Interviews

Jun 26, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

On the final track of Clean, the debut full-length album from Nashville's Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison), the ground opens up. Under the weight of the uncertainty and pain that Allison describes on the proceeding tracks, she imagines the ground buckling: "I dreamt the sidewalk broke in two.  More

Jun 20, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

On record, Orono Noguchi sounds so nonchalant that she almost seems bored of being in a band. In person, she's nothing like that. We're speaking in the middle of Superorganism's first European tour and a packed day for Orono, the band's lead singer, which has included a morning recording session, but she's still animated and engaging.  More

Jun 13, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Picture the opener of Caroline Rose's new album, LONER: you've been invited to an old crush's party, and you can't relate to anyone in the room. The chicks hang back against the wall with their cutesy shorts and other clothes you definitely can't afford, while the dudes slug beers and guffaw at the ping-pong tables. More

Jun 06, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Springing forth from the fertile South London scene, Shame formed during a long and listless school summer holiday in 2014 and, by chance, ended up rehearsing at The Queen's Head in Brixton.  More

May 30, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Sons of an Illustrious Father's 2017 single "U.S.Gay" may sound like an anthem for young, marginalized queer Americans. After all, the track (which is featured on their new sophomore album, Deus Sex Machina; or, MovingSlowly Beyond Nikola Tesla), sports triumphant lyrics about having "a revolution in my bed." More

May 18, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Over Skype, Anna Burch often finishes her answers with an awkward giggle; as if she prefers gift-wrapping presents over opening them. The title of her excellent debut LP Quit the Curse strikes as a tongue-in-cheek bristle at romanticism and superstition. More

Mar 26, 2018 Web Exclusive

Caroline Rose isn't afraid to embrace the uncool. With total control over her cherry-red artistic image, she's donned Adidas tracksuits, huge feather boas, and crocs in her videos and press photos. More

Dec 14, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Alex Lahey is honest on her debut album I Love You Like a Brother. "I've gained weight and I drink too much, maybe that's why you don't love me as much," she speculates on "I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself." "Am I scared of losing you or am I scared to be alone?" she asks on the biting "Lotto in Reverse."  More

Dec 07, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"I'm so over opening for other people," Moses Sumney tells me over tea, eggs, and waffles in a cafe in London's Chalk Farm. With his knife he's poking his poached eggs, so wrinkly "they look like old people," he says.  More