THE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSIC

LEADING THE CHARGE ON A NEW GENERATION OF BANDS SINCE 2015

REcent Interviews

Jack J Hutchison

SHORT INTERVIEW: JACK J HUTCHINSON: 2020 PLANS

As part of my New Horizons interview showcase that starts every new year, this year 68 bands spoke about their plans, hopes and ambitions for the year ahead – setting a forward-looking agenda on new music. Here Jack talks about …

These Wicked Rivers

SHORT INTERVIEW: THESE WICKED RIVERS: EDEN – PART 2

Second part of a two partner with Dan from rising rockers These Wicked Rivers as the band counts down to the release of 2020 album Eden.

These Wicked Rivers

SHORT INTERVIEW: THESE WICKED RIVERS: EDEN – PART 1

First of a two-partner with Dan from rising rockers These Wicked Rivers as the band counts down to the release of 2020 album Eden.

Theia

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THEIA TOUR EUROPE

Ahead of Theia supporting Magnum for a run of dates in the UK and abroad, Kyle from Theia talks about the band’s touring preparations and plans for 2020. He also picks his favourite Magnum tunes and talks about what it …

The Rising Tour

FEATURE INTERVIEW: THE RISING TOUR HITS LONDON

A feature interview from London town when the Rising Tour passed through. Good spirits and playful fun before the show – interviews with Scarlet Rebels, Revival Black, Anchor Lane and a hello with Chains of Daisy. Also chat with Mr …

Tarot Rats #Veronica

SHORT INTERVIEW: TAROT RATS SHARPIE NIGHT

The calm before the new album storm. Monday 20 January, the Rats gather with their coloured sharpies to eat Dundee cake and sign album pre-orders. A chat from the Sharpie evening, just for the website.

MACHINES DREAM – CRAIG ON RUSH

Craig did two interviews for our Neil Peart tribute show. For the first Craig spoke at length and with great passion, but we subsequently found the phone line to Canada hadn’t been great. So, we did the interview a second …

PISTON – BRAD TRIBUTE TO NEIL PEART

As part of our tribute special to Rush’s Neil Peart, drummer Brad speaks passionately about his childhood hero – and the huge influence Neil and Rush had on his development as a young musician. 

THE DUST CODA – ADAM ON 2020 PLANS

As part of our January new music showcase, Adam speaks from a windswept Whitstable about the band’s plans for the year ahead. Ones to watch out for in 2020! 

FRAGILE THINGS – HUGO TRIBUTE TO NEIL PEART

As part of our tribute special to Rush’s Neil Peart, where a generation of new rock bands paid tribute to one of their heroes, here Hugo speaks of the influence and legacy of one of the greats. 

album of the month

Lynne Jackaman

LYNNE JACKAMAN: ONE SHOT

March Album Of The Month “Being at Muscle Shoals, the distance gives you perspective. It’s given my songs new form, new life, coming here has

Previous album reviews

Major Arcana Part 1 Album Cover Art

TAROT RATS MAJOR ARCANA – PART 1

JANUARY ALBUM OF THE MONTH For some years, the resurgent grassroots rock scene has been firmly associated with the Midlands and North, but the sparkling

Recent show highlights

Fierce Badger!

BADGER ATTACK SHOW!

60 min highlights from the Friday show on 6 December 2019, when despite signal problems the music and interviews kept rolling. Tarot Rats were warming