Eric Stewart Part 1

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 19:17 | Category : Podcasts
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To tie in with the release of Eric Stewart’s autobiography ‘The Things I Do For Love’ and the Eric Stewart Anthology, Eric talks to Jason Barnard in the first of two podcasts covering his remarkable career. Eric Stewart – Night And Day (Frooty Rooties, Mercury, 1982) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders – The Game of […]


Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 15:32 | Category : Interview
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Back in 1999, Cousteau released one of the great tracks of the era in “The Last Good Day of the Year”, leading to a worldwide hit and succession of high quality albums. In recent years founder members Liam McKahey and Davey Ray Moor reformed as CousteauX, with their new EP and album more than matching […]

Simfonica – Letters In Time DVD

Monday, 28 August 2017, 19:56 | Category : News
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(TM Studios TMS001) Trevor Midgley – Beau from John Peel’s Dandelion Records – has a new identity; and it’s a long way from his folk singer/songwriter origins. Simfonica (SIMFonic electrONICA) is firmly in the electronica / ambient / modern classical category and came, Trevor says, “…from an idea to create large-scale electronically-processed pieces, unencumbered by constraints of time […]

Toby Twirl

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:11 | Category : Articles, Beat, Unreleased
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It seems incredible that it’s taken 50 years for pop-psych band Toby Twirl to release their first long player. Originally formed in 1968 in Newcastle, they recorded three now highly revered singles for Decca in the late 1960s. Jason Barnard speaks to John Reed, with contributions from band mates Barry Sewell, Nick Thorburn and Dave […]

The Thin Cherries

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:49 | Category : News
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The Thin Cherries is the new project from Chicago musicians Mark Lofgren (The Luck of Eden Hall) and Steven Delisi (Phenomenal Cat).  Their self-titled, debut album opens with the lyrically topical “Uncountry” and the psych-folk track “Twonty” and, for the rest of the release, Lofgren (who fronts on “Uncountry”) and Delisi (who sings “Twonty”) trade […]

Bobby Harrison

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 19:58 | Category : Podcasts
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Bobby Harrison of Procol Harum, Freedom and Snafu joins Jason Barnard to talk about his legendary career in rock music. Snafu – Don’t Keep Me Wondering (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air, 2017) Snafu – Long Gone (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air, 2017) The Golden Apples Of The Sun – The Monkey Time (Single A-side, Immediate, […]