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 […]

Cleaners From Venus – Rose of the Lanes

Sunday, 27 September 2015, 12:55 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard The king of the DIY music, Martin Newell aka Cleaners From Venus, presents another superb selection of tracks written, played and recorded by the Wild Man of Wivenhoe. His 14th under the Cleaners moniker sees Martin continuing to tread his songwriting path perfectly well worn over a 35 year period. Over the past […]

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 […]

Martin Newell – Cleaners From Venus

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 13:28 | Category : Podcasts
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To mark the release of his excellent album Return To Bohemia, Martin Newell of the Cleaners From Venus joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to play his favourite tracks from his own and other artists careers. Cleaners From Venus – Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me (Single A-side, Ammunition Communications, 1987) John Barry ‎– Main Title (The […]

Time Machine

The Strange Brew transports itself away from the Sixties and Seventies to present, in this one off special, a selection of British tracks post-1980 that capture the sound or spirit of this earlier age. The Jam – Start! (Sound Affects, Polydor, 1980) nick nicely – Hilly Fields (1892) (Single A-side, EMI, 1982) Robyn Hitchcock – […]