Al Murray interview: ‘Everything Pub Landlord says is mental rubbish’

You probably know him best as The Pub Landlord, but when he’s not serving pints (or a glass of white wine for the ladies), Al Murray has been known to ROCK OUT.

As well as being the sticksman for rock covers band and Download Festival veterans T-34, Murray has joined rawk station Planet Rock to front its Sunday morning show ‘Defender of the Planet Rock Tradition’ from May 26. Here’s what he had to say about it.

Edwyn Collins interview: ‘The quest for indie world domination’

Thirty years after ‘Rip It Up’, 18 years after ‘A Girl Like You’ and eight years after a double brain haemorrhage, Edwyn Collins may well have released the best album of his career.

Understated bounces off the plastic and rattles round your eardrums with melodic charm and we got in touch with Edwyn and his wife, manager and partner-in-crime Grace Maxwell to talk all about it

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Art Brut Eddie Argos interview: ‘Ten years? That’s classic rock!’

This year, against most odds, Art Brut celebrate their tenth birthday – and frontman Eddie Argos sounds more surprised than we do.

So a decade since ‘Formed a Band’ sensibly warned us against buying our records from supermarkets, Digital Spy caught up with Eddie ahead of the release of their career-spanning compilation Art Brut Top of the Pops. Here’s what he had to say.

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Karl Hyde interview: ‘Chilled-out moments between the banging tunes’

For the last 35 years or so, Karl Hyde has been half (then a third, then back to a half) of one the greatest ever British dance acts.

He’s promised Digital Spy that he and Rick Smith are still happy to make records as Underworld, but before then there’s the matter of his solo debut Edgeland, released later this month.

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Suede interview: ‘We don’t like it when bands reform’

Before PulpThe Stone Roses and Blur (again) announced their recent comebacks, British guitar pop pioneers Suede had stolen a lead with their live return.

They haven’t wasted that headstart either, and this month release their sixth studio album Bloodsports, a decade after their last A New Morning.

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