A Conversation with Skinny Lister

Greenwich’s Skinny Lister are a band on a speeding upwards trajectory. Having released their debut “Forge & Flagon” back in 2012 via Rob Da Bank‘s Sunday Best Recordings, they have this year released their sophomore album “Down On Deptford Broadway” on Xtra Mile Recordings, which currently stands as one of our favourite releases of the year. We were lucky enough to catch up with the band at 2000trees recently, where we spoke to Max Thomas (mandolin, melodeon), Michael Camino (double bass) and Sam “Mule” Brace (guitar, concertina).

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A Conversation With Creeper

If you’re yet to hear of Creeper, then you must’ve been living under a gargantuan rock for the last 9 months. The band, made of former members of Our Time Down Here, Doomed From Day One, Hang The Bastard and The Afterparty deliver a darker version of a melodic punk sound. We tipped them to be “Ones To Watch in 2015“, their Palm Reader Records released 5 track EP is a belter and they’ve toured with some massive bands. Currently out on tour with the awesome Moose Blood, they’re set to roll through Swindon on Sunday (8th March) and we caught up with front man Will Gould to chat influences, festivals and board games…

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A Conversation with The Computers

The Computers are one of the most unusual, diverse and culturally relevant bands in the UK today. Their first record was breakneck punk rock, their second had those punk sounds but oozed motown and soul, and lord knows what the third will bring. Before they play Swindon and 2000 Trees Festival, we caught up with them to talk new albums, the importance of “scenes” and the meaning of life…
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A Conversation with Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys)

Back in 1998, Dropkick Murphys released their first full-length record. As legends of both the punk genre and Boston in general they’ve toured on every continent, had their music feature in a 5* Martin Scorsese movie and have played live at major sporting events. Alongside bassist and vocalist Ken Casey, drummer Matt Kelly is the only member to have played on the debut and the 7 albums that’ve followed. Before heading on a 6 week tour to Europe, The Colour Of Vinyl caught up with Matt to talk about touring, punk shows and growing up amongst things…
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A Conversation with Verses

Another really significant tour is about to roll through our neck of the woods here in Wiltshire; Brighton boys VERSES are on the cusp of becoming one of biggest names in the UK underground scene, and are heading out on tour to give everyone a chance to sample their anthemic rock sounds. On top of that, their debut album ‘Feel It Faster’ is released on 26th May. Before all this, I’ve caught up with front man Jason Danzelman…

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A Conversation with Brawlers

If you like to keep your eye on the awesome underground scene here in the UK, then no doubt you would’ve come across BRAWLERS of late. The lads from Leeds are on track to fast become your new favourite punk band, and they’re going to be all over festival season this summer. Before they head out on tour with scene heroes and my local lads Decade, I caught up with front man Harry George Johns…
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