Weekend Reads

Alice Glass, serpentwithfeet, Anna Calvi …Weekend Reads



This week’s round-up of in-depth music features includes Alice Glass, serpentwithfeet, Anna Calvi, Johnny Marr, Mariah Carey, Lykke Li, Shirley Collins, Rick Astley, Idles, Drenge, Snail Mail, Lily Allen, Matt Maltese and The Cure’s Robert Smith.


Time Out: Robert Smith: ‘One day my hair will fall out and I won’t look gothic any more’ (James Manning)

Guardian: Alice Glass on leaving Crystal Castles: ‘The cruelty never ceases to amaze me’  (Laura Snapes)

I-D: how serpentwithfeet turned personal desire into dazzling gospel (Nick Fulton)

Noisey: Lily Allen is Ready to Be Seen Again (Shaad D’Souza)

Evening Standard: Anna Calvi interview: I think my music has always been queer (David Smyth)

NME: Lykke Li: how heartbreak, hip hop and lots of mezcal helped ‘So Sad So Sexy’ come to life (Andrew Trendell)

Drowned in Sound: “I wished I’d let myself get angry more”: DiS meets Shirley Collins (Fergal Kinney)

Independent: Johnny Marr on embracing politics, his emotions, and his signature sound: ‘I’m more proud to be a musician now than I ever was’ (Shaun Curran)

Refinery29: The Rise & Fall Of Legendary Nightclub Studio 54 (Sarah Raphael)

Guardian: ‘I bathe in milk’: Mariah Carey on bossiness, breakups and being bipolar (Simon Hattenstone)

Pitchfork: My Dinner With Drake (Amon Barshad)

Dork: Matt Maltese: The Greatest Comedian (Jamie Muir)

Dork: Introducing the brilliant Snail Mail: “Apathetic rocking bums me out” (Jenessa Williams)

The Quietus: Never Gonna Give ‘Em Up: Rick Astley’s Favourite Albums (Colm McAuliffe)

Drowned in Sound: 2018 and the Netherlands Punk Explosion (Dom Gourlay)

NME: “We’ve become a family”: Adam Lambert on Queen, his solo career and how Simon Cowell got woke (Jordan Bassett)

Upset: Putting the spotlight on alternate history via blues, gospel, and soul-tinged metal – Zeal & Ardor remains one of the most interesting acts around (Jack Press)

Dork: Idles: “We’re not going to change the world, but we’re going to change our world” (Ali Shutler)

DIY: Drenge: “We wanted to come back and remind people what we stand for” (Will Richards)


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