Articles by Gaz Cloud
A soldier and a conqueror, Andy Powell’s been fighting to be free for nearly half a century with acclaimed blues, rock and progressive act Wishbone Ash. Hear what Andy has to say for himself.
From inventing psytrance to introducing the world to Lemmy, Hawkwind have a colourful past. Now, with a young Haz Wheaton injecting the same energy as the aforementioned bassist, the band are riding high again. Dave, Dibs and co discuss their legacy, live performance and LSD – there’s every reason to believe Hawkwind will have just as colourful a future.
Before their current European tour began, we caught up with Gong prior to their headline show at at HRH Prog earlier this year to talk about winning over sceptics on the road, their new album, the greatest guitar riff of all time and Pot Head Pixies.
The curation at Be Prog! My Friend is as unique as the setting – in 2015 Be Prog! famously married Meshuggah and Camel. This year, challenging music is placed at the heart of a left-of-centre progressive bill. . .
Riverside set out to curate a collective musical and emotional catharsis. They achieve this emphatically.
Ahead of their headline performance at KozFest this weekend, we publish an in depth piece with one of the most revered names in jazz rock fusion.
Ahead of the band’s appearance at Be Prog! My Friend on Saturday, Gaz Cloud spoke to Vincent Cavanagh about art, brotherhood and Anathema’s tour and new album.
As Be Prog! My Friend gets closer, Gaz Cloud grills Juan Antonio Munoz, the festival founder and organiser, on what makes his event so special.
Einar Solberg’s Leprous will be playing a special “request show” at this year’s Be Prog! My Friend. Gaz Cloud asked him some questions.
Ahead of their appearance at Be Prog! My Friend in Barcelona this summer, Gaz Cloud caught up with Jardín de la Croix bassist Nacho Hernandez.
Gaz Cloud talks to Jim Grey from Caligula’s Horse about his plans for the band’s upcoming appearance at Be Prog! My Friend.
HRH Prog V is a resounding success, with headliners Gong, Hawkwind and Wishbone Ash all turning in superlative sets.
Ahead of a rare London performance on 27th April, Gaz Cloud talked music and coexistence with Isreali singer-songwriter David Broza, and Palestinian collaborator, refugee and hip-hop artist Muhammad Mughrabi.
Robert John Godfrey has made way for a new generation in the band he formed 43 years ago. In a feature piece containing an extended interview and gig review that takes in three key performances, we look back at his last days in the band and forward to see what the future holds for The Enid.
With less than a month to go until HRH’s Prog V kicks off in North Wales, we present the first of our pre-event features: an interview with Chic Festivals charismatic and outspoken CEO, Jonni Davis.
The Orb’s risk-taking approach to live performance surely loses the band fans from time to time. This evening, it’s safe to say that the band have converted more curious onlookers than they’ve disappointed fans favouring a more conservative strategy.
MonkeyTrial make spacey, ambient electronica with guitars interwoven into their sound… a far cry from ambient music’s more experimental offerings, instead offering rhythm and harmony as key components of a dynamic sound.
Gaz Cloud gives us an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of techno experimentalist Jose Macabra.
Draper can and will do better. Here, it seems the EP’s running time is an obstacle to be surmounted. Draper is here, bereft of ideas. It is inevitable that the album will amount to more than this taster, and here’s hoping that Steven Wilson’s involvement on that record is more emphatic than on this one. What we have here is a fine EP, just one that further underlines that Six was a one-off, whose creator doesn’t understand its own genius. By Gaz Cloud
“The band are masters of illusion – capable of creating powerful, mesmeric soundscapes without ever losing the human touch that made them so appealing in the first place,” by Gaz Cloud.
Ahead of this year’s HRH Prog festival, which starts on Thursday, we sent two of our resident progheads, Charlie Gardner & Gaz Cloud, out to talk to some of the bands on the bill. In this episode, they talk to Mikko Von Hertzen.