Wally Waller Interview – The Pretty Things Rock St Trop

Friday, 17 November 2017, 20:06 | Category : Articles, Interview
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The story is the stuff of rock legend; heir to a fortune Philippe DeBarge contacts his favourite band, the Pretty Things who had just released landmark psychedelic album, SF Sorrow, seeking their help as his backing band. What followed was the making a great lost album that bridged the gap between legendary Pretty Things LPs SF […]

David Gedge – Sometimes these words just don’t have to be said

Monday, 23 October 2017, 20:35 | Category : Articles, Interview
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For over 30 years David Gedge’s music in The Wedding Material and Cinerama has provided the soundtrack to the lives of countless fans. Indeed John Peel once said “the boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the rock n roll era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you are […]

The Chemistry Set – Lovely Cuppa Tea

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 20:15 | Category : Articles, Interview
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The Chemistry Set are one of the best British psychedelic bands of the modern era. Taking the 60s sound as a starting point, this duo’s range of influences ensures that their feet are firmly planted in the now.  As they release another superb vinyl offering, Jason Barnard talks to the band – Dave McLean and […]

The Dials Interview – That Was The Future

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 12:30 | Category : Articles
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By Jason Barnard There’s much to delight fans of anglophile psych and early prog in The Dials new album ‘That was the Future’. Strong hooks, Hammond and Vox organs, modular synths and swirling guitar abound, however their inventiveness clearly show they are not retro revivalists.  The Dials – photo by Pat Pope If you’re not familiar with […]

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 […]

Barry Ryan Interview

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 12:28 | Category : Articles, Leeds
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Barry Ryan alongside his songwriting brother Paul produced some of the lushest most inventive music of the 1960s and 70s, including European chart topper ‘Eloise’.  In a rare interview transcribed from his extensive podcast interview with Jason Barnard, Barry talks about the tracks that shaped his career: thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/barry-ryan-interview