NOIR - 2016 Interview

For the latest interview on, Athan Maroulis - nowadays performing under the NOIR name - kindly gave up his time to discuss his current project and his musical past.

I've been following work by Maroulis since his time in the long-underrated band Spahn Ranch, so I was curious to know more. All photos were supplied courtesy of Athan Maroulis.

Tuesday Ten: 262: A Place Called England

Watching Frank Turner perform all of his (exceptional) album England Keep My Bones the other week - with a packed, young crowd bellow along to every word - got me thinking. Who else is actually writing songs about being proud to be English (or in some cases, British?)? Was there anyone else?

Tuesday Ten: 261: Tracks of the Month (May 2016)

Nearly half way through the year, and the great new music keeps coming thick and fast.

Tuesday Ten: 260: Tracks of the Month (May 1996)

Part four of my monthly rundown this year of tracks from 1996 that broadly, I still love now.

Tuesday Ten: 259: Age of Consent

I have no idea how this one came up. A particular song was mentioned in the pub on the Monday night of Whitby last month, and all of a sudden five or six of us were coming up with a long, long list of songs along the same lines.


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