INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

THE SURREAL WORLD OF KYLE CRAFT Like some kind of backcombed bird nest hairdo glam rocker from the surrealist netherworld of a bygone era, Kyle Craft burst onto the scene with his debut album Dolls Of Highland on the Sub Pop label in 2016. With a voice that resembled an over-emotive Bob Dylan or Jeff Buckley if he was raised in a carnival, Craft sounded … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Kyle Craft

INTERVIEW: Augie March

THE ABSURDITY OF CALIGULA From his home in Hobart, Glenn Richards has a revealing conversation with Chris Familton about the life and times of Augie March, why he is proud of their new album and the challenge of combining intelligence and humour in songwriting. Augie March are a band that have had their fair share of ups and downs, lost chances and a hiatus. The … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Augie March

INTERVIEW: Django Django (2018)

TIC TAC TOE TAPPING On the eve of the release of their third album, Marble Skies, and an hour before they take the stage in London to launch it, drummer/producer David Maclean chats with Chris Familton about where the inspiration comes from in the creation of their multifaceted sound. Django Django are now three albums deep into a career that started with a bang when … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Django Django (2018)

INTERVIEW: Ben Salter

If there’s one thing that Ben Salter (The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers) always appears to do, it’s to back himself. This time he’s even gone so far as to name his new solo album Back Yourself, and in the spirit of impromptu creativity and capturing songs on the fly he took a new and challenging approach to the writing and recording of the album. … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Ben Salter

INTERVIEW: Protomartyr

LOUD NOISE AND FLOWING ALCOHOL Protomartyr’s frontman Joe Casey calls in from Detroit, MI to tell Chris Familton about the band’s new album, new record label and where that voice of his came from. Protomartyr are already four albums deep into their recording career, all in the space of five years. It’s the sign of a band riding a wave of creativity and a relentless … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Protomartyr

INTERVIEW: Aldous Harding (2017)

The New Zealand folk singer arrived with a reputation for unsettling live performances which suggested a fragile personality that was, at the same time, quite unique and creatively courageous. Aldous Harding wrote and sang like a distant echo from archaic times. It was heart-on-sleeve stuff but delivered with a a theatrical bent that sounded quite magnificent and intriguing but perhaps obfuscated the content of her … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Aldous Harding (2017)

INTERVIEW: Kirin J Callinan

BEHIND THE BRAVADO Down the line from LA, where he’s between tours with Pond and Mac DeMarco, Kirin J. Callinan gives Chris Familton an insight into the creative process behind his new album Bravado and why it took four years to complete. Kirin J. Callinan is something of a modern day renaissance man, a polymorphic pop provocateur who revels in stretching creative boundaries and treading … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Kirin J Callinan

INTERVIEW: Underground Lovers

THE JOY OF HUMAN IMPERFECTION Underground Lovers return with their second post-hiatus album Staring At You Staring At Me and a run of live shows. The band’s Vincent Giarrusso talks with Chris Familton about the theme of the album and harnessing the human element in machines. As is their trademark, Underground Lovers have created a new album that draws from a wide range of styles … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Underground Lovers

INTERVIEW: Rickie Lee Jones

RICKIE’S STILL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC Rickie Lee Jones, she of the long and diverse career that began back in the late 70s with that single Chuck E’s In Love, is still passionate about music and her achievements, as she explains to Chris Familton. Beginning at the start of her career in Hollywood, odd jobs, a chance encounter with Tom Waits and her demo tape … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Rickie Lee Jones

INTERVIEW: Margaret Glaspy

BALANCING INSTINCT AND REASON Margaret Glaspy has had a career-high last 12 months that has seen her go from working long hours to pay New York rent to touring large venues with The Lumineers. She takes Chris Familton through the creation of her debut album and the changes it has brought her. With so much work going into the writing, recording and producing of Emotions … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Margaret Glaspy

INTERVIEW: The Laurels

THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHEDELIA & BREAKBEATS The Laurels have re-emerged from the studio with an adventurous take on their brand of psych rock that takes influence from both Primal Scream and Public Enemy. Singer and guitarist Luke O’Farrell takes Chris Familton inside the creation of Sonicology. “I went a bit nuts, we all went a bit crazy in the studio working on these songs “ … Continue reading INTERVIEW: The Laurels

INTERVIEW: Bryan Estepa

Bryan Estepa has embraced fatherhood, is approaching middle-age, and now, five albums into his solo career, he finds those life events being reflected in his songwriting and approach to the music business.  On the day of his launch gig for his new album Every Little Thing, Estepa is surprisingly calm, even when having to be interviewed via video in his car as he momentarily escapes … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Bryan Estepa