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Paul Draper : Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 14/9/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds watches ex-Mansun vocalist Paul Draper make an understated but impressive return after an absence of fourteen years to full live work to promote 'Spooky Action', his debut solo album.

Kirk Brandon : Greystones, Sheffield, 23/8/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson catches the opening night of Kirk Brandon taking his extensive back-catalogue of songs with Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate on the road in stripped-down form with vocals, guitar and cello from Sam Sansbury.

Paul Draper : Interview - Interviews
After more than a decade working behind the scenes in the music industry, Mansun frontman Paul Draper has stepped back into the light with his debut album 'Spooky Action'. He speaks to Denzil Watson about the enduring love for Mansun as a cult act, being older and wiser, and the end of his old band.

Theatre Of Hate : Profile - Profiles
Denzil Watson reflects on a new expanded five-CD box set from 1980's post-punks Theatre of Hate, which as well as featuring the original 1981 and 1982 live albums 'He Who Dares Wins' recorded in Leeds and Berlin, has three additional gigs recorded between 1982 and 2012

Kirk Brandon : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to Kirk Brandon about his forthcoming acoustic tour and second album with cello player Sam Sansbury and his career with both Spear of Destiny and Theatre of Hate

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

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