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Nate Kinsella on Birthmark’s “Birth of Omni”

Jan 23, 2024 Web Exclusive

Major life events often give way to seismic perspective shifts, and for Nate Kinsella, the introduction to fatherhood in recent years has spilled over into not only new feelings and experiences but a new way of viewing his own artistry. More

My Firsts: Mutual Benefit

Jan 18, 2024 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to New York-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee). More

Spiritualized on the 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Amazing Grace”

Jan 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

Spiritualized reissue their fifth long player, Amazing Grace, this month to commemorate its 20th anniversary, so founder member Jason Pierce talked us through the making of the record and also hinted that a new album maybe on the horizon. More

Self-Portrait: Emily Massey and Henry Stoehr of Slow Pulp

Jan 08, 2024 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Emily Massey and Henry Stoehr, of Slow Pulp. More

The End: Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods

Dec 22, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

To end the week, we ask Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods some questions about endings and death. More

My Firsts: Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr

Dec 21, 2023 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr. More

Juliana Hatfield on Her New Covers Album “Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO”

Dec 18, 2023 Web Exclusive

Isn’t it great when crazy ideas turn out to be the best ideas? Juliana Hatfield wasn’t the first artist to think, “Hey, I’m going to make an album of covers of just one artist!” Most of those plans fade with the hangover in the morning. Hatfield however stuck to it and has done it three times now. More

Wings of Desire on Their Formation and Early Singles

Dec 08, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

For the rising British indie outfit Wings of Desire, creation is a process of rebirth and reinvention. The band itself was born from the wreckage of another, with bandmates James Taylor and Chloe Little first beginning their creative partnership with their time in the band INHEAVEN. More

Beth Orton on “Weather Alive”

Dec 06, 2023 Issue #71 - Weyes Blood and Black Belt Eagle Scout

Before Weather Alive, Beth Orton’s eighth studio album, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter—who has three decades of releasing music in her rearview—was thinking, “It probably was time to gracefully bow out.” More