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

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

Johan Wohlert and the return of Mew

Mew from Denmark

Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Graae, and Johan Wohlert, otherwise known as Mew, are releasing their first album in six years on April 27 on Play It Again Sam. Titled +-, it was recorded in Copenhagen with Michael Beinhorn sharing production duties with the band. It’s a sweeping, anthemic display of their particular musical sensibility,… Continue reading Johan Wohlert and the return of Mew

My interview with Gary McClure of the band American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers - cover art

American Wrestlers. With a title like that, it’s hard to know what to expect. And for quite a while, when the songs were first released on the internet, there was no information as to how they came about or where they were from. Then the quality of the music began to attract attention, and eventually,… Continue reading My interview with Gary McClure of the band American Wrestlers

My interview with Until the Ribbon Breaks

Until the Ribbon Breaks is a new band comprising Pete Lawrie Winfield, James Gordon, and Elliot Wall. Right now, they are all in the studio, rehearsing for their upcoming tour, to support their debut album, A Lesson Unlearnt. Begun as a studio project, and heavily inspired by the cinematic due to Winfield’s film school background,… Continue reading My interview with Until the Ribbon Breaks

My interview with Deers – NOW HINDS!

Deers - the band from Spain

The buzz around the Spanish duo of Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, who are the core of the band Deers NOW HINDS, has been like a warm evening breeze stroking your face as you take another sip of the local libation. Their lo-fi charm mixed with the wavy beach sound of the girl groups… Continue reading My interview with Deers – NOW HINDS!

My interview with Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods

Jason and Andrew of Sleaford Mods

Tiswas. That’s certainly what Sleaford Mods have created. For those of you who need a little brushing up on your British vocab, a tiswas is “a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitement.” It’s also the name of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn’s forthcoming EP, which is handy. It’s rare that you see so many people… Continue reading My interview with Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods

My interview with Claes and Jonatan of DNKL

DNKL

DNKL is three musicians from Gothenburg, André Laos, Claes Strängberg and Jonatan Josefsson, who started DNKL in mid-2013 and the band has become one of Sweden’s most anticipated exports. The Guardian praised DNKL’s music and described it as having a “crackling electronic surface.” Yet the music flows, buoyed on the hypnotic rhythms and drums that… Continue reading My interview with Claes and Jonatan of DNKL

My interview with Drew Thomson of Single Mothers

Single Mothers - band - new release Negative Qualities

Not many musicians moonlight as gold prospectors hunting for the real thing, instead of the number of units sold variety. But Drew Thomson did. Of course, that was before he came out of the north woods and rejoined his band, Single Mothers. Now they’ve released a new album, Negative Qualities, a punk whirlwind of shouting… Continue reading My interview with Drew Thomson of Single Mothers

Interview with Frances McKee of The Vaselines

New album - V for Vaselines

When The Vaselines formed in Glasgow, back in 1986, Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly certainly didn’t imagine that they’d split up right as their first album was being released, or that Kurt Cobain would cover their songs. And they probably would have laughed at the idea that quite a while further on in the future,… Continue reading Interview with Frances McKee of The Vaselines