Interviews

Interview: Bobby Long

‘We just wanted everyone to not be weighed down by schedules and keep it as free and easy as possible,’ says British singer-songwriter Bobby Long.

Interview: Julian Azkoul, United Strings of Europe

'We’ve actually been discussing the importance of sharing other cultures through the arts, as a way of bridging and maybe undermining some hostility that might exist, or counteracting some of it,' says United Strings of Europe’s artistic director Julian Azkoul.

Interview: Holiday Ghosts

‘We’re not very studious with our arrangements or musicality, we just go with what comes naturally… most of the time,’ says Holiday Ghosts’ Sam Stacpoole.

Interview: Circa Waves

‘I think our ambition to be a bigger band has pushed our sound more commercial. We couldn’t keep making garage indie forever,’ says Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall.

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. Pitching themselves at the heavier end of rock’s range with riffs big enough to rival Black Sabbath and vocals so powerful they could raise the dead (courtesy of ex-Divorce member Sinead Young) the four-piece delivered their first collection of socially conscious racket in 2017 with What Big Eyes.…

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.