Peter Howell and John Ferdinando Interview

Friday, 1 December 2017, 18:21 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard From 1968 to 1974, amateur songwriters Peter Howell and John Ferdinando crafted a series of privately-issued albums rarely heard outside their East Sussex base. Over the years these records sold for astronomical sums due to their rarity, quality plus attribution to semi-fictitious groups including Ithaca and Agincourt. John Ferdinando and Peter Howell Jason […]

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 […]

Nathan Hall – Effigies

Monday, 13 November 2017, 19:07 | Category : Interview
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As he releases his first solo album, Nathan Hall of cult psychedelic heroes The Soft Hearted Scientists, talks to Jason Barnard about new long player Effigies. http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/articles/nathan-hall-effigies/

Martin Newell’s Jumble Sale

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 20:10 | Category : Interview
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By Jason Barnard Martin Newell, one of the great English songwriters, continues to produce material as incessantly catchy and witty as his now revered 1980s DIY material as The Cleaners From Venus. It’s testament to him that his new release, Martin Newell’s Jumble Sale, a collection of off cuts from his early years and recent […]

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 […]

62 Miles From Space

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 21:42 | Category : Interview
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Founded in Moscow, ’62 Miles From Space’ is Neil Davidson (samples, programming) and Roman Kutnov (guitar, vocals). Uniquely their collaboration is solely online predominately consisting of virtual instruments. Perhaps it’s this that has created such a beguiling sound and led to support from Gideon Coe at 6 Music.  With a newly expanded EP out on […]