Interviews

Jul 13, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

While Little Cub's moniker might seem like an odd fit for a project focused on dancefloor-ready club singles, there's a bit of an intention behind it. "When we started the project, we were talking about what kind of statement we wanted to make and we realized how asinine and meaningless a band name is-I noticed how many band names are an adjective and a noun," explains the band's Duncan Tootill.  More

Jul 11, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Laucan (pronounced Lor-can) is the given name to Laurence Galpin's soundscaping, sewn with the helping hand of Andrew Phillips, one half of the organic post-rock duo Grasscut. Galpin brought his acoustic arrangements to fruition in collaboration with Phillips, and Laucan's first EP, Up Tomorrow, as well as the forthcoming debut album, FramesPerSecond, were formed. More

Jul 06, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"I didn't really know, in a way, what production meant until I started working with Daniel Avery on Drone Logic," explains Kelly Lee Owens. The 28-year-old Londoner grew up in North Wales, but traveled about, studying in Manchester and then moving to London to focus on music.  More

Jun 29, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

On "The Bus Song," the first single from Everybody Works, the official debut album from Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte), Duterte has a conversation with a friend. Along the bumpy journey, their exchange is bolstered by conviction and compassion: "I can be whoever I want to be," Duterte softly sings. More

Jun 14, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"I feel like I'm inviting people to watch me grow," says Amelia Murray, confessing to the deliberate transparency that she presents Fazerdazeher happy/sad bedroom pop project. "I'm still figuring out what I'm doing." More

Jun 01, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Marika Hackman's sophomore album, I'm Not Your Man, is mainly about relationships with women. (The romantic kind-although she does credit her mom and female friends for helping her navigate life.)  More

May 18, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

After speaking with Nick Hakim about the background of his debut album, Green Twins, you come away with the impression that he'd just as soon let the music do the talking. Hakim also doesn't put too much thought into being labeled a neo soul artist, or for that matter, any specific classification of his sound. More

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey. More

Oct 26, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

There's a glam swagger permeating the self-titled debut album of Nashville's Savoy Motel, twisting serpentine psych with Roxy Music-esque flourishes. More