Entries Tagged as 'interview'

Britpop Conspiracy: Guardian Interview with MBV’s Kevin Shields

October 4th, 2013 · Comments Off on Britpop Conspiracy: Guardian Interview with MBV’s Kevin Shields

This interview with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields is worth a read even without the conspiracy theory that Britpop was pushed by the Labour Government in the mid-90’s (ha!). ‘But when it is jokingly suggested that, had Shields released m b v in 1994, as initially planned, he could have kiboshed Britpop, his mood changes. […]

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STREAM: Ryan Adams’ “Ashes & Fire”

September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on STREAM: Ryan Adams’ “Ashes & Fire”

In an uncharacteristic act of act of restraint, Ryan Adams has been relatively quiet on the new album front the past few years. He did put out that weird proto-metal record last year (Orion), but that somehow doesn’t count as a “Ryan Adams” album. The media is assuming the man has developed some kind of […]

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FEATURE: The Joy Formidable

September 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on FEATURE: The Joy Formidable

It’s often hard for me to believe it when bands say they have no direct influences on their sound. And when I recently spoke with The Joy Formidable’s bassist, Rhydian Daffyd, I heard a familiar refrain: “Sometimes we feel like we live in a bubble.” Yeah, yeah. Bands always hem and haw when asked to […]

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Proto-Fascist Peer Pressure – James Murphy in 2006

April 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Proto-Fascist Peer Pressure – James Murphy in 2006

m ss ng Murphy from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo. “Murphy shares his thoughts on musical discovery, the future of taste, artistic value in the face of technology and what he did with our plot device, something.”

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You Won’t Ever See Steve Albini at Fashion Week

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on You Won’t Ever See Steve Albini at Fashion Week

Steve Albini says seemingly outrageous things in interviews, but he never comes across as glib or unprepared. The guy means what he says, and he’s actually thought about his opinions before giving them. He’s one of the most uncompromising musicians I’ve ever admired. Sure, he can sound like an asshole, but he makes sense. Most […]

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