Interviews

Interview – Cherie Charles

by Ben Hogwood

The name Cherie Charles may not seem familiar, but if I replaced Charles with Ocean and said her father’s name is Billy, then you might…



Interview – King’s X


Sometimes Lady Justice gets all moody and sticks a podgy middle finger up to the world.How else are we to explain the fact that veteran...

Interview: James Blunt


“It’s all downhill after 25” – so the saying goes. Or is it? By the age of 25, Captain James Hillier-Blount had led the advance...

Interview: Gus Gus


To paraphrase Beth Gibbons, it’s an icy time of year – and if you happen to be from Iceland, it’s very icy indeed. So if you’re...

Interview: The Frank And Walters


The Franks are, at the time of writing, indulging in a promotional tour for current album Beauty Becomes More Than Life, taking in the UK,...

Interview – Craig Armstrong


Interview: Craig ArmstrongCraig ArmstrongEven 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...

Interview – Damageplan


On 9 December 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed by an obsessive fan as he entered his apartment building in New York City.Twenty-four years...

Interview – Fairport Convention


When Fairport Convention tentatively formed in the house of guitarist and vocalist Simon Nicol in 1967, it may have seemed inconceivable to them that in...

Interview – Hot Hot Heat


Canada’s Hot Hot Heat first made themselves known in the UK with their hit single Bandages and the resulting Make Up The Breakdown album.Two years...

Interview – Killswitch Engage


Having cancelled European dates mid-tour last month, as guitarist Adam D was hospitalised with a recurring back injury, it looked like daylight was indeed dying...

Interview: Marti Pellow


Marti Pellow has had an eventful career, to say the least. After leading Wet Wet Wet to a plethora of multi-platinum singles and albums, peaking...

Interview – Nine Black Alps


Manchester’s Nine Black Alps are one of the many exciting new rock bands to emerge on to the scene this year. In a very short...

Interview – The Rasmus


Lauri Ylnen, diminutive frontman of Finnish pop-rock superstars The Rasmus, is a busy man.The band’s new album, Hide From The Sun, is out in three...

Interview – Slipknot


Slipknot, conservative America’s worst nightmare, have just released their third album, Vol 3 (The Subliminal Verses). Just when you thought that they could not progress...

Interview – Tim Deluxe


The smash hit It Just Won’t Do sent DJ and musician Tim Deluxe stratospheric.The Latin-inspired grooves, incessant trumpet loop and Sam Obernik‘s sassy vocal style...

Interview – Goldie Lookin’ Chain


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...

Interview – Five O’Clock Heroes


Five O’Clock Heroes are a rock ‘n’ roll quartet from New York. A two parts British, two parts American outfit, they’ve gained a fair amount...

Interview – Death Cab For Cutie


Death Cab for Cutie are in the middle of the most important year of their careers to date.Having switched from an independent label to Atlantic,...

Interview: Sigur Rós


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...

Interview: The Hives


What about this as a recipe for success: A Kylie video where she’s riding a mechanical bull wearing nothing but seductive lingerie and – here...

Interview – Midge Ure


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...