Music Interviews

Kings Of Leon: “We are still being inspired every day” – Interview

by Catherine Turner

When the Kings Of Leon hold court ahead of the release of their second album, musicOMH was there. But are the Tennessee band genuine rock royalty or mere pretenders to the throne? Admittedly, Nathan and cousin Matthew…



Gabrielle: “As time goes on I think I’m getting deeper and deeper” &#...

by Vik Bansal

When Gabrielle Bobb released her debut solo single in 1993 singing, “Dreams can come true,” she probably should have included the word “wildest” at the start, such has been the longevity and success of her...

Craig Armstrong: “Making a good film score is hard. To make a score that gets Gol...

by Ben Hogwood

Even if you’ve never heard the name Craig Armstrong, it’s a fair bet you’ll have heard his music. The composer has worked with Massive Attack, Madonna and Texas, and produced a host of film soundtracks....

Interview: Amy Winehouse

by Sarah McDonnell

Together with Jamie Cullum and Katie Melua, young Amy Winehouse is being lauded as a flagbearer for the New Wave Of British Jazz and has just been nominated for an Ivor Novello award. We caught...

Interview: Madrugada

by Jamil Ahmad

Legend has it that when a young misfit called James Osterberg went to seean early Doors show, he adopted the monikerIggy Pop and set about putting together The Stooges, a bandthat would pillage rock, psychedelia...

Pussycat Dolls: “It’s the next generation of Girl Power” – Inte...

by Talia Soghomonian

Pussycat Dolls have, in some form, been around for a decade. Originally a burlesque dance revue in LA, the girl group grew to be an A-list phenomenon featuring a range of guest celebrities – everyone...

3 Colours Red’s Pete Vuckovic: “The minute you get out and people love your...

by Jamil Ahmad

Indie favourites 3 Colours Red tell musicOMH about their new political awareness, education and why they decided on a low key reformation. From their dramatic split in 2000, which culminated in an emotional finale at...

Interview: Goldie Lookin’ Chain

by Laura McKee

The 16-legged, tongue-in-cheek, awfully-dressed, mock hip-hop crew that is Goldie Lookin’ Chain have been around for years but it’s only now that the Welsh troupe’s brand of X-rated humour has started to reach a mass...

Interview: JXL

by Michael Hubbard

Interview: JXLJXL.Elvis Presley made a surprise return to the top of the singles chart in 2002 with A Little Less Conversation – reworked by Dutch dance artist Junkie XL.The song was used by Nike in...

Interview: Jason Mraz

by Paul Woloszyn

With its unusual melodic blend of soul, reggae and pop, Waiting For My Rocket To Come, the debut album from Californian singer / songwriter Jason Mraz, has been greeted with wide acclaim from critics and...

Sigur Rós: “The Icelandic mentality doesn’t include running down a street ...

by Michael Hubbard

For a band whose lyrics have never been in English and whose songs regularly clock in at more than six minutes long, Iceland’s second biggest musical export, Sigur Rós, are astonishingly successful. Even before the...

Midge Ure: “I fell into situations and found myself in amazing scenarios” &...

by Vik Bansal

Midge Ure has had about a dozen careers in one. Frontman of chart-topping ’70s popsters Slik; fill-in guitarist for the legendary Thin Lizzy; brains behind new romantics Visage; driving force behind Ultravox; successful solo artist...

Suicide’s Martin Rev: “There is no-one really to oppose America’s glo...

by Greta Pistaceci

The year 2002 sees the unexpected yet welcome return of two legends of contemporary music – Alan Vega and Martin Rev, known better together as Suicide. Part of the ’70s New York scene that spawned...

David Sylvian: “I’m not too good at small talk but love to get straight to what...

by Anthony Reynolds

David Sylvian, born in the year of the Dog, is now 20 years away from his most famous image – the bleach and the make-up – and is writing on a laptop from his bedroom....

Ed Harcourt: “I wanted to do something about man’s descent into madnessR...

by Linda Serck

Ed Harcourt is currently on tour promoting his successful third album Strangers, and of course musicOMH couldn’t let the opportunity pass to sit this multi-talented man down for an interview. So, on a drizzly afternoon...

Ash Grunwald: “What I’m doing is a cross between old delta blues, and hip-h...

by Michael Hubbard

On Melbourne’s vibrant blues scene you’ll find more besides grizzled exponents of traditional blues music. Alongside these virtuosos are exciting artists using their Australian roots and new technology to evolve the blues into the 21st...

Sparks: “I dislike Krispy Kreme Donuts being allowed a franchise in Harrods. The ...

by Michael Hubbard

Ron and Russell Mael have been producing music together for more than 30 years. A whopping 19 official albums have been released by the electro duo under the Sparks moniker. The latest, L’il Beethoven, has...

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: “It was different for people to see me open, exposed ...

by Michael Osborn

Skin, one of the few black women ever to front a successful rock band, is back – but the shaven head and politics are gone. The former Skunk Anansie vocalist uses her solo record, Fleshwounds,...

Erlend Øye: “I’ve lived in London, and in Manchester. People in the north ...

by Michael Hubbard

Norway’s Kings Of Convenience pleased indie fans and post-club party people alike on the way to notching up 130,000 sales of the Quiet Is The New Loud album. The hushed vocal duets and intricate acoustic...

Ian Van Dahl: “In a way we are freaks!” – Q&A

by Michael Hubbard

Fresh from winning the 2002 Top Of The Pops award as Best Dance Act, super dance group Ian Van Dahl show no signs of being a flash in the pan. The combo consists of producers...

Zoe Birkett: “I’ll try anything” – Interview

by Michael Hubbard

Pop Idol made stars of Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius – and now the highest placed girl is set for planet pop. Fourth-placed Zoe Birkett, just 17 years of age, has released her debut...