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Interview with The KVB: “We think “Of Desire” is our best record yet”

The romantic industrial shoegaze duo from London, The KVB, has been around since 2010. During their live shows, their specific blend of shoegaze is accompanied by mesmerizing visuals, resulting in a dreamlike audiovisual experience. With their new record “Of Desire” (Invada Records), The KVB has embarked on a European tour, including the UK and Russia. … read more

Interview with Dubliner Frontman Paddy Hanna: “I ignore the zeitgeist”

The Dubliner, known for fronting the Grand Pocket Orchestra, has recently set out on a solo career. His debut record “Leafy Stiletto” was released to critical acclaim back in 2014. Now part of the Trout Records family, his last single "Underprotected" is a melodic, lilting, plaintive, yet still delightful song. In this interview, Hanna discusses his opera singing father, the personal physical work he put into "Underprotected", and some of his favourite contemporaries on the Dublin scene. … read more

Interview with Singer Danielle Sullivan of Wild Ones: “Being in a band is amazing and fun”

Wild Ones extend the summer with their recently released EP Heatwave as they continue to define and refine their particular blend of self-proclaimed ‘dream pop’. The quintet’s latest release includes five very ‘groovable’ tunes built around funky and gritty guitar lines, precisely driven drums, smooth and full vocals and moody synthesizers.  Finishing up another year of substantial touring, Wild Ones’ Danielle Sullivan was kind enough to answer a few questions about the evolution of their sound band, and some of their strangest stage moments. … read more

Nina Simone: A Rebel With A Cause

#OscarSoWhite. Again this year, the Film Academy saw a movement asking for more diversity in the nominations and in the film industry. Some of the most prominent African-American Hollywood figures pointed that all the 20 nominees for Best Actor are white, with not a single black person making it on the list of nominees. There is no way to avoid thinking of the beautiful and touching documentary film, directed by Liz Garbus, "What happened, Miss Simone?" a film that is incredibly relevant in today's entertainment industry. … read more

Manchester’s Spring King Tell Us About Their New Track “Rectifier”

Spring King leapt into the ears and consciousness of many fans when Zane Lowe chose their song “City” as the first song he ever played on Beats 1 on Apple Radio. Since that time, many have come to love the four-piece Manchester-based band, often described as “post-punk” or “art-pop-punk,” composed of Tarek Musa, Peter Darlington, James … read more

Interview with Shannon and The Clams: Garage Doo-Wop Gone To Heaven

Oakland trio Shannon and the Clams, led by bassist and vocalist Shannon Shaw, have spent the past six years cultivating their sixties bubblegum rock sound interspersed with occasional punk streaks and other perversities. The band consists of lead singer Shannon Shaw, bassist Cody Blanchard, and drummer Nate Mayhem. Their latest album "Gone by the Dawn" … read more

Trevor Anderson Of The High Dials Talks About His Latin American Tour

The High Dials came to the fore in 2003 out of Montreal. For twelve years they have entertained and intrigued audiences with their ever evolving sound. This past autumn, they embarked on their first ever tour of Latin America, playing shows in Mexico and Colombia. In this interview, Trevor Anderson of the High Dials discusses their South American tour in Mexico and Colombia, their most recent album "In the A.M. Wilds," and why he thinks categorizing music into genres is reductive. … read more

Our 15 Favorite Albums of 2015

After countless meetings, conference calls, anonymous votes and long contemplative walks, we’ve summed up this year’s album releases to our absolute favorites. … read more