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Recent Interviews

Melissa Etheridge

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MELISSA ETHERIDGE IN LONDON

A few hours before her sell-out London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, I met Melissa in London in June 2022 to discuss her new album ‘One Way Out,’ her project at Etheridge Island and her digital innovation during the lockdown …

Silent Running

FEATURE INTERVIEW: SILENT RUNNING – THE COMEBACK

Spoken word segments from an hour special with Peter Gamble, talking about the return of Silent Running after a 30-year break. A band that’s core to Northern Island’s rich history in producing fine rock bands. Peter and I discussed what’s …

Troy

FEATURE INTERVIEW: TROY REDFERN

A phone chat with Troy during a heatwave from the rock caravan. Some ambient noises and the door and windows were wide open – and even a few cameos from a labrador! Despite all that, a fine authentic conversation with …

Marshall Potts

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MARSHALL POTTS

A wellbeing tonic for troubled times, spoken word audio here from a feature hour we did with Marshall Potts as his album bagged Album of the Month. In uncertain times, the story of an artist that has reminded us that, …

Spike

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE SPIKE QUIREBOYS SERIES #2

Marking seven years of interviews with Spike and The Quireboys, it’s time to dig out our archive interviews with Spike and present them for listen again as a story through time. Second stop in this whistle-stop series, this interview from …

Marillion

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MARILLION’S PETE TREWAVAS

In March we called ‘An Hour Before It’s Dark’ as the best album Marillion have ever done. A narrative based on twin-themes of the climate crisis and the pandemic, framed by deeply arresting cinematic music. This interview is taken from …

Spike, Quireboys

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE SPIKE QUIREBOYS SERIES #1

Our first ‘Band of the Year’ back in December 2015, thereafter twice Band of the Month and four Albums of the Month – The Quireboys. To mark seven years of interviews with the band, I’ll be putting all the Spike …

Andy Timmons

FEATURE INTERVIEW: ANDY TIMMONS

A feature interview on the release of Andy’s sensational new album ‘Electric Truth’ – we also discuss world events, life after the pandemic and the future of guitar music in a vastly changing music world.

As Sirens Fall

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MIKEY ON MEAT LOAF AND THE AS SIRENS FALL HEADLINE RUN

A two-in-one here with Mikey, the charismatic front man of Alumni GMS ‘Band of the Year’ (2020) and ‘Single of the Year’ winners (2019) – As Sirens Fall. For the first interview, Mikey talks about the band’s February headline run …

BLACK LAKES INTERVIEW

FEATURE INTERVIEW: BLACK LAKES – ALBUM COUNTDOWN

An extended 60-minute audio interview with Scott Bradshaw and Dafydd Fuller, talking about the band’s debut album ‘For All We’ve Left Behind,’ which is released on 22 February. Reviewed as our 5/5 January ‘Album of the Month,’ during this interview …

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Previous album reviews

TARRASKA

TARRASKA

JUNE ALBUM OF THE MONTH – ‘TARRASKA’ Sometimes it has to be about the songs, not the marketing. We live in a time when bands

AMONGST LIARS

MAY ALBUM OF THE MONTH – ‘AMONGST LIARS’ Gravity defying. The self-managed band from the sleepy south coast town that is re-writing the rock’n’roll play

Recent show highlights

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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