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Remnants/Saloon Bar Romeos : Interview - Interviews
Americana guitarist and songwriter Mark Fletcher speaks to John Clarkson about both his bands, the Remnants and Saloon Bar Romeos.

Nirvana : Interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Patrick Campbell-Lyons from influential 60’s orchestral group Nirvana about his group’s career and their new vinyl box set ‘Songlife’.

Jeremy Thoms : Interview - Interviews
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Thoms talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his early 1980's band the President Men's two singles and his 1990's group New Leaf's debut album 'On Safari'as well as his plans for his label Stereogram Recordings and band the Cathode Ray.

Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey : Interview - Interviews
Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Tender Trap's Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey speak to John Clarkson about their current band The Catenary Wires' forthcoming third album and their three other new musical projects, European Sun, Swansea Sound and The Drift.

Terry Edwards : Interview - Interviews
Multi-instrumentalist solo artist and successful session player Terry Edwards speaks to John Clarkson about his two new compilations, 60th birthday box set, 'Very Terry Edwards', and covers album, 'Stop Trying to Sell Me Back My Past (vol.1)', as well as his lengthy career.

Electric Cinema : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to indie group the Electric Cinema about their reformation after a hiatus of eleven years and their just released second album, 'Animals + Gods'.

Ian Dury : Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury - Favourite Album Reviews
In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.

Bathers : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Chris Thomson, the frontman with the Scottish group the Bathers, about the reissue of their classic trilogy of '90's albums on the German label Marina Records, and 'Sirenesque', their forthcoming first album in twenty years.

It's Immaterial : Interview - Interviews
With photos from Darren Aston, John Clarkson speaks to It's Immaterial vocalist John Campbell about the Liverpudlian indie pop band's third album 'House for Sale', which they began work on almost thirty years ago but have only recently completed.

European Sun : Interview - Interviews
Short Stories' frontman Steve Miles speaks to John Clarkson about his new band European Sun, which he has formed with Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey from Heavenly, Tender Trap and the Catenary Wires, and their eponymous debut album.

I Like Trains : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson talks to David Martin, the vocalist and guitarist with brooding Leeds band I Like Trains, about 'Kompromat', their first album in eight years, which examines the present political situation and the manipulation of reality by politicians.

My Darling Clementine : Interview - Interviews
Michael Weston King from Americana group My Darling Clementine talks to John Clarkson about their latest project in which they have re-interpreted across three EPs songs from Elvis Costello's catalogue.

Who : The Image That Made Me Weep - Features
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' John Clarkson reflects on a photograph of The Who taken backstage after their performance at Live Aid.

Manolis Famellos : Interview - Interviews
Producer and singer-songwriter Manolis Famellos talks to John Clarkson about the recording and re-release on vinyl of American Music Club frontman and solo artist Mark Eitzel’s 2003 eighth solo album 'The Ugly American', which Eitzel worked upon with him and a group of Greek traditional musicians.

Vinny Peculiar : Interview - Interviews
Cult singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar talks to John Clarkson about his latest solo album 'While You Still Can' and his forthcoming next projects.

Cow Pie Productions : Interview with Patrick Hart - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to London businessman and music fan Patrick Hart about his role in the relaunch of the influential country label Cow Pie Productions almost forty years after it closed.

Shelby Lynne : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne about her eponymous and sixteenth new album.

Vapors : Interview - Interviews
The Vapors' vocalist and guitarist David Fenton speaks to John Clarkson about his band's massive success with their 1980 second single 'Turning Japanese', their reformation and 'Together', their first album in nearly forty years.

Smalltown Tigers : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Valli, the bassist and guitarist with Italian female rock and roll/punk trio Smalltown Tigers, about 'Five Things', their debut mini-album.

Volunteered : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Mark Rowland, the frontman with London indie band The Volunteered, about his band's growing line-up and sound and their second EP ‘We Fall Apart’.

Professionals : Interview - Interviews
John Clarkson speaks to Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook about the reformation of his band the Profesionals, their acclaimed album 'What in the World’ and three new EPs.

Tom Robinson : Interview - Interviews
Singer-songwriter and punk veteran Tom Robinson speaks to John Clarkson about his forthcoming 70th birthday and his past and present career.

Peter Straker : Interview - Interviews
Singer, actor and cabaret star Peter Straker talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his three albums, 1977’s ‘This One’s On Me’, 1978’s ‘Changeling’ and 1980’s ‘Real Natural Man’, and the influence on them of Queen frontman and co-producer Freddie Mercury.

Hector Gannet : Interview - Interviews
Singer-songwriter Aaron Duff, the frontman with rising North East-based act Hector Gannet, speaks to John Clarkson about his band's political conscience, the influence of their local environment and history on them and the documentary film that kickstarted their career.

Ben Wood and the Bad Ideas : Interview - Interviews
Guitarist with London indie band Ben Wood and The Bad Ideas Andy Duke speaks to John Clarkson about their ambitious plans to release a single a month throughout 2020 and working regularly with famous guest musicians.

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