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Peter Hook Interview: “I’ve managed to take Joy Division all round the world”

I’m desperate to do a book that has a happy ending and I’m hoping that I don’t have to resort to fiction. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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Stephen Morris interview: “We didn’t want to be Joy Division anymore, but we didn’t know anything else”

There aren’t even many colour pictures of Ian, they’re all black and white. Which is kind of how I’ve begun to remember it.

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13 Questions

13 Questions with Dave Haslam

What band or record changed to course of your life?
“Joy Division is really the only answer I can give”

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Features

Eric’s – a personal journey through Liverpool’s original punk club

At the tender age of 16 and in one single afternoon, we had been to a punk club, seen Joy Division and got an autograph from a Sex Pistol. How could we not fall in love with this wonderful place?!

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Features Interviews

New Noise: In Conversation with Prison Behaviour’s Mark Greenwood

We sit down with the Liverpool-based experimentalist and talk about his latest album, ‘Secret Circus’.

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Album Reviews

Antietam: His Majesty’s Request: A Wink O’Bannon Select – “a fitting tribute”

The New York trio are joined by an all-star cast in honour of Louisville musician and ex-Eleventh Dream Day guitarist, Wink O’Bannon.

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Features Interviews

Sunstack Jones and Mai 68 bring back the flexi disc

“All the feedback we’ve had from the record has been great, it’s just that we could do with millions more people hearing it”

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Interviews

Kirk Brandon interview: “You can’t just be a retro act.”

“I don’t really know where we are now, but I know it’s not a good place.”

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Features Interviews

Russell Webb interview: “I’m a huge believer that miracles happen all the time”

We talk to the man who underpinned The Skids, The Armoury Show and PiL

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13 Questions

13 Questions with Guardian Singles

On the back of their debut album, the New Zealand collective answer our ever important 13 questions.

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Albums Features

The Greatest Gift: Best EPs Ever Made

“An EP can be an instant snapshot of a band whereas an album is often more of a considered far-reaching statement.”

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Album Reviews

Qlowski: Quale Futuro? – “searing new found urgency”

The London-based punk collective impress with their debut.

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Bobhowla interview: “I’ve always experimented with throwing imagery into songwriting”

With their debut album, “Everything’s Wrong, But It’s Alright” fresh from the pressing plant, we sit down with Bobhowla’s Howard Doupe.

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13 Questions

Meet the Team: 13 Questions with Banjo

That’s what music does, it changes you. It influences what you do, who you see and who you are.

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Lost Albums

Love Tractor: Love Tractor – “post-punk jangle-pop grooves”

One of Athens, Georgia’s lost albums gets reissued and we see how it has fared over time.

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Film

David Byrne’s American Utopia – “there’s never a dull moment”

With the help of Spike Lee, David Byrne takes his era-defining live show to Broadway.

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13 Questions

13 Questions with The Room in the Wood

When did you last get into an argument?
“It might be easier to ask ‘when didn’t I?’ Something I should probably curb”

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Syd Barrett – Remember When You Were Young, You Shone Like the Sun

Sometimes, Barrett was simply not able to function as a live musician, to the extent of being unable to even hold a plectrum.

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Dave Haslam Interview: “There is a redemptive power in music”

“We’re not a religious people really, but that doesn’t stop us being spiritual or wanting to enjoy and be overwhelmed by communal experience”

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“The tyranny of collecting” – why I gave away my entire record collection

I still listen to as much music as I ever have. And that, when all is said and done, is what’s important. It’s not the collecting, cataloging or storing, it is the listening that is the most crucial part of being a music fan.