Interviews
Jane Weaver

Interview: Jane Weaver

by Max Pilley

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...

Interview: Destroyer


Dan Bejar likes to pause and think. With new studio album Poison Season, Bejar’s 11th under the Destroyer moniker, released this week, there is plenty...

Interview: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore


Martin Gore is easing into the day in Santa Barbara, California, the place he has called home for the last 15 years. “It’s nice and...

Q&A: Franz Nicolay


There’s something quite old school about Franz Nicolay; a rebellious grafter, he’s been a member of and written with a staggering array of artists, from...

Interview: Susanne Sundfør


Susanne Sundfør’s Ten Love Songs is unquestionably one of 2015’s best albums. A boundless, wildly inventive work of avant pop with industrial and classical hues...

Q&A: Tigercats


When Tigercats first made themselves heard on the indiepop scene some four years ago, they were instant hits. With catchy tunes about east London, record shops and...

Q&A: Haiku Salut


When the Derbyshire Dales-based trio released their debut album, Tricolore, in March 2013, we were instantly smitten with Haiku Salut. An instrumental rush of accordion,...

Q&A: Liz Green


“I think only one person dies on the album. The rest is open for debate. I’ve certainly shown them the way out. If they can’t...