Features

Interview: Crushed Beaks

‘I just used my phone, filmed a load of stuff and made a video’ Crushed Beak’s guitarist and songwriter Matt Poile nonchalantly remarks about their latest promo.

Interview: 9Bach

‘Folk music is in a terrible state. I think there’re too many people who think they’re custodians of it,’ says 9Bach’s Martin Hoyland.

Interview: Tunng

'I'm not sure how we fit into it all, but we were very lucky to be doing what we were doing at that particular time. It created a lot of opportunities for us,' says Tunng's co-founder Sam Genders.

Interview: Penelope Trappes

‘Barriers are constantly being broken down and there is a growing audience for more and more challenging music,’ says atmospheric soundscaper Penelope Trappes.

Interview: Corey Johnson

‘We need creative hubs and spaces like this where not just musicians, but photographers, videographers, vloggers, influencers, have a creative space that they can access and the industry supports,’ says Corey Johnson.

Interview: Trash Kit

‘It’s a bold move to try and get a room of people to shut up and listen to you,’ says Trash Kit’s Rachel Aggs.

Interview: Joshua Burnside

'Procrastination is the mother of invention': Northern Irish Music Prize winner Joshua Burnside on how he crafts his songs, why production matters and how to tackle that tricky second album...

Interview: HAVVK

‘Female, non-binary and queer artists have always fought for their space and it’s reaching a critical mass right now, and anyone standing in the way is getting increasingly called out,’ says HAVVK’s Julie Hawk.