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Interview: EMA

by Bekki Bemrose

“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...

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,...