My interview with LA Band Gateway Drugs

Gateway Drugs the band

On their Facebook page, Gateway Drugs describe their genre as “drug pop.” It might be tongue in cheek, but if your ideal drug experience is fun, unpredictable, swirling, and unbound by rules, then the band probably has a point. Straight out of Los Angeles, Gateway Drugs are the three Niles siblings – Gabe, Noa, and… Continue reading My interview with LA Band Gateway Drugs

My interview with Nick Hemming of The Leisure Society

The Leisure Society

UK based group The Leisure Society are releasing their new album, The Fine Art of Hanging On, on April 13. Since their debut album The Sleeper in 2009, they have been praised by both audiences and fellow musicians for their emotional and musical range as well as the orchestral balance of their songs. In a… Continue reading My interview with Nick Hemming of The Leisure Society

My interview with Pop Levi and Bunny Holiday – Crush DLX

Pop Levi and Bunny Holiday - Crush DLX

Crush DLX is a musical partnership formed by the joining together of two very provocative personalities, Pop Levi and Bunny Holiday. Bunny is a model and designer for American Apparel, whose icon-busting take on Southern California imagery is both playful and edgy. Pop Levi is an indie music perennial, a producer and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been… Continue reading My interview with Pop Levi and Bunny Holiday – Crush DLX

Unsigned discoveries – my interview with UK band Portrayal

Portrayal album cover

Alice Severin is starting a series looking at some great unsung and unsigned bands, who are on the cusp of wider recognition. First up, UK duo Portrayal. Rob Tranter and Joe Crook hail from the West Midlands and are producing stellar electronic music. They’ve been noticed by BBC Introducing, and are putting out an album… Continue reading Unsigned discoveries – my interview with UK band Portrayal

My review of Glass Riffer – the new album by Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon on stage

On his album America Dan Deacon explored themes around the vast landscape of the states, borrowing from what at moments was like a mix of marching bands and American genres of music run through a filter of electronics that concluded with a four part ode to the country. And while Deacon is a stalwart member… Continue reading My review of Glass Riffer – the new album by Dan Deacon