My Interview with Max Jury

Max Jury

The new album is out today – June 3! This was a really fun interview to do – sometimes you feel like you could just keep talking about anything with someone. Max Jury is an old soul. There’s something about his music that conjures up a sense of time and space, fading photographs and late-night… Continue reading My Interview with Max Jury

My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar, born Sean Tillmann, is one of those people whose undeniable talent has led him on a journey through genres and unabashed theatricality. How many people can do semi-nude handstands, then belt out a soul song with complete mastery? Bye Bye 17, his last album, was filled with songwriting craft and vocal chops.… Continue reading My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

A very enjoyable interview with the affable, sharp, and nicely bittersweet Fred Macpherson, who also wins a prize for his Twitter tribute to the great Alan Rickman.  Spector. The Guardian described them as being “somewhere between Roxy Music and The Strokes”. Enjoy It While It Lasts, their first album, stormed through the UK charts. “All… Continue reading Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

My interview with the iconic John Taylor of Duran Duran

Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes - Duran Duran

Q Icon Award last week.  MTV Video Visionary Award tonight in Milan. The global force that is Duran Duran. Time to acknowledge a band that changed everything.   Nick Rhodes. Simon Le Bon. John Taylor. Roger Taylor. If you haven’t heard of Duran Duran, that’s unusual. At the recent CD signing in New York, every… Continue reading My interview with the iconic John Taylor of Duran Duran

Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx

Congratulations to Mercury Prize Nominees – Wolf Alice and Jamie xx. I did interviews with both over the summer. See what they each had to say about their music and why they do what they do.   Jamie xx Jamie Smith, better known as Jamie xx, has had a meteoric rise in the music world. He’s accomplished… Continue reading Mercury Prize Nominees – my interviews with Wolf Alice and Jamie xx

Katie Monks of Dilly Dally talks about what matters…

Katie Monks and Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally has been kicking around Toronto for a while, but their moment to step under the bright spotlight has arrived. Comprised of Katie Monks on vocals and guitar, Liz Ball on guitar, and newer members Jimmy Tony on bass, and Benjamin Reinhartz on drums, Dilly Dally has found a perfect line up, one that… Continue reading Katie Monks of Dilly Dally talks about what matters…

Lull the band from London – say hello to noise pop

Felipe, Toby, Simon, and Jon from Lull

The second I set foot across the pond, or they come here, I’m rushing to a concert. The idea of hearing them loud and live…on serious repeat on the playlist. From the moment “Bubble Tea” comes soaring through the speakers, flooding the room with layers of sound, it’s clear that the self-titled debut EP from… Continue reading Lull the band from London – say hello to noise pop

Mark Gardener talks about collaborating with Robin Guthrie on Universal Road

Mark Gardener of Ride

Ride and the Cocteau Twins – two iconic bands, each with an unmistakable, unique sound. You could call them legendary, with a fan base no less devoted than they ever were. Ride has reformed and is touring again, playing festivals and small venues, to ecstatic fans. The Guardian gave their live show five stars and… Continue reading Mark Gardener talks about collaborating with Robin Guthrie on Universal Road

Interview with Alicia Bognanno of Bully

Bully - the band - Alicia Bognanno

Bully has been getting a lot of attention. Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, who wears all the hats of songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer/engineer, and consisting of Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass, they are friends who came together to work on Bognanno’s songs. And with a grunge rock… Continue reading Interview with Alicia Bognanno of Bully

Terrace Is Ready For Take Off

The cover of We Fall Together - Terrace

Simon Lock, Kalani Polson and Alex Cooper make up the band Terrace. Their latest release, We Fall Together, is a breezy and beautiful summertime mash up of dance, trance, electronica, and ambient, with a dash of classic pop. It’s the sort of music that you put on, pour yourself a glass of something cold, and… Continue reading Terrace Is Ready For Take Off