HAZEL O’CONNOR

HAZEL O’CONNOR’S STARRING ROLE IN 1980 HIT MOVIE BREAKING GLASS ENSURED SHE WAS A HOUSEHOLD NAME. IN THE AFTERMATH SHE RELEASED A STRING OF UK TOP TEN SINGLES AND THREE OF HER MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUMS: THE BREAKING GLASS SOUNDTRACK (PRODUCED BY LONG-TERM BOWIE ASSOCIATE TONY VISCONTI, AND FOR WHICH HAZEL WROTE ALL TWELVE SONGS) PLUS FOLLOW-UPS SONS AND LOVERS AND COVER PLUS.
Now Hazel has announced a full-band UK tour for November and December, at which she’ll be playing a selection of tracks from those albums. In this frank and fascinating (and specially extended) new edition of The Mouthcast, Hazel speaks on the telephone from her cottage in Ireland and discusses BREAKING GLASS in depth. She also looks back on other aspects of her music career, and reflects on moments when she feels it may have gone awry. On a personal note she reflects on the current “Harvey Weinstein stuff” going on, and looks back at being raped when she was young and the effect that attack had on her life…

Sunday 19 Nov   SHEFFIELD   Foundry   Tickets
Other December tour dates and ticket links here


ANDY BARLOW (LAMB)

ANDY BARLOW IS ONE HALF OF INFLUENTIAL ELECTRO DUO LAMB, AS WELL AS A WORLD CLASS PRODUCER WITH A BREATHTAKING LIST OF CREDITS. IN 2014 BONO HIRED HIM TO WORK WITH U2…

It was the start of two years working exclusively with the band as both producer / mixer and consultant on live sound design. The result is SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, U2’s new album (released today). Barlow’s first major production work had been on David Gray’s MUTINEERS – a recording the artist himself has described as something of a reinvention, with Barlow’s open-minded approach credited for reinvigorating the songwriting process. In this new edition of The Mouthcast Barlow looks back at working with Gray, describing how it was initially not an easy job to win his trust. He also discusses the U2 album, giving a rare insight into their creative process. He also reflects on Lamb (who have a new album scheduled for 2018)…

Andy Barlow portraits by Gavin Wallace

https://themouthmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/240-andy-barlow.mp3