Interviews
Sting & Shaggy

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

by Ben Hogwood

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


“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...

Interview: Miike Snow


In celebration of their third album, Miike Snow are about to go out on the festival circuit in the UK, their first visits of the...

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre


When you are already recognised and established as a pioneer in electronic music, what keeps you coming back for more? In the case of Jean-Michel...

Interview: Kevin Morby


Kevin Morby is understandably tired. “This is my last interview of an eight day promo trip,” he explains. “It’s more exhausting than touring somehow.” Nevertheless, he...

Interview: Tiga


A question for you – and please don’t take this the wrong way. Do you fantasise when you listen to pop music? Tiga does. In...

Interview: The Necks


Lloyd Swanton, Chris Abrahams and Tony Buck, of Australian improvising trio The Necks, preview their four-day Cafe OTO residency.

Q&A: Low


Over the last two decades, Duluth based trio Low have grown into one of the most consistent and enduring of bands, rarely putting a foot...