Chris Tsangarides, The Dark Lord of Dover and Grammy-nominated producer, has passed away at the age of sixty-one.
Ruts DC are as powerful and relevant as ever.
Ten great moments from The Good Life Experience 2017.
Welsh legends take fans into the Fourth Dimension at Llangollen International Pavilion
It’s possible to view any live performance in 3D; three separate but intertwined dimensions that give you a genuine feel for the experience and what makes it special. However, tonight was that rare exception; a performance that sent us hurtling into the fourth dimension.
Great Line-up to celebrate twenty years.
The Llangollen Fringe will celebrate twenty years next week and is offering a line-up that is as diverse, eclectic and imaginative as ever. The range of events will take place from July 13th to 23rd in various venues in and around the North Wales town.
Songs of insight, empathy and knowledge, his best work yet.
UK Decay frontman Steve ‘Abbo’ Abbott on Dylan Thomas, Beethoven and that interview.
The recent release of the 5 CD boxset, Silhouettes and Statues, A Gothic Revolution 1978-86 has prompted a fresh analysis of what has become one of the most enduring subcultures over the past thirty years. With the standardised, almost corporate, image associated with the movement today, it is easy to overlook that the birth of the dark scene was actually forged in the white heat of the Punk and Post-Punk scene of the late Seventies and early Eighties. One of the main torch bearers of this scene, and certainly one of the most influential, was UK Decay and I recently caught up with frontman Abbo, whose interview with Steve Keaton for Sounds in February 1981 saw the term ‘Punk Gothique’ coined for the first time.
Sometimes things just come together, most often it’s a plan as demonstrated time and again in the A Team and now here in the serene Medieval setting of St Giles’ Parish Church, Wrexham. Standing for over five hundred years it has certainly witnessed some changes, reputedly Oliver Cromwell, took sufficient umbrage that he opened fire on the place with canon. It survived and still stands firm, a permanent beacon of hope, strength and tranquillity for those of the parish in need. A symbol of consistency in change, reassurance in uncertain times.
The Spartan Warriors of Punk will never surrender.
When Ruts DC sang “We’ll never surrender!” during the inestimable Staring At The Rude Boys, they were neatly summing up the entire evening and the sold out tour of which it was a part.
As the sold out Stranglers tour heads towards a climax in the North West, we thought it worth publishing a classic interview with Baz, originally featured on Louder Than War to preview the 2015 tour.