Interview with Angèle David-Guillou

Four years on from the elegantly grand piano-led compositions that comprised her given-name debut album Kourouma, the French-born London-based Angèle David-Guillou - formerly of Piano Magic and song-based solo alias Klima - returns with the rhythmically fascinating, melodically accomplished and simply rather beautiful En Mouvement on the Village … [Read more...]

Interview with Luna

Having disbanded amicably albeit somewhat wearily in 2005 soon after delivering the still satisfyingly rich and rounded Rendezvous LP it was perhaps inevitable - in this age where few acts can stay apart forever unless deterred by death or deathless animosity - that Luna would eventually reform in some capacity. Having remained creative in the … [Read more...]

Interview with Oliver Cherer

A prodigious musical polymath whose varied musical guises include his multi-faceted alter-ego of Dollboy, the electro-stylings of The Assistant, the motodisco of Rhododendron and Australian Testing Labs Inc., and the freshly-minted ambient Gilroy Mere, Oliver Cherer returns to his folk heart-land with The Myth Of Violet Meek, his first orthonym … [Read more...]

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...]