Genres

Interview: Christopher Gunning

‘Be practical; don’t be snobbish about media music, and don’t delay that symphony until you’re too old and frail to have the energy to actually do it!’: Christopher Gunning doles out some sage advice to emerging composers.

Interview: Weird Milk

Ahead of their gig as part of The Great Escape's FIRST FIFTY shows this week, we caught up with indie four-piece Weird Milk.

Interview: Matthew Whiteside

‘There is a lot going on at the edges of the classical world, but a lot of the mainstream still feels quite backward looking’: Composer Matthew Whiteside discusses his latest album and more.

Interview: The Raincoats

‘I really like it. It’s very lively. Some people might think it’s a bit wobbly but for me, it’s alive, it’s there, it’s that moment’: The Raincoats’ Ana Da Silva reflects on their hugely influential debut album 40 years after its release.

Interview: Nikita Bassi

'When I’m singing, I feel my most relaxed, like I can just shut off the world': we get to know R&B, pop and world music mixologist, Nikita Bassi.

Playlist: ILL

This week’s playlist is curated by Manchester’s post-punk feminist wizards ILL.

Interview: Shakespears Sister

'We don't really set out to upset people. It's not like a pose or a strategy. It's a twisted sense of humour at times that comes through:’ All hail the return of Shakespears Sister.

Interview: Petbrick

‘I know there’s a lot of metal guys who are gonna dig Petbrick and there’s a lot of people who aren’t gonna like it. I’m 100 percent fine with both’: Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera on his new project.