Metronomy – Interview (cover feature) / Exposed Magazine

‘His lack of ego is what makes Mount one of the most likeable in the game; he couldn’t be further from the jumped-up rockstar archetype. But whilst he’s no closer to destroying guitars and stage diving during sets, he’s managed to break free from the shackles of insecurity. “I think I’ve just made my peace…

London Grammar – Interview / The Skinny

“But in the heyday of streaming, where playlists dominate records, Reid claims that “the album has started to become less important. ‘The album’ as a piece of artwork has started to lose its value slightly because of streaming and because the way people consume music is different.” Luckily, for the lovers of conceptual records, Truth…

Froth – Interview / Skiddle

We’ve seen multiple foreign artists on the bill at SXSW turned away this year due to their nationality; do you think Trump’s Presidency will continue to stifle an influx of touring international talent into the US? I hope not, but I think you never know what that guy’s capable of – so probably. It seems…

Anna Prior – Interview / London In Stereo

‘There’s no way I could go back and live there (Doncaster), just because of what I’ve experienced in London and Leeds” maintains Anna Prior, as we compare our modest Yorkshire upbringings, whilst perched upon possibly the world’s oldest sofa in The Leadmill (Sheffield’s rock Mecca). But as Metronomy’s nearly-two-year-long hiatus settled in, going back to…

Harkin – Interview / Outlines Festival

  Many British musicians are anxious regarding the future of touring abroad post-Brexit. Do you think the potential impending visa costs will make worldwide tours less sustainable? “When Brexit happened I didn’t go home for 5 months. I stitched together a mammoth itinerary that physically and mentally floored me a few times, but was the…

Cowtown – Interview / Outlines Festival

Although you’ve been around for well over a decade now, 2016 also struck itself as a time where you finally appeared on the radars of some pretty big media outlets. The Guardian tipped their hats to you in their Bluedot rundown, and a handful of glowing reviews appeared before the release of ‘Paranormal Romance’. Does…

Shock Machine – Interview / Outlines Festival

It’s almost 10 years to the day since the release of Klaxons’ Mercury Award winning and nu-rave-leading album Myths of the Near Future. From your perspective, did the nu-rave scene develop organically? Or was it simply a bunch of bands lumped together by the media? “I’d say the later. I can only speak of Klaxons…

Shura Interview / Skiddle

I guess that apathy says a lot about the two-party system – there are these two narrow political choices, in a nation with a sprawling and diverse range of ideology. “Yeah it’s such an enormous country; it’s hard enough in the UK having two people represent us. You really have no sense of how big…

Boxed In – Interview / Skiddle

‘Electronic music these days can convey so much emotion and depth. Back when the genre was emerging in the 70s/80s it was criticised for being soulless, but its getting harder and harder for people to say that. As a synth-dominant band, how do you make your music evocative? By being honest. I just respond to…

Ardyn – Interview / Tramlines Festival

Ardyn is the Latin for ‘enthusiastic’, but a sense of dread often surfaces in your material. This is perhaps most prominent on the eerily sparse ‘The Garden’ and ‘Universe’ which begins in Radiohead territory, but seems to arrive at somewhere more hopeful towards its conclusion. What inspired this depth of emotion? “The Garden was inspired…

All We Are – Interview / Tramlines Festival

The crisp drums and bright guitar tones on your self-titled debut album create a really clean, clear and bold style of production. What exactly influenced this approach? “The crisp drums and bright guitar tones on your self-titled debut album create a really clean, clear and bold style of production. What exactly influenced this approach?” – Tramlines…

Ekkah – Interview / Tramlines Festival

‘Your previous group, ‘The Arcadian Kicks’, sounds resoundingly different to your latest; how did this grungy setup evolve into lush electro-funk? We were 15 when we started The Arcadian Kicks and it was relevant to the music we were listening to at the time but we grew out of it quite quickly once we discovered…