Features Index

Interview – Killswitch Engage

by Tom Day

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 – Ben Kweller


Baby-faced singer/songwriter Ben Kweller has come a long way personally and professionally since fronting the teen-punk band Radish in the late 1990s, releasing 2002’s Sha...

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 – Amp Fiddler


One commentator called the success of Jimi Hendrix “the sideman’s revenge”.Before making it big in the UK, Hendrix had been a demonstrative and flamboyant performer...

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 – Fear Factory


Having surfaced well before nu-metal was a twinkling in a journalist’s eye; traversed the angst-ridden movement with superior strength; and subsequently resurfaced on the other...

Interview – Idlewild


Warnings/Promises, Idlewild’s fourth album, was released in March 2005. It was the first for three years, and marked a shift to a mellower sound than...

Interview – Kristian Leontiou


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...

Preview: Cropredy 2005


Bert Jansch and his Pentangle as fore-fathers, the exotic, erratic, outrageously brilliant Incredible String Band occupying the lunatic fringe, resident larrikin John Martyn struggling to...

Can


Often spoke of in the hushed, reverential tones usually reserved for religious leaders, the legend of the German improvisational rock group Can can be monolithic...

Can


Often spoke of in the hushed, reverential tones usually reserved for religious leaders, the legend of the German improvisational rock group Can can be monolithic...

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...

Interview – Suicide – Martin Rev


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...