Rock/indie

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: 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.

In session: Heavy Lungs

Get a sneaky peek of the formidable foursome live in action at the latest PRS for Music Presents, ahead of their UK live shows next week...

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.

Bernard Butler on songwriting

‘Being isolated and doing something in a very lonely way, I don’t knock that at all. But I’m just trying to encourage what could happen if you cross that bridge and interact with people,’ says Bernard Butler.

In session: King Nun

Let perky, poppy indie-rockers King Nun deliver an adrenaline punch right between your ears...

Interview: Neil Hannon

‘The older I get the less willing I am to listen to reason because, as various people told me, there is no economic reason to make a double album these days,’ says Neil Hannon, while pondering his forthcoming album, Office Politics.

Interview: Deep Purple

‘After all these years if our career can be likened to a big cake, this is the icing on the cake,’ says Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover of the band’s Ivors win.

Interview: Vanishing Twin

‘On the whole, it’s about reaching out to encounter difference in a meaningful way,’ says Vanishing Twin’s Cathy Lucas.