Features

Interview: Daniel Pemberton

‘At the end of the day, it’s still about the emotion of the story or the impact of the music.’ Says 2019 Ivor Novello Award nominee Daniel Pemberton.

Interview: Æ MAK

'When I’m writing a song, the movement, performance, video and artwork are conceptualised and buzzing around my brain at the same time.' Says alt-pop artist Æ MAK.

Interview: Ghetts

‘I think the substance is outweighing the general feeling of just turning up.’ Says 2019 Ivor Novello Award nominee Ghetts.

Interview: Scalping

'Seeing Giant Swan was one of the first times we’d seen dance music performed with the energy of a live band, and it was revolutionary.' Says Scalping's Alex Hill.

Interview: Paula Temple

‘I’d reached a point where I didn’t really care about other people’s opinions. My passion for techno music had no gender.’ Says techno trailblazer Paula Temple. But then the Lancashire-born DJ and producer has never really played to expectations.…

Interview: Phildel

‘It’s really important that we move beyond equating the value of women to just the way they look. I always feel like there’s a real lack of women in certain areas of the music industry, like engineering, mixing, and producing.’ Says singer-songwriter Phildel.

Interview: Mara Simpson

‘I think musicians have immense power, one that’s too easily forgotten or beaten down. We have an opportunity to make people feel something.’ Says singer-songwriter Mara Simpson.

Interview: Tom Speight

'Talent is one thing, but passion and drive is just as important,' says singer-songwriter Tom Speight.

Interview: W. H. Lung

'Even if it’s not immediately audible, ideas grow from somewhere and we try to steal as much as we can from a wide a field as possible,' say Manchester trio W. H. Lung.