profiles & interviews
(not featured here are bios I've written for labels including Dirty Hit Records and Beggars Music - get in touch if you'd like to know more)
The prodigal return of Glassjaw
As the post-hardcore icons release Material Control, their first album in 15 years, we speak to Daryl Palumbo and Justin Beck about
hitting the reset button.
Thurston Moore's Guide to musical Improvisation
The former Sonic Youth guitarist talks harnessing his restless creative streak
The Vice Interview: Brian Molko
Twenty years after Placebo's first album, the frontman talks about saying no to "karaoke competitions" and giving up on being a punk.
code orange are challenging everything you think you know about heavy music
Leading a “new reality” of metal and hardcore, the Pittsburgh crew’s Reba Meyers discusses her upbringing in heavy music, and its place in popular culture.
An Oral History of Indie's Golden Years
Told By Two Indie Legends
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake reflect on 30 years at the helm of the genre's songwriting.
The vice interview: corey taylor
The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman talks death, drugs and Sandra Bullock.
Tame Impala: We need to talk about Kevin
Cover story for DIY Magazine's November 2016 issue.
No one else has had a year quite like Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. Contrary to reputation, though, he’s just taking it as it comes.
Post-Punk Legend Mark E. Smith’s Guide to Longevity
The Fall frontman shares some words of wisdom as he gears up to release his band’s 32nd studio album New Facts Emerge.
WHATEVER ROCK IS, HMLTD IS CHANGING IT
An amateur performance marked the future for HMLTD frontman Henry Spychalski - a first taste of the showmanship and vibrancy that would go on to inform his band’s incomparably brash art-rock.
How Mikey Way Made Sense of Life After My Chemical Romance
A drug and alcohol addiction after MCR split only made his side project Electric Century harder to handle – then Way learned to close the door on a dark chapter.
aRIEL PINK HAS A STORY TO TELL
The alt-pop oddball speaks to Another Man about rewriting his turbulent past, with a little help from new album Dedicated To Bobby Jameson.
Paul Smith and R.E.M. on Their Collaboration
The 25th birthday of R.E.M.’s seminal album Automatic For The People is being celebrated with a new capsule collection
HMLTD ARE DRAGGING GRUNGE AND GLAM INTO 2017
The staunch art-rockers keen to highlight the importance of individuality, through any means necessary.
U.K. Dance Label Rhythm Section’s Guiding Rule:
“Good Parties, Good Music”
Peckham is the lifeblood of South East London, a mishmash of cultures swarming its sidewalks at all hours. A similar eclecticism flows through every release on local dance label Rhythm Section International.
Can't Swim: Swim against the tide
Feature for Rock Sound's print issue 225
Near ten years of hardship almost brought Can’t Swim frontman Chris Loporto to breaking point - debut album ‘Fail You Again’ is the emotional release he didn’t know he was waiting for.
Wild Beasts: Kings Of The Jungle
Cover story for DIY Magazine's August 2016 issue.
With new album ‘Boy King’, Wild Beasts are swapping silken sounds for leather jackets, and kicking down the door to the pop party.
TURNOVER JUST WANT TO INSPIRE HOPE
Coming off the back of an emotionally charged breakthrough LP, Turnover tell us how they want to inspire a more positive sense of self with new album Good Nature.
Danny Brown: unknown pleasures
For new, Joy Division-referencing album ‘Atrocity Exhibition’, Danny Brown pulled things right back, finding solace in uncharacteristic peace and quiet.
How Creeper Brought Magic and Melodrama Back to Emo
As the Southampton goth-punks prepare to release their debut album, we spent the day unravelling the mystery that brought them here.
Pumarosa Want to Cast a Spell on the Patriarchy
On their debut album 'The Witch', the hyped, hypnotic London group tread a tightrope between the fantastical and the factual.