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Interview: Difford & Tilbrook. Squeezing In The Hits.

Squeeze frontmen Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are mid-way through their retrospective acoustic tour of song and conversation entitled The At Odds Couple. Masters of the quintessential British pop song, their 40 year friendship and songwriting partnership may have featured rifts as well as riffs, but as they take to the road as a duo and prepare to write new material, they appear to have reached a stage of harmony and reflection. Tonight will be their second sold out show at Union Chapel in north London and Chris and Glenn have just finished their soundcheck. Sitting in the venue’s...

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Interview: Pauline Murray. Invisible Girl.

Pauline Murray is someone I have always wanted to meet and more-so after the release of her post Penetration break up album Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls. That album disapeared from view for a long long time and now almost 35 years later it gets a full digital remastered re-release. Disque du Crepuscule have added extra tracks, live sessions, photo’s and various limited edition sets…I got to talk to Pauline about the album recording sessions and what happened after. Why is the album Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls perceived as a great lost new wave album. It...

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Interview: Jon Anderson. Creating New Spirit.

On a cool English afternoon Tim Price, connected with the legendary Jon Anderson in a sunny California. We learn how a new project with violinist extraordinaire, Jean-Luc Ponty, became a Kickstarter campaign. We delve into the works of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson and Yes and the historical content continues as two towns who helped to create history as founders of Association Football* in 1888 are discussed. We also hear about sport being the inspiration for a classic song. We may just have the answer to all those mysterious lyrics. Jon, I am calling you at your home in LA...

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Interview: Alan White. Yes Drummer.

Alan White, a 40 year mainstay of the innovative rock group Yes, took some time out of his busy New York schedule to get all transatlantic with progster questioner Tim Price. They talk about working with the famous Queen producer, roller skating with Virgin’s top dog,  the ins and outs of line-up changes and all things Plastic. Alan, I am calling you in New York from here in the Black Country, in the heartland of the UK and am conscious we only have limited time as you have to do rehearsals today for the new tour? Yes, I have...

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Interview: Ward Thomas. Sister Country.

I recently talked to a new British duo who are being tipped for big things in Country music, Ward Thomas who are also one of the headline acts at this years Maverick Festival. The twin sisters grew up in London & Hampshire, spent time at an arts school in Surrey and rubbed noses with the great and good in Nashville, USA. Both assertive and dramatic in equal measure Lizzy and Catherine were fun to talk with. How did you start in country music? (Catherine) One of our cousins came to live with us when we were a lot younger,...

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All Quiet Now:  John Renbourn.
All Quiet Now: John Renbourn.
Published On: March 27, 2015
The musician was found at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Thursday after a suspected heart attack. He was due to play a gig at The Ferry in Glasgow with fellow guitarist and inspiration Wizz Jones but sadly he did not show. John Renborn In the mid-1960's he met Continue Reading
Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Live: Simple Plan @ Bristol Academy
Published On: March 27, 2016

 When people think about the pioneers and major influencers of pop punk, they think Blink 182, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and rightly so. But there is another inclusion and more often than not the Canadian 5 piece Simple Plan are missed off that list. They have been around for fifteen years and have released their fifth and most Continue Reading

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