Interviews
Big Deal

Interview: Big Deal

by Geoff Cowart

Alice Costelloe says she’s in wonderland. And why not? After less than three years of writing songs with her Big Deal bandmate Kacey Underwood they…



Q&A: Troyk-estra

by Geoff Cowart

With this year’s London Jazz Festival already in full swing, one of the highlights of the event is still to come. Powerhouse trio Troyka combine with...

Q&A: Sons Of Kemet

by Geoff Cowart

Ever picked a fight with a big piece of metal and two feisty drummers? Spare a thought for Shabaka Hutchings. As the founder of freeform...

Goldfrapp: “If we’d just carried on doing Supernatures life would be a lot simp...

by Michael Hubbard

Alison Goldfrapp talks us through new album Tales Of Us, why she still loves to sing Lovely Head, and what happened when she swallowed a...

Q&A: Ásgeir

by Ceiri O'Douglas

Ásgeir Trausti’s album, Dyrd í dauðathogn, became the best selling debut album ever in his native Iceland when it appeared in 2012. The combination of...

Interview: Anna Calvi

by Ceiri O'Douglas

Anna Calvi is a musician’s musician, winning plaudits from Brian Eno, beloved of radio, and asked to be a judge on the last year’s Mercury...

Q&A: Empirical

by Geoff Cowart

Forged from the fire of Thelonious Monk and Eric Dolphy’s angular bop, young British jazz band Empirical has been turning heads on the scene since...

Q&A: Johnny Flynn

by Ceiri O'Douglas

Actor, folk singer and new-ish dad Johnny Flynn has had a busy few years. Returning to his roots in the theatre, filming with Kristen Stewart...

Interview: Outfit

by Geoff Cowart

Judging by its dusty clipped beat and bells introduction, you would be forgiven for thinking Nothing Big was the first track of a hip hop...

Interview: Charlotte Church

by Kate Bennett

There’s not a lot that hasn’t been written about Charlotte Church in the 16 or so years since she captured the nation’s collective heart as...

Q&A: Ryan Keen

by Ceiri O'Douglas

Singer-songwriter Ryan Keen has been slowly building a solid fan-base through relentless touring and quietly self-releasing inventive, lyrical folk music for some years now. He...

Interview: Local Natives

by Kate Bennett

Local Natives aren’t perhaps the most rock ‘n’ roll band around. Their music, evidenced on this year’s album Hummingbird, is cerebral and soulful, full of...

Interview: Of Monsters And Men

by Kate Bennett

We can’t get enough of the Scandinavians just now, can we? From their bleak crime dramas to their minimalist interior design to even their bloody...

Interview: Nadine Shah

by Kate Bennett

“Hello darling!” a cheerful Geordie voice trills down the phone, over an indistinctly noisy background. “Can I call you back in a few minutes? I’ve...

Interview: Empire Of The Sun

by Michael Hubbard

“We’re an ideas factory. A dream factory.” These are the words of The Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele, who is resplendent in a shiny black top,...

Interview: Nick Mulvey – “Tension, release and euphoria. I keep coming back...

by Michael Hubbard

Ahead of three sold-out London residency gigs and an appearance at Glastonbury, Nick Mulvey has just released Fever To The Form, an EP of hypnotic,...

Interview: Peaches

by Marc Burrows

Ahead of her appearances at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, Merrill Nisker gets expressive.

Q&A: Austra

by Martyn Young

Olympia, the second album from Canadian electro group Austra, marks a progression. While 2010’s acclaimed debut Feel It Break was very much the work of...

Interview: Little Boots – “I’m doing everything my way.”

by Tim Lee

It had seemed like a nice, friendly opening question, one which labelled Little Boots‘ new album Nocturnes with a descriptor meant in a positive way. But...

Interview: The National

by David Meller

Judging from the promo images, The National’s Scott Devendorf – with his orange aviator sunglasses and broad smile – is the most content member of the...

Q&A: Crayola Lectern

by Sam Shepherd

It could be argued that Crayola Lectern’s debut album is the result of a lifetime spent listening to, and absorbing music. But what makes it...