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Interviews

Dry Cleaning on “Sweet Princess” and “Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks”

Nov 26, 2019

As South London continues to pump out angular post-punk bands with all the regularity of a vending machine, such a well-populated landscape doesn't afford much room for differentiation. It's telling then that Dry Cleaning stand out effortlessly.  More

The Soft Cavalry – Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Oct 24, 2019 Web Exclusive

The Soft Cavalry is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell. The latter perhaps better known for her work with Slowdive, Mojave 3, and Minor Victories while the former has played bass and sang backing vocals in a number of bands (including Ricky Gervais/David Brent's Foregone Conclusion) as both a full time member and session musician. More

Penelope Isles on “Until the Tide Creeps In”

Aug 07, 2019 Web Exclusive

Brighton based four-piece Penelope Isles are one of the hottest acts to emerge from the UK scene this year. Formed by brother and sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter who originate from the Isle of Man, and completed by rhythm section Becky Redford (bass) and Jack Sowton (drums), Penelope Isles have already spent the first half of 2019 playing a staggering number of shows across the globe while amassing a legion of devotees in the process. More

Stella Donnelly on “Beware of the Dogs”

May 10, 2019 Web Exclusive

Gathering her voice between intermittent coughing fits and sniffles, Stella Donnelly apologizes for being sick for the interview, wishing that she were more readily able to express herself.  More

Young Jesus on “The Whole Thing Is Just There”

Apr 22, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

The welcoming of the new incarnation of LA-via Chicago quartet Young Jesus to the current scene blatantly devoid of a presence such as theirs didn't come without some book cover judging.  More

Nilüfer Yanya on “Miss Universe”

Apr 16, 2019 Web Exclusive

Nilüfer Yanya thought she would have done her debut album when she was 20. The 23-year-old's cover of Pixies' "Hey" in 2016 marked her out as a distinctive voice in London's underground indie scene, by trading the original's anxious snarl for a bewitching after-hours vibe.  More

SASAMI on Her Self-Titled Debut Album

Apr 03, 2019 Web Exclusive

"To keep the attention of 25 first graders is a really specific skill, one that translates very well to rock audiences," Sasami Ashworth deadpans. To master this specific skill, the former Cherry Glazerr-synth heroine (whose stage name is simply SASAMI) had to hone myriad instruments and production skills.  More

Black Belt Eagle Scout on “Mother of My Children”

Apr 01, 2019 Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, released one of the most arresting singles of 2018. But "Soft Stud" was a red herring. By which I don't mean a fluke of quality, rather that it's just one facet of her deeply rich debut album, Mother of My ChildrenMore

The End: Anatole Serret of Parcels

Dec 07, 2018 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Anatole "Toto" Serret of Parcels some questions about endings and death.