Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001)

It’s just over 40 years since TV21 released their debut single ‘Playing With Fire’ / ‘Shattered By It All’ on their own Powbeat label. Had I been slightly better organised I’d have marked this anniversary by publishing this piece on the release date in April but, hey, better late than never. TV21 were the first…

What Happens When You Leave Guitars In The Cupboard – TV21 live

Tv21 Fritz van Helsing Memorial Night 2013 – TV21 / Shock and Awe / Desperation A.M. – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh – 30th June 2013 Last night saw a trip over the bridge to catch a rare live appearance by TV21, as part of the second Fritz van Helsing Memorial Night. Whilst it was only half an…

A Brighter Beat – The Final Word

Impossible really to sum up all the emotions surrounding yesterday’s A Brighter Beat in Cupar. I had six of my favourite bands in the one room, five of them played awesome sets (in the case of Cancel The Astronauts, probably the best I’ve seen them play). But the conflicting emotions arise because Sam Barber &…

A Brighter Beat Preview 3 – TV21 interview

Many, many years ago I submitted a reader’s top 10 to Melody Maker – and it got printed. Looking back it seems quite a naive selection – what would pretty much only qualify as a playlist these days – lacking breadth and a wider appreciation of all the music before and (understandably) since. But at…

A Brighter Beat – How to get tickets

No more tinkering with the ‘A Brighter Beat‘ poster – that’s it. Although strictly speaking that’s the flyer. Yes –  Kid Canaveral, Cancel The Astronauts, TV21, Martin John Henry, The Bad Books and Sam Barber & the Outcasts all for a tenner – profits to the Kingdom Kids charity. Anyhow, pedantry aside, tickets are now…

A Brighter Beat #3 – The Final Two Acts

No-one that has read the blog ever will be surprised that the last two bands on the bill would be right at the top of my wishlist. Kid Canaveral have featured on here regularly over the last 3 or 4 years. They’re a great live act and have the songs to back that up. LP…