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

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