• Music Interview: Dan Penn

    Music Interview: Dan Penn

    I’m talking to a songwriting legend, although I’m a bit worried that I can’t hear everything he’s saying. Dan Penn, Southern soul singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, is on the phone to me from ...
  • Malojian: Humm

    Malojian: Humm

    Humm, the fifth album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Stevie Scullion, aka Malojian, wasn’t supposed to be released until September, but the COVID-19 lockdown prompted him to put it out as a digital download from Bandcamp ...
  • Eyelids: The Accidental Falls

    Eyelids: The Accidental Falls

    Eyelids, from Portland, Oregon, could lay claim to being the coolest supergroup ever. They’re made up of US indie-rock royalty who’ve played with Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and Elliott Smith. The band’s ...
  • Music Interview: Amy LaVere

    Music Interview: Amy LaVere

    Painting Blue, the new album by Memphis-based singer-songwriter Amy LaVere, was penned against a backdrop of doom and gloom and global issues, including Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, global warming and racist and civil tensions. ...
  • Music Interview: The Hanging Stars

    Music Interview: The Hanging Stars

    London country-psych-folk-rock band The Hanging Stars are in a good place – and I’m not just talking about the traditional East End pub that we’ve agreed to meet in. The five-piece – singer and guitarist ...
  • Music Interview: Jerry Leger

    Music Interview: Jerry Leger

    Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is a voracious collector of vinyl records. When I spoke to him on his last UK tour, ahead of a gig with his band, The Situation, in East London, he told ...
  • Music Interview: Hannah Rose Platt

    Music Interview: Hannah Rose Platt

    Letters Under Floorboards, the second album by Hannah Rose Platt, is a big departure for the UK country and Americana singer-songwriter. Musically, it’s a major shift from her largely acoustic 2015 debut, Portraits – this ...

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