Author: Sarah Corbett-Batson

An Election Waiting to Happen with Billy Bragg

Every generation has to find its own way to deal with the problems it faces. Red Wedge was our generation and it came out of a specific set of circumstances. Other generations will find other ways....

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Is God Dead? Ben Caplan Takes Stock

The sense of historical evolution removes from us a responsibility of safeguarding the hard-won victories of the last 100 years... interview with Hirsute folksinging historian Ben Caplan ...

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Lone Star State Of Mind – Peeking Behind The Curtain With Jarrod Dickenson

There are certainly things to be avoided in Nashville as far as I’m concerned. But to me that’s a different business altogether and it’s a different thing, it’s really the entertainment...

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A Warrior Soul Cradled In Tradition – Amy Montgomery

My music has a powerful message behind it and I think that the Celtic tradition cradles that. The stripe is a symbol to remind me of the warrior within me and when people look at it, it reminds them...

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More Authenticity, Less Plastic – Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Delivers On All Fronts

CFF 2019 showcased some incredible new talent. Amy Montgomery is one of the few performers who stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to lower your lens to breathe in the sheer brilliance of it...

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All The Songs Don’t Sound The Same – The Wedding Present @ O2 Islington

As Tommy hits 30, The Wedding Present keep in touch with their friends...

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Solidarity And Songwriting – Grace Petrie Interview Part 2

Sarah Corbett-Batson: To what extent do you feel that you’re preaching to the converted? Grace: What is the converted these days? I tell you, I can’t remember another time in my life that I’ve...

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Solidarity and Skittles – Grace Petrie Interview Part 1

Singer-songwriter Grace Petrie talks about her renewed faith in the Labour Party, queer politics and Skittles...

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Dig That Crazy Rhythm – Stick In The Wheel Drill Down

Trebuchet's Sarah Corbett-Batson interviews Folk exponents Stick in the Wheel. Cambridge Folk Festival 2018...

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Orian, Obadiah and McCartney? – Cambridge Folk Festival With O&O

Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled and American guitarist and singer, Obadiah Jones talk about how they first met and their songwriting experience with Paul McCartney...

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Cool As Folk – Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

ambridge Folk Festival 2018 poured the perfect mix with the extended weekend getting off to a flying start on Thursday with the fast and wild trashgrass of Whiskey Shivers. With a lead singer...

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The Great British Tattoo Show 2018

Now an established entry in the tattoo enthusiast’s calendar, the Great British Tattoo Show caters for the curious newcomer as well as seasoned, heavily-inked punters....

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Apply Yourself & Don’t Bullshit – Hollywood Undead (Interview)

 he large padded doors were closed tight. Tthere was a serene kind of peace and the faint smell of Brut in the air-conditioned room, and I remember E began whispering in the dark, ‘All the rides...

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Flaming in the Fog: Fields of the Nephilim, Kentish Town Forum

As other goth bands fall, Fields of the Nephilim still carry the torch through the graveyard...

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I haven’t jumped on the Corbyn express: Chris T-T: Interview (Part Two)

'If you sing about anything other than universal themes, you put people off'...

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‘I hope I can turn it down.’ Chris T-T Contemplates a Quieter Life (Interview)

Like holding back the tide, folk singer and reluctant activist Chris T-T struggles to adapt to a life without opinions...

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‘One chancy encounter to the next’: CC Smugglers (Interview)

Guerilla busking, singing with Jon Snow, and the prohibitive costs of haircare - CC Smugglers tell all...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

As ever, outstanding in its field....

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The Great British Tattoo Show 2017

Challenging conformity and promoting diversity - Ally Pally gets inked...

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London Tattoo Convention 2016

Inky fingers and fiery lipstick at the UK's premier tattoo and body art event...

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Progressive and Unifying Power: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Music for partying, reflection, loss, love and protest, CFF wins again....

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Summoning Unnerving Prophecy at the Kentish Town Forum (Fields of the Nephilim)

The goth's goths - Fields of the Nephilim, enchant the congregation at the Kentish Town Forum...

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Sweet Inspirations on the Elvis World Tour (Shawn Klush)

Shawn Klush takes care of business at the Watford Colosseum, setting up his Elvis World Tour UK dates...

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Maybe the world has finally caught up (Skunk Anansie at The Forum)

A triumphant homecoming from Skunk Anansie at the Kentish Town Forum, February 2016. Review...

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‘Meat is just like dog food to me’ [The Picturebooks]

We had a bassist but he tried to Yoko Ono us....

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Undiminished Diva [Marc Almond]

His ability to produce the heartbroken diva performance is undiminished....

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I’m not an arrogant jerk maniac (Chibi The Birthday Massacre)

It’s important to me to know that people can come up and talk to me and know that I’m not an arrogant jerk maniac....

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A bewitching yet ruinous and wretched pastime [The Picturebooks]

Combining classic garage rock, the North European darkness of doom metal and the melancholy exhilaration of riding a custom chopper through the old Route 66 ghost towns of Arizona...

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Take science out of it; everything is fiction (The Rezillos)

'the music, the song writing and the recorded performances are by far the most important thing'...

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Reeves Gabrels [Interview]

Reeves Gabrels, currently guitarist in The Cure and formerly David Bowie’s collaborator in Tin Machine, interviewed...

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