May 22, 2022
Cass Browne - Senseless Things, Deadcuts Circle & Loup GarouX in conversation with David Eastaugh
He was a member of the band The Psychotics who became Senseless Things in 1986. Senseless Things had a couple of top 20 hits and many other singles in their nine years together, they split up in 1995. Jamie Hewlett was a big fan of the band and designed many of their sleeves. When the Senseless Things split up, Browne formed a new band Delakota, which he toured with for a couple of years. Cass Browne also worked with Damon Albarn as his drummer on 2002's Mali Music
May 15, 2022
John Henderson - Tiny Global Productions - in conversation with David Eastaugh
May 15, 2022
Dave Morgan - Alternative TV, The Loft, The Weather Prophets & much more - in conversation with David Eastaugh
May 13, 2022
The Associates - Alan Rankine Part 2 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
May 11, 2022
Edsel Auctioneers - Ashley Horner Part 2 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
May 6, 2022
Edsel Auctioneer - Ashley Horner Part 1 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
In early 1988 they recorded a number of songs for a small independent record label in Glasgow but this never got released. Instead the songs found their way to BBC Radio 1 DJ, John Peel, who described in Offbeat magazine the moment he heard the cassette he drove off the A12 to Suffolk in shock. Peel subsequently invited the band into Maida Vale to do a session. They recorded four songs ("Brickwall Dawn", "Blind Hurricane", "Between Two Crimes" and "Place In the Sun") and it was broadcast in late 1988, and again in 1989. On the back of this they signed to Decoy Records, a sub-division of Rhythm King Records that also was the home of Mega City Four. They recorded their first single "Our New Skin" / "Strung" in Camden with Iain Burgess and followed this with an EP "Stickleback" / "Bed, Table, Chair" / "Necessary Disease" / "Unbroken Line". These first two releases were collected as a mini-album, Voice of the Harolds.
April 29, 2022
Terry Graham - The Gun Club - Part 3 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
April 28, 2022
Terry Graham - Gun Club - part 2 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Gun Club were an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States, which existed from 1979 to 1996. Created and led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they were notable as one of the first bands in the punk rock subculture to incorporate influences from blues, rockabilly, and country music. The Gun Club has been called a "tribal psychobilly blues" band, as well as initiators of the punk blues sound and cowpunk - "He (Pierce) took Robert Johnson and pre-war acoustic blues and 'punkified' it. Up until then bands were drawing on Iggy & The Stooges and the New York Dolls but he took it back so much further for inspiration."
April 22, 2022
The Gun Club with Terry Graham - Part 1 - in conversation with David Eastaugh
American drummer, started his career in the late 70's with The Bags, one of the first generation of punk rock bands to emerge out of Los Angeles, California; in the early 80's he joined The Gun Club.
The Gun Club were an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States, which existed from 1979 to 1996. Created and led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they were notable as one of the first bands in the punk rock subculture to incorporate influences from blues, rockabilly, and country music.
April 20, 2022
Peter Aaron - Chrome Crank, Sand In The Face & Sluggo - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Hardcore punk bass player from Cincinnati, Ohio is a former member of Sand In The Face (New Jersey), Sluggo (2) (in 1984 known as Peter Wegele) is the singer and guitarist of New York band the Chrome Cranks. He and another Cincinnati scenester, guitarist William Weber, started the group in 1988, before moving to Manhattan in 1992. The band went on to release eight albums, appear on MTV, contribute to several movie soundtracks, and tour Europe, the US, and Canada repeatedly.
April 12, 2022
Jonny Bridgwood - Fireball XL5, The Sting-Rays, Morrissey & Kathryn Williams - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Fireball XL5 entered the Norwich music scene in the very early 1980s. Initially the band played authentic rockabilly music but in a short space of time this developed into a unique style of punkabilly. 1950s rockabilly combined with 1980 era bands like The Meteors and The Cramps influenced the style.
April 1, 2022
Adele Nozedar – Indians In Moscow & The Fever Tree, & author - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Indians in Moscow, originally formed as a three-piece in Hornsea, near Hull, in 1981. Pete, Stuart and Adele formed the core of the band, later adding a drummer and a guitarist to the line up. As part of the Hull scene, the band came to the nation’s attention via an energetic performance playing their 1983 debut single “Naughty Miranda” on The Tube’s Hull special.
Adele is now an author and forager and can be found HERE
March 30, 2022
Kevin Hewick in conversation with David Eastaugh
Touching Stones, Tasting Rain (2016, Botheration)
Driven By Love, Driven By Hate (2017, Botheration)
Never Give Up On A Song (2021, Botheration)
English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Sorted, Pink Box and his own Botheration label, and his recent work with Venetian collective Unfolk.
Hewick signed to Cherry Red Records in 1983, and released the album Such Hunger for Love, the single "Feathering the Nest", and This Cover Keeps Reality Unreal, a four-track 12" EP recorded in collaboration with The Sound. These and various items from Hewick's time on Factory were later reissued by Cherry Red in 2003 as the Tender Bruises and Scarscompilation CD
March 28, 2022
Douglas MacIntyre - Creeping Bent, Article 58, Jazzateers & Sexual Objects/Port Sulphur - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Article 58, named after the Soviet classification for counter-revolutionaries, were formed in Scotland by Gerri McLaughlin (vocals), Douglas MacIntyre (guitars) and Ewan MacLennan (bass), with Stephen Lironi (drums) on these recordings. The group existed for a short period of time, burning brightly before burning out.
A single, 'Event To Come’, was produced by Postcard Records’ Alan Horne and Malcolm Ross and released on Josef K manager Allan Campbell’s Rational label.
Article 58 were the opening group on many bills in Scotland, including support slots circa 1981 with A Certain Ratio, Scars, Josef K, Delmontes, Bauhaus, Restricted Code, among others.
March 25, 2022
Andy Moor - The Ex &The Dog Faced Hermans - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Moor began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland playing guitar with Dog Faced Hermans, an eclectic group that mixed post-punk energy with traditional tunes and improvisations. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. In 1995 he began another group, Kletka Red with Tony Buck Joe Williamson and Leonid Soybelman, fusing traditional klezmer, Greek and Russian songs with their own styles of playing.
March 23, 2022
Terry Bickers - House of Love & Levitation - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Guitarist and singer, he is best known for his work as the original and current lead guitarist with The House of Love and as the former frontman/guitarist for Levitation and Cradle. During the late 1980s and 1990s Bickers was hailed as one of Britain's leading young guitarists, as well as attracting plenty of press coverage due to his unconventional pronouncements.
Bickers's most recent work has been with singer-songwriter Pete Fijalkowski, with whom he released the album Broken Heart Surgery in July 2014. He is currently based in Brighton, England where he teaches music at the college Access To Music.
March 18, 2022
Sarah Griffiths - The Bollweevils, Sarah Griffiths & Duck - in conversation with David Eastaugh
From their first gig The Bollweevils received favourable reviews. However, it was not until late in 1989 that the band signed a recording contract with the independent record label, Vinyl Solution. In March 1990, their first single was released on the Decoy label, the self produced and critically well-received four track Talk To Me EP.
A Bollweevils compilation CD, Life's A Scream, was released in Japan in 1992, on the Toy's Factory label. It contained all the tracks from the first three recorded EPs.
March 13, 2022
Simon Oakes - Peach, Suns Of The Tundra, Osiris Club & Grand Western - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Peach - Short lived British progressive metal band.
Suns Of The Tundra evolved from the Heavy / Progressive Rock band Peach (7); retaining original Peach songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Simon Oakes and drummer Rob Havis (now playing Bass), they are joined by Andy Marlow (Bass), Andy Prestidge (Drums) and Mark Moloney (Guitar).
March 10, 2022
Kavus Torabi - Gong, Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs & Knifeworld - in conversation with David Eastaugh
Musician and composer, record label owner and broadcaster. A multi-instrumentalist, he is known for his work in the psychedelic, avant-garde rock field (primarily as a guitarist). Torabi was one of the founding members of The Monsoon Bassoon (as singer, guitarist and one of the two primary composers), was a member of cult psychedelic rock group Cardiacs, and fronts and plays guitar for the current lineup of legendary psychedelic band Gong.