Features Index


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...

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre – “I had to pioneer a different technique”


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: Lisa Stansfield


Back in the early ’90s, Lisa Stansfield was nigh on ubiquitous. The success of All Around The World made her a household name and her...

Interview: Morcheeba


It’s all change for Morcheeba. After making their name in the late ’90s with soulful singles such as The Sea, original singer Skye Edwards has...

Interview – Pink


“I want to stay as a singer. I don’t want to lose my voice completely.” Pink, ne Alecia Moore, is having trouble adjusting to her...

Interview: Sam Obernik


Sam Obernik the vocalist seeped into clubland’s consciousness in 2002 with Tim Deluxe’s It Just Won’t Do – but she’s been around a while longer...

Interview – Switchfoot


With their fourth studio album, Californian surfers Switchfoot have struck gold.Well, double-platinum to be precise, because The Beautiful Letdown has sold two million copies in...

Interview – JJ72


We meet up with JJ72 on their tour bus outside The Grand Theatre, Groningen, Holland, a few hours before they go on stage for EuroSonic...

Interview: Caliban


Since their emergence from the German underground in the late ’90s, Caliban have worked tirelessly to spread their music throughout their homeland, across Europe and,...


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...

Q&A: Jah Wobble


Since founding and subsequently splitting from Public Image Ltd, the band John Lydon joined following the death-and-destruction break-up of The Sex Pistols, bassist Jah Wobble...