Interviews
Vinita Joshi, founder of Rocket Girl

Interview: Rocket Girl’s Vinita Joshi – “Music gave so much to me, I wanted to give something back”

by Sam Shepherd

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...

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...