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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.

Sepp

SHORT INTERVIEW: SEPP OSLEY ON THE JOHN LENNON CONCERT

Life-long Beatles fan Sepp – from Blurred Vision – talks about his work organising a London concert to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday – and to raise funds for the War Child charity. Also performing at the show will be Lynne …

The Quireboys Live at The O2 Islington

THE QUIREBOYS: HOMEWRECKERS ANNIVERSARY AT KENTISH TOWN

Full band interview backstage ahead of The Quireboys 10th anniversary show for the Homewreckers and Heartbreakers album in September 2018. Originally aired as an hour special just after the show, this feature really captures well the engaging personalities that make …

Bonafide

FEATURE INTERVIEW: BONAFIDE AND TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD – LONDON 2017

From the archive a feature hour from early 2017 from the Bonafide 2017 UK tour. As well as a full-band feature interview will Bonafide – a funny interview also with tour buddies Tequila Mockingbyrd talking blueberries and cake – with …

Piston

FEATURE INTERVIEW: PISTON AT THE 100 CLUB – 2017

An archive feature interview with rising rockers Piston from London in 2017. Given the success the band has had in 2019, for fans this offers a nostalgic reminder on the band’s journey to success. The full band interview covers the …

FEATURE INTERVIEW – THE SCARLET REBELS

August was quite a month for The Scarlet Rebels – we called their new album ‘Show Your Colours’ as our ‘Album of the Month’ – and days later around 3,000 people voted the band as listener choice ‘Band of the …

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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