Oct 06, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Chicago duo Whitney has an uncompromising and bold personality in more ways than one. It's likely that some of that toughness in character came during writing their debut album during one of Chicago's coldest winters between 2014-15.  More

Sep 29, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Virgin Suicide's moniker was fairly obviously inspired by the 2000-released Sofia Coppola directed film The Virgin Suicides. But somewhat surprisingly, film isn't an overt influence on the songwriting of the  Danish act's sun-drenched pop numbers, according to their frontman Martin Grønne. More

Jul 28, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

There's a moment near the end of Next Thingthe second studio album by Frankie Cosmosthat perfectly encapsulates the disarmingly conversational spirit of Greta Kline's music. It comes halfway through "Outside With the Cuties," a playfully longing ballad with oohing backing vocals.  More

Jul 20, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

It's always striking when such frenzied on-stage performers speak in such a perfectly collected, hushed manner. Yak's Oli Burslem has earned himself a reputation as a captivatingly unhinged frontmanoften locking into visceral repetitions so deeply that he seemingly forgets where he is, chanting arbitrary expressions mid-song, hurling his organ into drummer Elliot Rawson's kit or letting loose on the poor thing with his swinging guitar, leaving both in pieces.  More

Jul 13, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

When WU LYF finally collapsed in November of 2012, bringing to a close four years of breathless "next big thing" predictions and escalating disenchantment among the Manchester band's four members, vocalist Ellery James Roberts was ready to move on.  More

Jul 06, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

 "I was reading Carl Jung's Synchronicity while writing a lot of the songs," Annelotte de Graaf aka Amber Arcades explains. "It's a cool book. In theory, the power of positive thinking is a very nice idea—shaping your own life—but I also can't help being a little cynical towards it.  More

Jun 30, 2016 Web Exclusive

Former Pipette and The Lovely Wars frontwoman Ani Glass (aka Welsh native Ani Saunders, sister of her Pipettes bandmate, and fellow solo artist, Gwenno Saunders) released a new single on Monday, "Y Ddawns" ("The Dance" in Welsh).  More

Jun 23, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

Though he has spent most of his life preparing for a career in music, Chris Duncan (who uses "C Duncan" as his stage name) was nonetheless surprised by how quickly he realized his potential. More

Jun 21, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83

"Breaking up the band was made a bit easier because I never really liked the name Hooray For Earth," laughs Noel Heroux, the former frontman/main creative force behind said band. T More