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HAVR

FEATURE INTERVIEW: HAVR – WOMEN OF ROCK

From June 2021, one of the early feature interviews from our Women of Rock series. Here, Carrie from HAVR talks about a range of diversity, equality and inclusion issues we need to support in today’s rock scene.

Twisted Illusion

FEATURE INTERVIEW: TWISTED ILLUSION

Part one of a two-part special with Matt on the story behind the band’s first album release of 2021. One of the hardest working bands during lockdown, creators of music that turned heads on the Friday rockshow over the last …

Unknown Refuge

SHORT INTERVIEW: UNKNOWN REFUGE – BEGINNINGS

A band that’s made a big impression with us in 2021. Rewinding here to the first interview during lockdown with Bolton’s new rising rock force. A playful sense of fun from the band, from a time when we all relied …

Amongst Liars

FEATURE INTERVIEW: AMONGST LIARS – BEGINNINGS

Right back to the beginning, my first chat with Leo on the transition from Saint Apache to Amongst Liars. A lot of chat on where the name for the new band came from – and words too on the band’s …

Empyre

SHORT INTERVIEW: EMPYRE AT WILDFIRE FEST 2O21

My full and unedited interview with Empyre ahead of their Sunday afternoon set at Wildfire Festival. Cheeky chat that reflected the shared excitement of live music opening up again after so long.

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SHORT INTERVIEW: SCARLET REBELS AT WILDFIRE FEST 2O21

Ahead of the band’s Saturday set at Wildfire Fest 2021, I spoke with Wayne Doyle about the return of live music, the band’s gig at Cardiff Castle with Those Damn Crows – and comments too on the special yellow vinyl …

Hoss Thompson

SHORT INTERVIEW: HOSS THOMSON AT WILDFIRE FEST 2O21

My full and unedited interview clip with Hoss over late lunch on the final afternoon of Wildfire 2021. Just after the band’s set, we spoke about the return of Wildfire and live music after almost 18 months of social restrictions.

Scarlet Rebels

SHORT INTERVIEW: SCARLET REBELS LIVE STREAM

A backstage interview from the Scarlet Rebels stream concert which signalled the start of their new album pre-order campaign. A full feature interview hour with the band was aired, but here is a segment from Wayne’s interview. The full feature …

TROY REDFERN

FEATURE INTERVIEW: TROY REDFERN

Interview content from my last two interviews with Troy from recent months, joined up as a 2-in-1 listen again audio file. First up my June interview with Tory on the album pre-order campaign and new single. After this I have …

Cardinal Black

FEATURE INTERVIEW: CARDINAL BLACK

A feature interview with Tom from the band which aired in two parts over two successive Fridays – and then aired again a few weeks ago as a two-in-one feature hour. Another fine rising band from Wales, music that immediately …

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Friday Rock Show: 16 July 2021

The first hour of the Friday rockshow, news and music from a new generation of unsigned and rising bands: Music includes: Skam, The Autumn Killers,

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