The Chemistry Set

Monday, 27 October 2014, 19:25 | Category : Podcasts
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Take a psychedelic musical trip with Dave McLean of The Chemistry Set steered by Strange Brew host Jason Barnard. The Chemistry Set – Love or Confusion (Elapsed Memories EP, Fruits de Mer, 2014) Traffic – Dear Mr Fantasy (Mr. Fantasy, Island, 1967) The Hush – Grey (Single B-side to Elephant Rider, Fontana, 1968) The Factory – […]

Martin Newell – Welcome To Bohemia

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 15:56 | Category : Articles, Interview
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For those in the know, Martin Newell is one of the great English songwriters. He has produced records under a number of guises, most notably through The Cleaners From Venus. Their first burst of releases began in the early 1980s and had just a small cult following mainly due to Martin’s DIY approach and refusal […]

The Way of Life

Saturday, 11 October 2014, 19:11 | Category : Articles, Led Zeppelin
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By Nick Warburton This historically important Birmingham band is best known for featuring future Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and bass player Dave Pegg, who went onto Fairport Convention among others. The Way of Life also featured musicians that went on to Midlands outfits like The Lemon Tree, The Idle Race, The World of Oz, […]

The Movements

Saturday, 11 October 2014, 14:37 | Category : Articles
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Interview by Jason Barnard Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, The Movements have been around for over a decade. However their two latest albums, collected as Like Elephants 1 and 2, has recently seen them break on the international rock scene with their 60s infused sound. What’s particularly surprising is how such a fantastic release hasn’t seen them conquer stadiums […]

Paul Roland – Professor Moriarty’s Jukebox

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 20:29 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Sireena Records A few years back Paul Roland released ‘In Memoriam 1980-2010’ a superb collection highlighting the range of great tracks Paul has produced over 30 years. In his latest release ‘Professor Moriarty’s Jukebox’ Paul has revisited his back catalogue again but this time through a previously unreleased session recorded last […]

Hamilton and The Hamilton Movement 1965-1966

Saturday, 4 October 2014, 19:11 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton Originally known as simply The Hamilton Movement, the band was formed around the St John’s Wood/Chalk Farm area of north London in 1962 and initially didn’t have a name. The Hamilton Movement, 1965, from left to right: Chris Palmer, Gary Hamilton, Peter-Vernon Kell and Fed Tilberis (below) (photo used with kind permission […]