Category: Interviews

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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INTERVIEW: Videocean

Born in a video game bar in Peckham (Four Quarters – one of my favourite spots, highly recommended), four-piece psychedelic pop band Videocean introduce their latest single Genes. Accompanied by a vibrant animated video, Genes is a foot-tapping, body-pumping single encouraging you to dive head first into Videocean’s world. Playful synths and funky bass lines …

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INTERVIEW: Dutch Criminal Record

We had a chat with indie surf quartet Dutch Criminal Record about Netflix, celebrity encounters and the pineapple on pizza debate. The West Sussex quartet consists of three vocalists which take the lead between their plethora of tracks in Riordan Hanan, Joe Delaney-stone & Sam Thrussell. Drummer Joe Frampton completes the band’s lineup. If you …

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INTERVIEW: VC Pines

VC Pines is the new alternative soul project from Jack Mercer, former frontman of indie band The Carnabys. Moving away from the rock scene into new territories, VC Pines’ unique blend of soul, punk and poetry has garnered support from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne. On his reflective new …

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INTERVIEW: Polo

Get set for Polo – a bold, future-pop band hailing from Leeds creating infectiously catchy songs laced with hip-hop and RnB influences. Their new single On My End – accompanied by a beautifully-shot, hypnotic video – demands attention with powerful vocal hooks, brooding synth lines and plucky percussion. Having been granted PRS funding for the …

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INTERVIEW: Prints of Monaco

Lulling, dreamy guitar lines introduce A Clue Recited – the new single from NYC-based indie band Prints of Monaco. The song soon bursts into an anthemic, sing-a-long chorus that searches for catharsis and release – lifted by an ensemble of voices. I had a chat to the band’s lead singer and songwriter Oliver Monaco to …

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INTERVIEW: Lake Folks

Lake Folks is the project of French singer-songwriter Martin Costaz. Having recently moved to London, Costaz is busy exploring the alternative folk scene and making his mark with delicate, dreamy new single Astronaut. I caught up with Lake Folks to find out more about his journey so far… Hey Martin! Can you tell me about …

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