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TQ46/47 – 60 pages - - £10/ £14/ £16
We discover The Lubber Fiend, space in the centre of Newcastle, England. The ‘why’s and wherefores’ of TUSK and livestreaming are explained. We interview the head honcho at a new DIY label, ‘Difficult Art And Music’. Gawain Hewitt explains how free improvisation got him back to making sound. We catch up with ORINJ – an amazing trio of teenagers. We interview Daughters of the Desert and Wes Stephenson tells all about jazz in the North East of England. Cassette tapes, mixtapes and pop anarchy all loom large. Following the round table discussion between Dave Clarkson, Paul Wormhole and myself in TQ31, we present the next round table on the topic of ‘improvisation’.
TQ45 – 28 pages
We catch up with Goodparley. We interview Anatomy of the Heads and catch up with Phil Tyler of Bad Amputee. There’s a feature on the upsurge of the experimental and improvisational scene in Wales. We interview Darren Holloway of the German Ocean. The new album by Archipelago is reviewed. Brad Rose of the Foxy Digitalis blog tells all.
TQ44 – 28 pages
Read interviews with; Vin Cassidy of Section 25, Faye MacCalman, Tapes & Tubes, and Chris Anderson of Crayola Lectern. We have reviews of; ‘The Kings Hall Concert’ album by Telemaque, the inaugural gig at The Faulty Amp. There’s a feature on the ‘Homeconomics’ album by Steven Ball, and a cartoon tribute to Lou Ottens
TQ43 – CRr of a virtual gig at The Faulty Amp featuring;
Ash Cooke, Cowboy Flying Saucer, Pinnel, Posset, Mark Browne, Mauritian Impossible, Richard Sanderson, SINNEN. Includes a raffle ticket (3 prizes, two specially commissioned beer mats, a gig flyer and a picture quiz Strictly limited to 200 copies
TQ42 – 28 pages
An appreciation of and interview with Frederic Acquaviva, Interviews with; Still Heat Recordings and Robbie Judkins, reviews of; Dust Needs no Imagination by Firas Khnaiser & Dave Murray-Rust, Dreamer by Pinnel, Desired Place and I Can Wait both by Robbie Judkins, The Static Seekers by Casual Sect, Via by Paul Taylor, Mixed with Glass by John Pope Quintet and the Tori Kudo film Archive (Taku Roko)
TQ41 – 28 pages
Features on Else Marie Pade and post punk times in Argentina. Interviews with; Stephen Shiell (Blanc Sceol), Orphax (Siete Van Erve), Tone Burst label. Reviews of; the first 3 in the Linear Obsessional single series, Ulfkell’s Land by There Are No Birds Here, PROSM by SINNEN,
TQ38/39/40 – 80 pages – £12/ £16/ £18 TUSK Virtual Special
Interviews with Lee Etherington, Loula Yorke, Cath Tyler, Joe Murray, Maja SK Ratkje, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Beth Gripps, Gaelynn Lea, Erika Leaman (BLOM), and more reviews than you can shake a virtual stick at!
TQ36/37 – 56 pages - £10/ £14/ £16 Guitar Special Issue
Interviews with; John Russell, Position Normal, Goodparley, Charlotte Law. The artists on the TQ-AMP album discuss their tracks. Features include Hendrix, Spirit & Randy California, The Low (bass) End, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Bo Diddley, John Fahey, Tuareg Guitars, Detuning your guitar, and a host of other features, and we review the Tapes and Tubes sugarbushey album.
TQ34/35 – 56 pages - £10/ £14/ £16
Interviews with; Kevin Wilkinson (AKA BrB>Voicecoil, Steep Gloss label (Ross Scott-Buccleuch, Paul Taylor, HREA’M label (Darren J Holloway), A Beautiful Idea (AKA David Barr), Bas van Huizen, Tobias Sarra, Scissorgun (AKA Alan Hempsall & Dave Clarkson. Reviews of works by; Staraya Derevnya & Hans Grusel’s Krankenkabinet, Stuart Chalmers & Alan Courtis, A Beautiful Idea, BrB>Voicecoil, Tom White, VOSP, Chris Fratesi, Scissorgun, Chris Fuffoni, alive BrB>Voicecoil event review. Features on the cancellation of Umbria Jazz Festival and Buxton Fringe (Summer 2020)
TQ33 – 40 pages - £10/ £14/ £16 – Dual Publication / Split Issue with Deft Esoterica #3.5 – Interviews with; Hydrogen Bouquet, Liam Slevin (about Sonic Arts Week), Jerod Sommerfeldt. Pinnel & Shunyata Improvisation Group gig review, feature about a visit to the Trout Mask Replica house, review of Ticking Clock by Halo-Dragonfly, ‘The Dragonfly’ poem and an Anglo-American Puzzle Page
TQ32 – 28 pages – The rhetorical question is asked; Are We A Community? and a response is given; We Are A Community! Robert Ridley-Shackleton and Sheer Zed share their personal lockdown feelings, there are interviews with the Industrial Coast label, Territorial Gobbing, Alex Reed & David Scott, there are reviews of RED TEAM by RED TEAM and Cardboard Sane by Robert Ridley-Shackleton, we offer recommended listening from around the world in the regular feature by O Johnson, Lee Etherington shares his lockdown listening experiences and Sean Thomas visits several virtual merch tables, Matt Atkins shares his musical journey and Paul PMZ tells us how not to run a label.
TQ31 - 28 pages – Dave Clarkson, Paul Wormhole and TQ sit and chat about all things music in the first ‘TQ Round Table’ feature. Firas Khnaisser & Jack Weir are interviewed alongside a review of their album We Don’t Need Other Worlds, We Need Mirrors. A review of the Mobius and 1727 double cassette Burning the Black Candles, an interview with Witch ‘n’ Monk and a review of their eponymous album. Following her piece in TQ30 we introduce O Johnson as a regular writer taking us around the world and signposting us to artists who (mainly) identify as female, there are essays by Bias Equaliser, Lucidbeaming and Stephen Withers, an interview with Pettaluck and reviews of her Pass and S.T.E.M releases, and Double Bummer by Bongwater is revisited.
TQ30 - 44 pages – A4 – £10/ £14/ £16 - COVID19 SPECIAL BUMPER ISSUE Crammed with guest writers, some of whom reflect on their lockdown experiences and reviews of; gigs by Gary Wilkinson, BrB>voicecoil and albums by Shrimp, Sweet Benfica, Crumpsall Riddle, Antibodies, Terrotorial Gobbing, Watt, Claire Rousay & Jen Hill, Duncan Harrison, and Shit Creek. There’s cartoons, a crossword, illustrations, a TQ lockdown flowchart. We look at on-line quarantine gigs and present a couple of lockdown playlists. Jude Cowan Montague & Steven Ball discuss their album Looking After the Duck
TQ29 - 28 pages – ‘The TQ Summit’ – Joe Murray chats with Andy Wood (TQ & TQN-aut), David Howcroft (N-aut & TQN-aut) and Ash Cooke (aka Chow Mwng), there’s also an accompanying cartoon strip. Interviews with; Robert Weis about his new album ‘Cassette Assembled Scores for Dance: 1991 -1993’, Paul Wormhole of Wormhole Records, and Bodies on Everest. Lee Etherington (Tusk Festival Director) considers the impact on the scene post-Brexit. Reviews of a Bodies on Everest gig, the new work from The Nameless Book, the Bodies on Everest/ Lump Hammer split release, the Weird Garden various artists compilation and the new album from Gidouille. A piece about the history of Weird Garden as it approaches its 100thevent.
TQ28 - 28 pages- REYNOLS Special - An interview with the band, four personal reviews of the Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018 box set and an interview with curator of the set; Lasse Marhaug, and photos supplied by the band and drawings supplied by Miguel Tomasin.
TQ27 - 28 pages - An interview with Lindsay Duncanson (aka Pinnel) about the creation of her debut album Animal Wife, a feature on seeking out sounds in the flatlands of Suffolk, an extensive feature on the St James Infirmary almanac 2019 series of EP's with all 12 reviewed, a review of the first TQN-aut promoted gig featuring Warped Freqs and St James Infirmary, a review of the 2019 Woodland Gathering Festival, a mini-feature on the mysterious world of WIP and a review of the new album by The Leaf Library.
TQ26 – 36 pages - £7/ £9/ £10 - Tusk Festival 2019 Special; Festival reviews including The Necks performance and The Cup and Rings performance (David Howcroft and Swarm Front), a review of the full film programme, interviews with Lee Etherington (TUSK Director), David Howcroft, Lloyd Swanton (The Necks) and Shunyata Improvisation Group and a piece on 'creating art from sound' by Museleon.
TQ25 - 28 pages - An interview with Mariam Rezaei and Mark Wardlaw of The Old Police House, A feature piece on vocal improvisation written by Joe Murray (aka Posset) An interview with SAWAK, more tales from the merch' stall, reviews of releases by Lee Riley, Equinox, SAWAK, Richard Sanderson and BrB>voicecoil, gig review featuring Territorial Gobbing, Feghoots, Falco Subbuteto and 1727
TQ24 - 28 pages - An essay on the idea of 'value' in the No Audience Underground, reviews of Kepier Widow, The Doll, Kassia Flux (RIP), Tim Shaw, Malcy Duff, Cowboy Flying Saucer, Robert Ridley Shackleton, Modwump, Marlo Eggplant, and more, A feature on Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Interviews with Cowboy Flying Saucer and Ade Hodges, a feature on the new album from Nat Lyon, a gig review featuring Robert Ridley Shackleton, Mariam Rezaei and Chelsea Hare and another gig review featuring Posset, Heat Death of the Sun, Glands of External Secretion and Twig Harper
TQ22 & 23 - Antipodean Special DOUBLE ISSUE - 56 pages - £10/ £14/ £16 - Feature on Buzzing Minds and the creation of a noise album by homeless people in Sydney and an interview with the project co-ordinator Jay Simonit, and a personal description of their track by each of the albums contributors, reviews of Thistle Group, Pumice, The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor, Beth Gripps, 3031, Helicopter Quartet and more, interviews with the Australian Frustration Jazz label and Independent Woman Records and with Dylan Carlson, Claire Mahoney (aka Thistle Group), Stefan Neville (aka Pumice), a feature on TQ taking a trip to Leeds, England to see Pumice, Thistle Group and Vibracathedral Orchestra and a review of the gig, a review of The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra sound-tracking The Empire Strikes Back, and reviews of gigs by The Occasion Collective and Shunyata Improvisation Group
TQ21 - 28 pages - Feature on Damselfly including reviews of the full release catalogue and an interview with Darren Holloway. Reviews of recorded works by Chelsea Hare, Murray Royston-Ward, Daniel Gregory, Jaffro and Grozny Penthouse, an interview with the Panurus Productions label and a review of their complete output, a mini-feature on the new release by Blanc Sceol and introducing TQ artist in residence (Chris Whitehead)
TQ20 - 28 pages - Interviews with Olie Griffin about Blyth’s Four Fingers Club, and with id m theft able, (there’s also a gig review of an id m performance), album reviews include Scotch Funeral, Ingrid Plum, Michiru Aoyama, Concrete Tooth, Eliane Rosalas. Written pieces about the new releases by Sheer Zed and Robert Wies, a feature entitled ‘In Search of the Whitemorgue’ and another concerning the eurock zine journey.
TQ19 - 28 pages - The Minimalist Issue; An interview with Eliane Radique. Reviews include releases from; Skimmings, Viju Krem, Sound System Decontrol, Disappearing, Trombilation, Kate Carr, Abby Lee Tee. Features on; Defining ‘music’, Minimalism in 3 Exercises, Arvo Part; a composer for our time, We Did it Again (an appreciation of the early Soft Machine track), Sound and Silence - The Ying and Yang Doppler Doppelgänger Twins, and the 23 contributing artists to the TQ Tone Quanta double album describe the making of their piece.
TQ18 – 28 pages - ‘Packaging – Personal Reflections & Journeys’ feature. Interviews with Zoviet France, and Bloxham Tapes. Album reviews inc’ Roman Nose, Cyanide Tooth, Neil Campbell, Okkyung Lee, One Way Song, and the full Bloxham Tapes Catalogue. Review of Koan 8; Liberation gig inc’ Rhodri Davies.
TQ17 – 32 pages - £6/ £8/ £9 - Tusk Festival 2018 Special; Interviews with Ceramic Hobs, Shaun Blezard, Robert Ridley Shackleton, Lee Etherington, N-Aut, TQ, Chow Mwng, and St James Infirmary. Reviews of the entire film programme, and performances by Lea Bertucci, Double Bass Crossfade, and Chow Mwng. Gig review of snmtmns, Liminal Haze and Vampires.
TQ16 – 28 pages – Interviews with Caiti Baker, Xqui, the partnership that manages the Liquid Library label. ‘Music & Mental Health’ mini-feature. Album reviews inc’ Hardworking Families, Blood Claat Orange, Caiti Baker, Xqui, and the full Liquid Library catalogue. Review of a Shunyata Improvisation Group gig.
TQ15 – 28 pages –Interviews with the head honcho at Invisible City Records label, Ivan the Tolerable, Mondo Sadists, and the head of the Luxury Bucket label. Album reviews include; the full Luxury Bucket catalogue, Liminal Haze, Stuart Chalmers, Historically Fucked, Le Fruit Vert, ‘Little Buildings – venue’ mini-feature.
TQ14 – 28 pages - Krautrock Special; Posset offers a track by track description of his new album Another Forever Tomorrow. Features on Kraftwerk lyrics, discovering Can, and Holger Czukay. Album reviews inc’ Roland Kayn, Faust, Kieron Mahon, Fauxe. Review of ‘All Gates Open - the Story of Can’ book. Interview with Dave Howcroft of N-Aut (No-audience underground tapes)
TQ13 - 28 pages - John Peel Special; Features personal reminiscences about Peel and performers discuss their Peel BBC sessions. Comic strip by Lee Thacker. Album reviews inc’ Preening, Mt. Accord, Landscape. Interview with Simon Coates of Tse Tse Fly Middle East. Tales from the merch’ stall.
TQ12 - 28 pages - 1st Anniversary Special; All 32 artists explain their contribution to the 3 CDr TQ release ‘Covering the Covers’ which is available at tqzine.bandcamp.com
TQ11 - 28 pages - Interview with Etrick Scott of JaZZ RiOT, Charlie Ulyatt, and Jamie Stuart talking about Wrest and Fuckin’ Amateurs. Album reviews inc’ BBBlood, Naido, Charlie Ulyatt, duenn, Verboden Boys, Neil Campbell, Graham Dunning. Gig review of Koan 7 featuring John Pope, Mobius, Cooking with Three and The Lightwaves Museum. Feature on a selection of releases on the Fuckin’ Amateurs label.
TQ10 - 28 pages - Interviews with Jamie Stuart, Kassia Flux (RIP), Lost Robots. Gig review of Bin Man Thrash, Drooping Finger, John Bowers. Album reviews inc’ Kassia Flux (RIP), Nat Lyon, Shit Creek, Dave Clarkson, Delphine Dora, Stephanie Merchak, Senyawa, Lost Robots
TQ9 - 28 pages - Interviews with Jay Hinman of Dynamite Haemorrhage, Scott McKeating, and Tonesucker. Album reviews inc’ Joined by Wire, Chris Pottinger, Tradescantia zebrine, Several Wives, Diurnal Burdens, Chrome, Diurnal Burdens. Book review of ‘Scott Walker, Sundog: Selected Lyrics’. Feature on Chicago Psychedelic Street Music
TQ8 - 28 pages - RIP Mark E Smith. Interviews with Penance Stare, Natalia Beylis, and Jo Thomas. An appreciation of MES. Feature on the Carmarthen scene. Album reviews inc’ Richard Skelton, Jo Thomas, Cannon Bone, Lovely Wife, Natalia Beylis, Murray Royston-Ward, Death in Scarsdale, Stephanie Merchak, Ben Mason, Penance Stare. Gig review of Posset, Culver, MP Wood.
TQ7 - 28 pages - Album reviews inc’ Nad Spiro, Mobius, Dead Neanderthals, Big Road Breaker, Grozney Penthouse, Prana Crafter, Knives, Gavin Laird, BrB>voicecoil, Minitel, Henry Cow, Interviews with Marc Reina, Olie Griffin, and Lindsay Duncanson
TQ6 - 40 pages - £8/ £10/ £11 - Features about Silence in Music, and also sound & the creation of imaginary films. Interviews with KWC/ Posset, Kevin Wilkinson, Trupa Trupa, and Ash Cooke. Album reviews inc’ Edith Alonso, Hardworking Families, KWC/ Posset, Kate Armitage, Steven Ball, Trupa Trupa, Ian Watson/ Rob Hayler, Hammer of Hathor. Gig review of Witchblood.
TQ5 - 40 pages - £8/ £10/ £11 - Tusk Festival 2017 Special;
Remembering Dark Tusk (2016). Interviews with Mwstard!, Staraya Derevnya, Graham Hopper, Duncan Harrison, Lee Etherington, Hasan Gaylani & Joe Murray, Performance reviews of Brainbombs, Nurse with Wound, BrB>Culver, Tashi Lhunpo Monks with Blackmoon 1348 and Noize Choir. Album reviews inc’ Astrid & Rachel Grimes, Phil Maguire, Do Pas O, Soiled/ Marcus H, Equinox, Mwstard!
TQ4 - 28 pages - Interview with Richard Sanderson of the Linear Obsessional label. Album reviews inc’ ZX Electric, Kevin Ayres, Kill Alters, Aqua Dentata, Duncan Harrison, Chow Mwng, Bitter Lake, Vluba, Chalung-Gra, Yol. Feature on a This Heat 1980 gig.
TQ3 - 28 pages - Gig reviews of Rust Ruus, Pinnel, Louie Rice & Luciano Maggiore, Koan 4, Little Mix, and Brian Wilson. Features on ‘world music’, and Soft Machine's Third. Interview with trubba not. Album reviews inc’ Monte Burrows, Chik White, Jlin, Songhoy Blues, Staraya Derevnya.
TQ2 - 28 pages - Feature on the music of The Ex. Gig review of Wrest, Vampyres, Xazzaz, MP Wood. Album reviews inc’ The Sons of David Ginola, Mudguts, Tape Loop Orchestra, Mark McGuire, Squirrel Bait, Faust, Popular Radiation. Interview with Lee Etherington (Director of TUSK Festival)
TQ1 - 24 pages - £4/ £6/ £7 - Reviews inc’ Akatombo, Chan Marshall, L Pierre, Toy, Far Rainbow. 1967 list.