“Friendships change in that way but it gets pretty depressing sometimes and you start to really think about your place in life and why you deserve all these things and what did you do, are you lucky.”
"I just fucking love music...music is innate."
Having released their incredibly personal and powerful new record Powerhouse last November, Planningtorock brings a very special live show to Queen Elizabeth Hall tomorrow...
With a string of festival slots ahead of her, including Barcelona's Primavera, and Dekmantel in Amsterdam, we caught up with the pop star and club queen, Roisin Murphy, to find out just how she manages to do it all.
"I’d been thinking a lot about the question of what will I add to that conversation…"
"Somebody has to take a risk and come up with something new in order for music to progress, otherwise we’re stuck in the now forever."
"It sounds a bit like a clichéd disco thing but I really did have an emotive moment on the dancefloor and I never realised that before, how powerful a DJ can be…"
Not a lot of phrases make us happier than ‘Summer Camp are back’, so thank goodness for this day, Friday May 10th 2019, because…...
"I think that kind of sums up Martha: reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and also just being really into wrestling."
We were a fan of Captain Over as soon as we heard his collaboration with Trim on his debut EP last year and now, carrying the torch for his follow-up, is another of London's finest, Manga St Hilare, on a track that follows the same off-beat, sci-fi, grime path but with a more uplifting tone. We facilitated a chat between Captain Over and Manga to find out a little more about their working processes, why MCs can be "conservative" and what makes an outsider in grime.
"...I just felt like I had a clean slate and I could do whatever I wanted..."
We went to meet classical composer, Joep Beving, in a serene corner of his home of Amsterdam to talk about how Henosis became the crescendo in a trilogy of albums, whether the pressure in following his initial success effected his creativity, his love for synths, and the magic of melancholy and why it touches us all.
“I’m sorted. Once I’ve got some kids and a dog… bruv, I’ve done it all!”
Etta Bond unveils He’s Mine - the second instalment of her double album, following the release of part one earlier this year, titled He's Not Mine. We caught up with the singer to chat about her new work and why it's like sex for your ears...
His fans will know him as one of London’s most exciting prospects but, just when he was carving a niche in the Grime world, Grim Sickers has announced a pivot in his style, thanks to legend Mike Skinner. We spoke to him about his new mixtape 'Icons Only'.
"I want to talk about class...I want to talk about money, power structures, family, men, so many things."
Danny Wright gathered Gemma Samways and Thomas Hannan to discuss the band's welcome return.
"I know that I open myself up to the world, and it puts me in a very vulnerable position– but it’s my way of dealing with things. And I’m very grateful that I have music..."
"I've always loved London, I guess it has created my sound in a way."
"...I love that it’s not perfect and pristine. I realised if I’m gonna do this then it needs to be in a different way."
"My mom raised me to deeply respect Whitney Houston as the most important diva..."