Author Bio


Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

The Kopek Millionaires ‘Dirty Beef Hands’ – EP review

‘The Kopek Millionaires ‘Dirty Beef Hands’ (JSK Records) CD/DL Available now Interestingly titled seven track EP from the prodigious Kopek Millionaires; this follows the debut full length album ‘Always At Never With’ album that burst forth in April, though for [...]

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Dragster: Dead Punk – album review

Dragster ‘Dead Punk’ (STP Records) CD/DL Out Now Long overdue second album from Coventry based Dragster, and the first material from the new line-up. Opening with a burst of radio interference before ‘Gatecrasher Hostage’ instantly pummels you to the wall, [...]

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The Roughneck Riot sign to TNS Records and announce forthcoming ‘Out Of Anger’ album…

The Roughneck Riot sign to TNS Records and announce forthcoming ‘Out Of Anger’ album… The Roughneck Riot have announced details of their forthcoming third album; entitled ‘Out of Anger’ the album will be released on the 13th October 2014 via [...]

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Alt-Fest 2014 cancelled….

Alt-Fest 2014 cancelled Rumours are appearing that the inaugural Alt-Fest has been cancelled; the new festival was due to take place 15-17th August nr Kettering and ft the likes of Gary Numan, Marilyn Manson, Front 242, & Sisters Of Mercy. [...]

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In conversation with…Gary Numan

In Conversation with Gary Numan…  I recently saw Gary Numan at The Live Rooms, Chester, the opening night of Gary’s abridged club tour – it was also somewhat of a return visit having last witnessed Gary Numan live a short distance, though [...]

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