Interviews
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Interview: David Gray – “These days I’m about dispatches from NW3, walking the dog in Hampstead”

by Ben Hogwood

David Gray is in a chipper mood. There are several reasons for this – the brightness of the cold, wintry morning on which we connect…



Interview: Rocket Girl’s Vinita Joshi – “Music gave so much to me, I ...


Fully 20 years ago in London, after her time with Cheree and Che Records, Vinita Joshi was taking her first steps towards launching Rocket Girl...

Interview: Mercury Rev’s Grasshopper – “We really wanted that souther...


One of the more notable releases of the year so far has been Mercury Rev’s reimagining of Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete album, aided by...

Interview: Shirley Collins – ” I despair of the population who allowed them...


Shirley Collins is truly a force of nature. Now in her early 80s, the folk singer continues to make music and develop as though she...

Interview: Sunn O)))’s Greg Anderson – “I try not to take for granted...


What began as a way for Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley to document their early musical endeavours back in 1998 has developed into a label...

Interview: Bernard Butler – “I became like a sponge”


Take a look at Bernard Butler’s discography and you will be surprised. Aside from the obvious entries of his huge contribution to Suede (the first...

Interview: Sting & Shaggy – “It was very much an accident”


There can only be one question to begin this interview – and it is just one word. Why? Why would Sting and Shaggy hook up...

Interview: The National’s Bryce Dessner on composing, collaborations and minimali...


Bryce Dessner is in town – the Southbank Centre in London, to be more precise. Seizing the opportunity while his colleagues in The National are...

Interview: Erland Cooper on Orcadian ornithology and solo sounds


Erland Cooper is daydreaming. We are sat in his North London studio at the end of a hard day’s rehearsing and recording, nursing a peppermint...

Interview: Blancmange


2017 is turning into a very good year for the duo whose name is a wobbly dessert. Blancmange began their work together in 1978, and...

Interview: Nick Mulvey – “We’re touching the miracle of things”


“Someone said, if you want to work on your art, work on yourself. Everything you create is a reflection of where you’re at. Another way...

Interview: OMD


Andy McCluskey is in high spirits. That in itself is an obvious statement, for in a couple of interviews with musicOMH he has never been...

Interview: EMA


“I don’t wanna throw shade on anybody, but there have definitely been times when people will suggest, or make it feel like, [my music’s] impenetrable,...

Interview: Jane Weaver


Jane Weaver’s story is unlike many others’. Her Britpop band Kill Laura were signed to Rob Gretton’s label Manchester Records when they were teenagers, releasing...

Interview: Rick Wakeman


Pianoman Rick Wakeman on what he’d say to Donald Trump, working with David Bowie, the mysterious excuses of train companies, and his new album Piano...

Interview: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


What do you get a band for their 30th birthday? Mute Records have the answer, for they have been showering Andy Bell and Vince Clarke...

Interview: Marius Neset


Even after years of practice and a determinedly perfectionist work ethic, saxophonist and composer Marius Neset clearly still identifies an inherent degree of danger in...

Interview: Yello


Septuagenarians definitely have more fun. Just ask Dieter Meier, one half of perennial electronic duo Yello, who – believe it or not – are back...

Q&A: Noura Mint Seymali


Desert-rock is a genre that has steadily grown over the last decade, trailblazers like Tinariwen and Tamikrest being joined by an expanding group of artists...

Interview: The Divine Comedy


On the eve of the release of what will be The Divine Comedy’s 11th album Foreverland, Neil Hannon is holed up in the St Pancras...

Interview: Ryley Walker


It is after 5pm at the end of a long day of promotional duties for Ryley Walker. It would be easy to forgive him for...