Interviews

Interview – Jamie Cullum

by Vik Bansal

To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind for Jamie Cullum would be an understatement on a par with saying that Gordon…



Interview: Sigur Rós

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...

Interview: The Hives

by Johnny Mango

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

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...

Interview: Suicide’s Martin Rev

by musicOMH

The year 2002 sees the unexpected yet welcomereturn of two legends of contemporary music – Alan Vega and Martin Rev,known better together as Suicide.Part of...

Interview: David Sylvian

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...

Interview: Ed Harcourt

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...

Interview: Ash Grunwald

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...

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...

Interview: Erlend Øye

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Luke Haines: “My output is a rollercoaster romp of good slapstick entertainment&#...

by Michael Hubbard

Since being nominated in 1991’s inaugural Mercury Music Prize for The Auteurs‘ debut LP New Wave, Luke Haines has ranked amongst the UK’s most important...

Yann Tiersen: “It is not my job to define my music” – Interview

by Michael Hubbard

Yann Tiersen‘s soundtrack to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s blockbuster Amélie has garnered the French composer new fans and much acclaim. Before Montmarte’s most famous resident hit the...

Interview: Gary Numan

by Michael Hubbard

Lately there’s been an unseemly rush by a bewildering assortment of musicians to cover and sample songs by a bloke from Hammersmith. Pop kittens Sugababes...

Interview: Damon Albarn

by Michael Hubbard

Prior to the phenomenon that was Gorillaz, Essex boy Damon Albarn was of course best known as Blur‘s front man – and for having arguments...

Interview: Orbital

by Michael Hubbard

The brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll are hardly fashionable these days, but as Orbital they are rightly talked about as amongst the very pioneers of...

Interview: Belle and Sebastian

by Michael Hubbard

Scottish supergroup Belle and Sebastian have collected about them a cult following since their mid-1990s debut, Tigermilk. But, having just released the soundtrack to the...

Interview: Neil Halstead

by Michael Hubbard

Coinciding with the release of his debut solo album Sleeping On Roads, musicOMH caught up with Mojave 3 and ex-Slowdive front man Neil Halstead on...

Interview: Joby Talbot

by Michael Hubbard

In a basement under Spitalfields Market, Joby Talbot is tripping over things. Always the epitome of level-headedness, The Divine Comedy‘s orchestral arranger, keyboard player and...

Interview: Anthony Reynolds, of Jack and Jacques

by Helen Wright

Having formed the critically lauded band Jack and the spin-off Jacques, Anthony Reynolds is now turning to writing books. It’s a balmy evening in north...