Interviews

Interview: Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week

'Nobody would be playing festivals or arenas without the work that goes in to these new bands' - IVW founder, Sybil Bell, chats to us about the importance of grassroots venues ahead of this year's event...

Interview: White Lies

‘There are songs on this album which I would never have dreamed would be possible for us to write 10 years ago': White Lies on a decade in the game and what's in store for the new LP...

Interview: Justine Barker

‘There is a lot of creative freedom in writing library music.' We chat to composer and multi-instrumentalist Justine Barker about the processes and creative rewards of working within the genre.

Interview: Liam Naughton, Invisible Wind Factory

'Ask anyone with a great music programme in their venue and they will tell you it's definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme. We do it for the love of it' - Liam Naughton on how IWF is overcoming venue challenges...

Interview: Rachel Nelken, The Albany

'Collaborating with artists is the thing that drives us. What we’re really interested in is how we can make a difference' - The Albany's Rachel Nelken on how the south London venue is supporting talent...

Beyond Retro: library music’s unsung heroes

From classic TV themes to slasher movie scores and beyond, library music is all around us but many of its composers remain largely unknown. We fling open its doors to celebrate some of the UK’s most unsung musical heroes…

Interview: Nadine Shah

Outspoken songsmith Nadine Shah has emerged as one of the most vital voices in British music. Here, she chats about her rite of passage…