Music interview – The Twang: ‘I haven’t had a proper job for ten years and that was always the plan’
Indie rock band The Twang are marking the 10th anniversary of their hit debut album Love It When I Feel Like This with a ‘best of’ record and a national tour. Ahead of their visit to O2 Academy Leeds, singer Phil Etheridge spoke to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Music interview – Steps: ‘We wanted to get people back on the dancefloor’
Faye Tozer is bubbling with enthusiasm. Having seen her reformed group Steps restored to the upper reaches of the charts earlier this year, she and fellow singers Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee and Ian ‘H’ Watkins are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a tour of the nation’s arenas.
Music interview: Simon Raymonde on the road to Lost Horizons
Lost Horizons is a collaboration between Simon Raymonde, boss of the independent record label Bella Union who previously played bass and keyboards in Cocteau Twins, and Richie Thomas, one-time drummer in Dif Juz and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Gig preview: Pharoah Sanders at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Belgrave Music Hall – the setting for Pharoah Sanders’s first ever appearance in Leeds next Thursday – is accustomed to hosting cutting edge indie rock and electronica-orientated explorations into the unknown.