Interviews



Interview: DREAMERS on Bumbershoot and The Meadows, playing with Chester Bennington, and their upcoming tour

Take a look at most of this summer’s best festivals, and you’ll find DREAMERS on the bill. The up-and-coming indie rock act are making the rounds with a new album, “This Album Does Not Exist”, and the lead single “Sweet Disaster,”  which recently broke into the top 10 on alternative radio. Continue Reading

Interview: Tei Shi talks Bogotá, Britney Spears, and Berklee ahead of her upcoming North American tour

Tei Shi, the moniker of Valerie Teicher, grew up in Buenos Aires, Bogota and Vancouver, and now lives in Chinatown in New York City. Her music takes influence from this diverse range of environments, using her vocals and sparse musical backdrops to create lush, delicate pop music. Recently, The New York Times included Tei Shi in a “30 Under 30” special and Billboard called her album “Crawl Space” one of the Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far. Continue Reading

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Interview: Sofi Tukker on festivals, their friendship with Maggie Rogers and the appeal of Portuguese

Sofi Tukker is the stage name of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, a duo from Brooklyn best known for their single “Drinkee.” The track, from the 2016 album Soft Animals, was featured in an Apple commercial and highlights some of the Brazilian sounds that Sofi Tukker often feature in their music. Continue Reading

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Interview: Peking Duk on working with AlunaGeorge, fan tattoos, and Chinese food

Australian duo Peking Duk first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of a Passion Pit bootleg remix. Now, they’ve worked with Laidback Luke, Elliphant and most recently AlunaGeorge for new single “Fake Magic.” Continue Reading

Interview: Fresh off X Factor, U.K. boyband Yes Lad debut new music and choreographed dancing at Manchester show

UK boyband Yes Lad is made up of five young lads, Cian (20), Jake (20) Sonny (20), Joel (20) and Lewis (17) from the north west of England. They made their singing debut on the 2016 series of X Factor UK and got through to the judges houses where they visited and performed for judge Louis Walsh before being sent home. Continue Reading

Playlist: 10 Songs That Remind The Skints of London

UK-based The Skints are currently in the middle of their 2017 U.S. summer tour, which hits Washington D.C. on July 13. Continue Reading

Music over matter in local San Francisco showcase featuring Fritz Montana, Mosaics and Locus Pocus

Four bands were billed for Fritz Montana’s album release show at the Independent in San Francisco on Friday night. When the blues-rock trio began considering who would fill those first two spots, they decided that it would be more important to feature bands who they wanted to play with rather than ones who would bring more fans.
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Mipso jam on stage while jammed-packed Slim’s twirl to narrative melodies

Joseph Terrell of Mipso (guitars, vocals) asked me what stood out about their show at Slim’s on Friday, why I enjoyed it so much. Over the phone, I said, because it looked like you guys we’re having so much fun on stage, we could feel it too. Continue Reading

Interview: Yonaka drummer Robert Mason on Spotify, festival season and touring with Frank Carter

With their blistering new track ‘Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya’ attracting over a hundred thousand plays on Spotify and sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Brighton four-piece Yonaka are set to destroy the UK’s festival circuit. We caught up with drummer Robert Mason for a quick chat.  Continue Reading

Interview: Spencer Draeger of The Midnight Hollow on collaborations, acoustic shows and “Peach Juice”

Brooklyn based trio The Midnight Hollow recently debuted their latest song, “Peach Juice,” which was recorded with Ariel Pink’s. The wild, eighties-inspired track is evocative of a lot of their grungy, explosive sound. Continue Reading

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