Interviews

Interview: Paula Temple

‘I’d reached a point where I didn’t really care about other people’s opinions. My passion for techno music had no gender.’ Says techno trailblazer Paula Temple. But then the Lancashire-born DJ and producer has never really played to expectations.…

Interview: Phildel

‘It’s really important that we move beyond equating the value of women to just the way they look. I always feel like there’s a real lack of women in certain areas of the music industry, like engineering, mixing, and producing.’ Says singer-songwriter Phildel.

Interview: Mara Simpson

‘I think musicians have immense power, one that’s too easily forgotten or beaten down. We have an opportunity to make people feel something.’ Says singer-songwriter Mara Simpson.

Interview: Tom Speight

'Talent is one thing, but passion and drive is just as important,' says singer-songwriter Tom Speight.

Interview: W. H. Lung

'Even if it’s not immediately audible, ideas grow from somewhere and we try to steal as much as we can from a wide a field as possible,' say Manchester trio W. H. Lung.

Parklife: Keep the Boutique Fires Burning

The behemoth of the festival world, Glastonbury, returns this year but in its fallow year, smaller, alternative events attracted music lovers in their droves. Jim Ottewill dons his wellies and pitches up his tent to learn how the world of indie festivals is booming…

Psych: The Rest Is Noise

Bekki Bemrose dives deep underground into a scene that to-all-intents-and-purposes seems to be thriving, despite largely subverting perceived wisdoms regarding the industry in 2019…

Interview: Nainita Desai

'You never stop learning about music. The moment you stagnate musically, for is a very dangerous thing. Your creative growth is very important,' says award-winning media composer Nainita Desai.

Dido: Ever The Optimist

Twenty years after Dido’s debut became one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history, the singer-songwriter returns with her fifth record. She chats to Rhian Jones about two decades in the business…

Interview: [ K S R ]

‘I feel like every song that I’ve written comes from a really sensitive place, so I hope everyone embraces it and takes in the message,’ says Manchester-based soul singer [K S R].