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Red Lorry Yellow Lorry : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to David Wolfenden, the guitarist with fiery post-punks and John Peel favourites Red Lorry Yellow Lorry about their new four CD box set, ‘Album and Singles 1982-1989'

Morton Valence : Interview - Interviews
Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from London-based urban country outfit Morton Valence speaks to John Clarkson about his band's new album 'Europa', which has been recorded in reaction to Brexit.

Willard Grant Conspiracy : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' John Clarkson pays tribute to Robert Fisher from the Willard Grant Conspiracy, who died at the age of 59 in February and who we interviewed many times and headlined our Bands Nights on four occasions

Sarah Cracknell : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Sarah Cracknell from seminal indie electronic indie/dance pop act Saint Etienne about 'We Look at the Stars', her new single collaboration with Portugese duo Lisbon Kid; the recent reissue of Saint Etienne's 1991 debut album 'Foxbase Alpha' and their forthcoming new album

Godfathers : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Peter Coyne, the front man with the Godfathers, about the alternative rock band's latest line-up and new album, 'A Big Bad Baautiful Noise'

Tiger Lillies : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Martyn Jacques, the front man with alternative pop/rock group the Tiger Lillies, about his band's new album 'Cold Night in Soho', which was inspired by ten years he spent living in Soho in the 1980's

Sarah Darling : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sarah Darling about her third album 'Dream Country', which, released independently after her major record deal finished, is being heralded as the best album of her career

Thomas Lang : Interview - Interviews
Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Thomas Lang to John Clarkson about 'The German Alphabet', his first album in twenty years which combines electronica with jazz and John Barry/Ennio Morricone influences

Rothko : Interview - Interviews
Mark Beazley talks to John Clarkson about the return of his bass/ambient project Rothko and thir second album of this year, ‘A Young Fist Curled around a Cinder for a Wager’, which features Band of Holy Joy singer Johny Brown

Eastern Swell : Interview - Interviews
Chris Reeve, the main songwriter with Edinburgh alternative-based group the Eastern Swell, speaks to John Clarkson about his band's debut album, 'One Day, A Flood'

Black Angel Drifter : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Robert 'Hacker' Jessett from acclaimed South London-based urban country band Morton Valence about his Ennio Morricone-influenced side project Black Angel Drifter and why their eponymous new record is their first and final album

Charlie Big Time : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Matthew Pendlebury from Bolton-based indie pop duo about why his band have always proved more popular in America than Britain and their forthcoming appearance at a Pennyblackmusic Bands Night in Manchester on February 18th in support of the Chesterfields and Karen

Cathode Ray : Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 13/11/2016 - Live Reviews
John Clarkson at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh watches alternative rock act the Cathode Ray play a forceful show in support of the Monochrome Set to finish the promotion of their second album 'Infinite Variety'

Hipsway : Hipsway - Favourite Album Reviews
John Clarkson finds that Scottish dance/rock act Hipsway's 1986 eponymous debut album, which has just been released in a double CD thirtieth anniversary edition, remains substantial

Hipsway : Interview - Interviews
Grahame Skinner talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his 80's Glaswegian band Hipsway's eponymous debut album in a thirtieth anniversary edition and their decision to reform for shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Aug Stone and The Love Conspiracy : Interview - Interviews
American musician Aug Stone speaks to John Clarkson about his new 60's-inspired soul band Aug Stone and The Love Conspiracy and their double A-sided debut single

Jean-Paul van Mierlo : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Jean-Paul van Mierlo, the producer of 'Walking in the Opposite Direction', a new documentary film about The Sound's frontman Adrian Borland

Curse of Lono : Interview - Interviews
Former Hey Negrita front man Felix Bechtolsheimer speaks to John Clarkson speaks about his new band Curse of Lono, their self-titled debut EP and plans for the future

TexasBob Juarez : Interview - Interviews
Television Personalities' guitarist TexasBob Juarez speaks to John Clarkson about his debut solo album, 'On A Distant Shore', and the influence on it of both Syd Barrett and Television Personalities' front man Dan Treacy

Madam : Interview - Interviews
Sukie Smith, the front woman with Madam, talks to John Clarkson about their third album, 'Back to the Sea', and her plan to make a short film to accompany every track on it

Kimberly Bright : Interview - Profiles
Kimberly Bright speaks to John Clarkson about her biography 'Chris Spedding: Reluctant Guitar Hero', which has just been reissued in a tenth anniversary revised edition, and the difficulties of self-publishing

Sonic Boom : Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 8/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Dastardly heads north to see Sonic Boom heading out to space from the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge

Sharks : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Steve Parsons abour the return of his band Sharks with a new album, 'Killers of the Deep' and first UK tour in forty-two years, and their plans to recreate their car, the Sharkmobile, with the aid of a Crowdfunding campaign

JD and The Straight Shot : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to lead vocalist Jim Dolan and guitarist Marc Copely from Americana outfit JD and the Straight Shot about touring with the Eagles' Don Henley and their fifth acoustic album, 'Ballyhoo!'

Dream Maps : Interview - Interviews
London-based experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Simpson speaks to John Clarkson about his new solo project Dream Maps and its debut album 'In Stormy Nights', which takes much of its inspiration from UVB-76, an enigmatic Russian radio station

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