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late night legacy

FEATURE INTERVIEW: LATE NIGHT LEGACY AT WILDFIRE ’21

One of 30 or so feature interviews recorded at Wildfire Festival weekend in July 2021. This was the first aired, from the band that opened the festival. Slightly unhinged and spontaneous, this fun interview done immediately after the band’s set …

Freddie Mercury

FEATURE INTERVIEW: FREDDIE 30TH TRIBUTE

In the week that marked the 30th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s passing, new generation of rock musicians spoke fondly about the enduring majesty and legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s music. A selection of the speech interviews and anecdotes here …

Amongst Liars

FEATURE: AMONGST LIARS: BAND OF THE YEAR, THE WINNERS INTERVIEW

On Friday 19 November 2021, Amongst Liars were crowned our seventh Band of the Year and, for the first time, the title went to the South East. A band that has grown support with us every Friday through the strength …

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.

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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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