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Recent Interviews

Lyoness

FEATURE INTERVIEW: LYONESS

In January 2021, we kicked off our sixth annual New Horizons series with an insightful chat with Lyoness – a story of adapting, reinvention and creating despite the challenges of a global pandemic.

Brad Marr

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MASSIVE IN THE KITCHEN

A feature interview from December 2020, Brad talks from Germany about the band’s new cooking, life in lockdown, new music plans and balancing work and home life as a parent.

Rainbreakers

FEATURE INTERVIEW: RAINBREAKERS

A feature radio interview with Ben to coincide with our premiere of their new 2021 single ‘Ashes.’ Ben talks about new material for the year and reflects on the impact of Covid and Brexit on today’s music scene.

Mason Hill

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MASON HILL

One of our earlier feature hours of 2021, we revisited the story of a fine Scottish band we have followed since 2016. Here we discuss the band’s new album which is due for release in 2021, a fine example of …

Ravenbreed

FEATURE INTERVIEW: RAVENBREED

The second of two feature interviews with Luke from the band in 2020; a year when Ravenbreed’s new songs became regular features of the playlist – and the band finished the year in our listener choice Top 50 bands of …

2020 Awards - Single of the Year

2020 WINNERS INTERVIEWS: SINGLE OF THE YEAR – COVAID 2020

A song that, with us, was the soundtrack of the first lockdown, a song that captures how it felt to live through a moment in history. A song made possible via the internet created by musicians from around the world …

2020 Awards- Heidi Kerr

2020 WINNERS INTERVIEWS: INDUSTRY HERO AWARD – HEIDI KERR

Every year we recognise the work of a behind-the-scenes hero that works hard to help keep the scene going. This year, we picked Heidi Kerr who has done so much for the bands she looks after and deserves great recognition …

2020 Awards - Amongst Liars

2020 WINNERS INTERVIEWS: SOUTH EAST ROCKS AWARD – AMONGST LIARS

For our annual awards we always recognise a local grassroots band. Amongst Liars started just before Covid struck and, despite the challenges of lockdown, their first four singles dominated the airwaves with us in 2020. Once voted band of the …

Awards 2020 - Jack J Hutchinso

2020 WINNERS INTERVIEWS: JACK J HUTCHINSON – LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

My interview with Jack the week after he and his band won live act of the year. An artist that has creatively defied the threat and worry of a pandemic by finding ways to move forward – to perform, to …

Award Winners 2020 - Thirteen Stars

2020 WINNERS INTERVIEWS: THIRTEEN STARS – ALBUM OF THE YEAR

My interview with ‘The Prof’ Hoss Thompson the week after Thirteen Stars won Album of the Year with ‘Finest Ramshackle Jam’ – an album that gave us a string of songs that had extensive runs on the Friday rockshow for …

album of the month

Previous album reviews

Fish

FISH – WELTSCHMERZ

The planets have fully aligned for this one: Narrative, vocal, music, arrangement and visuals work together in perfect harmony for an album that is both powerful and vulnerable, complex and yet stripped back. The party may soon be over, but with ‘Weltschmerz’ Fish bows out with his finest studio album in 30 years.

Recent show highlights

FRIDAY ROCKSHOW – 3 April

In such challenging times, my Friday show is dedicated to the NHS, the amazing work being done by amazing people to save lives. Album and

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