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Interview: Channy Leaneagh from Poliça

On January 31st, Poliça releases a new album titled When We Stay Alive via Memphis Industries. It’s an album where co-founder/vocalist/songwriter Channy Leaneagh “realises the power in restructuring her inner self. The album’s title references the idea …

Noora Louhimo from Battle Beast

Rising stars of Power Metal, Battle Beast, visited London, late last Autumn. Nathan Lagden caught up with singer, Noora Louhimo, as she talked about her major influences, writing on the road, and how much they’d like to tour the UK more often. . .

Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch

Clutch’s drummer, genial Jean-Paul Gaster, raps about the blues, Ramblin’ Man Fair, the genius of Neil Fallon and much more besides. . .

Faith Colloccia from Mamiffer

Gavin Brown caught up with Faith Colloccia from Mamiffer to hear all about the new album ‘The Brilliant Tabernacle’ and the new life that inspired the album and its creation as well as the video for the albums opening track ‘All That Is Beautiful’, the uplifting power of music, recent live shows, book recommendations and the highlights from Mamiffer’s career.

Sam Shalabi of Land Of Kush

Sand Enigma, the new album from Land Of Kush is an expansive journey of sound. The album features an expansive cast of musicians, each of whom adds a depth of texture to the Land Of Kush sound. We had a chat with Land Of Kush founder Sam Shalabi to hea …

James T. McKay (Acid Cannibals / The Cosmic Dead)

Gavin Brown caught up with James T. McKay from Acid Cannibals and The Cosmic Dead for a chat about both of those bands, their history, recorded output, what it’s like to pull duties in both bands on the same night and what is in store next for them, as well as what music has influenced and shaped him, and much more.

Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation

Just before the release of the critically acclaimed Death Atlas, we cornered Cattle Decapitation’s Josh Elmore to talk legacy, history and what humanity is doing wrong.

Rob Shapiro of Populuxe

Smart “pop” was EVERYWHERE. It was an embarrassment of riches — the songwriting genius of Steely Dan, the power and precision of Motown, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Curtis Mayfield, the hilarity and impossibility of Zappa and Captain Beefheart, the crushing, exhilarating intelligence of Zeppelin…


We first encountered Rookes back in May and were completely blown away. On November 8th they released their second EP, Liminal which they ‘launched’ a few days later at a joyous show at The Glory in Dalston. Now the dust has settled a little on all of that activity, we popped them a few questions to find out a bit more about what makes Rookes tick.

Alexis SF Marshall from Daughters

Greg Hyde speaks to Daughters’ Alexis SF Marshall about touring, songwriting, and finally getting to be a ‘middle rung’ band.

Karl Sanders of Nile

David Bowes spoke to Nile guitarist Karl Sanders prior to their Glasgow show and rather than have us sling our hook, he was more than happy to answer a few questions about their phenomenal ninth album, Vile Nilotic Rites.

Neige from Alcest

Ahead of the release of their newest album ‘Spiritual Instinct’, Nick Dunn sat down with Alcest to discuss where its themes of spirituality and personal struggle come from.

Haunting the chapel – an interview with GosT

David Bowes spoke to GosT mastermind Baalberith to discuss the important things in life – Satan, synths and heavy metal.

Garcia Peoples

Resident Psychonaut and Deadhead Martyn Coppack asks the questions. Garcia Peoples’ Andy Cush, Derek Spaldo, and Danny Arakaki answer the call.

Bruce Soord

Bruce Soord candidly speaks about his new solo album, his equation with Katatonia and how the band The Pineapple Thief functions after Gavin Harrison joined the band.

Norman Westberg

Gavin Brown had a chat with Norman Westberg to hear all about the album and his transition from band member to solo artist and upcoming tour with Swans’ Michael Gira as well as career with Swans, Heroine Sheiks and his many other musical projects.

Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto of MONO – Beyond the Past Anniversary

The reason we can do these kinds of miracle things is because of our fans and partners throughout the world who understand and support our music. We’re truly thankful.


Gavin Brown caught up with Ufomammut to discuss their new release ‘XX’ as well as talking about the band’s musical history, new music, recent tour, their label Neurot and the Italian heavy music scene.

Trevor de Brauw from Pelican

Gavin Brown had a chat with Pelican guitarist Trevor de Brauw to talk all about their new album ‘Nighttime Stories’ and its inspiration, recording and artwork as well as discussing topics such as the effect fatherhood has had in the bands music, their latest tour, memories of their first ever gig and having their own collaboration beer and a burger named after them.

The Utopia Strong

The Utopia Strong consists of Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi and Michael J York. Gavin Brown caught up with the band to find out more about them and their upcoming self-titled release.

Yann Ligner from Klone

Progressive metal group Klone from France release their album Le Grand Voyage on 20th September on Kscope. Bidisha Kesh caught up with vocalist Yann Ligner to find out more.

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