The Wicked Whispers – Maps of the Mystic

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 20:39 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Electone Records Liverpool’s The Wicked Whispers stake their claim to be hottest band in Britain with their new release. They’ve been tantalizing listeners over the past over three years and their debut long player is well worth the wait. There’s something effortlessly cool about the group however they have the songs and […]

Martin Newell – Cleaners From Venus

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 13:28 | Category : Podcasts
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To mark the release of his excellent album Return To Bohemia, Martin Newell of the Cleaners From Venus joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to play his favourite tracks from his own and other artists careers. Cleaners From Venus – Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me (Single A-side, Ammunition Communications, 1987) John Barry ‎– Main Title (The […]

Suzi Quatro – The Girl From Detroit City

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 9:09 | Category : News, Reviews
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Cherry Red – Released 27 October 2014 I’ve had the privilege of getting an early copy of Suzi Quatro’s new 4 CD career spanning box set. It covers her half century in the music biz and chronological collections can often highlight an artist’s creative decline. But this isn’t the case with ‘The Girl From Detroit […]

Papernut Cambridge – There’s No Underground

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 20:31 | Category : Reviews
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Gare Du Nord Review by Jason Barnard Former Death In Vegas member Ian Button has corralled a wide range of creative forces for his second album under his Papernut Cambridge brand. They take a Supersonic Rocket Trip to the days Magpie, choppers and Ronno-Bowie stealing Top of The Pops. “There’s No Underground” mixes gentle 70s glitter […]