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Interview: Martin Stephenson. A Wholly Humble Heart.

Martin Stephenson has very much forged his own path – from 1980s major label pop credibility to conceptual musician working with a wide spectrum of artists. His consistent touring and extensive recording history has secured him an avid loyal following. Martin brought his band The Daintees back to London for a show at The Borderline on 17 December 2013. Early in the evening, after soundcheck, he sat down with me to talk about music as medicine, grappling with record companies, channelling songs from the universe and getting pulled into line by Patti Smith’s guitarist. Interview and photographs by Imelda...

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Live Review: Martin Stephenson @ The Borderline.

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees prove to be an ideal act to see in the run up to Christmas – they exude so much warmth and charm that you walk away wishing good to all mankind and wanting to hug everyone you encounter. Not a particularly common feeling in central London, even in late December. The band’s headline set at London’s west end venue The Borderline is filled with banter with the audience, hearty stomp-a-long anthems and tender, soulful ballads. Opening with Little Red Bottle from the 1986 debut album Boat To Bolivia, Martin and company steam through a...

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Live: DIIV @ Heaven in London.
Live: DIIV @ Heaven in London.
Published On: March 23, 2016

DIIV at Heaven, London

“Thanks for writing our setlist tonight”.  Such is the introduction to DIIV’s final song tonight night from their enigmatic frontman Zachary Cole Smith, and having spent the second part of tonight’s set watching from the mixing desk, this complete lack of a setlist is a fact backed up by the engineers.  A slightly risky strategy given Continue Reading

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