Interviews

Feb 04, 2016 Issue #55 - November/December 2015 - EL VY

Meg Remy doesn't make a habit of taking interviews while bathing, but she insists this instance calls for such quirky multitasking. More

Jan 22, 2016 Web Exclusive

"There are some stories that aren't mine to tell." Given that The Anchoress—the nom de plume of Wales' Catherine Anne Davies—has chosen to call her debut album Confessions of a Romance Novelist, this might feel a bit of a cop-out. At least until you find out that the intense story behind the three-year making of the album begins with her career on the brink of being killed off and the death of a loved one, before spiralling into further trauma. More

Jan 14, 2016 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Briana Marela doesn't require a lot of space. Wearing a floral print top with her dark hair still damp from her morning shower, the 25-year-old Seattle musical artist is sitting in her "room," a makeshift, cordoned-off spot that serves as both her sleeping and work space in the apartment she shares with five other girls. More

Dec 16, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Seoul are in the middle of nowhere-or more precisely, at a cow-lined truck stop halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although gleeful to be on their first U.S. tour in support of debut album I Became a Shade, the three musicians (Nigel Ward, Julian Flavin, and Dexter Garcia) crowd around the phone to explain that their current surroundings are perhaps the farthest away from a geographical representation of their reverb-drenched sound. More

Dec 11, 2015 Web Exclusive

The melancholic odes that make up GEMS’ debut album Kill the One You Love exist in a twilight land, etched out of a cascade of ones and zeros. More

Dec 02, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Sitting in the lobby of a Best Western hotel just a few hours before his band will perform a sold-out show at Austin, TX's Holy Mountain music venue, Wolf Alice guitarist Joff Oddie says he recently experienced a bit of an epiphany: since vocalist Ellie Rowsell first found and contacted him through local online classifieds back in 2010, the London outfitalso featuring bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Ameyhave already released two EPs; performed across the U.K. countless times; appeared on the bill of numerous large-scale festivals including SXSW, Reading and Leeds, and Glastonbury; opened for alt-J across Europe; and toured the U.S. on four separate occasions, all without a full-length album to their name. More

Nov 19, 2015 Web Exclusive

Alicia Bognanno is tired. You can practically hear her rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, even through the static of the phone. Luckily that weariness is buoyed out of annoyance by her ineffable excitement for where her life is currently headed. More

Nov 13, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that adage can be applied to fresh British trio HÆLOS. The threesome, while still in their 20s, have a lengthy and varied collective resume: Lotti Benardout featured on tracks from Redlight, Gorgon City's Foamo, and Kidnap Kid; Arthur Delaney headed up Born Blonde; and Dom Goldsmith was a central figure in the spacey beats outfit Get People. More

Nov 06, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Despite being far removed from current trends, LA Priest is remarkably in tune with them. Sam Dust lives in a field outside Welshpool, England, where he's so far from the city that wandering donkeys and the occasional peacock are his closest neighbors. Then, to make things more intense, he ditched the Internet for more than half a decade. He is, to say the least, focused on his craft. More