Music Interviews

Music Interviews

Michael Kiwanuka interview: “Young black men can easily get into quite dangerous circles – black people know what it’s like”

“All my nights and all my days / I’ve been trying the wrong way”, Michael Kiwanuka sings on ‘Black Man In A White World’,...

The Big Read – Haim: “The mantra of this record is all about being fearless”

Through death, depression and diabetes Haim just keep getting stronger. With that difficult second album out the way – and an even more difficult couple of years personally behind them – the Cali sisters are back with a load of new tunes, a ripped-up rule book and a determination to do things their way. Charlotte Gunn meets the band in LA and finds that if you’re going to throw Haim lemons, you better get ready for a whole lot of lemonade.

Victoria Monét interview – how ‘Ass Like That’ is finally putting the ‘Thank U, Next’ co-writer in the spotlight

The title of Victoria Monét’s latest single might strike fear into the hearts of thin-skinned radio producers and TV censors, but ‘Ass Like That’...

Gerard Way interview: “‘The Umbrella Academy’ was my way of processing the experience of My Chemical Romance”

The story of how The Umbrella Academy made it from the page to the screen is almost as long and as convoluted as how...

Gerard Way: “My life in comics”

The first superhero I ever loved was… “Probably Wolverine. If you give Wolverine to a teenage boy or a pre-teen, then that really is the...

Meet AMA, the artist whose ‘Screenluv’ EP brings R&B vibes to the Dirty Hit stable

AMA is still getting used to life as a recording artist with a record deal (with Dirty Hit). “It's crazy for me to think that...

R.E.M. tell us about 25 years of ‘Monster’: “We needed swagger – to be loud and raw”

We're waiting for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills to arrive at NME Towers. Their car is delayed, caught up in the jams caused...

Phoebe Bridgers talks collaborating with The 1975, aliens and her “unafraid” new album

Since its release in 2017, Phoebe Bridgers' debut album ‘Stranger In The Alps’ has become one of the most adored indie records of recent times. Taking...

No Music For ICE: Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis explains why indie musicians are waging war on retail giant Amazon

“We will not allow Amazon to exploit our creativity to promote its brand while it enables attacks on immigrants, communities of color, workers, and...

Kim Gordon interviewed: “The end of capitalism is coming” – watch

After alt-rock trailblazers Sonic Youth split in 2011 due to the acrimonious divorce of lead members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Gordon chose to lay all myths...
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