INTERVIEW: Neil Calcutt, author of ‘Reader Meet Author’, a.k.a. the other Smiths DJ
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INTERVIEW: Neil Calcutt, author of ‘Reader Meet Author’, a.k.a. the other Smiths DJ

By Francesca Nottola Who is Neil Calcutt and why am I interviewing him? Neil is mostly known in Manchester – so far – as the deputy Smiths DJ at the legendary Smiths and Morrissey Disco held every first Friday of the month at the alternative dandy/punk/metal venue Star & Garter. The other DJ, Dave, has been … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Howe Gelb, July 2015
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INTERVIEW: Howe Gelb, July 2015

©July 2015 Stefania Ianne – All rights reserved. Twitter @stillarte Howe Gelb’s main band Giant Sand was born in 1985 with the release of Valley of Rain, officially starting the so-called ‘erosion-rock’ trend. Recently, the veteran of US alternative music scene and his mutating band have released yet another musical creation on New West Records: Heartbreak Pass. … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Cian Ciarán of Super Furry Animals and Zefur Wolves, May 2015
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INTERVIEW: Cian Ciarán of Super Furry Animals and Zefur Wolves, May 2015

©2015 Stefania Ianne – All rights reserved. Twitter @stillarte In May 2015, following two sold-out dates at the Brixton Academy in London, I had a chance to speak with Super Furry Animals’ keyboardist Cian Ciarán on behalf of Italian independent music magazine Rumore. I was given the wrong time for the interview, but Cian kindly took … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: GROVES  20/06/2015
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INTERVIEW: GROVES 20/06/2015

©2015 Francesca Nottola by Francesca Nottola Groves are a noise/punk/hippie three-piece band from Manchester. The ‘throat-splitting’ vocals are provided by Luca Corda, the ‘thunderous drums’ by his brother Mattia Corda and the gut-drilling bass by Richard Clarke. There are a few reasons why I asked them to be interviewed for us. I had already heard … Continue reading