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James Harris – an interview

We all know a little confidence is needed to perform artistically, however, at times an artist’s inflated ego can impact on a meeting or interview. This is most certainly not the case with the gentleman James Harris. It has been […]

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SLAP meets At War With The Sun

As the darkest days of winter draw in, At War With The Sun, or ATTWTS, as they are known to those of us already hip to this impressive Worcestershire Stoner/Sludge outfit, are back and rolling forward onto the next stage […]

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Paul Thomas | Strummers Guitar Shop | Ashchurch, Tewkesbury

Up on the top floor of the Malt House Emporium I chanced upon an artisan carefully stringing a guitar with all the attention of a life-saving surgeon stitching up his patient. Naturally, our easy conversation – as easy as moving […]

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SLAP meets Grizzleroot

Persistence has been the key over the last decade and a half for Worcestershire stoner rock exponents Grizzleroot. Their steady progress over that time has garnered them a loyal and equally persistent cult following, which has been built on a […]

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Broodmother interview by J.N. Whelan

As we emerge from the dark days of lockdown taking stock of our new surroundings has become important for all of us. This reassessment is no more prevalent anywhere than the live music scene with too many bands falling by […]

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I woke up outside by Kyle Parsons – Single Review

Kyle Parsons has released yet another heart warming track in the form of “I woke up outside”. The track released last month, was recorded early this year, and tracks the first hours after a long night of partying, when someone […]

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Ricky Delaney, Red Hot Riot’s front man – an interview

If you have been fortunate enough to have witnessed Red Hot Riot –  a three piece neo-rockabilly band from The Forest of Dean – live, you will know that they are generous with their audience during their incendiary live performances. […]

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An Online Conversation with Nigel Kent

Nigel Kent is a poet living in rural Worcestershire who has been shortlisted for several national competitions, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been published by Hedgehog Poetry Press, Dempsey and Windle, Paper Swan Press, Emma’s Attic […]

The Samples

SLAP Mag meets The Samples

Worcester Punk band The Samples played their last show in May ’86 at, of all places, Perdiswell Leisure Centre. Some half decent amateur video footage of that gig confirms what a fantastic live band they were. On record, they debuted […]


Broodmother interview

Formed in 2016, Kidderminster’s stonerific 5-piece Broodmother have been quick to make their mark on the local metal scene. With the release of their debut full-length Sin, Myth, Power, SLAP caught up with frontman Noel Fischer and guitarist Jon Edwards […]