Watching the DTCV

James Greer and Guylaine Vivarat of DTCV

Renaissance man and musician meets French philosopher and musician. Together, they form a bande à part – a band of outsiders. Fitting, really, as they borrowed their name from one of Godard’s lesser appreciated films, Detective. Together, through his love of crunching garage guitar and her starlit vocals and stylings, DTCV produce a gently ironic… Continue reading Watching the DTCV

Jamie xx shows his true colours

Jamie xx

Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has had a meteoric rise in the music world. He’s accomplished so much already – first with The xx, whose debut album, xx, won them a Mercury Prize, and grabbed top position in a host of end of year lists. Their second album, Coexist, was released to major… Continue reading Jamie xx shows his true colours

Will there be more books?

Hello and good evening, or good morning, or whatever wherever. A brief update. I noticed that someone out there was searching for “alice severin will there be more books”, which I thought was very kind. This is especially true considering a lot of people put out books every few months, and it’s been a year… Continue reading Will there be more books?

Nick Millhiser of Holy Ghost! Talks About Weed and Music

Holy Ghost!

What do you do when you’ve done remixes for a vast range of well-known artists like Katie Perry, MGMT, Moby, Phoenix, and LCD Soundsystem? You collect some of the best ones, add in a few cracking unheard tracks, and put together an album that showcases your skill and unique “labor of love”, live-infused approach to… Continue reading Nick Millhiser of Holy Ghost! Talks About Weed and Music

Strange Names use their time wisely

Strange Names - the band out of Brooklyn and Minnesota

Last week, Strange Names was a Guardian Music band of the week but you did actually hear it here first. Strange Names isn’t a description of an obscure festival lineup, but three musicians who met up in Minneapolis, and “bonded on similar aesthetics.” This trio of appealing twenty-somethings are set to burst out this summer… Continue reading Strange Names use their time wisely

Johnny Took of DMA’s Keeps It Honest

DMA's

The story of the DMA’S began, the way all good stories do, with a bit of a twist in the tale. Three guys from Australia, playing in other bands, stumble upon each other. They write songs, and there’s a buzz, a connection. Suddenly they’re signed, but they’ve never played together live – and there’s a… Continue reading Johnny Took of DMA’s Keeps It Honest

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice Talks About the New Album, My Love is Cool

London-based Wolf Alice fears no genre. As the repressive need for boundaries evaporates, the four piece has jumped into the fray with an array of songs that casually parades their mastery of the free range. From pop to garage, grunge to folk, the band stamps every song with their inventive energy, like on their first… Continue reading Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice Talks About the New Album, My Love is Cool