A decade in and the revolving brass collective Hackney Colliery Band are still tearing it up in British jazz. We get the skinny ahead of the release of their ace new LP, Collaborations: Volume One...
‘The whole project emerged out of discovering a shared sense of artistic ambition and aesthetic appeal’ says composer Dominic Murcott of his bold new project The Harmonic Canon.
‘Ultimately, it is maybe a more perfect form of storytelling,’ says Ivor Novello winning composer Dominik Scherrer of scoring TV shows.
‘It really made me open my eyes… as British songwriters, we’re really doing it now’ says Ivor Novello judge Jin Jin.
East London MC and artist Ghetts on the thinking behind Black Rose, his Ivor Novello Award-nominated track with Kojey Radical which helped spark discussion about how society treats black women...
‘Our relationship to music is changing… and our relationship with songs is becoming more important than ever,’ says Mystery Jets songwriter and vocalist Blaine Harrison.
‘After all these years if our career can be likened to a big cake, this is the icing on the cake,’ says Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover of the band’s Ivors win.
‘On the whole, it’s about reaching out to encounter difference in a meaningful way,’ says Vanishing Twin’s Cathy Lucas.
‘To be nominted is crazy, to actually win it means everything,’ says composer Robin Beanland of his Ivors win.
‘You have to follow your path,’ says British jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist Django Bates.