Michael Franti Interview: Anger Is Not My Superpower

Michael Franti Interview: Anger Is Not My Superpower

It’s the evening of the parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal and Michael Franti is pondering the question of whether music really has the power to change the world. He jokes that if he could sing a song to trigger a second referendum (regarding the UK’s fractuous...
Fireball Punk Rock Tour Heats Up

Fireball Punk Rock Tour Heats Up

Christmas will be coming (slightly) early for punks up and down the nation thanks to this year’s Fireball – Fuelling The Fire tour. The fabulously raucous roll call of bands hits venues around the UK in early-mid December with a line up straddling the punk...
Chris Difford (Squeeze) – Cool For Cats In Summer

Chris Difford (Squeeze) – Cool For Cats In Summer

Festival season has been blessed with a heatwave in the UK this year. Not something that rolls off the tongue, as any mud-bathed, Wellington-booted, festival stalwart will testify. Yet, here we are in sweltering central London, for the first of the annual BST Hyde...
The The 2018 Comeback Special Tour

The The 2018 Comeback Special Tour

“You have to find your way back to creativity”, said Matt Johnson in last year’s documentary The Inertia Variations, in light of having finally completed and performed (for a live radio broadcast) his first The The song in some 15 years. The extraordinary film,...
The Penny Black Remedy A Tonic For The Times

The Penny Black Remedy A Tonic For The Times

On a chill, wintry afternoon, Keith M Thomson and Marijana Hajdarhodzic of The Penny Black Remedy, meet me in the illustrious Groucho Club, in Soho, central London. Over coffee, they discuss their obsession with making death funny and how Imelda May might just be...
The Hart Of Grant, Grant Hart Interview

The Hart Of Grant, Grant Hart Interview

Grant Hart has sadly passed away. He will always remain a great inspiration. Imelda Michalczyk met him in 2013 to talk about playing live, the new album at the time and how he approached songwriting. Grant Hart has cast an intriguing figure across the musical...