Interviews

Sep 27, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

One might assume that a young indie rocker with growing critical acclaim would be earnestly, intensely set on making the next big step in their career. But instead of imbuing such seriousness, Willie J Healeyopted to don a red paisley, painfully out of fashion shirt and a black cowboy hat, all of which make him look like a failed 1970s Nashville troubadour. More

Sep 20, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

2017 has been a period of nascency for Azniv Korkejian, a.k.a. Bedouine-as we're settling in for our interview, the Syrian-Armenian singer is in Houston with her family, welcoming her newborn nephew into the world. Between that and the release of her self-titled debut album, Korkejian is in the midst of a very fruitful season. More

Sep 13, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

At the heart of North London trio Girl Ray is a massive love for puns. From their debut album title Earl Grey to the band name itself, Girl Ray, Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell, and Sophie Moss are amused by a good play on words.  More

Sep 06, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Midnight Sister, on their debut LP Saturn Over Sunset, are emblematic of the analog swell of early Broadcast, The Free Design, and The United States of America. They also convey a cinematic sweep on tunes such as the opener "Canary," evocative of the ethereal leanings of the score of Rosemary's BabyMore

Aug 30, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

While Kate Stables is beloved for the haunting Celtic tinged melodies and evocative lyrics she records under the alias This Is the Kit, one of the most poignant moments on her new LP is taken from a far off land and sung in a language you're not likely to understand. More

Jul 21, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

The band name chosen by Sydney, Australia trio Middle Kids also describes the upbringing of singer Hannah Joy and multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz. "Tim and I are both middle kids," Joy explains. "I think it's common to find middle kids being a little bit unsure of their place in the family. More

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