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 […]

The Cleaners From Venus – The Last Boy in the Locarno

Monday, 3 October 2016, 20:04 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard DIY pioneer, Martin Newell, produces another excellent album with The Last Boy in the Locarno on Soft Bodies Records. The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the the Wild Man of Wivenhoe, including a reissue campaign and regular releases of fresh material. Of the new releases, his 15th album as The […]

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 […]