Interviews
Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble: “I’ve spent 20 years making guitar music, but this new album involved a different approach” – Interview

by Steven Johnson

The Idlewild frontman on the ‘dystopian pop’ of new solo record Lo! Soul, experimenting with sounds, being guided by other musicians and how the pandemic changed working methods



Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner: “I was looking for something less structured, something I h...

by Steven Johnson

On the background to new album Showtunes, converting guitar into piano sounds, continuing to embrace technology and broadening his range of collaborators

Murcof: “I feel attracted to music and sounds that evoke a sense of mystery or otherw...

by Steven Johnson

Fernando Corona on his new double album, operating on intellectual and emotional levels, music in response to art and the importance of silence

Man On Man: “Take away all the venues and queers would still find a way to get to...

by Matt Cotsell

Indie-rock distortion and gay pop confidence meet in a new project from Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum and partner Joey Holman. Now they’re ready to take it on the road

Peggy Seeger: “Humans are a warlike species. The world is being run on a male dyn...

by Daniel Paton

The folk royal on new album First Farewell, the hell of mornings and her ‘drop in the bucket’ theory

Tom Jones: “I make the songs my own, and it’s as if I wrote them” –...

by Ben Hogwood

The Welsh legend on his new album Surrounded By Time, the challenges faced by The Voice contestants and treating Mother Earth with dignity

Flock Of Dimes: “Music is the only way I know to process my feelings fully” –...

by Steven Johnson

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner discusses her new solo album Head Of Roses, and reveals how heartbreak led to her finding comfort and purpose in music

Hannah Peel: “This is what I want, an emergence in nature being born” ̵...

by Ben Hogwood

The Fir Wave creator, arranger and Night Tracks presenter on folding in the work of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop, and emulating the natural world with digital technology

Lost Horizons’ Simon Raymonde: “I wanted to try to broaden this album out to so...

by Steven Johnson

The Bella Union boss on the creative processes behind new album In Quiet Moments, matching music to vocalists, finding rebirth from death and the ongoing thrill of discovering new artists

Seth Lakeman: “The stories seemed to really connect with people” – Q&...

by Michael Hubbard

Looking back at Freedom Fields, and what came next, ahead of a streaming performance celebrating its 15th birthday, with its creator

Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples: “I needed to be in a place I hadn’t been before...

by Steven Johnson

On new album Distractions, being inspired by political events, how his songwriting has changed over the years and some of his favourite Tindersticks albums

Hilang Child: “I write uplifting music to represent the feelings I want to be having...

by Steven Johnson

Brighton based musician Ed Riman on his new album Every Mover, finding catharsis and redemption in music and playing life-affirming live shows in Indonesia

Cabane: “It was a serious consideration to think about only releasing one single phys...

by Steven Johnson

Thomas Jean Henri on his new album with Will Oldham and Kate Stables, being honest and patient, subjecting his art to scrutiny and remaking his songs with others

The Style Council’s Mick Talbot: “It was a very liberating thing” ...

by Ben Hogwood

Marking the release of the band’s career retrospective Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council, the band’s co-founder reflects on beginnings, endings and timely reappraisals

William Basinski: “These are my lamentations about the shit that’s been going o...

by Matt Cotsell

The avant-garde composer on new album Lamentations, his jazz project Sparkle Division, the effects of being unable to tour, and cultivating a rich domestic life

Q&A: Kutiman

by Steven Johnson

On travelling to Tanzania for new album Wachaga, his work in film and animation, finding inspiration through location and the Israeli music scene

AMMAR 808: “I’m always looking for intense rhythms, I’ve always been into...

by Steven Johnson

Sofyann Ben Youssef on his India-inspired new album Global Control / Invisible Invasion, the relationship between his music and the nightclub, and his changing listening habits

The Beloved’s Jon Marsh: “I watched the sun rising over Nunhead in the dist...

by Graeme Marsh

Jon Marsh talks about the background to Happiness on its 30th anniversary

Max Richter: “It’s a legitimate thing for a creative work to have an activi...

by Steven Johnson

On new album Voices, social activism, music as utility and being creatively inspired by history and politics

Rufus Wainwright: “I have no qualms being loved by middle aged women” ̵...

by Michael Hubbard

On new album Unfollow The Rules, the 2020 presidential election, and ladies who lunge

NZCA LINES: “Everything was raw and I felt angry, I was trying to make music that was...

by Steven Johnson

On new album Pure Luxury, American influences, music videos inspired by vintage films and incorporating big concepts