INTERVIEW: Spiritbox

Based in Breda, The Netherlands, indie rock band Spiritbox have a tendency to lean towards the darker side of things. Their new single Doris is a brooding, melancholic number – accompanied by a surrealist, cinematic music video. Lead singer Hans Meerten’s deep baritone vocals softly lament over dreamy, mournful guitar melodies. I had a chat …

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INTERVIEW: Easymess

Migrating from Lyon to London a few years ago, French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adrien Latgé – aka Easymess – wasted no time in immersing himself in the city’s music scene. Frequently collaborating with other musicians and bands, Easymess started releasing a run of his own songs, the latest being optimistic, upbeat single Out Of Sight. …

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INTERVIEW: Rudovsky

Put on a pair of headphones and slip into a dream with Polish producer’s Rudovsky’s new album Trash – released on Brooklyn-based label Postseason Franchise Records. With downtempo electronics akin to the likes of Four Tet and Bonobo, Trash navigates a diverse sonic landscape – drawing influence from jazz, minimalism and backbeat rhythms. Rudovsky is …

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INTERVIEW: Supercaan

Some songs are built for journeys. Long train rides, contemplative walks, driving at night… Supercaan’s latest single The Great North Eastern proves itself to be the perfect companion. The track simultaneously generates a sense of poignant nostalgia whilst pushing forward with sense of urgency. Walls of anthemic synthesizers serve as the shimmering backdrop for progressive …

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INTERVIEW: Muddy Wolfe

Hailing from Canberra, Australia, six-piece indie band Muddy Wolfe have evolved from covering blues classics to releasing their own body of work with their new EP, Volume I. Rich with triumphant choruses, washes of vocal harmonies and soulful guitar solos, Volume I takes you on a nostalgic journey through the bands many influences, whilst sprinkling …

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INTERVIEW: Gabriel Kazz

Catalan / Canadian singer-songwriter Gabriel Kazz shares his personal experience of mental health with new single Keep It Together. Raised in a household of classical guitarists, Kazz’s musicality and craftsmanship shines through the delicately-balanced arrangements, knack for storytelling and rich, intuitive vocals. I had a chat to Gabriel to find out more about the story …

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INTERVIEW: Ducks!

Dive into the world of Ducks! – a Berlin-based duo made up of singer-songwriter Lani Bagley and ARIA award-winning producer Craig Schuftan. Teasing their upcoming album Things That Were Lost with experimental, surrealist single Swerve, Ducks! seem to continually explore new sonic landscapes – combining unique field recordings with orchestral instruments and Lani’s intimate, lulling …

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INTERVIEW: Toby Charles

Inspired by the likes of Ben Howard and Jeff Buckley, Worcestershire-born singer-songwriter Toby Charles explores experiences old and new with his latest EP, Spaces in Between. Blending soul, blues and folk, Toby’s husky tones float over laidback arrangements; providing a chilled soundtrack to a sunny Spring day. I had a chat with Toby to find …

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INTERVIEW: Jylda

Having recently moved to London from Berlin, Italian-German artist Gianna Gehlhar interweaves vibrant imagery and icy electronica into new single Torrential River – released under her alter-ego, Jylda. Jylda’s sultry vocals – reminiscent of artists such as Lykke Li and St Vincent – depict a tale of heartache and loss. She ultimately finds liberation and …

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INTERVIEW: Balaban and the Bald Illeagles

Hailing from Stourbridge, post-punk alternative rock band Balaban and the Bald Illeagles tease their upcoming album with title track Going Clear. A grungy, rough-and-ready single, Going Clear explores the murky themes of religion and power. I had a chat to guitarist / vocalist Roscoe Balaban, bassist Ian ‘Onion’ Whittaker and drummer Jon ‘Cosy’ Compton to …

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