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Interview: October Drift

'Playing live is what we live for, so whenever we get an opportunity, the only option is to give it everything' - October Drift on their formidable live shows plus why they initially stayed away from social media...

Interview: Gazelle Twin

‘I developed Gazelle Twin in response to feeling jaded and frustrated by the music industry': electronic ace Elizabeth Bernholz on the thinking behind her oblique alter ego...

Interview: She Drew The Gun

'I like to critique the systems we live in, but to write with hope that liberation struggles can be won' - the Scouse psych-pop quartet's frontwoman lets us in on the story behind the band's sophomore record...

Interview: Ishmael Ensemble

Ishmael Ensemble have found fans in everyone from electro icon Caribou to Detroit techno legend Carl Craig. Here, mastermind Pete Cunningham chats about their 7" trilogy inspired by Bristol.

Martin Phipps shares tips for screen composers

'Don’t get into it unless you like being part of someone else’s narrative. And don't just hang out with musicians, get to know the people who make films': the decorated screen composer imparts his wisdom.

Interview: Paul Smith

The indie hero and Maxïmo Park frontman chats musical longevity and lets us in on the making of his new album...

Interview: John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe is one of the UK's most sought after arrangers, regularly working with the likes of Max Richter and Coldplay. We delve into the making of his stunning new album.

Interview: David McGinnis, Mute Song

‘Everything we do is long term. We’re not building a company to sell. We’re not building a company for a public offering,’ Mute Song's David McGinnis on holding fast in 2018.

Interview: Vula Viel

Vula Viel are a genre-busting trio who have won over Iggy Pop and Gilles Peterson with their deep, grooved-out sounds. Get the skinny on the making of their ace new LP...

Interview: Kodaline

'When you know what these guys can do from their past successes, it's definitely on your mind' - Kodaline drummer Vinny May on teaming up with hitmaking talent for the band's new album.