Band of the Year 2018 – The Final 50 (1/3)

Copy of the three-hour show, where we paused the vote on Great Music Stories’ band for the year and revealed the 50 of the 172 bands through to the final stage of the vote. Lower than usual audio quality for this one, the feed was taken from the station’s automatic back-up audio logger. And with […]

Band of the Year 2018 – The Final 50 (2/3)

Copy of the three-hour show, where we paused the vote on Great Music Stories’ band for the year and revealed the 50 of the 172 bands through to the final stage of the vote. Lower than usual audio quality for this one, the feed was taken from the station’s automatic back-up audio logger. And with […]

Band of the Year 2018 – The Final 50 (3/3)

Copy of the three-hour show, where we paused the vote on Great Music Stories’ band for the year and revealed the 50 of the 172 bands through to the final stage of the vote. Lower than usual audio quality for this one, the feed was taken from the station’s automatic back-up audio logger. And with […]

DAN REED NETWORK – ‘ORIGINS’

Dan Reed Network - Origins

DECEMBER ALBUM OF THE MONTH Dan Reed Network’s new album is the perfect album of the month to close 2018. It’s been an uncertain year, too many people selling fear, divisions more pronounced – and somehow a time when it seems to be becoming acceptable to say unacceptable things. With ‘Origins’ we are reminded of […]

FEATURE INTERVIEW: MAGNUM – AL BARROW

Al Barrow - Magnum

Our fifth hour special with Magnum in as many years. For our second feature of 2018, I spoke with Al backstage ahead of their sell-out show in Brighton. We talked about the latest album, we hear about Al’s story and we talk more broadly about the role of a bass player in a working band.

FEATURE INTERVIEW: TAX THE HEAT ON TOUR

Tax the heat

Audio interview clips from an hour special when Tax The Heat came to Brighton as part of their 2018 tour dates. We review the album and the band’s plans for the future.

SHORT INTERVIEW: THESE WICKED RIVERS – THE 2018 WILDFIRE TAPES

These Wicked Rivers

One of 30 interview shorts recorded as part of our previews on Wildfire Festival that was cancelled in June 2018. The interviews still stand as capturing the story of bands at a moment in time, and underlining the importance of grassroots music events for young and breaking bands. This interview was aired in May 2018. […]

SHORT INTERVIEW: AT THE SUN – THE 2018 WILDFIRE TAPES

At The Sun

One of 30 interview shorts recorded as part of our previews on Wildfire Festival that was cancelled in June 2018. The interviews still stand as capturing the story of bands at a moment in time, and underlining the importance of grassroots music events for young and breaking bands. This interview was aired in April 2018. […]

SHORT INTERVIEW: AIRACE ON QUEEN

Airrace

To celebrate the launch of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, I produced and presented a three hour Queen special – 33 bands calling what they regarded to be the ultimate Queen album and why. Airrace toured Europe with Queen during the 1984 The Works tour and here they talk about their favourite Queen album.