The Pretty Things Podcast

Monday, 30 September 2013, 19:21 | Category : The Pretty Things
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In a landmark podcast, legendary rock band The Pretty Things are interviewed by Jason Barnard on the Strange Brew Podcast backstage at the Borderline Club, London. Listen to the group talking about their amazing 50 year career and some of the tracks that helped shape it. The Pretty Things and Jason Barnard (left to right: […]

French Boutik – Ici Paris

Sunday, 29 September 2013, 16:24 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard It’s always a welcome to hear new music from this Paris-based “pop-modernist” collective, French Boutik. Earlier this year their lead singer Gabriela Giacoman was kind enough to be interviewed on the Strange Brew and explained that the group are “pop in the classic vein, with lots of harmonies and organ, original […]

The Graveltones – Don’t Wait Down

Saturday, 28 September 2013, 15:20 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard After being instantly impressed by The Graveltones’ summer single ‘Catch Me On The Fly’, an incendiary molten slab of stripped heavy blues rock, I was interested to see if they could deliver 11 more sizzling tracks on the debut long player “Don’t Wait Down”. The answer is an absolute yes and […]

Groovy Uncle and Crystal Jacqueline Sounds Good

Friday, 27 September 2013, 21:52 | Category : News
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The Strange Brew proudly hosts Mark Waters’ latest Sounds Good shows on two some of the best acts around of the scene: Groovy Uncle and Crystal Jacqueline. Hear Sounds Good’s Mark Waters talking to Glenn Prangnell the leader and song writer of all-star pop songsters Groovy Uncle. Listen to song writing gems with: Groovy Uncle on Sounds Good […]

The resurgence of vinyl

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 22:31 | Category : Articles
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Anyone who’s followed the music industry even relatively closely over the past decade knows that it’s struggled to adjust to the digital age. Record labels and stores alike have folded, some have gone completely digital, and others are found a way to remain stable or even prosper. In the last of those cases, a big […]

The Fantoms

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 19:09 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton Brian Walton – lead vocals Keith Kendall – lead guitar Les Berry – rhythm guitar Bob Williams – bass Bob Young – drums The Fantoms/Phantoms (used with permission from Tony Bramwell) Originally formed as Brian & The Fantoms at Mellow Lane School, Hayes in Middlesex in 1962, the young teenagers very nearly got […]