Music Interview

James Walsh – Solo Voyager

The ex-Starsailor frontman has earned himself a reputation as a talented (and in demand) songwriter lately working with Suzanne Vega and Shelby Lynne.

Marika Hackman – Brighton Folk

Currently based in Brighton, Marika Hackman’s folky(ish) songs have been attracting a lot of interest recently. While still only 19, her ability as a song-writer far exceeds her tender age.

Proceed – Onward and upwards

North London band Proceed have been on a steady climb of good press after releasing two full length EP’s, 2008’s ‘Seven months and a fire blanket’ and last year’s highly acclaimed Curious Electric. Matthew Cooper finds out more.

DB Band – Out on Bail

With Supergrass seemingly on permanent hiatus, rather than buy a pub, bass player Mick Quinn has formed db Band.

Tim and Jean – Teenage Kicks

Australian Electro-popsters Tim and Jean posted some tracks online and the next thing they know they are bona fide Popstars. We talked to Jean about synths and cheese.

Goldheart Assembly – Back on the Rails

Wolves and Thieves was released last June, and I think it passed a lot of people by, which is a shame because it is a bit of a gem. We caught up with lead vocalist / guitarist John Herbert.

Brooke Fraser – Flagbearer

Ahead of her forthcoming show at the Union Chapel in London, we spoke to New Zealand’s Brooke Fraser about her UK debut release, Flags.

Fishboy – Classic Creeps

Fishboy’s new record Classic Creeps is the kind of underground gem I used to have to travel miles to buy from the small record shop in the big city.

Mike Watt – Have Bass Will Travel

Mike Watt has just finished playing bass on tour with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, next is part 3 of his Rock Opera ‘Hyphenated-man’. We speak to the man himself.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The New York four piece are back with a brilliant new record. Belong. We talk to singer / guitarist Kip Berma about it and other smashing things.