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Nebula and Winnebago Deal : Underworld, London, 18/3/2004 - Live Reviews
Jula Willis finds herself caught up in a hallucinatory frenzy at the London Underworld she watches thunderbolt sets from Nebula and Winnebago Deal

Mower : Interview - Interviews
The latest signings to ex-Blur guitarist Graham Coxon's Transcopic label, madcap humorists Mower have just released their second album, 'People are Cruel'. Julia Willis talks to the trio about their first eighteen months together

J. Xaverre : Interview - Interviews
Pete Gofton, aka J. Xaverre, is the brother of Kenicke's Lauren Laverne, and used to play in that group, but now has his own solo career. He talks to Julia Willis about why he prefers playing alone rather than with a band

Wayne Hussey : West End Centre, Aldershot, 28/5/2003 - Live Reviews
Julia Willis has been a fan of both Wayne Hussey and the Mission for years, but at the West End Centre in Aldershot she is forced to reflect on how some things aren't meant to last...

Slackers : Minerva, Southend, 10/5/2003 - Live Reviews
Playing in the world's most dismal toilet venue, and against a crowd of skinhead thugs, New York reggae seven piece the Slackers manage to transcend the grim circumstances, and to play "quite honestly the greatest gig" that Julia Willis has ever seen

Bright Eyes : Interview with Conor Oberst - Interviews
At only 22, Conor Oberst is already being proclaimed by many as being a musical genius, and fronts both the Desparicodos and also his own solo project Bright Eyes. Julia Willis chats him about Bright Eyes latest 'Lifted or The Story is in the Soil'

Sugarcult : Interview with Tim Pagnotta - Interviews
Californian punk trio Sugarcult recently toured Europe to promote their second Epitaph-released album 'Short Static'. Julia Willis caught up with humorous frontman Tim Pagnotta just before a London gig to talk to him about its release

Guided by Voices : Interview - Interviews
Julia Willis talks to Guided by Voices guitarist Nate Farley and bassist Tim Tobias, out on tour to promote their thirteenth album 'Universal Truths and Cycles', about drinking and life on the road

Sarah Records : Interview with Matt Haynes and Clare Wadd 2 - Profiles
In the second part of our two part Sarah label interview, Julia Willis continues to chat to Matt Haynes and Clare Wadd about the influential Bristol label

Sarah Records : Interview with Matt Haynes and Clare Wadd 1 - Profiles
One of the most important independent record labels if all time, Sarah Records put out exactly 100 perfect pop releases and then stopped. In the first part of a two part interview, Julia Willis speaks to owners Matt Haynes and Clare Wadd

Sonic Mook Showcase 1 : London Dingwalls, 7/8/2002 - Live Reviews
Julia Willis has a miserable time at a recent Sonic Mook Experiment showcase gig, which is only partially alleviated by headliners, the Liars....

Fosca : London Water Rats, 2/8/2002 - Live Reviews
No trainers but dress shoes, and red wine drunk on stage instead of beer ? A kitsch but cool set of programme notes handed out to all who enter ? Julia Willis attends the very unconventional launch gig for Fosca's second album 'Diary of an Antibody'

Fosca : Interview - Interviews
"Lit-wit" indie pop rockers Fosca are back with a second album 'Diary of an Antibody' and a new line-up. Julia Willis speaks to frontman, Dickon Edwards, and the group's other three members about the new record

Sona Fariq : Interview - Interviews
Combining punk, ragga, dub and funk, Sona Fariq are one of London's hardest-hitting acts, but dropped by WEA ,are now without a deal. Vocalist Michael Frankel and guitarist Dom Bouffard chat to Julia Willis about their current state of flux

Oasis/Charlatans : London Finsbury Park, 5/7/2002 - Live Reviews
One of the most hyped up outdoor events of the year, Oasis recently played two shows at London's Finsbury Park with the Charlatans amongst the support. Up against the rain, Julia Willis witnesses rock 'n' roll at its most extreme and very worst

Icarus Line : Oxford Zodiac, 6/7/2002 - Live Reviews
One of the big hitters of the current punk revival, American group the Icarus Line have been gigging in both the UK and Europe. Despite being the subject of a recent PB interview, Julia Willis thinks she has entered Hell at a recent Oxford show

D4 : Brighton Centre Point, 10/7/2002 - Live Reviews
Garage punks D4 recently concluded a two week British tour. In the first of two reviews of the tour, Julia Willis finds energy infectiously "high", but originality "low" at a Brighton show

Cody : Interview - Interviews
With their second album 'Distance Learning' just out, keyboard based group Cody are perhaps the most unorthodox group on the Shinkensen label. Members Joe Boulter and Chris Tighe speak to Julia Willis about the band's five year history

Pam Berry : Interview - Interviews
The former frontwoman with Black Tambourine, Glo-worm and the Castaway Stones, and now singer with the Pines, Pam Berry is one of the most influential figures in indie pop . In a rare interview, she talks to Julia Willis about her long career

Breeders : London Mean Fiddler, 2/6/2002 - Live Reviews
In the first our two Breeders reviews this month, and in what was otherwise for her the best gig of the year, Julia Willis finds herself in good company with the band and falling foul of security

Hundred Reasons : Reading University, 17/6/2002 - Live Reviews
With their debut album at ' Ideas Above Our Station' at number two in the HMV chart, Julia Willis goes to see local lads Hundred Reasons at Reading University , but comes to the conclusion that "nothing stifles creativity more than the pursuit of fame"

Sona Fariq : London Garage, 15/6/2002 - Live Reviews
Despite being recently dropped by WEA, Sona Fariq prove to be on explosive form at a recent gig at the London Garage. Julia Willis finds the band making "music to break out of high-security prisons by."

Ikara Colt : London Astoria, 20/4/2002 - Live Reviews
Despite a general buzz about Ikara Colt in the music press, Julia Willis is disappointed when she catches them at the London Astoria

Idlewild : London Astoria, 20/4/2002 - Live Reviews
In the first of two Idlewild live reviews which we are running this month, Idlewild novice Julia Willis finds the band in rocking form at the London Astoria

Miles Hunt : London Dingwalls, 4/4/2002 - Live Reviews
Hard swearing but talented, former Wonder Stuff star Miles Hunt is back with both a new album and a new band. Julia Willis finds one of her all-time favourite rock heroes in typicaly acidic form at London Dingwall's

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