Full time journalist, music lover (obvs) and truly terrible guitarist. You can find Matt on twitter @matcatch

TIDAL RAVE – Dub Sex and The G-O-D Guitarist Takes The Plunge With New Three Piece Cold Water Swimmers

Dub Sex guitarist Chris Bridgett is back with new power trio Cold Water Swimmers. Geordie Bridgett, whose short-lived previous outfit The G-O-D supported The Stone Roses at Wembley Stadium […]

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THIS IS THE POPS – Daniel Ash On His Return To Live Performance With Poptone, Plans for New Material And HIs Enduring Love For The Three-And-A-Half Minute Hit Single

Funny, open and engaging, Daniel Ash is not quite what you might expect from the man behind some of the darkest and most experimental music of the […]

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TRIGGER HAPPY – Sex Pistol Glen Matlock On Enjoying Life As A Solo Performer, As He Releases New Album ‘Good To Go’

Sex Pistols – you go years without encountering one – and then three come along at once. No sooner had EP’s Matt Catchpole finished recounting the exploits […]

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WAITING TO EXHALE – Kristin Hersh Showcases New Track ‘Breathe In’ Ahead of Meltdown Appearance And UK Dates

Kristin Hersh plays a sold out show at London’s Meltdown on Thursday (June 21) – the latest leg of a UK tour to promote her new solo […]

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GETTING METAPHYSICAL – Shriekback’s Barry Andrews Talks Philosophy, XTC And New Album ‘Why Anything? Why This?’

Something of an alternative supergroup, Shriekback came into being – at least as Barry Andrews tells it – after he was doggedly pursued by bassist Dave Allen. […]

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GOOD MEDICINE – John Lydon’s PiL Add A Dose Of Class To The Camden Rocks Festival Line Up At The Electric Ballroom

Never a dull place even at the worst of times, Camden Rocks had the whole borough buzzing on Saturday. With 200 acts performing in 20 […]

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DOCTOR BEAT – Punk Icon Rat Scabies on The Damned, Drumming And His ‘Indulgent’ Debut Solo Album ‘PHD’

More than 40 years after The Damned lit the blue touch paper for the punk rock revolution, original drummer Rat Scabies is busier than ever. […]

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STRAIGHT OUTTA CAMDEN – PiL, Maximo Park, PWEI and The Professionals On Bill For This Year’s Camden Rocks Festival

Final line-ups, stage times and venues have been announced for this year’s Camden Rocks festival on Saturday, June 2. Around 8,000 music fans are expected […]

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PHANTOM MENACES – Divine Sorcery Or Frightful Mess? The Damned Unleash ‘Evil Spirits’ Their First Album In 10 Years

Coming 10 years after its predecessor – and with David Bowie‘s right hand man Tony Visconti in the producer’s chair – there were naturally big expectations surrounding Evil […]

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OLD ROMANTICS – Early Duran Demos Reveal Edgier Sound Under Leadership Of Former Frontman And Songsmith Andy Wickett

The history of popular music is littered with performers who quit, or more often, were ousted, from bands just as they were on the cusp […]

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STILL HUNGRY – Colin Blunstone Back In UK For Solo Live Dates Ahead Of New Zombies Spring Tour

When EP last spoke to Colin Blunstone he was preparing to head out with The Zombies on a world tour marking the 50th anniversary of their classic […]

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BELA LUGOSI’S READ – Drummer Kevin Haskins’ New Book Relives His Years With Goth Rockers Bauhaus

Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins was behind the kit for one of the most iconic groups of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now he’s got together […]

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FUNNY BONES – They Might Be Giants Greet Death And Dystopia With Gallows Humour On ‘I Like Fun’

Recorded at the same Skyline studios, where they made their best-selling major label debut Flood, I Like Fun feels like a hearkening back to They Might Be […]

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NEAT NEAT NEAT – Punk Legends The Damned Summon Their Evil Spirits To Smash It Up At London’s Camden KOKO

The Damned’s place in history is secured as one of the triumvirate of London bands that kick-started the punk rock revolution. And yet despite being first […]

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MAKING PLANS – XTC’s Colin Moulding And Terry Chambers Ponder Live Shows After DIY Great Aspirations EP

XTC fans have been rather spoiled with new product of late, after years of relative inactivity since the band ground to a halt in 2006, […]

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THE WILD BUNCH – New Book Tells The Story Of Massive Attack, Trip Hop And The Influential ‘Bristol Scene’

Emerging from the Bristol Party scene of the late 1980s, Massive Attack have been hailed as one of the most original and influential groups the […]

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