Interviews


Keeping time: An Interview with The Amorettes’ Hannah McKay


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It’s been a prolific couple of years for the Scottish trio of The Amorettes. After a bunch of tours supporting Black Star Riders, Ash and Danko Jones, and the release of their second album ‘Game On’. The band now find themselves undertaking another tour at the beginning in April, as well as preparing to go into the studio to produce their third studio album.

They’re also nominated for a selection of awards this Saturday at the Pure Rawk Awards, as well as being on the bill at the event to close the show. Drummer, Hannah McKay took some time out to talk to Shaun Neary about the bands experiences, expectations for the new album and future plans. Continue Reading


Interview: A Therapy? session with Michael McKeegan.


When one talks about the music scene in Northern Ireland, there really hasn’t been one band or artist more dominant throughout the 90s, 00’s, and now in 2016 and still showing no signs of slowing down, then one can only be talking about Antrim’s own, Therapy? ‘Tides’, the third single from the bands 14th studio album ‘Disquiet’ is due for physical release in April. Bassist and resident Evil Priest, Michael McKeegan took some time out to chat to Shaun Neary before the band headed back out on the road. Continue Reading


AAA: Ashestoangels – The Tunnels, Bristol 24/01/2016


To give an indication of how fast time actually has flown, it’s only been eight months since we touched base with the guys from Bristol’s Ashestoangels. In that time, they have managed to embark on another UK tour, fly over and tour the United States and start writing and recording material for their upcoming fourth album.

Their video for “Find Hell” surfaced only a week ago, and the band find themselves coming home again, as The Last Sunrise tour with Aiden stopped off at The Tunnels in Bristol last Sunday night. We were fortunate enough to get a few words from the band about the upcoming album and their recent tour, as well as get an all access photo pass to the show. Continue Reading


“We cannot stop, and we will not stop” – An Interview with The Scaramanga Six


The Scaramanga Six have been making music for 20 years now, and have eight studio albums and a long list of EP’s to their name. Yet despite this, and even though the underground music sites have been championing their dramatic pop rock for some time, they have yet to find themselves basking in the public adoration that they’ve long deserved.

With the release of album number eight The Terrifying Dream maybe that could all change. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Morricone, one half of the twin brother axis around which the band revolves, talks dreams, musicals and forcing the band’s music into the centre of your attention. Continue Reading


“We’re only in it for the puns” – An interview with Kleine Schweine


Their tunes rarely break the two minute mark and their song titles are a never ending assault of punnage, so on this evidence you might think that Leeds’ Kleine Schweine are just another throw away punk band, but you’d be wrong. With lyrics that are as much a history lesson as they are a skewering of modern day politics, Kleine Schweine are a band who, in the tradition of groups such as Dead Kennedys, marry hard hitting lyrics to humour, buzzsaw guitars, aggression and hooks.

Earlier this year they released their second album In Your Own Back Yard via Pledge music, and in October they’ll be taking their raucous punk rock to the unusual climes of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Bassist Declan Hogan took some time out from writing political puns to answer a few questions. Continue Reading