Music Interviews

Music Interviews

Greta Van Fleet on album number two: “what hasn’t been done and how many rules can we break”

We caught up with Sam and Jake Kiszka – one half of Greta Van Fleet – backstage at Mad Cool Festival in Spain this...

“It’s a celebration of resistance”: Prophets Of Rage on their second album, ‘milkshaking’ and staying woke

“MAKE ESPAŃA RAGE AGAIN!” So read a banner draped over the back of the stage as Prophets of Rage battered through ‘Killing In Name’ at...

Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley on hard-hitting album ‘Order In Decline’, playing with Linkin Park and the ‘Avril is a clone’ conspiracy

Noughties pop-punk flag bearers Sum 41 are back with a new album ‘Order In Decline’, their first since 2016’s ’13 Voices’. Following three years...

Exclusive – Skepta on A$AP Rocky arrest: “They’ll make an example out of us black artists”

After the recent release of his stellar fifth studio album, 'Ignorance Is Bliss', Skepta has been keeping himself busy on the festival circuit. We find him...

“I’ve spent my life savings on blonde wigs” – Black Honey’s Izzy reveals syrup-based hint for future show at Mad Cool festival

You know when you’re backstage at a festival and the temperature is in the mid-30s and you just can’t resist sticking your feet in...

NME take SG Lewis for a ride on Mad Cool’s Ferris wheel and try to have a serious chat about music

SG Lewis has spent the past 14 months releasing his 'Dusk, Dark, Dawn' trilogy. The collection of three EPs (which combined make up his debut...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Perry Farrell, Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder

1: What gift did you give Tony Blair in 2007? “It wasn’t a gift – it was an oration. I gave a speech at...

Toronto’s MorMor makes psychedelic R&B that could soundtrack David Lynch’s most surreal moments

To listen to MorMor’s unique brand of psychedelic pop is to escape into a trippy world filled with soothing synths and delicate introspection. Yet...

Miles Kane on his “camp and frantic” next album and jamming with “bunch of pyschos” The Jaded Hearts Club Band

Miles Kane has spoken of how his new material is leading him in a "camp and frantic" new direction, as well as discussing his...

Tash Sultana at Mad Cool Festival: “You spend a lot of time being shit before you start working out what things should sound like”

We all remember our first festival. Whether it was drinking warm tinnies your pal's older sibling bought you at Reading or Leeds, or feeling...
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