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Nathan Hall and the Sinister Locals : Under the Radar - Features
In his 'Under the Radar' column, in which he searches out under-rated artists and labels, Keith How examines Soft Hearted Scientists’ front man Nathan Hall and his new band the Sinister Locals’ first album.

John Foxx : Interview - Interviews
John Foxx and the Maths recently released a new album, 'The Machine', inspired by an E.M.Forster short story and accompanying stage production. Keith How speaks to him about the inspiration behind the music and also gets a glimpse into his current thinking.

Bruce Pollock : Bob Dylan FAQ - Profiles
In a new addition to Backbeat Book’s 'FAQ' series Bruce Pollock makes sense of the life and times of Nobel Prize winner and true legend Bob Dylan.

Celsi, Bragg and Maitland : Green Man Gallery, Buxton, 16/08/17 - Live Reviews
Keith How catches Celsi,Bragg and Maitland as their 'Second Summer of Love' tour reaches his neck of the woods and finds them in fine form.

Stone Tapes : Under the Radar - Features
In his 'Under the Radar' column, in which he searches out lesser known artists and labels, Keith How investigates 'The Stone Tapes', which, recently re-released in an expanded CD version, combines a folk/horror story with vintage electronic sound effects and music

Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus : Interview - Interviews
Keith How gets a rare insight into the philosophy and workings of the elusive and inspiring Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus.

Anthony Robustelli : Steely Dan FAQ: All That's Left to Know about This Elusive Band - Profiles
Keith How investigates an extraordinary new detailed biography about Steely Dan

Pefkin/Bell Lungs : Under the Radar - Features
In the latest in his column 'Under the Radar', in which he examines the great but often under-rated, Keith How introduces us to Pefkin and Bell Lungs, two enchanting Scottish experimental musicians

Van Morrison : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Keith How writes of some of his favourite songs by van Morrison

Cambrian Records : Under the Radar - Features
In the second in his new column 'Under the Radar', in which he will examining the great but often under-rated, Keith How investigates Cambrian Records, the micro-label of Welsh guitarist Toby Hay

Sonido Polifonico : Under the Radar - Features
In his new column 'Under the Radar', in which he will examining lesser known artists and labels, Keith How investigates Sonido Polifonico, a Sheffield micro label with a taste for the unusual and unknown

Dead Can Dance : Profile - Profiles
Keith How revisits and is impressed by 4AD's latest vinyl re-releases of the Dead Can Dance's 'Garden of Arcane Delights', 'Within the Realm of a Dying Sun' and 'Toward the Within'

Toby Hay : C.A.R.A.D. ,Rhayader 19/11/16 - Live Reviews
Keith How enjoys guitarist and instrumentalist Toby Hay's launch gig for his new EP 'Birds' in Rhayader in rural Wales

ECM Records : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Keith How reflects on some of his favourite tracks released by German ambient/jazz label ECM Records

Howe Gelb : Sno Angel Like You - Favourite Album Reviews
Keith How examines Giant Sand front man Howe Gelb's solo album 'Sno Angel Like You' which found him working with a Canadian Gospel choir and finds it standing the test of time

Band : Book - Elliot Landy/The Band Photographs 1968-1969 - Profiles
Keith How examines Elliott Landy’s photographs of the Band which are presented in a new published book

Richmond Fontaine : Greystones, Sheffield, 25/4/2016 - Live Reviews
Keith How enjoys Richmond Fontaine's literary Americana at a gig in Sheffield on their farewell tour

Uther Pendragon : San Francisco Earthquake - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which reflect on albums from the past, Keith How examines a new compilation of long lost recordings from Uther Pendragon, an unknown late 1960's/1970's San Francisco psychedelic/rock band

John Kruth : This Bird Has Flown: The Enduring Legacy of Rubber Soul Fifty Years On - Profiles
Keith How finds disappointing American author and musician John Kruth's new book 'This Bird Has Flown' on the Beatles 1965 album, 'Rubber Soul'

Joanna Newsom : (With Alasdair Roberts), Albert Hall, Manchester, 31/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Keith How finds pianist and harpist Joanna Newsom a conflicting experience at the Albert Hall in Manchester

Bill Nelson’s Orchestra Arcana : Optimism - Favourite Album Reviews
Keith How investigates a new edition of Bill Nelson’s 1988 album 'Optimism', which has been released in a remastered and expanded version

Soft Hearted Scientists : Ten Reasons That Made Me Love.... - Features
Recalled 'Ten Reasons That Made Me Love...' for this edition, Keith How in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love' writes about what he enjoys the most about obscure Welsh psychedelic group, the Soft Hearted Scientists

Small Faces : Profile - Profiles
Keith How reflects on new five CD Small Faces box set 'The Decca Years 1965-1967', which highlights their early years

Bill Nelson : Diary of a Hyperdreamer, Vol. 2 - Profiles
Keith How is enthralled by the second volume of cult musician Bill Nelson's diaries, which covers the years 2005 and 2006

Michael Head : Profile - Profiles
Megaphone Records re-issue the acclaimed 1997 masterpiece, 'The Magical World of the Strands', by Michael Head and the Strands. Keith How re-discovers its magic and 'The Olde World', an accompanying release of new recordings.

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