Welcome to Eighth Day Magazine Issue Twenty-one, our third issue of the lockdown, available now in Print and eMag form! Yes, for these three issues, we have not only brought you some of our biggest ever interviews, but, as all your favourite musicians have been, just like you, have been forced into self-isolation, coverage of all the pandemic-related events as and when they have happened.
This month's cover star is former Public Image Ltd bassist turned Invaders of the Heart leader Jah Wobble, who spoke to us from his home in Stockport. Having just about managed to complete the supporting tour for his brand new album 'Ocean Blue Waves', he spoke to Alice Jones-Rodgers about all of that and much more in a career spanning interview quite unlike any with him you have seen before or are ever likely to see again!
Elsewhere, Alice also speaks to horror punk and one of the goth genres trailblazers Screaming Dead and Action Records founder Gordon Gibson about the legendary Preston shop's plans for reopening on the 15th June (a nice sign of things starting to get back to normal!), whilst Kevin Burke speaks at length to Welsh troubadour and The Alarm frontman Mike Peters about their upcoming Record Store Day release 'Stream [Hurricane of Change]' and much more; Jim McColloch and Anna Sheard of Scottish band Snowgoose about their forthcoming second album 'The Making of You' and Scottish filmmaker Grant McPhee about how his love of music and movies combine; Bob Osbourne of German Shepherd Records chats to Manchester singer-songwriter Mark Corrin about his many musical adventures, including solo work, the John Peel endorsed Shirokuma, Poppycock with The Fall's Una Baines; Rose & The Diamond Hand and Elastikbande and Peter Dennis catches up with Canadian hardcore punk band Counterparts to discuss their thirteen year history and latest album, last year's 'Nothing Left to Love' breaking the US Billboard Hot 200.
In our 'Introducing' section, Alice meets London-based singer-songwriter Oggy Why, whilst elsewhere, she reviews County Down three-piece Dean and Chapter's brand new single 'Nowhere'. Issue Twenty-one features a plethora of other reviews, with Alice also reviewing Sparks' twenty-fourth album 'A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip'; the new Johnny Flynn, Jena Malone and Marc Maron starring David Bowie biopic 'Stardust' and the definitive drum and bass documentary, 'Drum & Bass: The Movement'. Meanwhile, Paul Foden gives his verdict on the 'new' old Oasis single 'Don't Stop' and heads to the Nowhere Inn in Plymouth for the Rock for Ray charity festival.
And that's not all! Joey Class of Blackpool rockers The Senton Bombs joins us for another instalment of the exclusive 'Breaking the Record' series, this month talking about 'Blue Sunset', the second single to be taken from the band's forthcoming sixth album; Frenchy joins us for another rant, with this month's target being cyclists and there are nine brand new and exclusive Wasted World comic strips courtesy of Dan Webster!
You can find all this and much more in Eighth Day Magazine Issue Twenty-one, a 100 page genre-straddling rampage through six decades of music and film, which is yours to own now in Print and eMag form!
Issue Twenty-one was brought to you by the Eighth Day Magazine team:
Alice Jones-Rodgers: Editor-in-Chief, interviewer, writer, reviewer
Scott Rodgers: Photographer
Kevin Burke: Interviewer, writer and reviewer
Paul Foden: Interviewer, writer and reviewer
Peter Dennis: Interviewer, writer and reviewer
Wayne Reid: Interviewer, writer and reviewer
Dan Webster: Wasted World
Bob Osborne / German Shepherd Records: "Different Noises for Your Ears".
Joey Class: Guest writer.