Joe Meek

Sunday, 31 March 2013, 18:13 | Category : Joe Meek
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Craig Newton, Chairman of The Joe Meek Society joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard in the studio to pay tribute to Britain’s most pioneering record producer. John Leyton – Johnny Remember Me (Single A-side, Top Rank, 1961) Humphrey Lyttleton and His Band – Bad Penny Blues (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1956) The Blue Men – Magnetic […]

White Sails

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 21:02 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard White Sails are a new group who take their influences from late sixties rock, early seventies singer songwriters and alt-country. Comprising Leigh Gregory on vocals, Ville Vilpponen on guitar/keyboards plus his brother Jaakko on drums they started working on songs in the summer 2012. They recently released their self-titled début album on Ruska […]

39th And The Nortons ‎– On Trial

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 21:00 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Mark Waters This album comes on cassette and download from Evil Hoodoo records. 39th (Nick Wheeldon) And The Nortons (Andrew Anderson, Olly Baxter, Luke Ade-Rennard, Colin Loison, Gemma Gray, Laura Burn-Acaster, Guy Whittaker, and Sarah Henderson) provide us with a raw soundscape full of energy and drive reminiscent of the garage bands of […]

David Wiffen

Sunday, 24 March 2013, 18:29 | Category : Interview
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English-born Canadian singer/songwriter David Wiffen remains one of the genre’s great unsung heroes. Up to now, his released output could be counted on one hand but with two new exciting CD releases in the pipeline; one consisting of largely previously unreleased tracks, he talks to longstanding fan and biographer Nick Warburton.

Sassafras Overcoat

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 20:17 | Category : News, Reviews
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Those intimate with the Strange Brew will have heard me banging a gong for The Luck of Eden Hall for the past couple of years. Stars of Chicago’s nineties neo-psych movement they are still producing cutting edge psych rock tinged with the best of sixties invention. They’ve just produced an excellent music video for their new single Sassafras Overcoat featuring […]

French Boutik

Sunday, 17 March 2013, 11:40 | Category : Interview
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French Boutik are one of the hottest groups around. This Parisian ensemble look forward whilst picking choice nuggets from the past. They blend English and French pop seamlessly and recently released an EP to rave reviews and international airplay. The Strange Brew’s Jason Barnard speaks to their lead singer Gabriela Giacoman at this exciting time: […]