THE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSIC

LEADING THE CHARGE ON A NEW GENERATION OF BANDS SINCE 2015

REcent Interviews

SHORT INTERVIEW: JOHN ILLSLEY – NOVEMBER TOUR

From Dire Straits to solo frontiers, John speaks about his solo music and November 2019 tour dates, where he reflects on his memories of the Dire Straits story and revisits the music.

Swamp Born Assassins

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE SWAMP BORN ASSASSINS

From the mountain at Wildfire immediately after the band’s main stage set, an interview that captures well the warmth and friendship from the band. Also chat about the Run to the Wildfire song and its genesis – and also the …

StoneWire

SHORT INTERVIEW: STONEWIRE AT THE LAKE

Sky from StoneWire talks about the band’s journey in 2019, the band’s 15-minute Led Zep medley – and the forthcoming StoneWire album ‘Life As We Know It’ – out 1 November 2019.

Lynne Jackaman

SHORT INTERVIEW: LYNNE JACKAMAN – A WEEK ON STAGE

Two interview shorts – from the party by the lake to performing at John Lennon birthday gig in London, two interview shorts in the space of a week – Lynne talking about the live sets and her forthcoming debut album.

Steve Hogarth

SHORT INTERVIEW: STEVE HOGARTH

An interview with Marillion’s Steve Hogarth, ahead of the John Lennon 79th birthday gig in support of War Child at Hard Rock Hotel London. Steve talks about John Lennon, his song ‘A Voice From The Past’ and we also briefly …

Idlewar

FEATURE INTERVIEW: IDLEWAR – CEDE PREVIEW

The first two parts of an interview series with Pete from the band on the new 2019 album. Here, Pete talks about the creative process and the new album artwork. We also talked about rock biscuits, not added here as …

Scarlet Rebels

FEATURE INTERVIEW: SCARLET REBELS – INTERVIEW SERIES PART 1

In August 2019, Scarlet Rebels were our band of the month and also scooped album of the month – the first time with us a band won both in the same month. To mark the new album ’Show Your Colours’ …

JFK Blue

FEATURE INTERVIEW: JFK BLUE INTERVIEW SERIES

Autumn 2019, I spoke with the band about the music scene and their new songs. This audio includes parts 1 and 2: Part 3 will follow after it’s been aired on radio. A band that has crafted its best songs …

The Big Dirty

SHORT INTERVIEW: THE BIG DIRTY

A short clip from a rather saucy interview at Wildfire Festival, the band enjoying the day and in theatrical shock mode just before they went on stage. Pic by Eric Duvet.

SHORT INTERVIEW: AS SIRENS FALL – SUSAN AT THE LAKE

From haunted house to lakeside pub in 3 months. Breakfast the morning after GB50, some reflections on life, food, 80s covers, solo careers (that aren’t happening), a new song and concrete. Marvellous! Pic by Eric Duvet.

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Empyre

EMPYRE – SELF AWARE

JULY ALBUM OF THE MONTH With ‘Self Aware’ a new sun rises on a new rock Empire. A fresh counterpoint to an ageing rock scene