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Interview: Penelope Trappes

‘Barriers are constantly being broken down and there is a growing audience for more and more challenging music,’ says atmospheric soundscaper Penelope Trappes.

Interview: Corey Johnson

‘We need creative hubs and spaces like this where not just musicians, but photographers, videographers, vloggers, influencers, have a creative space that they can access and the industry supports,’ says Corey Johnson.

Interview: Trash Kit

‘It’s a bold move to try and get a room of people to shut up and listen to you,’ says Trash Kit’s Rachel Aggs.

Interview: Joshua Burnside

'Procrastination is the mother of invention': Northern Irish Music Prize winner Joshua Burnside on how he crafts his songs, why production matters and how to tackle that tricky second album...

Interview: HAVVK

‘Female, non-binary and queer artists have always fought for their space and it’s reaching a critical mass right now, and anyone standing in the way is getting increasingly called out,’ says HAVVK’s Julie Hawk.

Interview: Daniel Elms

With his debut album, Islandia, Northern English composer Daniel Elms shares a magical vision of island enclaves, folk songs and maritime chants. We get the inside track...

Bernard Butler on songwriting

‘Being isolated and doing something in a very lonely way, I don’t knock that at all. But I’m just trying to encourage what could happen if you cross that bridge and interact with people,’ says Bernard Butler.

Interview: Jane Weaver

‘It’s generally what’s generated in my own head. That’s why I’m determined to replicate that sound, because the sound in your own head is always the best version,’ says Jane Weaver.

Interview: Colin Currie

‘It takes a lifetime to find one’s own voice in music, and your work in a sense is never done,’ says solo percussionist Colin Currie.