Category: Interviews

Interview: Fil Bo Riva

Italian singer-songwriter Fil Bo Riva unveils a wonderfully surreal cinematic video to accompany his song Different But One – taken from his new album Beautiful Sadness. A moody, melancholic introduction of simple intertwining melodies soon expands into an epic indie anthem, with moments of euphoria contrasted with contemplative tenderness. Having just completed a European tour …

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Interview: Genuine Panama

Birmingham-based ensemble Genuine Panama hit the ground running with their debut single No Good – combining funky guitar licks with soulful brass arrangements to brighten up the slog of everyday living. Inspired by the likes of Hippo Campus and James Brown, the band are livening up the indie scene one dance floor at a time. …

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INTERVIEW: Colourshop

Seductive guitar melodies and subdued percussion weave their way through the backstreets of France on a warm summer’s night; setting the scene for Colourshop’s latest single, Katherine. The song’s accompanying music video depicts Colourshop (aka Italian-born London-based singer-songwriter Alfredo Salvati) wandering the dream-like landscape of Biarritz, crossing paths with a lover but never quite finding …

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INTERVIEW: Rich Jacques

Searching for the perfect summer soundtrack? Rich Jacques’ new single Every Time might just provide the goods. Effortlessly smooth guitar licks, soulful melodies and breezy vocal harmonies glide seamlessly over velvety bass lines and laid-back drums. Keen to find out more, I had a chat to Rich about his career so far and the inspiration …

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INTERVIEW: Elkvilla

Ghostly layers of vocal harmonies and gently strummed acoustic guitars introduce Sink – the new single from Sydney-born Berlin-based artist Elkvilla. Softly expanding soundscapes slowly unfurl; bathing the listener in their wistful tones. I had a chat to Adam – the man behind Elkvilla – to find out more about his beginnings, the creative allure …

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INTERVIEW: Phantom Isle

Confronting the pangs of personal sacrifice and emotional impact of constant pressure, Phantom Isle’s new single Four Walls is a dynamic force of nature. Layering up fierce guitar hooks, sparkling synth lines and anthemic vocal harmonies, the London-based five-piece deliver Four Walls in full technicolour with their vibrant accompanying music video. I had a chat …

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INTERVIEW: Dom Youdan

Having migrated to Sydney from London, singer-songwriter Dom Youdan delves into past memories of unrequited love with his new single Is Your Lover Still Cool. Delicate vocals tinged with tender emotion swim amongst a sea of electronic orchestration that softly swell into a dreamy soundscape. Bittersweet lyrical quips punctuate every verse. Keen to find out …

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INTERVIEW: RosieMay

Essex-born, London-based singer-songwriter RosieMay brings her own blend of soulful electronic pop to the table with new single Forgiveness. Singing of loss and seeking redemption, what starts as a relatively minimal arrangement showcasing emotive vocals soon blooms into a pop anthem with an infectiously catchy chorus. I had a chat to RosieMay to find out …

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INTERVIEW: Arliston

London-based three-piece Arliston explore themes of introversion and experiment with a punchier sound on their new single Loud. Blending pensive baritone vocals with ethereal electronics and gentle guitar hooks, Loud soon finds its feet and grows into a symphonious, multi-layered insurgence of harmony. I caught up with frontman Jack Ratcliffe to find out more about …

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INTERVIEW: Victoria’s Flight

Victoria’s Flight – aka Glasgow-based childhood friends Craig Harkness and Matt Robertson kick-start a summer of new music with the first of three singles, Paradise. Narrating a relatable tale of falling fast for someone new – and all the excitement and trepidation that comes with that experience – Paradise is an intoxicatingly catchy concoction of …

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