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Hood/Declining Winter : Interview - Interviews
With his regular band the highly regarded Hood in hiatus, leeds-based musician Richard Adams talks to Chris Jones about his new group the Declining Winter and its just released second album, 'Haunt the Upper Hallways'

For Against : Interview - Interviews
Vocalist/bassist Jeffery Runnings and guitarist Harry Dingman from Nebraskan post-punks For Against speak to Chris Jones about their band's long twenty five year history, seven albums and Dingman's recent return to the band after an absence of sixteen years

Soundtrack of Our Lives : Love on the Radio and Spiritualized - Features
In the latest in our series, in which our writers write about the importance of music at memorable times in their lives, Chris Jones writes about falling in and out of love whilst playing tracks from Spiritualized's 'Lazer Guided Melodies' on his university campus radio show

Brighter/Harper Lee : Interview with Keris Howard - Interviews
Former front man with indiepop groups Brighter and Harper Lee, Keris Howard chats to Chris Jones about one time Sarah Records' signing Brighter's second compilation, 'Out to Sea', which has just been released on Matinee Records

Lovejoy : Interview - Interviews
Indiepop act Lovejoy, the project of Brighton-based singer-songwriter Richard Preece,has just released a new EP, 'England Made me'. Chris Jones speaks to him about it and its recording

Goldstoned : Interview - Interviews
Berlin-based musician Patrick Goldstein's solo project meld 60's pop, Northern Soul, Motown, dance, Spy music, and a touch of jazz . Witha regular base now at the Firestation label, he chats to Chris Jones about his long musical career

Re : View-Moose : Live a Little, Love a Lot - Favourite Album Reviews
Moose often find themselves unfairly labelled under the shoegazer tag. Chris Jones, however, writes about their "perfect" third album, 'Live a Lot, Love a Little', "a great album of classic pop songs"

Matinee : Interview with Jimmy Tassos - Profiles
Chris Jones talks to Jimmy Tassos, the head of the Matinee label, about what he thinks about the current state of indie pop and his plans for the label in 2004

Turin Brakes : Slim's, San Francisco, 17/6/2003 - Live Reviews
Long-term Turin Brakes fan Chris Jones watches the Balham duo play a perfect intimate set at Slim's, a medium-sized venue in San Francisco

Notwist, Themselves and Styrofoam : Slim's, San Francisco, 15/4/2003 - Live Reviews
In what was a unique evening, drawing together "a crowd of indie kids, skaters, hip - hop head and Brit -poppers", Chris Jones enjoys an eclectic San Francsico show featuring Styrofoam, Themselves and the much acclaimed Notwist

Words on Music : Interview with Eric Ostermeier - Profiles
Intricate and delicate in sound , Minneapolis label Words on Music has been one of the constant bestselling labels on the Pennyblackmusic site. Chris Jones chats to co-owner Eric Ostermeier about the label's first four years and its releases to date

Chuzzlewit : Interview Part 2 - Interviews


Chuzzlewit : Interview Part 1 - Interviews


My Ruin : Interview - Interviews


Hood : Cabled Linear Traction - Favourite Album Reviews


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