Stephen Sinnott-Clarke

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Wearer of that stupid man suit.

Articles by Stephen Sinnott-Clarke

Fatalists – Wayward Navigation

Fatalists wouldn’t have gone amiss on an Albini curated festival as such, and I think they’d have been a highlight of it too.

Songhoy Blues – Résistance

If their music were a square peg, then happiness would be the square hole into which it perfectly fits.

Take Me Somewhere Nice

Back before the summer of 2014 we got the terrible news that one of our writers had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. However, the early prognosis was positive, some quick treatment and he should be back with us. Little did we realise then that it would turn in to a 14 month odyssey that would take Stephen to the brink physically and emotionally. In his own words, Stephen tells his story and how he used music as a crutch in the dark times.

Interview: Shige Born from Stubborn Father

Chaotic, intense, and unrelentingly brutal, veteran hardcore act STUBBORN FATHER chat to us about their new release, and the state of hardcore music in Japan. By Phil Kaberry

Interview: Tim Waterfield from Karhide

Tim Waterfield (AKA Karhide) had a chat with us recently to discuss new EP ‘Colossus’, and other future endeavors. By Dan Salter.

Interview: Yoseph Leigh Branton from Polymath

Math Rock trio Polymath recently blew our minds at the amazing Strangeforms festival in Leeds, and have just played a handful of dates around the UK. Bassist Yoseph Leigh Branton had a chat with us about what’s in store for the future. – By Stephen Lee Clarke.

Silo – Work

A collection of discordant and distorted digital soundscapes that welcome you with open arms, as long as you have an open mind that’s ready to be rewarded. By Stephen Clarke

Hunter Ellis – The Healing Power Of Laughter

Thirteen floors of aural architecture that have been built carefully and purposefully to create a sonic structure of immense beauty and intrigue that stands proud and tall. by Stephen Lee Clarke.

Interview: Isaac Gale from Marijuana Deathsquads

Marijuana Deathsquads blew in to our lives earlier this year with their insane Oh My Sexy Lord album. Stephen lee Clarke grabbed some virtual interview time with Isaac Gale.

Echoes of the Past: Pink Floyd – The Wall

In his first piece of music writing of any kind, Gavin Davison recounts his first experiences with Pink Floyd’s seminal The Wall album and how it changed his view on music forever….

Jesus Christ – We Will Fight

At this moment, they haven’t yet nailed it. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

A Clean Kitchen Is A Happy Kitchen – The History Of Music: A Mosaic

This is an album that could very well be the cool kid at school that never gave a shit about being popular, and who did things his way – by his rules and his rules alone. By Stephen Clarke

Interview: Adam Nodwell from British Wildlife Festival

Adam Nodwell has been a huge part of the Leeds DIY scene for some time now. Amongst the chaos of sorting out this year’s festival he took what little time of his own to answer a few questions for us. By Stephen Clarke

Interview: James from Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses have just announced dates for a UK tour and will debut new tracks from their upcoming album, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’. James Brown took some time out to talk to us about what to expect. By Stephen Lee Clarke.

Fatalists – Unwelded

There’s plenty here for fans of all things noisy, angular and melodic, a mixed bag of sonic flavours that meld together. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

Dead Ranch – Antler Royal

A true statement for a tight-as-fuck, down-tuned colossus that will leave you with a huge grin on your face, and the fear of god in your eyes. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

Marijuana Deathsquads – Oh My Sexy Lord

It’s the breathtaking feeling of an adrenaline rush combined with electro-organic soundscapes warning you of an approaching apocalypse. By Stephen Lee Clarke

Echoes of the Past 24: Faith No More – Angel Dust

“Angel Dust… had me confused, scared, salivating, excited and everything else in between” – by Stephen Lee Clarke

Hejira – Prayer Before Birth

Each track has it’s own distinct individuality, yet they blend together effortlessly. There is much to keep the senses going throughout this 11 track orchestral art-rock beauty. By Stephen Lee Clarke

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