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Pilgrim's Progress II (What's the Value of 'Free'?)

(4) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (14:08)

Photo by Julian Simpson

These are interesting times for Sweet Billy Pilgrim. In collaboration with Mojo Magazine who awarded it 5 stars and an 'Instant Classic' rating, we're going to give people a chance to download our last album, Crown &...

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When I Feel Heavy Metal

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2012 | (00:00)


I don't make heavy metal music. I guess if I had to label what I do in my band, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, it would be with something wince-inducing like 'progressive ambient pop' written in a tasteful calligraphic hand on expensive washi paper and tied...

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Pilgrims' Progress (That 'Difficult' Third Album)

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2012 | (00:00)


My band, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have just released a new album. Semantically speaking, I know that statement is a little naive; it might even sound disingenuous given that music is consumed in so many different ways now. I should amend it...

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Slab! Oratory (Or How Industrial Music Changed My Life)

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2012 | (00:00)


"...Like an iron foundry at full volume", promised a bemused NME reviewer of Descension by never-even-remembered UK industrial rockers Slab! I remember peering out at those words from behind a greasy curtain of teenage hair, and wondering why a band would want to sound...

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Mercury Prize Memories From a Former Nominee

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2011 | (08:53)

When I was told about our Mercury Prize nomination (for Twice Born Men in 2009) I was fitting a toilet seat, as part of my - then - day job. It was certainly one of those fairy-tale moments, despite the confines of the cubicle, my wee soaked knees and the...

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