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Can

by Steve Hands

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...

Interview – David Sylvian


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


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...

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


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.”


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...

Interview: Luke Haines


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...

Interview: Yann Tiersen


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

Interview: Gary Numan


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Interview: Andy White


Andy White, formerly of ALT with Liam of Hothouse Flowers and Tim of Crowded House, is now solo and looking to be famous on his...

Q&A: Brian’s Ken Sweeney


Following the release of Brian‘s second album Bring Trouble, the quiet, resolutely unstarry Ken Sweeney has been lauded in the press. Now he’s been nominated...

Brian’s Ken Sweeney: “I dressed up as a priest to keep them happy” &#...


He’s 32, he’s been in Father Ted, he’s just given up his day job and is now A Professional Musician with a record deal and...