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Touts: Voodoo, Belfast – live review

Touts are the most incendiary band to come out of Northern Ireland since Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones. Tim Cooper watches their fans pogo like it's 1977.

Henry Cluney talks about his days in SLF and his current...

Interviewing Henry Cluney is a pretty easy job. Firstly, because I was never going to be short of questions for the original Stiff Little Finger on the blistering statements of intent that his band built; the soundtrack which made sense in the context of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Secondly, Cluney is accessible, open and upfront about everything I ask him. Lets not forget just how important his band were; when their debut album “Inflammable Material”, released on Rough Trade, charted at no.14 in the mainstream charts, it created a big part of independent history. And it is this which I begin my interview with…




Gwenifer Raymond: Shacklewell Arms, London – live review

Gwenifer Raymond
Welsh fingerpicker Gwenifer Raymond showcases her talents for a packed pub crowd stunned into silence by her supreme skills. Tim Cooper picks his jaw off the floor.


Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview

Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview by Paul Clarke In a long and...


WATCH THIS! Chainska Brassika video for bouncing sake tune with actor Frank Harper

Chainska Brassika, the dynamic 8 piece ska-reggae band from south east London have teamed up with actor, film producer and ska reggae fan Frank Harper (Lock, Stock and


Jojo Rabbit – film review

Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit is the Holocaust comedy that combines hilarity and sentiment in equal measure. Tim Cooper acclaims the film that's the talk of awards season.


Underneath The Stars Festival – 31 July to 2 August 2020

Underneath The Stars
Underneath the Stars 2020, the seventh iteration of this wonderfully intimate three day festival with a big...