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Soft Cell : Interview with Dave Ball - Interviews
Soft Cell keyboardist Dave Ball speaks to John Clarkson about the influential synthpop group's history and their new photograph book, ‘To Show You I’ve Been There’.

Lonna Kelley : Interview - Interviews
Solo artist and Giant Sand member Lonna Kelley speaks to John Clarkson about her first single in four years, 'Will I See You?', and her new band Ard Eevin which includes Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums.

Mark Brend : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to music writer and Palace of Light, Farina and Ghostwriter guitarist Mark Brend about his debut novel 'Undercliff'.

Dave Philpott : Interview - Interviews
Dave Philpott speaks to John Clarkson about 'Dear Mr Pop Star', the second volume of letters that he has written with his father Derek to pop and rock stars questioning their lyrics, and for which they have received equally comical replies.

Moon Under Water : Cavern, London, 25/4/2019 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson watches Moon under Water play their official debut show in London at a tribute gig to Sound frontman Adrian Borland to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death, and sees them reunite his and drummer Adrian Janes' old band The Outsiders for the first time in forty years

Nouvelle Vague : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Olivier Libaux from French band Nouvelle Vague, who have divided fans and critics by covering late 70s and early 80s punk and new wave songs as bossa nova tunes, about their new compilation album 'Curiosities' and current European tour.

Fiat Lux : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to synthpop band Fiat Lux about their reformation after an absence of over thirty years, the reissue of all their 80's material, and also their new album 'Saved Symmetry'.

Stereogram Recordings : Interview with Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms - Interviews
Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms from Stereogram Recordings speak about its recent expansion into book publishing, and their new book 'Nite Life During Wartime', which is a photographic account of the club and music scene in Edinburgh in the 1980s.

Vinny Peculiar : Interview - Interviews
Singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his latest solo album 'Return of the Native', his forthcoming tour and the album he is working on with a new band project.

Long Ryders : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to Sid Griffin, the frontman in groundbreaking Americana outfit the Long Ryders, about 'Psychedelic Country Soul', their first studio album in thirty-two years.

Duke 72 : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Justin Lumsden, the main guitarist and songwriter in Glaswegian psychedelic/folk/rock sextet Big Hogg, about his new project Duke 72, with Melbourne-based drummer Jonny Mitchell, and their debut album, 'The Mid Shires Herald'.

Made in Minsk : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to the guitarists Rick Senley and Haris Shah in London-based multinational alternative rock band Made in Minsk about their debut single, 'Where the Truth Lies'.

Big Gold Dreams : Profile - Profiles
John Clarkson examines new five-CD box set 'Big Gold Dreams', which documents Scottish punk and independent music between 1977 and 1989, and proves to be the definitive account of a definitive era.

John Clarkson : Ticket Rewind - Features
In our new series 'Tickets Rewind', in which our writers look back at their old concert tickets and the stories associated with them, our Editor John Clarkson reflects on some of his favourite gigs.

Morton Valence : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Rob Jessett from South London formed indie act Morton Valence about their sixth album ‘Bob and Veronica’s Great Escape’, which is about escaping from the world, and their new film documentary.

Eastern Swell : Interview - Interviews
Chris Reeve, the main songwriter, lyricist and guitarist with Edinburgh-based group the Eastern Swell, speaks to John Clarkson about his group's second album 'Hand Rolled Halo', which combines elements of folk, jazz, 60’s psychedelia and prog rock.

St Lucifer : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to David Fox from Manchester-based anthemic electro punks St Lucifer about his band's second album 'Music is Violence', which was recorded and completed despite two founding members quitting.

Batman's Treaty : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson, the front man with long-serving Sheffield punk pop group RepoMen, talks to John Clarkson about forming Batman's Treaty, his first new band in twenty-five years.

Doug Hoekstra : Unopened - Profiles
John Clarkson reflectson 'Unopened'. the debut poetry collection of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Doug Hoekstra.

Willard Grant Conspiracy : Interview with David Michael Curry - Interviews
Willard Grant Conspiracy viola player David Michael Curry talks to John Clarkson about its tenth and final album 'Untethered' which was completed after the death of its front man Robert Fisher during its recording.

Errant Boy : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Edinbugh-based indie trio Errant Boy about their second album 'Memory Fractures', which they have released digitally and on vinyl.

Volunteered : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to London-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Rowland about his new indie-folk project The Volunteered and its debut EP, 'We Don't Listen'.

Dead Can Dance : Interview - Interviews
Brendan Perry from Dead Can Dance talks to John Clarkson about 'Dionysus', his group's first album in seven years, which is a concept album about the legend of the Greek god Dionysus.

Hipsway : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to vocalist Grahame Skinner and guitarist Pim Jones from Scottish rock/dance outfit Hipsway about their third album and first album in thirty years, 'Smoke and Dreams'.

Madam : Interview - Interviews
Sukie Smith, the front woman with Madam, talks to John Clarkson about the new video from 'Murder Park', which we are also premiering, from her remarkable third album, 'Back to the Sea'.

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