Tim Foster

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I've been doing bits and bobs on music for about 10 years-still learning, still insufficient knowledge!

Articles by Tim Foster

Interview: Ren Aldridge from Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls is a post-hardcore band fuelled by feminist convictions, left politics and righteous anger who have an integrity backing up their words. Tim Foster caught up with lead singer Ren Aldridge to find out more.

Interview: Valentina Magaletti from The Oscillation & Tomaga

Drummer and multi-instrumentalists Valentina Magaletti is possibly best known as both the drummer of psych band The Oscillation and for her work with Tom Relleen as experimental band Tomaga. Valentina was also the drummer on Blackest Ever Black releases; Raime and Moin, has recorded with Shit and Shine and is drummer with new London band Vanishing Twin. Highly rated by fellow musicians she took time out from a hectic schedule to kindly give Tim Foster an interview

Interview: Steph from Big Joanie

London based Big Joanie describe themselves as sounding like ‘The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis’! With a new single ‘Crooked Room’ recently released, Tim Foster caught up with Steph from the band for a chat.

Interview: Charles Hayward

Charles Hayward has spent over 35 years involved in ground breaking post-punk, experimental and art rock bands including Camberwell Now, The Raincoats, Massacre, Hot Chip and Monkey Puzzle Trio. Alongside his involvement with these and other bands Charles has also been involved with youth and disability music projects, community workshops and art installations. To be honest it would be ridiculous to NOT interview him! By Tim Foster

The Pop Group – The Boys Whose Head Exploded

This is an excellent album of abrasive funk/punk/free jazz which points out economic injustice, militarism, exploitation and inequality without being preachy, recognising that we have all been infected in some way. By Tim Foster

Echo Chamber: Cultural Resources and the Construction of Self

“We construct our sense of self using the cultural resources available to us- if we limit ourselves to those resources that are readily to hand we will end up as embodiments of capitalist norms” – By Tim Foster

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