I interviewed Mike Cooley of Drive By Truckers earlier this year for Americana UK. We discussed a range of issues related to their new album American Band. The album has sold very well and features highly in a number of ‘Album of the Year’ lists, including being Number 1 in the Bitter Southerner 2016 list.
The interview is even more valuable now in light of recent developments with Mike pulling no punches. Read it and hopefully enjoy Drive By Truckers when they tour here in March.
I interviewed Wilko in June 2012 as the book ‘Looking Back at Me’ with Zoe Howe was launched.
The last four years have certainly been a challenge for Wilko as he battled cancer. I met him again in August 2013 just before what many felt could have been his final performance at Bingley. His spirit was unbreakable and his performance was almost spiritual.
The interview originally featured in Wrexham Leader, Wrexham.com and Louder than War but it’s still one of my favourites so it’s worth another read.
In the land of the bland, the guitar riff will be King and Slade always had those to burn.
Slade, who play The William Aston Hall on Sunday, are a band who have certainly played a big role in the story of British popular music.
Watch the superb new 360 degree video from The Roseville Band of their latest single Blood, the title track from their new album, which is set for release in early February 2017 on Young Rebel Records. Fans who pre-order the new album can get Blood as a free download.
The video is filmed using 360° filming technology, and is created by the Wrexham based filmcafe.
The band will be touring throughout Europe in February before hitting the UK in March.
For more info go to www.facebook.com/therosevilleband