q & a interviews
Shabaka Hutchings – Son of Kemet
Speaking exclusively about the release of the forthcoming album by his new band Sons of Kemet, leading British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings also lets slip his motivation for putting together this intense and edgy outfit, and how they will play alongside the BBC concert orchestra in a very special Radio 3-commissioned performance at this year’s London Jazz Festival.
The Real People – Mersey Paradise (interview with Chris & Tony Griffiths)
Moments before their one-off show in London to promote their lastest album Think Positive, Chief Realies Chris and Tony Griffiths spoke to Mark Youll about the twenty-five year history of the group, and their influence on the countless bands that site them as the original makers and shakers of what later became Britpop.
Steve Diggle – Maximum Harmony (Part 3) Solo
Steve Diggle – Maximum Harmony (Part 2) Punk
Tell me about the band you were in before joining the Buzzcocks. Well, we had some rehearsals and I thought this isn’t going nowhere for me. Everybody was tripping, all these guys were weird, taking this and that, and I …
Steve Diggle – Maximum Harmony (Part 1) Manchester
In this, the first of a three part exclusive interview with chief guitarist & songwriter with Buzzcocks, Steve Diggle talks to Mark Youll about his early childhood, his role in one of the most influential and explosive bands to come out of punk and about his own prolific solo career.
Marco Pirroni – Man Called Marco
From his earliest musical exploits at the centre of the UK punk explosion of the mid-1970s to chief guitarist and songwriter with the hugely successful Adam And The Ants in the 1980s, Marco Pirroni spoke to Mark Youll about an extraordinary thirty-five year career that sees him still at the top of his game playing with his mighty Wolfmen project.