Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with songwriters and musicians to mark M‘s Great Escape Week 2011.
Upcoming singer-songwriter Anna Calvi creates darkly theatrical music, her lyrics building a rich tapestry of surreal imagery and insight, her guitar-based compositions alive with raw instinct. …
In the final part of M 's conversation with Hiatus, the electronic music creator tells us what he's listening to and which film he'd like to re-score.
Hiatus' music draws on many facets: film soundtracks, nostalgia, bass music and the artist's Iranian heritage.
It was while working as a journalist in Tehran in 2005 that English-Iranian music producer Cyrus Shahrad stumbled across his father’s old record collection, discovering in Persian music the mysticism and melancholy that he knew would guide his efforts as Hiatus from that day forth.
Five years later he was ready to release Ghost Notes, an album brimming with sadness and cinematic beauty, but one also steeped in the UK bass culture with which he grew up.
Random Impulse aka Jovel Walker fuses a dynamic rap-flow with self-taught electric guitar riffs and elements of grime.
Jovel's career started to take off while he was studying genetic engineering and took that work ethic into learning to play the guitar - putting in hundreds of hours of practice.
Mike Marlin is a talented singer and songwriter who has a remarkable story.
Mike was born in Wimbledon during the 1960s, went to university, discovered music and girls, dropped out of university and joined a succession of bands who didn’t quite make it. All the time, Mike wrote and demoed his own songs in the safety of his bedroom.