Podcast Episode 11


Episode 11 (or… Season 2 Episode 2) of the Under the Influence Podcast

EXCLUSIVE Interview with James Brandon Lewis and music from Zeth Townsend, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, Steve White and Sealionwoman.

We also have the latest news from David Cronenberg’s Wife, The Amber Bugs, Twink, The Reverse and more.
Presented by James Dillon & Nathan Loughran

Theme song by My Mate George
Recorded at Nathan’s place and interview recorded at Cafe Oto


Podcast Episode 10


Episode 10 (or… Season 2 Episode 1) of the Under the Influence Podcast

Interview and live session with Ralegh Long who performs an exclusive Bob Dylan cover and a new version of his track “Super Blue Moon”. We also play music from Berries, Gris-De-Lin, Jack Hayter, K Zorro and Amaroun.
Presented by James Dillon & Nathan Loughran

Theme song by My Mate George

Assistant Engineer- Chris Hemy
Recorded at City of Westminster College studio.

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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.

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 →

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 →

The Antipoet’s Alternative Xmas message

Bringing their unique brand of irreverent comedy, music and poetry, The AntiPoet return to Under The Influence on Mon 15th Dec. For a sneak preview they’ve kindly sent us this alternative Christmas Message…  The True Meaning of Christmas    ‘You’re forgetting the true meaning of  Christmas!’ She said. ‘I am?’ I replied. ‘You mean that kid in the shed?’ ‘Our Continue Reading →

50th Event Blog Post 3: My Mate George

Before our special 50th event on Mon 20th October here’s our final guest blog from My Mate George, who talks about his influences and what 1964 means to him. My Mate George writes very English, lyrical acoustic-style songs. Simple, silly, sometimes sweet, and certainly for singing-along to. Since his first appearance at our Billy Bragg night he has performed many Continue Reading →