Article for Strata Books 2016
In this piece for Strata Books' Debut series, Jon recalls the making of Shakespeare Alabama including the early struggles to secure their record deal, the creative challenges they faced in the recording studio and the aftermath of the album’s release. A fascinating insight into the life of an artist, songwriter, and musician for whom it has always been about the songs and the music rather than the fame.
Article for Light Go Out 2013
This interview is taken from issue 22 of the fanzine Lights Go Out and took place in the summer of 2013.
Jon talks candidly about signing to Food Records, doing time at EMI, hanging out with Blur, and how to keep a band together for 30 years. Oh, and not forgetting the story behind the name change from The Filberts to Diesel Park West.