Category: Interviews

In Conversation with Daniel McDonagh

A former student of painting, Daniel McDonagh began to refine his songwriting craft over leaving university in 2012. While he now enjoys being ankle-deep in the mud as a scaffolder, Daniel flits between construction and art. We spoke with him about his new EP Toward Winter, discovering new music and much more! Why did you decide …

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In Conversation with Joel Havea

A skilled songwriter, natural singer, unique guitarist and overall passionate performer, Joel Havea is a man of many talents. Born in Tonga, raised in Melbourne, Australia, and living in Hamburg, Germany, Joel has a plethora of cultural experiences from which to draw. We had a chance to speak with this singer-songwriter and his band about …

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INTERVIEW: Izzie Yardley – Aurelia

Turtle Tempo speaks with alt-folk artist Izzie Yardley about her enchanting single “Aurelia”. Much like her contemplative new single “Aurelia”, you would be forgiven for presuming Izzie Yardley to be an otherworldly character who speaks entirely in rhyme and riddles. I was so magnetised by her voice and her songwriting that I had no other …

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In Conversation with Ian Holmes

South African native, but based in London, singer-songwriter Ian Holmes is the next pop sensation. With only two tracks to his name (at least that’s the case on Spotify), Ian has started building a strong reputation and a loyal following. We had a chat with the insatiable artist about his latest track ‘Goodbye Kiss’ and …

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In Conversation with Alice Pisano

Born in Italy, but London-based, Alice Pisano is a pop artist reminiscent of Taylor Swift (except better). Described by Richard Gottehrer (The Orchard) as writing “wonderful songs that speak directly to the people”, Alice’s music is heartwarming and sentimental. We had a chance to speak with Alice about her new single ‘Tears Will Set You …

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In Conversation with Box Time

Formed in 2018 in London, John Chamberlain (vocals/guitar), Barny Skinner (guitar), Paddy Chamberlain (bass) and Ryan Peek (drums) came together to craft a different form of indie-rock. Influenced by Joy Division, Foo Fights, Nirvana and The Stone Roses, Box Time is fast, insightful and damned furious. We spoke John about their new single ‘Another Excuse’ …

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In Conversation with Joe Peter

Brighton-based singer-songwriter and producer, Joe Peter, just released his debut single in May 2020. Along with the track, Joe also released a stop-animation music video – stop-animation always reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’. Anyway, we had a chance to speak with this pop-rock artist about his new video, recording ‘Self Adhesive’ and lots more. …

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