans for their forthcoming UK tour

Gogol Bordello : Interview with Eugene Hutz - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Eugene Hutz, the frontman with Gogol Bordello, about his group's theatrical stage shows and their forthcoming European Winter tour

Spear of Destiny : Greystones, Sheffield, 14/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches 80's cult band Spear of Destiny play an explosive set at the Greystones in Sheffield to promote their latest album, '31'

Phil Parfitt : Interview - Interviews
Phil Parfitt, the front man with underrated late 80's indie act the Perfect Disaster, speaks to Denzil Watson about his former band and 'Phil Parfitt and Friends', his new album and first release in twenty years

Gig of a Lifetime : That Petrol Emotion, Town and Country Club, London, 1988 - Features
In our 'Gig of Our Lifetime' column, Denzil Watson writes of attending a gig with Californian/Irish alt. rockers That Petrol Emotion at the legendary Town and Country Club in London

Young Knives : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Henry Dartnall from much acclaimed Leicestershire-based post-punk trio the Young Knives about their fourth album 'Sick Octave', which has been released after an extensive Kickstarter campaign

Lou Reed : 1942 - 2013 - Profiles
Denzil Watson looks back on the career and life of Velvet underground front man and solo artist Lou Reed, who died at the age of 71 in October

Luke Haines : Interview - Interviews
Ex-front man with the Auteurs and Black Box Recorder Luke Haines speaks to Denzil Watson about his fifth solo album ' Rock and Roll Animals', a concept record for adults and children

Undertones : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to John O' Neill, the guitarist and main songwriter with influential late 70's/early 80's punk/new wave band the Undertones, about his band's career and their latest compilation album

Stranglers : Interview with Baz Warne - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers co-front-man and guitarist Baz Warne about both the past, its recent tour and also the future of his influential group

Richard Hawley : Interview - Interviews
Much acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard Hawley speaks to Denzil Watson about his recent ‘Standing at the Sky's Edge’, and the influence of his native Sheffield on his music

New Order : Apollo, Manchester, 26/4/2012 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches the reformed New Order, even without the presence of iconic bassist Peter Hook, play an ultimately magical set at the Apollo in Manchester

Patrick Duff : Interview Part 2 - Interviews
In the second part of his interview with Strangelove's Patrick Duff, Denzil Watson speaks to him about the hard times he suffered after the break-up of his short-lived band Moon, and his now successful solo career

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