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Rolo Tomassi Interview: “It’s comforting to know that we’ve not been treated as a novelty”, Arts

Rolo Tomassi Interview: “It’s comforting to know that we’ve not been treated as a novelty”

18th February 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of Rolo Tomassi confounding expectations, breaking rules and baffling audiences around the world. One of the UK’s most audacious, fearless, boldest and admirable alternative acts, they’re music is constantly evolving, proving just as difficult to pigeon-hole as it was a decade ago. On the cusp of releasing [...]

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 11:00 am

Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti on Profondo Rosso reaching the big 4-0

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece. But for Claudio Simonetti, the brains behind the film’s iconic soundtrack, it feels like it was just yesterday him and his bandmates were given just ten days to magic something up using just their guitars and harpsichord.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 4:52 pm

Hawk Eyes – ‘Everything is Fine’ Album Stream, Arts

Hawk Eyes – ‘Everything is Fine’ Album Stream

Leeds based riff factory Hawk Eyes have just released their brilliant new album Everything is Fine, their third full-length release, which is available to stream in full below. It sees the band expanding their musical horizons, with a more focused and direct approach to that found on either 2010’s Modern Bodies or 2012’s Ideas.
Speaking to [...]

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 9 February 2015 at 11:00 am

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja, Music

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja

Ghostly International’s Lord Raja shares his five favourite tracks – including one by Prince which is near-impossible to find…

By | Music | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 12:15 pm

Pianos Become The Teeth Interview – “With ‘Keep You’ we felt like we could stretch our wings”, Arts

Pianos Become The Teeth Interview – “With ‘Keep You’ we felt like we could stretch our wings”

With their third album, ‘Keep You’ Maryland’s Pianos Become The Teeth have tempered their abrasive edge and embraced a more organic subtler sound. In doing so, they have created their best and most accessible album to date. Remfry Dedman sat down with the band to discuss fan reaction, remote recording and never being pigeon-holed.
You’ve been [...]

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 11:00 am

Point G: A Chat With Paris’ Finest, Music

Point G: A Chat With Paris’ Finest

Point G is one of my favourite artists from Paris (and I have a real soft spot for Parisian artists). He’s been around for a long while, finding fame through his DJ Gregory alias in the nineties, before adopting the Point G moniker, through which he pushes a more stripped down, raw sound. Up until a few years ago the Point G name had disappeared off the radar, but Gregory brought the alias back in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. This week sees the release of his extended EP, Point G #6 – an eight-track compilation of fresh new music. In light of the release I had a chat with him recently…

By | Music | Friday, 30 January 2015 at 5:03 pm

Bill Patrick: The Trials & Tribulations Of The Working Class DJ, Music

Bill Patrick: The Trials & Tribulations Of The Working Class DJ

Bill Patrick is a rare breed within house and techno, he’s a DJ who manages to maintain a consistent career purely by playing records and not having to rely on record sales/the music making treadmill. This is quite a feat, as the industry is almost entirely geared around DJs having to make music in order to remain present in the public consciousness and to keep on gigging. Only very few avoid this, and Bill is one of them. Renowned for being outspoken, Bill’s a rather controversial character at times, but highly entertaining and refreshingly honest. So he made for a perfect interview subject…

By | Music | Thursday, 29 January 2015 at 5:16 pm

Vh1 Supersonic: A Shining Example of India’s Growing Dance Music Industry, Music

Vh1 Supersonic: A Shining Example of India’s Growing Dance Music Industry

In August 2013 I wrote a piece for DJ Broadcast on the electronic music scene in India, which has been growing in stature over the last few years. At the time, the industry was what might be described as burgeoning – definitely full of promise though held back by conservative laws and regulations imposed by state governments. Since that article was published, India’s scene has continued to grow and evolve and I was fortunate to witness a small example of this progression when I visited the Vh1 Supersonic Festival in Goa a few weeks ago. The event took place across four days on a beach in Candolim, north Goa, just after Christmas and boasted an impressive selection of artists from around the world as well as some of India’s finest. While I was in Goa, I had the chance to speak with the men behind the festival Jaideep Singh and Nikhil Chinapa, as well as experiencing the full breadth of what the event had to offer… Here’s my report.

By | Music | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 5:14 pm

Jape’s Seance of Light, Music

Jape’s Seance of Light

Swedish band Jape called upon Dubliners Dave Rudden and Dave Tyan to give the video for their new track, Seance of Light, a psychedelic kick.

By | Music | Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 8:33 am

Toundra IV: Exclusive Album Stream, Music

Toundra IV: Exclusive Album Stream

Toundra, a four piece post-rock outfit from Madrid, are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, numerically and pleasingly titled IV. The album is available exclusively to stream below via The Independent.
IV tells the story of two foxes that need to escape from the forest where they live as a huge fire ravages [...]

By | Music | Monday, 19 January 2015 at 11:00 am

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