Jesus and Mary Chain frontman Jim Reid today appeared on 6Music’s ‘The First Time’ show.

The broadcast which lasted an hour can be listened to for the next 7 days in the UK on the BBC 6Music website by clicking here.

In the show Jim Reid talks about his influences and first encounters with music and plays tracks by David Bowie, The Beatles, Velvet Underground and The Jam. He also talks about his relationship with fellow band mate and brother William Reid and reveals the 2007 Coachella gig was the first time he had played live sober.

Artrocker

In other Mary Chain news, the band are cover stars on the latest edition of Artrocker which includes a free cd with a track by the band.

You can order the latest copy of Artrocker by clicking here.

Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading

Corin Ashley has just released his new single ‘Badfinger Bridge’ which features Ed Ball alongside Martin Carr and Rob Cieka from the Boo Radleys. The track was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

Corin Ashley

Here’s what Corin had to say about the recording:

“When I recorded this, I was thinking how much all the Creation fans (like myself) would enjoy it. I have purchased every single thing Ed has ever released, so it was a big thrill for me to get him on my record. And I was always a huge Boos fan, so to get those guys in the studio together for the first time in ten years meant a lot. We even invited Sice to sing the harmony, but he couldn’t make it and we had to “make do” with Ken Stringfellow. And to have it all happen in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, magical. I even just got a nice Facebook msg from Liam Gallagher saying the song is cool, so what more could a boy want?” Continue reading

Sean Jackson

After more than a decade away, Sean Jackson of 18 Wheeler returns with his debut solo album.

We caught up with him to talk about his time on the label, upsetting Kate Moss, gigging with Kim Fowley, life since the 90’s heyday and working with Joe Foster again on his excellent new album.

You can also hear a track from his new album.

Click here to read the interview.

Second mix featuring the singles in order of catalogue number, this chapter takes us from 1987 to 1990. This is where we first see the label dip its toes into the mainstream, firstly the House of Love and My Bloody Valentine grace the cover of the music papers in 1988 and then in 1990 Ride and Primal Scream give the label their first chart hits in the UK following the ‘Madchester’ explosion. Continue reading

Simon Scott - Navilis
Ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott releases his new 3″ cd called ‘Navilis’ following his solo album ‘Navigare’ last year.

It was written, recorded and mixed by Simon on 18th/19th December 2009 during heavy snowfall at studio o3o3o in Cambridge. NIVALIS cd-r comes in a SFH-ish huge folding-poster-artwork.

“The whole time i was writing this piece the snow just never stopped falling so i had this amazing visual flow that inspired me to keep on throwing musical ideas into the track. I had no intention to venture outside so I just kept on recording for two days, mixing as i went along, until the snow stopped. I added recordings of me clearing snow and ice from my doorstep whilst my heater was working flat out to push the sub zero temperatures up a few degrees. I see NIVALIS as a tribute to the winter, the snow and the beauty of how the seasons change here in England.” – Simon Scott

You can listen to ‘Nivalis’ below.

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You can keep up to date with Simon Scott on his blog by clicking here.