Genres

How to… compose music for theme parks

‘Not everything has to be epic and bombastic. You have to really consider you’re working for the theme park and not yourself,’ says composer Nick Hutson. Nick is also a lyricist, arranger and broadcaster working across the theme park industry and musical theatre.…

Interview: Poppy Ajudha

‘To me everything is political, and if you say it’s not political that’s a privileged choice to not have to interact with politics,’ says East-London’s Poppy Ajudha.

Interview: Solo Collective

‘The best musical projects are where the individuals involved are pulling each other in different directions, and challenging each other’s weak points or unconscious tendencies,’ says Solo Collective’s Sebastian Reynolds.

Interview: Inner City

‘It’s grown, its migrated, it’s viral… it’s gone from the underground to pop, and back to the underground. There’s no limit to music,’ says Inner City founding member Kevin Saunderson.

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.