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Interviews

Bartees Strange on His Debut Album

Oct 02, 2020 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

It was a late night TV performance viewed as a teenager that confirmed to Bartees Strange, an emerging singer/songwriter based in Washington, D.C. whose birth name is Bartees Cox Jr., that his only path forward would be a musical one. More

Skullcrusher On Her Self-Titled Debut EP

Sep 23, 2020

Helen Ballentine, performing as Skullcrusher, came seemingly out of nowhere. Releasing her self-titled first EP on Secretly Canadian in the midst of a global pandemic, her softly sung vocals and folky underpinnings are custom made for days spent alone. More

Fenne Lily on “BREACH”

Sep 17, 2020 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

On paper, 2020 looked like being a busy and exciting time for UK singer/songwriter Fenne Lily. Appearances at SXSW, U.S. dates with Waxahatchee and Lucy Dacus, before an extensive tour of the UK and Europe to promote her second album, BREACH, meant her diary was pretty much full. Enter a global pandemic and, instead, Lily is sat at home dying her hair chatting to Under the Radar More

Human Love on Their Debut EP “Black Void”

Aug 28, 2020 Web Exclusive

For friends who have been playing together in bands their whole lives, you would expect the feelings surrounding a debut record to be housed in fond recollection, shared in accounts of wilder times that have all blurred together in retrospect. But for Los Angeles outfit Human Love, there’s only fresh enthusiasm for their debut release. It marks a new beginning. More

Girl Friday on Their Debut Album “Androgynous Mary”

Aug 24, 2020 Web Exclusive

Girl Friday interviews always “start with just a moment of confusion,” says Sierra Scott, one of the guitarists and (four) vocalists of the Los Angeles-based band. 


bdrmm on Their Debut Album “Bedroom”

Jul 03, 2020

One constant in this most surreal of times has been the influx of great records released so far in 2020. The latest of those is Bedroom, the debut LP from Hull, England-based five-piece bdrmmMore

Polartropica on the Challenges of Releasing a Debut Album During a Pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 Web Exclusive

For Ihui Cherise Wu, one of the leaders of Los Angeles’ emerging queer pop scene, Friday, March 13th, 2020, should have been a triumph. Her musical project, Polartropica, was scheduled to release its debut album, Dreams Come True. The following night she was set to headline LOVE IS GAY, the most recent installment of the touring, all-ages LGBTQ+ festival/fundraiser, at The Bootleg Theater. It was supposed to be the culmination of three years of hustling; of writing, recording, and releasing singles; of playing dozens of hometown-shows and touring the U.S.; of filming elaborate videos and constant, colorful social media promotion. Then, Los Angeles shut down.  More

Low Hummer on Their New Single “The Real Thing”

Mar 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

Low Hummer are celebrating signing to iconic Leeds, England-based label Dance to the Radio by dropping a brand-new video to their attitude laden synth-pop single “The Real Thing.” More

Sorry on “925”

Mar 25, 2020 Web Exclusive

Schoolmates Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen are the creative heart of Sorry, a band that are being lauded as one of the most exciting and innovative new artists to emerge from the flourishing London underground scene in recent years. More