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Interview: Savage Garden (Darren Hayes)

January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Between 1996 and 2001 singer Darren Hayes and musical comrade and instrumentalist Daniel Jones proved an powerful force in music. Making up pop powerhouse Savage Garden, Hayes and Jones delved deep into the pop well to emerge with some of the most infectious, superbly written and impeccably executed hits of the nineties. After the release...

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Interview: Kelly Mantle

January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kelly Mantle has had a brilliantly successful career so far. With two decades worth of history in theatre and spending most of the 2000’s on television and in films, her resume is so extensive that it makes her unfortunate second episode departure from RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014 a total nonissue. Equally important, however, is...

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Interview: Villagers

January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bono once described his idol Leonard Cohen as a craftsman; a man who writes songs the same way a carpenter constructs a door. Though the description of Cohen is apt, it could also easily apply to another artist, Bono’s fellow countryman Conor O’Brien of Villagers fame. Speaking with O’Brien, it becomes immediately obvious that he...

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Interview: Charlie Hole

January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Often times musicians – even those new to the business – like to play things very close to the chest. They cultivate a sense of ersatz mystery in the hopes that it will add intrigue and enigma to their image. And while this attitude does sometimes have its positives, it also creates a strange disconnect...

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Interview: Nathaniel

November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

For all those who cheered him through his stint on The X Factor, Nathaniel needs no introduction. But, given the cross-over populist appeal of his debut album, Yours, the young musician is set to be exposed to a whole new set of fans. Cliches aside, the world really does seem to be his oyster, and the...

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Interview: Newton Faulkner

November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Songwriter, vocalist and guitar slap extraordinaire Newton Faulkner returns this week with a phenomenal new studio collection – the highly anticipated Human Love. As with previous releases, Newton’s latest output of material within the singer/songwriter community is second to none and his latest album displays a stylistic shift for Faulkner and one that could see...

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Interview: Max Frost

November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Magical” is how Max Frost describes the process by which he makes his music, and indeed, there is something otherworldly – fantastical, even – about the man’s sound. Frost mixes genres with the best of them, combining elements of classic rock, soul, electro and r’n’b, smashing through genre conventions with wit and energy. Indeed, his...

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Interview: Sandi Thom

November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given the raw honesty of her music, perhaps it’s unsurprising that no topic is out of bounds for Sandi Thom. The singer-songwriter was happy to talk to us about everything and anything, with subjects ranging from her romantic life; to her experiences of being pregnant; all the way to her incoming album. She was as brave and...

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Interview: Janet Devlin

November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given the deluge of Christmas albums that begin flooding the stores this time of the year, one could be forgiven if they rolled their eyes when they learnt about Janet Devlin’s new record, December Daze. But this festive E.P. is unlike other records of its type. For a start, Devlin is a self-confessed grinch. One...

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Interview: Skye Edwards

November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the front woman of acclaimed trip-hop/pop outfit Morcheeba, success is something singer Skye Edwards is very accustomed to. With numerous records under her belt as the lead singer of Morcheeba throughout the past 20 years and over staple studio records including Big Calm, Fragments of Freedom and Head Up High, Edwards has also presented...

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Interview: Martin Courtney

October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Given that he is partially responsible for the dreamy sounds of Real Estate and wholly responsible for the beautiful, jangly strains of Many Moons, his first solo record, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Martin Courtney comes across as a singularly laid back guy. Very little phases the man, clearly, and his unpretentious attitude to work, love...

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Interview: Jahméne

October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jahméne might not yet be a household name, but given the extraordinary power of his new single Down For Love, his global ascendancy seems to be simply a matter of time. Indeed, since the release of his acclaimed debut album, Love Never Fails back in 2013, Jahméne has moved from strength to strength, barely taking...

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Interview: Little Boots

October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a world where artists strive to express their creativity through their music, their record label can often be their biggest roadblock. Rather than leaving themselves in the hands of a major label, it’s becoming increasingly common for an artist to set out on their own terms and create their own record label. This is...

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