Martin Stephenson Top 10 Albums & Competition

When Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates interviewed singer-songwriter Martin Stephenson recently, he also got the man to share his all time Top 10 favourite albums containing some very interesting and surprising choices. Not only that, but, he’s also given some very special prizes for two very lucky Louder Than War readers – see the end of this article for details.

1. Hot Rats – Frank Zappa


2. Clear Spot – Captain Beefheart 


3. Fleetwood Macs Greatest Hits (early, before Stevie Nicks & Lindsay Buckingham spoiled it).


4. High Land Hard Rain – Aztec Camera


5. VoxPop Puella – Helen McCookerybook


6. Relics – Pink Floyd


7. The Madcap Laughs – Syd Barrett


8. Where Travellers Go – Scott Macdonald


9. Texas Campfire Tapes – Michelle Shocked


10. Islands – King Crimson


Competition Time!

We have prizes for two lucky winners of:

  • Immediate download of the new Martin Stephenson & The Daintees album California Star.
  • A ticket for Martin’s next “Live In Your Lounge” online gig via StageIt on Sunday 21st July.
  • A signed CD of Martin Stephenson & The Daintees – Live At The Town & Country Club 1990 – (previously only available from the merch desk at Martin’s gigs!)

For a chance to win just answer this simple question:

What is the name of the band Martin often records / plays live with?

Answers should be submitted to Please put “Martin Stephenson Comp” as the subject line.

Terms and conditions:

  • Closing date is midnight on 10th July 2013.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize offered.
  • Editor’s decision is final.

As an extra bonus, if you’re not a lucky winner, Martin is currently offering a 25% discount to all Louder Than War readers on EVERYTHING downloaded from his website. Just enter the code LTW25MGS at checkout. Valid until 15 August 2013.

Martin’s new 3 track California Star EP can be downloaded for free here.

The new Daintees website is here. You can follow Martin on Twitter here and Facebook here. View Martin Stephenson’s YouTube channel here.

All words by Paul Scott-Bates. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found here. Paul’s website is hiapop Blog. Paul has been working hard to save Radio Lancashire’s On The Wire, easily one of the best radio shows on the BBC. Follow him on twitter as @saveonthewire for all On The Wire news or follow his personal twitter, @hiapop.

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Born and bred in Lancashire, currently residing in the Rossendale Valley. Everything deserves one listen, but, not necessarily a second. Only (ex-Community) DJ to ever play Nat ‘King’Cole followed by Nine Inch Nails, and, eat Fish and Chips live on air.


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