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Deep Sea Diver on “Impossible Weight”

Aug 04, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Jessica Dobson began learning piano at six years old but her real light bulb moment came when she discovered a different instrument. “When I got the guitar it was like everything else in the world fell away, it was just me and that instrument. More

Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?” – The Extended Interview

Aug 03, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

It is an unfortunate coincidence that in a year when dancfloors around the world were closed, Jessie Ware produced one of the best dance records in recent memory. More

Cults on “Host”

Aug 02, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Cults, the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, have been making music for over 10 years now. With three albums under their belts, the two returned last fall with Host, an album unlike anything they’ve put out thus far. More

Self-Portrait: Yola

Jul 30, 2021 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 Yola. More

LUMP – Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay on Their New Album “Animal”

Jul 29, 2021 Web Exclusive

Like a fading memory revived and now vibrant, a haunting dream brought to life, or a newly legible passage in your notebook that had long been scribbled over, the music of LUMP sounds like secrets arising from your subconscious. This suits the idiosyncratic writing process that singer Laura Marling—an acclaimed folk solo star—adopted for this side-project with Mike Lindsay, famed for his acid folk band Tunng. More

Tunng on “DEAD CLUB”

Jul 27, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Who knew mortality could be such a lively muse? British folktronica band Tunng was not merely compelled enough by death to dedicate a concept album to it. As if that wasn’t daunting enough—because those who make concept albums are often compared to the few all-time greats that can pull such intricate projects off, like Pink Floyd and The Who—Tunng also recorded an eight-part companion podcast about shuffling off this mortal coil. More

My Firsts: Anika

Jul 26, 2021 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 Anika. More

Piroshka – Miki Berenyi and KJ ‘Moose’ McKillop on “Love Drips and Gathers”

Jul 23, 2021

Piroshka rose from the aftermath of the long-awaited Lush reunion, which came to a spectacular and somewhat uneasy ending in 2018. But despite tensions, Lush’s former guitarist and frontwoman Miki Berenyi had no regrets about Lush’s reformation and enjoyed her return to the live stage much more than she had anticipated. It was Justin Welch the former Elastica drummer who played one Lush reunion tour, and Modern English’s Mick Conroy, who replaced Phil King for the final Lush show, who persuaded Berenyi that they should continue to work together on a different musical project. More

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on the Blues, Speed Demons, and His New Album “662”

Jul 22, 2021 Web Exclusive

In music, there are myriad distinguished bands and artists, all of whom participate in some genre of sound. But what about the genres themselves? While artists and bands have lives outside their work, who keeps up with the styles, who preserves them and keeps them thriving? Well, when it comes to the American blues, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has that responsibility on lockdown. More