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A Beginners Guide to Ian Hunter & Mott the Hoople

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A beginners’ guide to Deep Purple

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A beginners’ guide to Elton John

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With their new album out today we caught up with John Bailey from the band to give us a low down of each track and how it all came together. All the music that I write starts with a rhythm. In fact, it actually starts with a metronome tempo in my head. I think about …

This collection of songs represents a journey of creativity, emotion, and camaraderie that we’ve poured our souls into.  Let’s start with ‘Strangers’. During our pre-production sessions, we were hunting for that missing piece, and it turns out, it was hiding in the late-night musings. I’d go home after studio time, and until the early hours …

I wrote and recorded most of the record during lockdown; so I’m not entirely sure what state I was in. It gave me a sense of focus and I called on some great musical allies new and old to contribute and assist with recording. Whereabouts were you in terms of getting on, the label, the …

Background: ‘Somewhere // Anywhere’ marked a significant point in the band’s journey. At the time of creating this album, The Alchemy were in a transitional phase from losing a founding member of the band and gaining a whole new member changing it all up for us. We completely produced this record ourselves from the writing …

Background At the start of 2023, in those bleak January days where you get about 14 minutes of daylight each day, I faced a dilemma. The Outlaw Orchestra had a really busy 2022 with a pretty gruelling festival schedule followed by intensive recording and promo for an EP and single releases over the autumn and …

Some context surrounding the making of the record: Unfortunately, no juicy bits or dirt to speak of surrounding the making of Ben Blank – no slander, no in-fighting, no back-stabbing, no epiphanies, no love triangles, squares or circles or any other geometric shapes…perhaps our anaemic, wafer-thin social media presence has already told you that story. …

The EP has been a bit of a labour of love over the last few years. Technically we started recording it at the beginning of 2020, but the process was halted by a couple of factors. Firstly Covid got in everyone’s way, not just ours. But in the middle of Covid our drummer Paul was …

The debut album ’Teiger’ is sort of a calling card for what’s to come. It came to life during a really interesting time – we were all going through various personal struggles during the songwriting process, the bulk of which happened during semi-lockdown. The timing of the band’s formation was impeccable for Phil as he’d …

Interview with Mike Trevor, vocalist So, after a 30 year break and then COVID getting in the way of the reboot, Uncle Dave’s Biscuit Barrel finally got into the studio in 2023 to record the long awaited debut, “Goes Apeshit in Your Laundry”! Well, for a band that originated in the early 90s, it was …

Can you give us the background to the record We formed late 2019 and built this buzz and played around Europe as well as running a successful monthly at the troubadour in London, that was attended by various celebs, we got in the studio December 2019 then a few months later lockdown came and we …