Interviews

Interview: Daniel Elms

With his debut album, Islandia, Northern English composer Daniel Elms shares a magical vision of island enclaves, folk songs and maritime chants. We get the inside track...

Bernard Butler on songwriting

‘Being isolated and doing something in a very lonely way, I don’t knock that at all. But I’m just trying to encourage what could happen if you cross that bridge and interact with people,’ says Bernard Butler.

Interview: Jane Weaver

‘It’s generally what’s generated in my own head. That’s why I’m determined to replicate that sound, because the sound in your own head is always the best version,’ says Jane Weaver.

Interview: Colin Currie

‘It takes a lifetime to find one’s own voice in music, and your work in a sense is never done,’ says solo percussionist Colin Currie.

Interview: Jordan Rakei

As he prepares to drop his ace new LP, Origin, Antipodean songsmith Jordan Rakei chats about baring his soul, switching up his sound and digging spreadsheets in the studio...

Interview: Semiconductor

‘It’s about reaching new audiences and going to places that we wouldn’t normally be showing our work and Alex wouldn’t be playing her music,’ says Semiconductor’s Ruth Jarman of their collaborative project with Eartheater.

Interview: Neil Hannon

‘The older I get the less willing I am to listen to reason because, as various people told me, there is no economic reason to make a double album these days,’ says Neil Hannon, while pondering his forthcoming album, Office Politics.

Interview: Hackney Colliery Band

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...

Interview: Dominic Murcott

‘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.