BOY GEORGE INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

The Here and Now Tour: an institution whose annual line ups read like a who’s who of the 80s, that provides an excuse for all those who were old enough to crimp their own hair in the 80s to don shoulder pads and leg warmers and bop around in person to those pop heroes that once blasted from the headphones of their Walkmans.

Who better, then, to headline their 10th anniversary tour than the pop legend, Boy George?

We’ve all heard the stories of his …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

LES SAVY FAV INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

Les Savy Fav. Pron.: lay sah-vee fahv. They don’t speak French either, apparently.

15 years since the original line up formed and the New York based Les Savy Fav are still best known for their debauchery that descends as soon as they step on stage. Against a backdrop of attractive, groomed and straight faced men, hammering out their punk/indie/experimental/noise rock (define as wish), stalks Tim Harrington. He would be the big, hairy, often naked guy …read more

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THE BEES INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

Their debut album ‘Sunshine Hit Me’ earned them a Mercury Prize Award nomination and the following two albums, ‘Free The Bees’ and ‘Octupus’ were released to critical acclaim, as well as providing wonderful soundtracks to car adverts. But it’s been a whole three years since The Bees released ‘Octopus’, which begs the question, what the bloody hell have they been doing since 2007?

Working on album number four, of course.

My God the …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

Archie Bronson Outfit: the bluesy rock trio won the attention of domino records big boss man Laurence bell when they played his local, released two albums, ‘fur’ and ‘Derdang Derdang’ to noisy critical acclaim, rocked out on stage with a big plastic goose and then won the times/the south bank breakthrough award.

Then, the hoopla generated by each album release quieted down again and the trio would go back to playing for their loyal fan base. …read more

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SUNDAY GIRL INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

Once upon a time Sunday Girl was simply a Blondie song and Jade Williams was an anonymous girl working in a pet shop every Sunday with people who couldn’t remember her name. Thus Sunday Girl was born. Now she’s being heralded as the new Ellie Goulding, making a name for herself going under her old alias. Ironic, isn’t it? My how things have changed.

It must be tough for a gal trying to make it as a singer/songwriter/synth type when every other girl …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

DAVID E. SUGAR INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

What is in a middle name? Is using your middle initial a sign of importance or pretentions? While the ’90s had the double barrelled surname, these days it seems like if you don’t have a middle name you have been cheated by your parents out of a birthright and you should simply stick a generic letter in there and hope for the best.

 

After all, even Homer Simpson spent an episode tracking down the name behind

his J. (It was Jay, in case you …read more

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DAN LE SAC AND SCROOBIUS PIP INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

“ It’s one of the big problems with society today.”

Coming from the mouth of Scroobius Pip, these words are enough to incite fear in the hearts of corporate evils everywhere; Nestle, Coca Cola and The NME have all been condemned in the Commandments according to Pip. In an interview, this is bound to lead to lead to some juicy insight, right? So what is it he’s referring to? Hint: it’s not the Tory government, the failing education system

or …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

THE CROOKES INTERVIEW

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February 2011, Spindle Magazine Issue 3

There is an air of romanticism about the fresh faced youngsters that are The Crookes. Maybe this is due to the very English quaint press photos, which feature them sitting on a wall, or leaning against a wall or standing next to a wall In a stream. Or maybe because they quote Their Inspiration as everything From “Inky Writs on bus stops to some of The Works of D.H. Lawrence to Films With Jean Seberg In.” Whatever, they’re poets, or so one could be led …read more

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DUM DUM GIRLS INTERVIEW

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September 2010, Spindle Magazine Issue 2

Armed with a stage wardrobe of black and a record of ‘blissed out buzzsaw’, spawned from front woman Dee Dee’s bedroom, Dum Dum Girls aren’t your typical Californian girls.

A fully fledged girl gang, Dum Dum Girls were Dee Dee Penny’s vision for continuing with the tradition of girls doing it their way, in case you hadn’t got that from the feminist vibes channelled in their lyrics. “For me to learn about bands that were just all girls just …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC

THE WEDDING PRESENT INTERVIEW

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September 2010, Spindle Magazine Issue 2

Admittedly it takes about 10 minutes of me sitting in the White Rabbit pub in Brighton, staring in the wrong direction, before I realise David Gedge is actually sitting next to me. A good start. I jump in with the old fail safe. “So… do you come here often?”

He laughs, “I do actually!” (Score.)

It pretty much goes without saying that in the 25 years since The Wedding Present rose from the vestiges of the Lost Pandas, they have become a rock …read more

INTERVIEW, MUSIC