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Fantastic Man on his return to London, Music

Fantastic Man on his return to London

Mic Newman AKA Fantastic Man hails from Melbourne in Australia, but relocated to Europe a few years ago – starting off in London before heading to Berlin, where he is currently based. He returns to London this coming Sunday for a daytime party called Virtue, so I caught up with him ahead of the event [...]

By | Music | Monday, 20 October 2014 at 5:01 pm

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance, Music

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance

A Guy Called Gerald has been making music since the mid-eighties, and his ethos has always been to utilise technological advances in his music-making and performance wherever possible – embracing the ethos behind techno music from the very beginning. He is currently working with Native Instruments on their Traktor DJ application, which can be used [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 5:15 pm

The Menzingers – “I believe in writing from the point of view that this could be the last thing you ever say, so make sure that it’s worthwhile”, Music

The Menzingers – “I believe in writing from the point of view that this could be the last thing you ever say, so make sure that it’s worthwhile”

With their new album, Rented World, The Menzingers had the unenviable task of following up an underground punk classic, 2012s On The Impossible Past. They succeeded, not only in delivering an album stuffed to the gills with fantastic Americana-tinged punk anthems, but also in furthering their songwriting ability and expanding their sound. Remfry Dedman sat [...]

By | Music | Friday, 10 October 2014 at 2:37 pm

VerseChorusVerse Interview: “Folk and punk music are very much entwined”, Music

VerseChorusVerse Interview: “Folk and punk music are very much entwined”

Tony Wright AKA VerseChorusVerse used to make a hell of a din in jubilant Irish Instrumental Noise-mongers And So I Watch You From Afar. The band made great progress, gaining a rabid fan base and becoming one of the most successful off-kilter musical Irish exports of recent years. But in August 2011, Tony made the [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 9 October 2014 at 5:06 pm

Ryoichi Kurokawa: “Digital art is already classical”, Arts

Ryoichi Kurokawa: “Digital art is already classical”

Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa explains why he believes digital art is already classical, and why his future work will be lacking the audiovisual aspect that he is known for.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 9 October 2014 at 4:44 pm

Introducing: This Be The Verse – “For me albums are so important, I passionately believe that the album is not dead.”, Music

Introducing: This Be The Verse – “For me albums are so important, I passionately believe that the album is not dead.”

This Be The Verse have unleashed a powerful and dynamic release in the form of their debut EP, Consequences. Over just three songs and a little over 12 and ½ minutes, the band manage to traverse a wide distinct style of sounds, whilst retaining a sense of their own identity. The EP makes it’s intentions [...]

By | Music | Friday, 3 October 2014 at 5:19 pm

We Are Scientists’ top 5 life hacks to Make It Easy, Arts

We Are Scientists’ top 5 life hacks to Make It Easy

Check out a video of the band performing Make It Easy as part of their Original Penguin Plugged In Series gig – and find out how they make their own lives less complicated.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 29 September 2014 at 4:54 pm

Wilkinson’s recipe for success: chicken goujons and re-releases, Arts

Wilkinson’s recipe for success: chicken goujons and re-releases

After a hectic summer spent touring festivals across the globe, drum ‘n’ bass producer Wilkinson is set for another chart assault with his new single, Dirty Love.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 26 September 2014 at 4:41 pm

Five rap metal tracks that Kanye will never beat, Arts

Five rap metal tracks that Kanye will never beat

Kanye West’s new album is ‘heavy metal inspired’. But be realistic Kanz, are you going to be able to come up with anything better than these?

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 26 September 2014 at 12:22 pm

Amplifier Interview: ‘We’re playing to all the empowering elements of rock music and playing those cards shamelessly!’, Music

Amplifier Interview: ‘We’re playing to all the empowering elements of rock music and playing those cards shamelessly!’

Amplifer are a band at the apex between punk and prog, a band for the heart as well as the mind. Their new album, Mystoria, is a summer record, with more concise and direct approach than the music the band are generally known for. Remfry Dedman spoke to frontman Sel Balamir, about simplicity, DIY ethics, [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 8:00 am

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