999 are an English punk band who formed in London in 1976, just as punk rock was exploding with they younger generation. At the time, they had big hits with the singles ‘Homicide’ and ‘Emergency’ and were associated with bands like Kilburn and the High Roads, The Lurkers and The Clash. We caught up with 999 at the first Undercover Festival, staged in Bisley in 2013. Lead singer Nick Cash spent over 40 minutes talking to us about the punk scene and the bands growth. He even talked about spending time with Chrissie Hynde, Ian Dury and Generation X in his youth. Read the full interview here!
The Selecter formed in 1979 in Coventry and remain one of Britain’s top 2 tone ska bands with several top 40 hits. We spoke to lead singer Pauline Black in 2015 ahead of the release of the bands latest album ‘Subculture’.
Pauline spoke to us for over 40 minutes about her journey with the band and life as a rude girl in the 80’s.Here she tells some incredible stories including being held at gun point on tour in South America, her horror movie with Christopher Lee and her award winning theatre performance as Billy Holiday. Pauline also reveals lyrical meanings behind songs on the new album. Click here to read the full interview!
Maxïmo Park are an indie rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne who got together in 2000. The band have released six albums, their first two went gold in the UK and their debut was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Ten years into the band, Way Out Radio spoke to lead singer Paul Smith as we discuss the definition of ‘indie music’, his solo project and his influences including The Smiths and Joy Division.