Podcast Episode 8


Episode 8 of the Under The Influence podcast.

We return with an exclusive live session and interview with Amaroun, who perform their recent single and a brilliant and unusual cover. We also have new music from Pete Astor, Meatraffle, Brix & The Extricated, Pistols At Dawn and K Anderson.

Presented by James Dillon & Nathan Loughran

Recorded at City of Westminster College studio.

(Thanks to Chris Hemy for technical support.)



UTI Gig Video Blog 1

James Dillon presents a new UTI gig video blog. He interviews Joe Murphy of the band Sergeant Buzfuz/ co-owner of Blang records and he reports from Sebright Arms at the Blang records night featuring New York anti-folkers Seth Hebert-Faergolzia & Multibird, The Reverse and 11th Hour Adventists.

Podcast Episode 7


Episode 7 of the Under The Influence podcast.

We return with an exclusive live session and interview with Joe Gideon (of Joe Gideon & the Shark/ Bikini Atoll) who performs for us an exclusive new song(!), a unique cover and talks about his new album, touring with Nick Cave, working with Steve Albini and much much more. We also have music from David Cronenberg’s Wife, The Amber Bugs, Betty Steeles, Bob Constant & the Goodbye Horses and The Reverse.

Presented by James Dillon & Nathan Loughran

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Podcast Episode 6


Episode 6 of the Under The Influence podcast.

After a lengthy break we return with music from Dana Immanuel & the Broken Band, Steve White & the Protest Family, Owen Duff, Squid & The Krakens, Nat the Hammer, Tall Poppies & David Mosey. Also featuring news and chat about a variety of other acts and a very special forthcoming event: “Music & Photos”  a collaboration between UTI and the photographer Emma Marshall.
Presented by James Dillon & Nathan Loughran.



DVD Review: The Ex: And so say all of Us, 3 Nights at Café OTO. By James Dillon.

I first heard about The Ex somewhere near the end of the 90’s (they started in 1979 so I was late to the party). It wasn’t just their music I fell in love with straight away, but also their single-mindedness to do things their own way. They have no manager, roadie, driver and all their music is released by themselves. Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 5

Episode 5 of the Under The Influence podcast: Papernut Cambridge special featuring a live session and interview with the band where we discuss Steve Harley, Gare Du Nord records and all things Papernut related. We also play a selection of new music from One Eyed Wayne, Citizen Helene, Nat The Hammer, Rose Hotel and Sergeant Buzfuz as well as news Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Under The Influence podcast Our review of the best moments of 2014. Featuring an exclusive track recorded for this podcast by Grace Banks and new music from James Wolff, K Anderson, Jakubowski, Slate Islands, Tall Poppies, The Antipoet and Papernut Cambridge. Also featuring news and chat about other acts who’ve performed at UTI and upcoming events Continue Reading →

Xmas guest blog post: Alice Offley (The Lovers)

In anticipation of our special Alternative Xmas Service on Mon 15th Dec here’s a guest blog post from Alice Offley. Alice Offley is a singer songwriter and multi-talented, mutli-instrumentalist who has performed at Under The Influence previously both as a solo artist and as part of her all female band The Lovers: Christmas is my favourite time of year. When Continue Reading →