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Honeyblood

Life with a different beat (with Stina Tweeddale )

Musical partnerships are not always what they seem. In the case of Honeyblood – a guitar and drums duo since its inception in 2012 – the project has always been the songwriting vehicle of Stina Tweeddale.



Faith Eliott

Medieval beasts, independence (and the art of language)

It’s maybe apt that Faith Eliott is in Oxford – not in the university, but on the way back from a gig in that city synonymous with the world of learning.



Siobhan Wilson

French Connections (.)

I have a lot of ground to cover with Siobhan Wilson – from her childhood in the highlands to her new album



Jonny B Grey

Remembering Scott Hutchison (.)

It seems more than a little surreal to be sitting in a Philadelphia coffee shop as I write this one year on.



Citizen Bravo

Talking money and music (with Matt Brenan)

It’s not unusual for musicians to attend university, but more often than not art college is the destination



Idlewild

Growing old gracefully (with Roddy Woomble)

You could forgive a band approaching their quarter-century for taking things a little easier.



Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers 1983 - 1991 (Anthony Reynolds)

Japan were, to me (at least before I read this book) a distant memory and a fleeting footnote in the history of pop.



A Mote Of Dust

Ashes to ashes (with Craig B)

“Critically acclaimed” is often another way of saying an artist has a small, perhaps, cult following



C Duncan

an introductory letter (with Mr Chris Duncan on his new album, 'Health')

I feel like I’m amongst friends when I fire up my trusty tape recorder



Pilotcan

revival gets off to a flyer (with Keiron Melotte)

“We hate it when our friends become successful,” goes a probably not tongue-in-cheek song by Morrissey.