Phill Brown – Are We Still Rolling? – Part 2

In the final show of a two part podcast, legendary engineer Phill Brown shares stories from his autobiography ‘Are We Still Rolling?’. This show takes us from Phill’s latter day sessions engineering for Island, including recording landmark albums by Steve Winwood and John Martyn; navigating the 1980s with Talk Talk, to critical and commercial success in the 1990s to the […]

I Feel Good: The Essential Purple Flashes Of Larry’s Rebels 1965-1969

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 13:19 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard This new collection from one of New Zealand’s top beat bands, Larry’s Rebels, tracks the band’s progression from 1965 to 1969 showing why won over the likes of Jimmy Page and Tom Jones. At first they largely relied on covers and things really took off with their breathless remake of The Artwoods ‘I […]

Davy O’List – Second Thoughts

Friday, 20 March 2015, 17:03 | Category : Articles
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By Jason Barnard David ‘Davy’ O’List is universally known as one of the most groundbreaking and talented guitarists of British rock scene. Springing from the innovative 60s scene with psych-rock band The Attack, he moved to The Nice where he played and produced on one of the first progressive rock albums in ‘The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjak’. Since […]

Phill Brown – Still Rolling – Part 1

In the first of a two part interview with Jason Barnard, legendary engineer Phill Brown looks back on his incredible career. Part 1 takes us from Phill’s experiences as a young tape operator on sessions for Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Small Faces, and Traffic at Olympic Sound Studios; to engineering for Mott the Hoople, Led […]

Thirty Pounds of Bone – The Taxidermist

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 16:26 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Thirty Pounds of Bone’s new album ‘The Taxidermist’ blends folk with a brooding indie edge. Johny Lamb plays everything on this record, particularly impressive given the wide range of instrumentation used. Opener ‘The Glass of an Iris’, for example, is an instantly arresting listen; its simple intensity draws the listener in. At the same […]

Instant Flight – Around the gates of morning

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 15:28 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Late last year I posted a review of Mark & the Clouds’ latest album, the excellent ‘Blue Skies Opening’. Fronted by singer/guitarist and songwriter Marco Magnani they play guitar laden pop-rock with a lysergic twist. However Mark & the Clouds were formed by Marco from the ashes of Instant Flight who have also […]