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Slits : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to Tessa Pollitt, the former bassist with seminal all-girl punk band The Slits, about the new film documentary 'Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits’, and its accompanying scrapbook.

Laura Davis-Chanin : Interview - Interviews
Laura Davis-Chanin speaks to John Clarkson about her new book 'The Girl in the Back', which is a memoir of her 70's New York new wave band the Student Teachers and also Blondie and David Bowie.

Oldfield Youth Club : Interview - Interviews
Simon Rivers, the front man with the Bitter Springs, talks to John Clarkson about his decision to form also another band Oldfield Youth Club, and both groups’ forthcoming appearance at the Pennyblackmusic 20th Anniversary gig at the Water Rats in London.

Damned : Hydro, Glasgow, 19/6/2018 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson at the Hydro in Glasgow watches punk legends the Damned in a set in support of the Hollywood Vampires play a set of their classic singles and songs.

Rat Scabies : Interview - Interviews
Former Damned drummer Rat Scabies elaborates on the making of his debut solo album, 'P.H.D. (Prison, Hospital, Debt)', his forthcoming new album with the Mutants and offers his perspective on the legacy of the Damned.

Claudia Brucken : Interview - Interviews
Claudia Brucken, the former singer with Propaganda, talks to John Clarkaon about her new album 'Beginn', which she has collaborated on with electronic composer and ex-Tangerine Dream member Edgar Froese.

Bromide : Interview - Interviews
In a frank discussion about their sixth album 'I Woke Up,' Simon Berridge, the front man with London-based indie trio Bromide, details the back stories behind some of his most compelling lyrics, in which influences such as Virginia Woolf and his cats fired up his imagination.

Desert Mountain Tribe : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to London-based rock act Desert Mountain Tribe bassist Philipp Jahn about their just released experimental second album, 'Om Parvat Mystery'.

Echo And The Bunnymen : Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 23/5/2018 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh watches Echo and The Bunnymen play a gripping set which finds them reinterpreting for a new album their back catalogue with a strings section.

Black Sedan : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to author, publisher and broadcaster Mark Hodkinson about his musical project Black Sedan’s debut album, ‘Adventure Lit Their Star’, which features forty other contributors, including Charlie Chaplin, and took over two years to record.

Thorsten Quaeschning : Interview - Interviews
Tangerine Dream leader and electronic composer Thorsten Quaeschning has released the soundtrack to forthcoming thriller film 'Cargo'. He speaks about it and why Tangerine Dream decided to continue recording music after the death of its founder Edgar Froese in 2015.

London Plane : Interview - Interviews
In his first British interview songwriter David Mosey speaks to John Clarkson about his band London Plane's debut album 'New York Howl', which takes it inspiration from a diary from a young woman who had moved to New York in the 70's and that he found amongst a pile of garbage on a sidewalk.

Sinosa : Interview - Interviews
Los Angeles-based composer and Fol Chen front woman Sinosa speaks to John Clarkson about her debut solo single, 'If U Must Dance’.

Anthony Strutt : 1962-2018: An Appreciation - Profiles
Editor John Clarkson reflects on the music writing and his own friendship with our long-term writer Anthony Strutt, who died on March 25th after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Bauhaus : Interview - Interviews
Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins chats to John Clarkson about his new book on his influential 80's group, ‘Bauhaus – Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus'.

Trevor Burton : Interview - Interviews
Former Move guitarist and vocalist speaks to John Clarkson about his debut solo album and acoustic album 'Long Play', which is being released on limited edition vinyl.

Pony Collaboration : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Cambridge/London-based indie pop group the Pony Collaboration's vocalist and guitarist James Scallan about his band's recent return and their first album in nine years, ‘Everything Was Ages Ago'.

Tiny Magnetic Pets : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Sean Quinn from Dublin-based electronic trio Tiny Magnetic Pets about ‘Deluxe/Debris’, their first album in eight years, and their recent tour in support of OMD.

Tomorrow We Sail : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to vocalist and guitarist Tim Hay and drummer and percussionist Alistair Hay from orchestral Leeds-based band Tomorrow We Sail about their forthcoming second album 'The Shadows'

Esme Bridie : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to young Merseyside-based singer-songwriter Esme Bridie about her debut album, ‘Today It Rains’, which is due out in March.

Mary O'Meara : 1966-2017: An Appreciation - Profiles
John Clarkson pays tribute to our writer and his friend Mary O'Meara who died in December.

New International : Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 5/2/2018 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson watches semi-orchestral Glasgow/Edinburgh band A New International at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh preview a set of songs that they are collaborating on for a pop opera and theatre production which will tour nationally next year.

Cindy Wilson : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to B-52s vocalist Cindy Wilson about her debut solo album 'Change' and forthcoming UK tour.

Vintage Calvinos : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Aberdeen-based based bass player and vocalist David Baird about his orchestral pop project the Vintage Calvinos whose just released debut album 'An Invitation to Infamy'involves over twenty other musicians.

Steve Hunter : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to acclaimed guitarist Steve Hunter about his just released seventh solo album, 'Before the Lights Go Out', which was recorded despite him battling blindness and sight difficulties.

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