(((O))) Category: Interviews

Vlad & Rosie from Bad Pond Festival

Earlier this year we posted something on Facebook that took a look at the gender balance on the lineups of a number of ostensibly ‘math rock’ festivals. When we published the results we had a mixture of reactions from those that we’d picked as examples. The folks behind Bad Pond Festival got in touch to say it was something they were already aware of and were working to improve this year & for the future, so we asked Vlad and Rosie from their team a few questions to find out more.

Robin from BIG | BRAVE

Big Brave have a new album, A Gaze Among Them, out on May 10th through Southern Lord and from what we’ve heard so far it is going to be a very special record, so we sent Jamie Jones to have a chat with Robin Wattie from the band to find out more.

Nelecc: Gazing at the Stars in Kenya

Africa is the final frontier when it comes to metal, but something is definitely brewing with bands like Nelecc from Kenya, creating their very own brand of atmospheric black metal. Guido Segers went to find out more.

Charlie Griffiths from Haken

Haken’s Charlie Griffiths talks about their new album, Vector, and fesses up to being a Dream Theater fanboy. . .

Inside Label: Dave Cambridge Of Cardinal Fuzz

As any self-respecting psych fan will tell you, it is often not just about the music but also about the record labels themselves and you wont go too far into the world of psych before encountering Cardinal Fuzz. Known as The Cardinal, Dave Cambridge has been busy tripping out psych heads minds for years now with a catalogue of releases which simply defy any categorisation other than they are guaranteed to blow you mind. Martyn Coppack caught up with the man himself to talk all things psych.

Louder than Life – An Interview with Greg Anderson of Sunn O)))

Robin Ono caught up with Sunn O))) founding guitarist Greg Anderson to learn a little more about their latest studio session with Steve Albini as well as their approach to sound and live shows.

Andy Golding from Dragon Welding

Wolfhounds guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Golding took time out to explain the making of his debut solo album under the moniker Dragon Welding.

Jason Carty and Jodie Cox from Markers

London guitar duo Markers have just released their brilliant debut album Heaven In The Dark Earth. We caught up with both of the bands members, Jason Carty and Jodie Cox to hear all about the album as well as discussing forthcoming live plans, the pair …

Theudho: Answering the summons from the ancient forests

Pagan past, notorious music and wandering the verdant realm with Theudho.

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker

With Southern Lord reissuing the first two Caspar Brotzmann Massaker  albums, we caught up with Caspar himself to talk all about them, his memories of making them, the history of Massaker as well as his other musical projects both past and present and what he is working on next.

‘Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story’ Interview With Co-Author Celeste Bell.

I believe the answers she was seeking through her art are as relevant today as they ever were. I also believe that she was almost prophetic in her description of what the world would be like in the future – we are very much living in that world now.

Festival Preview: Woolf II – A Terrascope Celebration

The principle behind Terrastock remains and has been carried forward into Woolf. It’s an intimate event which a great deal of love and care goes into curating. Bands and artists are there not only because we happen to like their music, but because they are nice people.

Dave Davidson from Revocation

Revocation’s Dave Davidson is known the world over as one of the premier guitarists in metal, with a distinction that few have of being an accomplished guitarist in other styles. His constant evolvement as a musician has garnered the band continued pra …

Hannah, Joy & Chocky from Upsidedown Festival

“We’ve put a lot of thought into creating an event we ourselves would want to attend – we want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable being themselves, whoever they are.”

Teeth Of The Sea

Personally I love being in the studio; that’s where we really get to indulge every idea we can come up with, and it’s never too arduous making a Teeth Of The Sea record, we tend to work very quickly due to the fact that we can’t afford much time in the studio.

The Ruts DC: Continuity and Change Part II. The Crack.

People want to like it, they want it to be good. I guess it could have gone so wrong, I mean I’ve seen a lot of bands that get it wrong, it wasn’t really an option. We have all put so much work into getting it right, but giving it its own Ruts DC twist, breathing life into it

Paul Davies from Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s guitarist Paul Davies explains how they wanted to ‘evolve the music’ for their expansive third and trilogy closing Yn Ol l Annwn album.

Interview & exclusive video premiere: Barnett + Coloccia

Gavin Brown had a chat with Faith Coloccia and Alex Barnett to talk all about their new album ‘VLF’ and how the recording and creation of the album went as well as Faith’s work with her other projects Mamiffer and Mára as well as the SIGE record label and what inspires them as an artist.

Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto of MONO

Honoured by the opportunity, we got a chance to catch up with Taka to talk about the new album, their anniversary and much more.

Kashgar: Nature, History and Tradition from Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, the name alone beckons with mystery and a peculiar allure. Most people only know it as one of those odd country names, but Khashgar has the potential to change that with their crushing death metal. Guido Segers found out more…

Iluntze: Basque mythology, identity and black metal

The Basque country, partly in Spain and partly in France, is an ancient culture with a language that differs from anything else on the continent. Iluntze is a product and an expression of that identity. Guido Segers caught in touch with Synder, the sole member behind the band.

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