Tag : interview

In the Middle with The Saw Doctors

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We got down with one of Ireland’s most successful bands and talked touring, committed fans and music-themed cakes. Having had such a long break from touring, how was it to finally get back on the road? During the break from Saw Doctors’ touring, Anto and myself did numerous tours – … Read More

In the Middle with Pictish Trail

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Being a big fan of Johnny Lynch or, to call him by his stay name, Pictish Trail, I was slightly nervous when I was told to ring his landline due to a lack of mobile phone reception on the small Isle of Eigg. After half expecting someone else to answer … Read More

In The Middle with The Big Moon

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The Gryphon Music caught up with drummer of The Big Moon, Fern Ford, ahead of the release of their debut album Love in the 4thDimension and their spot at Live at Leeds next month. The recording process for their debut has had its challenges. Ford describes their tight schedule of … Read More

In the Middle with Creeper

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Creeper are a difficult band to pin down. Their theatrical flair and highly cultivated aesthetic set them apart from the gritty realism of the current punk scene, while their meticulously crafted characters and storylines make them a rarity not just stylistically but lyrically as well. Just two years on from … Read More

Local Leeds: In The Middle with Team Picture

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Team Picture are, in their own words, ‘a group of polite individuals living in Leeds’. What’s more, they’re pioneering an exciting brand of explosive psych and kraut than has seen them ascend, in my words ‘meteorically’, in their words ‘like a weather balloon’, already earning slots at Live At Leeds … Read More

In The Middle with Hawkwind

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  I recently spoke to Richard Chadwick, the very-underrated drummer of space-rock pioneers Hawkwind, about his thoughts on modern psychedelic music, and was very surprised to say the least to find that his hopes for psychedelia’s future lay in experimental black metal. And as if that wasn’t interesting enough, he … Read More

In the Middle with The Stranglers

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Very few people ever get to meet their favourite bands, but Barry “Baz” Warne took it a step further, and actually became the frontman of his favourite band, The Stranglers, in 2006, after becoming their guitarist in 2000. I ask him if he listens to much modern punk. “Not really. … Read More

In The Middle with The Shimmer Band

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The Shimmer Band are one of the latest bands to emerge on the alternative music scene. Originally from Bristol, their music has been described as a sort of psychedelic rock. On Thursday night, they played Brudenell and The Gryphon got a chance to chat to their lead singer, Tom Newman. … Read More

In The Middle with Broken Witt Rebels

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Mark my words, Broken Witt Rebels are going to be absolutely HUGE in a few years. Where modesty seems to be the rock star style these days Danny Core (lead singer) exudes charisma, Brummy charm and arrogance in equal measure to make for the frontman rock has been holding out … Read More

In The Middle with Tom Grennan

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I sat down with Tom Grennan before his sold-out show at Brudenell Games Room to discuss his first headline tour, new EP Release the Brakes and what the future holds for the emerging star. Clearly enjoying the perks of his growing fame, he was recovering from the previous night at … Read More