Rock/indie

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.

Interview: Jonny Greenwood

‘It’s a real partnership, it’s like being in a band with somebody,’ says Jonny Greenwood of his collaborative relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Interview: Sacred Paws

Spinning on an elastic axis of post punk fuzz and African rhythms, the fancy musical footwork of Glasgow’s Sacred Paws has taken some giant steps since the group’s inception, winning the Scottish Album of the Year and dazzling leftfield music fans.

Featured Artist: Himalayas

Get to know Cardiff's indie-rock four-piece Himalayas who quickly made a splash in the South Wales music scene before breaking out beyond their roots...