Interviews

INTERVIEW: The Lounge Kittens (09/09/2016)

Lounge cover Queens The Lounge Kittens have become firm favourites in all corners of the rock world with their performances at festivals such as Stone Free, Download and Isle of Wight, and are finally ready to release their debut record ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’. With arrangements for tracks by Bowie, AC/DC and Drowning Pool, the upcoming release from the Southampton trio have become the cheekiest and most fun cover band on the circuit. We managed to catch up with Zan (the pink one) to chat about how they pick their track listing, crowd-funding for music and more.

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INTERVIEW: Black Peaks (04/09/2016)

Brighton’s Black Peaks have been making serious waves this year since the release of their debut album ‘Statues’ and have just set off on a mammoth co-headline run with the ever-terrifying HECK. We caught up with Will, Joe and Andrew from the band to get their account of this whirlwind year.

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INTERVIEW: Famous Last Words (30/08/2016)

If you’re into your post-hardcore with crashing metalcore thrown in, then you’ll be licking your lips in excitement for Famous Last Words‘ new album ‘The Incubus’ which is set to drop this September. We grabbed vocalist JT Tollas for a quick chat about how the band adapted their writing process, how people are reacting to their new material and who they would love to tour with.

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INTERVIEW: We Are Carnivores (01/08/2016)

Crazy Nottingham trio We Are Carnivores have just released their follow-up to 2014’s ‘Tex-Mexiconomy’ to a wave of rumblings and excitement in the underground world of rock music, as they prove that wacky and unpredictable is just what we need in 2016. We caught up with the band to talk about ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’, how they manage to create their distinct sound and whether it’s possible to brand them with a genre.

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INTERVIEW: The So So Glos (22/07/2016)

The New York music scene has been hugely influential to the punk and hardcore ethics we see in today’s music, and Brooklyn based The So So Glos have are taking that DIY attitude and creating their own storm in the city. The ‘Kamikaze’ band have just dropped their brand new single ‘Dancing Industry’ in the UK and we managed to catch up with drummer Zach Staggers about how they made the video, the history of the NYC punk scene and how the band are helping evolve it in 2016.

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INTERVIEW: The Virginmarys (30/06/2016)

Whatever kind of guitar music you like, Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys have properly crept up at a show or festival you’ve been at somwhere along the line. The three-piece embrace their crossover genre appeal and their latest record ‘Divides’ has ensured that they are going places in all kinds of corners of the world. We had a chat with guitarist and singer Ally Dickaty about their new record, the state of country and what the rest of the year has in store for them.

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INTERVIEW: Alex Green (21/06/2016)

You might recognise Alex Green from his days touring the country with Attention Thieves, but a brand new adventure sees the Reading singer broadening his horizons as a solo performer. We managed to catch with Alex to find out all about his new material and how he’s finding the transition from rock frontman to acoustic folk soloist.

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INTERVIEW: Vukovi (31/05/2016)

Scottish newcomers Vukovi are quickly turning heads with their catchy, inventive brand of rock and are ready to take the UK Summer festivals by storm. We grabbed frontwoman Janine Shilstone for a few words about their brand new video ‘Animal’, their influences, and what the future holds for them.

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INTERVIEW: Frank Turner (13/05/2016)

For the first time ever, folk-punk singer Frank Turner will perform ‘England Keep Your Bones’ in full at a special one-off show presented by White Rabbit at the Brixton Electric, on May 13th. Frank will top the bill for a night of bands, DJs, and a celebration of the work that the Music Venue Trust do to support the UK music scene and also raise money and awareness for charity CALM.

We caught up with Frank to talk about the importance of the show and how it will help some very important causes.

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INTERVIEW: Despised Icon (02/05/2016)

Few bands within death metal today are as revered and loved as Montreal’s Despised Icon, and it’s even more of rarity to see that such a level of admiration and devotion not only solidifies, but swells and grows since the band announced their plans to go on an indefinite hiatus back in 2010. Four years later, the Canadian heavy hitters returned for a few one-off reunion shows, and then some album anniversary dates the following year.

Now, in 2016, though not fully returned in the respect of a full-time touring band, Despised Icon are officially back for good. Not only that, but they double-slap surprised us with news of a brand new album to drop in July, titled ‘Beast’, which no doubt is going to provide exactly what it says on the tin.

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