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Too Much Junkie Business – an interview with legendary Heartbreakers guitarist Walter Lure

When the New York Dolls splintered in an explosion of mascara and recrimination it was a prophecy fulfilled. Too much, too soon. But in their wake they left a legion. From Television, to The Ramones, Blondie and their Bowery ilk,... Continue Reading →

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Extracting Wasps from Stings in Flight. An(other) interview with David J Haskins.

Forty years is a long time. Forty times around the sun. Ideas and movements rise and fall, technology transforms us, culture squirms and dances on, splintering and reforming yogic and mercurial as the world becomes scarcely recognisable in the interim.... Continue Reading →

H O T E L – Live at Leadbelly 12-07-18

There’s a chill wind on King Street but a warmth in the bossom of the Leadbelly. A soft glow permeates the murmuring current and soft clink of glasses as H O T E L emerge. Refugees from the good ship... Continue Reading →

A Transmission on the Midnight Radio- An interview with John Cameron Mitchell

Botched and all sewn up. From American Forces Radio to trailer park tears. The scent of Luther lingering. Vermouth on the rocks. Six inches forward five inches back. The new Berlin Wall baby. Whether you like it or not. Hedwig.... Continue Reading →

To the Batcave!

The underground has always been powered by the DIY spirit, where in a world of consumers, some dare to participate. Ever since the days of ‘Sniffin Glue’ and ‘Spiral Scratch’ the urge to create and take matters into one’s own... Continue Reading →

Chewing on You – An Interview with Rat Scabies

The Damned were there at the beginning. They’re probably still on your bedroom wall. With ‘New Rose’ (their ‘deathless anthem of nuclear-strength romantic angst’) and then ‘Damned Damned Damned’ they were the first gang on wax. Progenitors of punk, grand guignol... Continue Reading →

Refurbish your Helmet with HOWL and BATCAVE PRODUCTIONS

Emerging from Sydney Australia in 2012, Howl are a group of four pale orphans who ignited the local scene briefly with their unique helmet-on-the-bus style take on Deathrock and Post-Punk themes. Sticking around long enough to record the seminal (citation... Continue Reading →

…and the band played on. An interview with Daniel Ash.

I first heard Bauhaus when I was about 16 or 17. The song in question was Crowds, a maudlin little number almost bereft of guitars that I encountered on a community radio station up at the dusty end of the... Continue Reading →

Donovan, Rozz Williams and the Origin of that Voice

  Shortly after the tolling bells and strident drum beat that announce the arrival of ‘Cavity: First Communion’ off Christian Death’s groundbreaking debut LP Only Theatre of Pain come rolling and unfurling out of the speakers, the world was introduced to the... Continue Reading →

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