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Spear Of Destiny : Interview with Kirk Brandon - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Spear of Destiny frontman Kirk Brandon about their classic 1985 third album 'World Service' which is being re-released in a reimagined new version.

Godfathers : Interview - Interviews
Cult indie rockers The Godfathers are currently celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary with blazing new single ‘I’m Not Your Slave’/‘Wild and Free’. Lead singer Peter Coyne talks to Denzil Watson about his undying thirst for rock n’ roll and future plans.

Little Man Tate : Interview - Interviews
Recently reformed Sheffield indie rockers Little Man Tate are due to play their first gigs in eleven years in September. Ahead of the two sold out hometown shows, lead singer Jon Windle chats candidly to Denzil Watson about the group’s split and reformation.

Dave Greenfield : 1949-2020 - Profiles
Long-term fan Denzil Watson pays tribute to Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who died on the 3rd May.

Dubioza Kolektiv : Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches Balkan ska/punk collective Dubioza Kolektiv play an energetic set at the Academy 3 in Manchester.

Luke Haines and Peter Buck : Interview - Interviews
British singer-songwriter and author Luke Haines and ex-REM guitarist Peter Buck speak to Denzil Watson about their new collaborative album, 'Beat Poetry for Survivalists'.

Imperial Wax : Interview - Interviews
Following the death of The Fall’s legendary frontman Mark E. Smith last year the final, longest serving line up to back him have re-grouped to form new outfit Imperial Wax. Denzil Watson talks to them about their acclaimed debut LP 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' and future plans.

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 3 - Profiles
Denzil Watson provides the third and final part and the top three albums in his popular 'Ten Great Lost Indie Albums' series.

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 2 - Profiles
In the second part of his three part feature, Denzil Watson continues to reveal his list of ten obscure and lost indie albums.

Ten Great Lost Indie Albums : Part 1 - Profiles
Denzil Watson takes us on a brilliant journey through 10 lost indie classics, starting here with the first four

Richie Ramone : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to drummer Richie Ramone about life in the Ramones and his new autobiography, 'I Know Better Now'.

Stranglers : 02 Apollo, Manchester, 30/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson at the Apollo in Manchester watches the Stranglers play a powerful and often surprising set on the last night of their recent UK tour.

Patrick Duff : Greystones, Sheffield, 24/3/2019 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson witnesses a raw and intimate Sheffield gig by former Strangelove frontman Patrick Duff.

Stranglers : Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel - Interviews
Denzil Watson caught up with legendary bassist and founder member of The Stranglers, Jean-Jacques Burnel, to chat about their current tour, the increasing possibility of a new Stranglers album and the invention of a new word.

Ruts DC : Interview - Interviews
To celebrate forty years since the release of 'The Crack' Ruts DC take their seminal debut album on the road in February. Denzil Watson caught up with the band’s gregarious drummer Dave Ruffy to speak about the album and 40th anniversary tour.

Theatre Of Hate : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches reformed 80's post punks Theatre of Hate, despite frontman Kirk Brandon battling a stomach bug, play an impressive set at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham.

Theatre Of Hate : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 12/12/2018 - Live Reviews


Dubiosza Kolektiv : Academy 3, Manchester, 7/11/2018 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson has fallen in deep, deep like with Balkan ska-rap-punk-Balkan folk act Dubioza Kolektiv. They deliver a barnstorming set in the basement of Manchester Academy.

Kirk Brandon : Interview - Interviews
Kirk Brandon speaks to Denzil Watson about how he balances his two bands Theatre of Hate and Spear of Destiny as well as acoustic project with cellist Sam Sansbury and 'Tontine', Spear of Destiny's recent album.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Denzil Watson in celebration of our forthcoming 20th anniversary looks back over his time with Pennyblackmusic by reflecting upon some of the bands he has interviewed or reviewed during his eighteen years writing for us.

Damian O'Neill : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson talks to Undertones and That Petrol Emotion guitarist Damian O'Neill about his debut solo album 'Resit Revise Reprise', which is being released under the moniker of Damian O’Neill and The Monotones.

Stranglers : Interview - Interviews
Denzil Watson speaks to Stranglers front man Baz Warne about the band's forthcoming UK tour and their durability.

Paul Draper : Interview - Interviews
In our second interview with him, former Mansun front man Paul Draper talks with Denzil Watson about touring his debut solo album 'Spooky Action' after a nearly fifteen year absence from the stage and the soon-to-be reissued Mansun back catalogue.

British Sea Power : The People's Concert, Albert Hall, Manchester, 11/11/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson watches British Sea Power play an eccentric but brilliant headline set to commemorate the centenary of the original People's Concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester

Paul Draper : Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 14/9/2017 - Live Reviews
Denzil Watson at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds watches ex-Mansun vocalist Paul Draper make an understated but impressive return after an absence of fourteen years to full live work to promote 'Spooky Action', his debut solo album.

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