What About Us?

Jason Barnard speaks to the author of “What About Us?”, Bruce Welsh, an excellent new rocklopedia of Britain’s other recording groups 1962-1966. Bruce picks some of his favourite tracks from almost 1700 singles he researched from the essential period of British beat. Bruce Welsh and Jason Barnard  The Redcaps – Talkin Bout You (Single A-side, […]

DC Fontana – Pentagram Man

Saturday, 27 October 2012, 16:04 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard DC Fontana have just released the six-track ‘Pentagram Man’ EP, one of the essential records of 2012. This British band blend elements of mod, soul and psych, and their new record sees new singer Louise Turner taking the band to new heights. They have recently gained support from the  Kaleidoscope / Fairfield […]

The Electric Stars – Sonic Candy Soul

Sunday, 14 October 2012, 10:11 | Category : Interview
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The Electric Stars have an excellent new album out, “Sonic Candy Soul” that retains a classic songwriting sensibility tied to the best elements of rock and roll. The Strange Brew’s Jason Barnard speaks to the group’s lead singer Jason Edge to delve deeper into one of the best groups on the current music scene:  http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/the-electric-stars-sonic-candy-soul

Beau – Fables and Facades

Saturday, 13 October 2012, 16:15 | Category : Reviews
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Beau, aka Trevor Midgley, the master folk-smith, digs into his archives to present an excellent selection of material recorded between 1978 and 2000.  ‘Fables and Facades’ is due for release on Cherry Red on 22 October and on album opener  ‘The Seeker of the Truth’, Beau presents an unforgettable portrait of a journalist quizzing God […]