Features Index

Interview – Kristian Leontiou

by Vik Bansal

In the last couple of months young singer/songwriter Kristian Leontiou has seemingly come from nowhere to have a UK Top 10 single, Story Of My…



Interview: Roots Manuva


Rodney Smith was a upcoming rapper and producer until he started recording in his own right as Roots Manuva. Taking in elements of ragga, dancehall,...

Interview – Stereo MCs


The Stereo MCs have a new album out.In the early to mid 1990sthat statement would have prompted a stampede to the local record shop, butnowadays...

Q&A: Bryan Ferry


“Oooh, my first interview with a living legend,” thinks yours truly as Bryan Ferry walks into his Parisian hotel lobby with a shopping bag from...

Interview – The Crimea


The Crimea’s Tragedy Rocks is the sort of album title that immediately makes you sit up and take notice, and the same can be said...

Interview: The Departure


The Departure are a new guitar band from Northampton who have been tipped for big things this year.Formed through a mutual love of classic rock...

Interview: Eileen Rose


Eileen Rose recently released her second solo album, the rich tapestry that is Long Shot Novena. The Italian-American singer-songwriter has collaborated with members of Alabama...


Flipron


Flipron are a four-piece band that produce an otherworldly collision of bittersweet melody and vaudeville panache.The band’s debut album Fancy Blues And Rustique Novelties features...

London Theatre Preview: Autumn 2005


London Theatre Preview, Autumn 2005Two Thousand Years by Mike Leigh, one of London’s theatre highlights this autumn.(Photo: John Haynes)The buzz and fuss of the Edinburgh...

India.Arie


R&B diva India.Arie has a great memory. “You had mauve on last time, right?”She then shows me her latest purchase in Paris – an amethyst...

London Classical and Opera Preview: January-February


London Classical and Opera Preview: January-FebruaryThe Bartered BrideThe turkey’s been eaten, the last guest has gone home, and you’ve taken down the decorations. What do...

The Best Of ’05 As Chosen By The Best Of ’06: Five O’Clock Heroes


The Best Of ’05 Chosen By The Best Of ’06:Five O’Clock HeroesPosing for when they sell out Brixton Academy… Five O’Clock Heroes (named after a...

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre


Jean-Michel Jarre is undeniably a legend. In the ’70s he made the synthesiser sexy with Oxygene and Equinoxe. In the ’80s he took the concert...

Interview – The Flies


As a member of both Spiritualized and Lupine Howl, Sean Cook can genuinely claim to be in two of the most inventive bands of recent...

Interview – Charlotte Hatherley


Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley surprised many fans by releasing her debut solo album last summer, just three months after Ash’s Meltdown had hit the streets....

Interview – Ash


It only feels like yesterday that a trio of Northern Irish sixth-formers were setting the world alight with their Jack Names The Planets, Petrol and...

Interview – Dear Eskiimo


‘Pop’: often no more than the sound made by the imploding egos of poor X-Factor wannabes.Their over-hyped, over-marketed, overblown forays into the world of music...

Interview – Freemasons


It’s safe to assume these guys don’t have a dodgy handshake, for the duo of James Wiltshire and Russell Small got their name from the...

Interview – J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr)


J Mascis is, quite simply, an alternative rock legend. With his band Dinosaur (later Dinosaur Jr after some obscure, dinosaur rock band claimed the name),...

Interview: Aidan Moffat (L Pierre)


The dreaded side project. Many natural resources have been squandered servicing the moments when the spiritually unfulfilled members of the rhythm section decide it’s their...