Interviews

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

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