This week's 30 Seconds with...interview is with Dan Clews. After spending a couple of years honing his craft on the UK’s live circuit Dan secured a publishing deal with George Martin Music, after the Beatles producer heard his music. Just before Christmas, Dan performed at both the Hammersmith Apollo and The Shepherds Bush Empire, playing a duet with songsmith/comedian Tim Minchin.
This week we hear from Carl Green, who makes up a third of the Teeside band Head of Light Entertainment along with Simone Silivistris and John Taylor. They describe themselves as "The New Avengers of left-field pop".
This week we hear from Rebel Soul Collective, who describe themselves as 'dance/indie alchemists evolving out of 90s chemical rave'. They take sample material, dancefloor-lifted electronic noises and combine with vocals, guitar and drums.
Today's 30 seconds interview is with musician and songwriter Dom Brown, who has been the lead guitarist with Duran Duran for over 5 years. Dom recently co-wrote all but 2 songs on Duran Duran's critically acclaimed last album that was produced by Mark Ronson. He has also composed music for TV, including BBC1's critically acclaimed drama series Canterbury Tales.
London-based FAMY make lo-fi beach pop with echoes of Grizzly Bear and Dodos. They’ve been hanging around together for a while now, releasing the odd EP through Bandcamp and touring with Manchester’s secretive Wu Lyf, but 2012 looks set to be their year.
In this latest instalment of the 30 Seconds with... series we hear from Catherine AD, a self-taught pianist, guitarist, and flautist. She’s supported the likes of Martha Wainwright, David Gilmour, and Anna Calvi.
The Joy Formidable released their debut album The Big Roar on 24 January 2011. They played on the main stages at Reading and Leeds this year and performed on the Late Show with David Letterman in October. Their track Endtapes was featured in the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn film soundtrack.