Interviews

Interview: Teeth of the Sea

We’re never gonna persevere with something if we think it’s not up to scratch. A lot of ideas just get ditched because they don’t make your pulse race,’ say’s Teeth of the Sea’s Jimmy Martin. Most commonly pegged as a psych rock outfit since forming in 2006 Jimmy, Sam Barton, Mike Bourne have in fact traversed a multitude of genres in pursuit of raised heart rates, be it through punishing beats or lugubrious brass.…

Interview: Markers

‘It was very interesting to do something different, to leave the distortion behind, the heaviness, and try to be more tonally heavy and bring together all those elements of music we’ve liked over the years,’ says Jodie Cox of experimental guitar duo Markers.

Interview: Julia and Angela Martin, founders of Cro Cro Land

‘We wanted to start a new chapter of music events in the borough, that supports this grassroots music, while also keeping gender equality, which is so important, at the heart of what we do, making this part of Croydon’s new music legacy.’ Says Julia Woollams, co-founder of South London’s newest edition to the music festival calendar, Cro Cro Land.

Interview: Beni Giles and Colin Alexander

‘I think most people these days have grown-up with a pretty broad selection of music, so it seems counterintuitive to suddenly have to pick a side,’ says producer and composer Beni Giles.

Interview: Lower Slaughter

‘When you listen to our records there is a level of wanting people to think and react, and maybe think differently. But live, we really just want people to have fun and lose themselves,’ says Lower Slaughter’s bassist Barney Wakefield.…

Interview: Snapped Ankles

‘It’s all just trying to be delinquent without stepping into all the other ways of being delinquent, without getting arrested… just about’ muses the Snapped Ankles’ member known only as AUSTIN.

Interview: Troy Miller

‘I get a kick out of creating something uniquely special with everyone I work with, and because I'm so interested in every aspect of music making, I like to dig deep whilst keeping a healthy respect for the heritage of different styles.’ Says Troy Miller of his varied career.

Interview: ILL

‘If you are just making a bunch of happy love songs in today’s climate then you’ve kind of missed what music’s for. Or maybe you’re just having a nice time, I don’t know.’ So says Harri Shanahan of Manchester-based psych-punk agitators ILL.

Interview: Riot Ensemble

‘I can only see cross-genre projects and cross-disciplinary work as taking things forward.’ Riot Ensemble discuss their new commission Solstices and the opportunities available in contemporary classical music.

Interview: Shirley Collins

'I've been very touched by the warmth of the audiences... but generally speaking, that was always the case.' Shirley Collins speaks to M-Magazine ahead of her Roundhouse show about performance, the enduring allure of traditional music and a whole lot more...