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John Robb


Musician, author, TV presenter, pundit and journalist


John Robb is the award winning indie music mainstay, frontman of punk rock band Goldblade, music author of best selling books including the Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop and and Punk Rock - An Oral History.


Journalist, TV presenter, regular TV and radio pundit as well the boss of one of the UK's top 5 music culture website, He was the first person to interview Nirvana and the Stone Roses and invented the term Britpop.


John was also singer with the Membranes, formed out of punk and DIY culture and then went on their own path. The band reformed a couple of years ago to play music on their own terms. They are still inspired by punk rock but believe music has no boundaries. The new music weaves noise, feedback, discord, melody, free jazz, dub, dark- dub, free punk, heavy rhythms, orchestras, percussion, death to trad rock noise and freedom into a unique whole.

The Membranes were an influential 80’s UK post punk band who recently reformed for the ATP festivals in the UK at the request of firstly My Bloody Valentine and then Shellac.

The gigs went to so well that the band are working on an album built around the Universe Explained gig they did last year where we got Higgs Boson scientists to explain the universe before the Membranes played a set to finish which was a sellout show- many venues and festivals are interested in this as well.

There is also a dark cartoon being being made about the Membranes as a feature film. The band are looking to play festivals and interesting gigs. They are working on a new album for release this year.


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