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A Winged Victory For The Sullen

A Winged Victory For The Sullen: “There should be space to be inside the music, with thoughts and emotions” – Interview

by Ben Hogwood

Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie have gathered with musicOMH via Skype to discuss the pair’s fifth album release as A Winged Victory For The Sullen….



This Music Made Me: William Doyle


William Doyle, formerly known as East India Youth, is now trading under his own name. His new album Your Wilderness Revisited explores the theme of...

Sean O’Hagan: “I thought, if Tyler, The Creator’s doing it, I’ll do it!...


Sean O’Hagan has been making music for over 30 years in one form or another. During our conversation in the foyer of London’s Queen Elizabeth...

808 State’s Graham Massey: “When rave came along, I felt culturally and tec...


When electronic dance music exploded into the pop charts 30 years ago there were doubts around its longevity in the UK. But to the surprise...

Squid, Black Country, New Road & Daniel O’Sullivan… This Week In Gigs


Two of the most hotly-tipped new bands hit London this week alongside some more familiar, bigger names. Squid may have only just released a few...

Sam Evian, The Beths, Kikagaku Moyo… This Week In Gigs


It’s another relatively low-key week in London for gigs but if you have an urge to experience live music then there’s plenty of opportunities. Tuesday...

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Oval, Peaness… This Week In Gigs


It’s a quieter week in London as everyone gears up for remaining big UK festivals but there’s still a few gigs worth calling out. 2018...

Darren Hayman, Mount Eerie, Marika Hackman… This Week In Gigs


This week opens with a trio of shows by Darren Hayman at the Betsy Trotwood on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in support of his new...

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Daniel Norgren, Thundercat… This Week In Gigs


Ayanna Witter-Johnson has proved herself something of an in demand cellist over recent years, working with the likes of Anoushka Shankar and Courtney Pine but...

Kelsey Lu, Japanese Television, Jenny Lewis… This Week In Gigs


It’s very much a case of new mixing with old this week in terms of London gigs. Kelsey Lu has collaborated with several big names...

Q&A: Africa Express – Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi and Poté on new album EGOLI


Africa Express, the sprawling cross-cultural exchange initiated by Damon Albarn and journalist Ian Birrell in 2005 which has since spawned marathon live shows, collaborations, four...

Jónsi & Alex Somers, Kronos Quartet, Jane Weaver… This Week In Gigs


This week gets off to a strong start with a show at the Barbican on Monday by Jónsi & Alex Somers who will be playing...

Interview: 75 Dollar Bill – “Build the thing so you can make the sound you ...


Formed in New York in 2012, 75 Dollar Bill have been exploring a part-composed, part-improvised and highly meditative sound world for several years, eventually coming...

Turning Tides Festival, The Soft Cavalry, Xylouris White… This Week In Gigs


This week sees yet another festival squeeze itself into the crowded London itinerary but it looks to be an intriguing one. Turning Tides take place...

This Music Made Me: The Soft Cavalry – Rachel Goswell and Steve Clarke’s mo...


The Soft Cavalry‘s eponymous debut album is out this summer. A work of intense cinematic drama, the album speaks of midlife crisis, fear, hope and...

Preview: UK Festivals 2019


We’re only a few weeks away from the summer UK music festivals getting underway in full. If you fancy experiencing the thrills of live music...

Richard Hawley: “We are being led by psychopaths.” – Interview


Richard Hawley declares himself “well braindead” on arrival. He has been doing a day of interviews, chatting about new album Further, with each one overrunning....

Spotlight: Tiger Bay – Saint Etienne’s Masterpiece at 25


“There are some nice parts of London / You can see them from here” – Archway People “Rainy cafe, Kentish Town, Tuesday / Barry’s looking...

Lucy Dacus, Jambinai, Tame Impala… This Week In Gigs


Lucy Dacus has been busy of late. Last year she released her second album The Historian and also featured alongside Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker...

Preview: Daylight Music – Summer 2019


Earlier this year Daylight Music celebrated their tenth anniversary and their 300th show. If you’re not familiar with the event it is a series of...

Filthy Friends, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie De Biasio… This Week In Gigs


Some of the best gigs we’ve been to have been those by artists playing venues that are frankly *way* too small for them. There’s a...