Jane Duffus - These Things Happen - The Sarah Records Story
Jane Duffus in conversation with David Eastaugh
This is the definitive history of Sarah Records; the Bristol-based label that signed the acts no major label would touch but who you wanted to hear.
Sarah put out a board game, produced cut 'n' paste fanzines and stuck two fingers up to the mainstream music industry. Sarah was your secret world and it was located in the heart of Bristol. Sarah Records lasted for seven years, nine months and 11 days.
In These Things Happen, those who were there at the beating heart of the indie-pop world reveal the deepest, darkest secrets of what really went into making Sarah’s pop masterpieces. Featuring almost 130 interviews, including at least one member of every single band (as well as the world exclusive first interview with Christine of Christine’s Cat fame), this book is an oral history of a defining moment in pop history.
The Snake Corps - Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis in conversation with David Eastaugh
The Snake Corps were formed in 1984 by members of Sad Lovers & Giants. Tristan Garel-Funk and Nigel Pollard conceived the band, but Pollard left prior to recording the first album. Vocalist Marc Lewis responded to an advert in Melody Maker for a singer and shared a flat with Garel-Funk, the pair recruited Liam McGuinness on Bass and John Greville of Rudimentary Peni on drums.
The music was an original fusion of post-punk, indie rock and a dynamic guitar and vocal soundscape. Not unlike Sad Lovers & Giants before them, they focused on creating dreamy rock anthems and at least partly, discarded the post-punk influences of many their contemporaries. Consequently, the band found that the European market was more aligned to their musical style and they toured abroad extensively.
Johnette Napolitano - Concrete Blonde
Johnette Napolitano in conversation with David Eastaugh
In 1986, Napolitano co-founded Concrete Blonde with guitarist James Mankey. She sang and sometimes played bass guitar. The pair had worked together under a variety of names since 1982. They released seven studio albums between 1986 and 2004.
June Miles-Kingston - Mo-dettes, Everything But The Girl, Fun Boy Three, Feargal Sharkey, Communards.
June Miles-Kingston in conversation with David Eastaugh
British singer and drummer, best known for her work with various successful bands and singers in the 1980s. She was a founding member of the post-punk group the Mo-dettes, which lasted from 1979 to 1982, and later became a session drummer and backing vocalist for a variety of British post-punk, new wave, and pop artists.
The Boo Radleys - Simon “Sice” Rowbottom
Simon 'Sice' Rowbottom in conversation with David Eastaugh
The band's seventh studio album, Keep on with Falling, was released on 11 March 2022. Eight was announced on January 2023 to be released on the same year alongside the new single "Seeker".