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Granite Shore : Interview - Interviews
Nick Halliwell found that there was only one way he could vent his anger over the European referendum result - make a new album with his group, The Granite Shore. He tells Malcolm Carter about the influences behind this album, in particular his love of that most European of pop bands, Abba.

Jam : 1977 - Profiles
Malcolm Carter takes in a new box set of The Jam's first two albums, and reconsiders their value forty years on from their release in 1977.

Lonely Hearts : The Lonely Hearts - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section Malcolm Carter examines a new vinyl only compilation of power-pop heaven from Sydney’s the Lonely Hearts, an underrated and, outside of Australia, almost unknown band from the 80's.

Alison O' Donnell : Interview - Interviews
Alison O'Donnell, the former front woman with 1960's/1970's pioneering folk outfit Mellow Candle, speaks to Malcolm Carter about her forthcoming second solo album,‘Climb Sheer The Fields Of Peace’

Distractions : Interview - Interviews
The recent release of the band's third album, ‘Kindly Leave The Stage’ on the Occultation Recordings label is being promoted as the last Distractions album. Malcolm Carter speaks to Steve Perrin and Nick Halliwell about why they have decided this will be the final word from the Distractions.

Chris Wade : Interview - Interviews
Dodson and Fogg front man Chris Wade talks to Malcolm Carter about his directorial feature film debut, 'The Apple Picker'

Paul Marcano and Light Dreams : 10, 001 Dreams - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Malcolm Carter finds essential the reissue of Canadian Paul Marcano’s 1982 cassette only psychedelic masterpiece which has finally been released on CD and double vinyl

Doghouse Roses : Interview - Interviews
Malcolm Carter speaks to Paul Tasker, the guitarist from Glaswegian alternative folk duo Doghouse Roses, about the band's first album in six years, 'Lost is Not Losing'

Rick Parfitt : 1948-2016 - Profiles
Malcolm Carter pays tribute to Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, who died on Christmas Eve at the age of 68

Ray Humphries : Interview - Interviews
Ray Humphries appeared under a shroud of secrecy with his debut album, 'Is It That Time Already?', then disappeared again without warning. This year, he's back with a new album. Malcolm Carter finds out where he came from, and where he's been

Deacon Blue : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Despite being uninspired by their earlier records, Malcolm Carter in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' finds much to recommend on Deacon Blue's three recent albums

Robert Coyne : Interview - Interviews
Malcolm Carter talks to singer-songwriter Robert Coyne about his late father Kevin Coyne, his past albums and also 'Last Lion', his latest collection

Robberie : Interview - Interviews
Sheffield three-piece Robberie speak to Malcolm Carter about their debut album,‘Beneath Your City: As You Dream’, and original blend of indie-pop

Beach Boys : Profile - Profiles
While he still considers it to be the greatest album of all time, Malcolm Carter finds that the 50th Anniversary version of the Beach Boys' ‘Pet Sounds’ isn’t quite what its promotion states

SHEL : Interview - Interviews
Eva Holbrook, one of the four multi-instrumentalist sisters in pop act SHEL, took time out from touring the United States to talk to Malcolm Carter about their just released second album, ‘Just Crazy Enough’, which was co-produced by the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart

Peter Waterman : Interview - Interviews
With his work on much acclaimed singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs' second album, 'Young Runaway' now completed, its producer Peter Waterman speaks to Malcolm Carter about his work on it and his plans and anbitions for the future

Peter Waterman : Interview Part 2 - Profiles
In this two part interview Malcolm Carter speaks to producer Peter Waterman, as he enters the studio to start recording the second Hattie Briggs album, about the process leading up to the recording and also catches up with him again a few days after recording began

Dodson and Fogg : Interview - Interviews
The recent release of the ninth album under his Dodson and Fogg project gave us the opportunity to put a few questions to Chris Wade. To long term followers of his work, it will be no surprise to learn that Wade already has the next Dodson and Fogg album almost completed!

Peter Waterman : Interview Part 1 - Profiles
In this two part interview Malcolm Carter speaks to producer Peter Waterman, as he enters the studio to start recording the second Hattie Briggs album, about the process leading up to the recording and also catches up with him again a few days after recording began

Feedback File : Interview - Interviews
Malcolm Carter takes the opportunity to find out a little more about the Feedback File from John Almond who wrote and produced ‘The Earth Beneath Our Feet’, which was one of the most eclectic and inspiring albums of 2015

Kelly Oliver : Interview - Interviews
As she prepares for a tour to promote her forthcoming second album, 'Bedlam’, Folkstock artist Kelly Oliver speaks to Malcolm Carter about how she started in music and got into the folk scene

Butterfly Child : Interview - Interviews
Irish dream pop maverick Butterfly Child, AKA Joe Cassidy, has released his first album in seventeen years. He speaks to Malcolm Carter about his extended hiatus, and the other projects that kept him busy over the preceding years

Sea and Air : Interview - Interviews
Malcolm Carter talks to Eleni Zafiriadou and Daniel Benjamin from Greek/German duo Sea and Air about their haunting new album 'Evropi' which tells of a homeless family travelling through Europe

New Dylans : Interview - Interviews
Americana act the New Dylans return twenty years after they split with a new album, 'Meta'. Malcolm Carter speaks to co-founders Reese Campbell and Jim Reilley about the past and their future plans for the band

Sam Shinazzi : Interview - Interviews
Sam Shinazzi has delivered his strongest set of songs so far with the release of his fifth solo album, ‘Forever and Now’. In a rare interview with him, Malcolm Carter talks with Sydney-based Shinazzi

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