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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

Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency, Music

Pete Tong on being a mentor at the Burn Residency

Pete Tong’s position within the electronic music industry is about as high as one could imagine. Together with his MBE, he hosts two huge radio shows (one in the US and the other here in the UK), is recognised as one of the industry’s key tastemakers and DJs all over the world on a regular [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 1:35 pm

Why every festival needs a Jolly Dodger, Music

Why every festival needs a Jolly Dodger

With British weather as unpredictable as it is, surely every music festival should have a pirate ship in case of flash flooding?

By | Music | Monday, 15 September 2014 at 11:30 am

Interview with Maybeshewill: “We’re not relying on guitars as much as we used to”, Arts

Interview with Maybeshewill: “We’re not relying on guitars as much as we used to”

Leicester based post rock five-piece Maybeshewill have been making glorious majestic cinematic music, whilst keeping their modus operandi as DIY as possible, since 2005. Now, with the release of their fourth album, Fair Youth, they’re taking their first tentative steps into the mainstream. Remfry Dedman sat down with guitarist John Helps and drummer James Collins [...]

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 5 September 2014 at 10:41 am

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event, Music

Serbia’s EXIT festival: A social and musical event

Dusan Kovacevic is the operational manager at Serbia’s one and only EXIT Festival. It is a music event that has its roots steeped in politics and was conceived as a student movement which fought for freedom in the Balkan region. It is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe and remains active in social causes, this year using its position to raise money for the victims of devastating floods in the Balkans.

By | Music | Thursday, 21 August 2014 at 8:18 pm

On Berlin’s beat: An interview with Berlin Atonal organiser Laurens Von Oswald, Arts

On Berlin’s beat: An interview with Berlin Atonal organiser Laurens Von Oswald

Berlin Atonal is a forward-thinking music event that takes place in the German capital this week. Ahead of the event Marcus Barnes speaks to one of the organisers, Laurens Von Oswald, who recently stepped in to revive the event after the previous owner Dimitri Hegemann called it a day…

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 18 August 2014 at 8:00 am

Maverick Sabre: Life, music and choosing the higher route, Arts

Maverick Sabre: Life, music and choosing the higher route

Maverick Sabre talks about finishing his latest album and the inspiration he drew for it

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 11 August 2014 at 9:00 am

Introducing: Waking Aida, Arts

Introducing: Waking Aida

New band Waking Aida are reviewed by Remfry Dedman, who finds an assured and powerful debut

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 10:45 am

A moment with Carl Cox, Arts

A moment with Carl Cox

Carl Cox is one of the most popular and well-respected DJs on the international circuit. Marcus Barnes caught up with him in Ibiza a few weeks ago to talk about his work with Burn…

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 10:00 am

Introducing: ‘68, Arts

Introducing: ‘68

’68 are a duo from Atlanta, made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin (formerly of The Chariot and Norma Jean) and drummer Michael McClellan (formerly of Becoming the Archetype). Taking Garage rock as a blueprint, the duo warp and twist the genre into a vicious new beast that is a sound all of their own making.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 28 July 2014 at 3:25 pm

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