Interview with Hermitess

In this interview, Calgary, Alberta-based musician and performance artist Jennifer Crighton tells us about her influences, inspirations and instrumentation; what has compelled her to create an album as both eclectic and accessible as the newly-released Blood Moon; and her Hermitess persona. In her own words, Crighton introduces her current … [Read more...]

Interview with Jylda

Berlin-based singer-songwriter and producer Gianna Gehlhar completely captivates with her musical persona Jylda.  In her productions, she combines playful, experimental and minimalistic elements. Her vocals constantly drift between extremes, from sounding high and soft, sometimes operatic and siren-like on the one hand, and keen and metallic on the … [Read more...]

Interview with Ian Button and Robert Rotifer of Gare du Nord Records

The most intriguingly varied of the new indie imprints, the collective-led Gare du Nord label offers an ebullient synthesis of sounds; from the Kinksesque vibe of Rotifer, the wide-eyed electro wonder of Deerful, via Ralegh Long’s esoteric singer-songwriting to the critically acclaimed early-‘70s stylings of Papernut Cambridge, among a wagon of … [Read more...]

Interview with Brandy Butler

It’s so good to chat with you about your music and the meaning behind it.  Speaking of which, when thinking of the phrase 'Truth in art', what does this mean to you? I think that is a loaded, big phrase. There are lots of truths, and lots of different kinds of art, so it’s hard to be all-encompassing and yet specific. However, I think … [Read more...]

Interview with Tim & Puma Mimi

Tim and Puma Mimi of the Swiss-Japanese electronic pop duo Tim & Puma Mimi are readying for the release of their latest album, Der Die Das, on January 27th via Mouthwatering Records. Lead single “Dupi Dough”, out December 2nd, is a special present, a song created as part of the soundtrack to an award-winning animated short film titled Ivan’s … [Read more...]

Interview with Lapcat

Hello Cate, Jonas, and Hans!  Let’s jump straight into it.  Why did you decide to cover the classic “Roads” by Portishead?  Cate: Well, we all do like this band very much, but to be honest, it was just an accident… One of those things that just came together. Jonas: First of all, we never dreamt of actually covering Portishead. Truth is, it … [Read more...]

Interview with TRUE

Hello Dani and Rico!  It’s so good to have the chance to touch base with you about your enticing and lively synth-pop/electronic music and upcoming debut album, Wrapped In Air, which will be delivered September 23rd on Mouthwatering Records.  How would you describe your sound? Dani: Our sound is like the crackle in the air when two people meet. … [Read more...]

Interview with Vibrissae

Portland, Oregon-based Vibrissae is slated to release its enchanting debut album Somewhere Away in August via Vipchoyo Sound Factory.  On the full-length, Vibrissae offers up a sonically accomplished and stylistically varied batch of songs that meld or alternate between electronic and synth-based sounds and guitar-driven shoegaze.  Band members … [Read more...]

Interview with Beauty In The Breakdown

L.A.-based electro-pop outfit Beauty In The Breakdown is on the way to breaking out big-time with the release of its debut EP, Neon.  The act is led by energetic and enthralling frontwoman Chastity Ashley (vocals, percussion) who is joined by Ian Alexander (guitar), Alexandria Reyes (bass), and Tim “Sonix” Rouse (keyboards, synths).  Ashley is a … [Read more...]

Interview with Totemic

Hello Doug!  It’s so great to touch base with you about your fantastic drum & bass-driven Falling EP which recently dropped.  You’re a man of many talents – DJ, producer, music artist – and you specialize in violin, which you incorporate into the drum & bass mix.  How would you describe the sound or style of your new EP? I would describe … [Read more...]