Category: Music Interview

Rostam: “In America, it feels like the end of the nightmare is coming”

Rostam: “In America, it feels like the end of the nightmare is coming”

It was March 12 when Rostam Batmanglij returned to Los Angeles from a trip to New York, where he’d been…

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Baby Rose: Atlanta star’s stunning debut boasts once-in-a-generation voice

Baby Rose: Atlanta star’s stunning debut boasts once-in-a-generation voice

“I went through a period of time during middle school where I was ostracised because of the way I talk,”…

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Julie Adenuga on Season 3 of ‘Julie’s Top 5’: “I just really love a good argument!”

Julie Adenuga on Season 3 of ‘Julie’s Top 5’: “I just really love a good argument!”

Julie Adenuga’s YouTube show, Julie’s Top 5, is known as “the most argumentative show” about music right now – and…

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Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith: “It feels like nobody’s been held to account for the Grenfell Tower fire”

Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith: “It feels like nobody’s been held to account for the Grenfell Tower fire”

Crumbling communities, burning tower blocks, manipulative phone screens; having railed against the horrors of Trump-era politics on 2017’s ‘Risk To…

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Stevie Nicks: “In Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie and I were a force of nature”

Stevie Nicks: “In Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie and I were a force of nature”

Nothing will slow Stevie Nicks down. When Fleetwood Mac concluded their year-long world tour at the end of 2019, the…

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Five things we learned from our ‘In Conversation’ video chat with RZA

Five things we learned from our ‘In Conversation’ video chat with RZA

Mastermind of the Wu Tang Clan, rapper, producer, director, actor, businessman, author, meditation guru and all-round hero, we’re yet to…

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Ritt Momney: Salt Lake City’s lo-fi indie hero channels lockdown misery into spirited pop cover

Ritt Momney: Salt Lake City’s lo-fi indie hero channels lockdown misery into spirited pop cover

In April Jack Rutter cut loose from his usual introspective indie with a, er, cover of Corrine Bailey Rae’s, ‘Put…

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The National’s Matt Berninger on going solo: “These songs are about the people that made me… me”

The National’s Matt Berninger on going solo: “These songs are about the people that made me… me”

Pretty much every music fan remembers where they were when they heard the news that David Bowie had died. Matt…

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CMAT: Dublin cowgirl turning shitposting into Americana bangers

CMAT: Dublin cowgirl turning shitposting into Americana bangers

Livestreaming the heroic struggle of eating an 80-piece KFC chicken bucket isn’t the typical way of promoting your debut single,…

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“We wanted to make something different”: the impact of Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’, 20 years on

“We wanted to make something different”: the impact of Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’, 20 years on

A furious blend of hip-hop swagger, rock catharsis, pop ambition and electronic escapism, ‘Hybrid Theory’ is the most important rock…

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