Interviews

PUNCHING ABOVE HIS WEIGHT – Mark Nevin On Bowie, Morrissey And Finding His Voice As A Solo Artist

It’s not often you get to talk to someone who’s had a number one single and double platinum album, had a song covered by David Bowie and who also just happens to be a fully qualified psychotherapist. So it was with some degree of trepidation I picked up the ‘phone to chat with Mark Nevin about his new solo album My Unfashionable Opinion.…
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ZOMBIE INVASION – Original 1960s Line-Up Unite For Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary Tour

The resurgence – I nearly said resurrection – of ’60s survivors The Zombies is surely one of the most wonderful stories in modern rock music. Despite breaking up before its 1968 release, the band and their extraordinary album Odessey and Oracle were never forgotten. They achieved instant success, forming part of the first wave of the British invasion on the back of high-flying debut…
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CLEVER SWINES – Boss Hog On Trump, New Album Brood X And Those Naked Show Rumours

Well they made us wait awhile, but now Boss Hog are back with a vengeance. After a 17-year hiatus, they’ve been out on the road again to promote Brood X – the long-awaited follow-up to Whiteout. Still buzzing after a typically incendiary European tour, the band’s married couple Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer tell Matt Catchpole how Donald Trump’s election has added a new dimension to the…
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JUNGLE TRIP – How Shamans, Hallucinogens And The Amazon Helped Shape Johnossi’s New LP

Johnossi’s search for inspiration for their new album took them deep into the Amazon jungle. The Swedish duo, John Englebert  and Oskar (Ossi) Bonde, went on a journey of exploration both literal and psychological, imbibing the drug ayahuasca to confront their inner demons. Drummer, percussionist Oskar tells Matt Catchpole how the experience had a profound effect on the band and…
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BROADCAST NEWS – The History Of Colour TV’s Jaike On New Album Something Like Eternity

Originally formed as a one-man multimedia project, The History Of Colour TV are fast developing into a serious rock band. Having expanded into a three-piece, the Berlin-based outfit have honed their sound, stripping back some of their earlier layers of overdubs in favour of a raw, primal noise aesthetic. The trio’s instrumental flourishes combine with highly literate, often surreal lyrics, which consistently…
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