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About alecplowman

Alec Plowman is a music journalist with a passion for great quality writing. Currently producing news, reviews, features and interviews for the good folks at, his work has also appeared in publications such as Record Collector, Powerplay, The Eastern Daily Press, The Bucks Herald, Dotted Music, Rhythm Circus, OneFourSeven and Tight But Loose (the Led Zeppelin magazine). The proud father of twin girls, he’s grateful for suggestions on child-proofing his record collection.

3 Simple Hacks for Writing Great Lyrics Every Day

I recently wrote a blog post for the good folks at Premium Lyrics about the tips and tricks I use when writing lyrics. If you struggle with lyric writing, you should check it out. Advertisements

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Kate Bush: Never For Ever Retrospective

“…For my money 1980’s Never For Ever is still [Kate] Bush’s most compelling listen. Why? Because it represents the moment a great artist realized her full potential…” I recently wrote a retrospective on Kate Bush’s Never For Ever – one of my … Continue reading

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Sequelisers Season 2, Episode 5: Superman III

This is probably my favourite episode of Sequelisers so far. Superman III is a movie that I remember not liking, even as an eight year old. (Controversial opinion: I actually prefer Superman IV, and not just for the Milton Keynes connection…) Anyway, … Continue reading

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Sequelisers Season 2, Episode 4: The Matrix Reloaded

Sequelisers Season 2, Episode 4 is live! In this episode we’re fixing The Matrix Reloaded – possibly the most requested film from listeners of the show. It’s one of my favourites we’ve done so far, partly because Ashens went so downbeat … Continue reading

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Michael Schenker Interview

I recently interviewed bonafide guitar legend Michael Schenker for Ultimate Guitar, talking MSG, Flying Vs and the perils of the music biz rat race. Check out Part One and Part Two.

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Metallica: The O2, London, October 24th 2017

I’ve seen Metallica eight-or-nine times in the past decade-and-a-half. Tuesday’s performance at The O2 might just have been the best. Live premiere of “Spit Out the Bone” was awesome, the sound was pummelling and the band were on INCENDIARY form. Check out my review … Continue reading

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Jared James Nichols Interview

I recently got to shoot the shit with blues guitar prodigy Jared James Nichols for Ultimate Guitar. Jared’s one of my favourite up-and-coming artists at the moment and his new album, Black Magic is an absolute beast. I’d definitely recommend checking it … Continue reading

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