Interviews

Interview: The Stranglers

Originally known as the Guilford Stranglers, the punk-provocateurs responsible for hit’s like Golden Brown and No More Heroes, remain synonymous with the Surrey town.

Interview: Housewives

‘Technology has certainly opened up loads for us. By using this computer software, you can effectively use any instrument you could imagine, instead of just sitting down with a guitar, which gets pretty boring pretty quickly,’ says Housewives’ David Moran.

Interview: William the Conqueror

'I think we just poured that sense of disillusionment into the way we played.  I certainly felt like for the longest time that we were trying to prove something to people,' says William the Conqueror's Ruarri Joseph.

Interview: Kaleem Taylor

‘I don’t really need to think too much because I feel like I’m being me onstage, this is who I am, so it’s kind of easier in a sense. I’m not putting on something to be something I’m not’ says future-facing R&B artist Kaleem Taylor.

Interview: Amber Dee

‘I guess I just care less about what people think and focus on the fact that I do it because I love it. That was a hard place to get to though,’ says singer-songwriter Amber Dee.

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.