What a year 2014 has been, especially if you’re a member of Slowdive. 12 months ago they hadn’t played together for nearly 20 years, this year they spent much of the year playing to huge festival crowds followed by a North American tour. Their live dates conclude this weekend with two nights at The Forum in London.
This week marks 25 years since the release of My Bloody Valentine’s groundbreaking ‘Isn’t Anything’ album.
Following the release of his sixth solo album ‘Songbox’, Pete Astor (The Loft/Weather Prophets) was recently interviewed by Lawrence from Felt and this has been made into two short films by director Paul Kelly. You can watch the interview below.
The new Pete Astor album marks a change in direction from his more experimental, post-Creation work in groups such as Ellis Island Sound and the Wisdom of Harry. Backed by the woodwinds of Keiron Phelan (State River Widening, Phelan-Sheppard) and Jenny Brand (Kluster Ensemble), together with layers of guitars, drums and keyboards from David Sheppard (State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound) and supported by the harmony vocals of Angèle David-Guillou (Piano Magic, Klima), the eleven essays on Songbox offer an abundance of lushly arranged, timeless chamber-rock, brimming with wry lyrical insight and haunting melodic hooks. Continue reading
Alan McGee has given another great interview whilst promoting the new Upside Down film. This time he spoke to Music Film Web about acting, UFO’s and why he’s not interested in resurrecting Creation Records. Continue reading
This is The Loft’s first radio interview in 26 years with Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, broadcast live on 12th May 2011.
In the interview the band choose a selection of tracks and revisit their 1984 Radio 1 session tracks. They also talk about how they became involved with Creation Records, the recent ‘Upside Down’ film and the night they split up on stage at Hammersmith Palais. Continue reading
Alan McGee has been busy lately giving loads of interviews promoting Upside Down. Kelley has posted most of these on our Facebook page so don’t forget to join if you wanna be kept up to date. Below is another excellent interview he did with North East music magazine NARC. Continue reading
Alan McGee gave a great interview with Jo Whiley on Radio 2 this week, Jo was as enthusiastic as ever and played tracks by the House of Love, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
In the interview they discuss the Television Personalities, the Gallaghers, the Creation years and the forthcoming film. Continue reading
Alan McGee has given an interview in this months Mojo magazine.
You can read the interview below.
November 1st marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Psychocandy, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album.
To celebrate Jim Reid has given an interview to the Von Pip Musical Express where he talks about the album comparing it to “an old photograph” and the backlash they recieved after their initial success. He also answers the inevitable question if the band will celebrate the anniversary by playing the album at some live dates… “I wouldn’t rule it out, but the truth of the matter is it’s a very hard record to play live.”
To read the full interview click here.
The band recently released a 2CD ‘best of’ which you can get for a mere £4.99 by clicking here.
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.