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Interview: They’re Talking About You Again, Erland & The Carnival.

…ut music. He and Wez [Westley, fellow co-founder] struggle as a couple, and struggle to make ends meet – as most labels do these days – but they’ve always been very supportive, and very eager. Which makes it very easy for the bands on the label to do what they want to do. Were we to go to a bigger independent label – never mind a major label – there would be so much more pressure [put upon us] to look, or sound a certain way; but with Full Time H…So on & so forth…

Interview: Babblin, Celebration.

…test full-length effort, Albumin; next, they return to London to play The Shacklewell Arms alongside Bella Union labelmates Landshapes, so here we are, stuck in the middle with an interview. Ford and I in fact conversed late on last month, midway through a “gorgeous” week back home in Baltimore. Summer, so Ford then informed, is her “favourite time of year – I’m just happy that it’s not winter”, but Albumin – an album bristling with real warmth –…So on & so forth…

Interview: Letting Go, Little Dragon.

With their fourth full-length effort, Nabuma Rubberband, having been named Rough Trade’s fifth finest of 2014 last week, and with a headline date at the O2 Academy Brixton now imminent next, it seems fair to say that Yukimi Nagano’s Little Dragon look set to see out the year in much the same way as they’ve seen so much it: from well on top. On her umpteenth interview of the morning, however, Nagano may not sound as enthused as she might have oth…So on & so forth…

Interview: Changing Faces, Craft Spells.

It’s 7am PST, and “the internet’s working. Which is great.” At the other end of what Skype might consider a ‘fair’ connection, Justin Vallesteros is alive, and ostensibly well, and visibly wide awake. “I’ve been up for a while, kinda waiting for this internet to work, and reading” he says, this sort of nocturnal activity sounding in no way out of the ordinary for the itinerant songsmith. So, with this in mind, should his most recent album have b…So on & so forth…

Interview: Pleasant Hearts, Ought.

It was neither yesterday, nor last week, nor even last month that we met with Tim Beeler and Matt May of Montréal transplants, Ought. No, it was a day made all the more memorable than many another by the cancellation of Jabberwocky, meaning we convened in a cramped back room upstairs at The Old Blue Last, rather than the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre. Silver linings et cetera, although the no-go, or non-event that was the inaugur…So on & so forth…

Interview: Heaven, How Long? East India Youth.

So as we’re all now well aware, William Doyle – alias East India Youth – failed to come away from the Roundhouse last week with the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 in his enduringly assured grasp. However, having blown away hundreds and thousands throughout the summer months, as well as with his sensational Total Strife Forever recording, Doyle ultimately has yet to ‘fail’ in even so much as the slightest. Stood on the balcony of Portmeirion’s Ca…So on & so forth…

Interview: Solar on the Rise, Tennis.

Prior to playing Hackney’s Oslo last month, it had been “two years almost” since Alaina Moore’s Tennis last washed up on these shores. “It’s been a really long time, but we needed it” she admits, visibly fresh-faced – her spindly, nigh on infantile figure now tattooed with spaceships that fall out from her sleeves and fly down her forearm. We begin, as so many reviews and career retrospectives have tended so to do, with Cape Dory – she and hubby…So on & so forth…

Interview: Hangin’ On, Sean Nicholas Savage.

It would take a far more psychoanalytical mind than mine to unravel the enigma that is Sean Nicholas Savage. However, even one as unimaginative as that which calls my cranium home will be able to readily appreciate the surreal, if rarely cerebral balladry that has become Savage’s stock-in-trade. His stock continues to rise with his every release, not least with his sublime Other Life of last year and the similarly impressive Bermuda Waterfall of…So on & so forth…

Interview: Familiars Revisited, The Antlers.

With their back catalogue littered with such titles as Hospice and Burst Apart, it should come as little surprise to find that Brooklyn three-piece The Antlers represent one of the more moribund, when not morbid-sounding bands about. Not that lead singer Peter Silberman, who we spoke with over the phone ahead of this week’s London return, live at the Hackney Empire, necessarily feels there is ever a need to really tone down the dolour… “I…So on & so forth…

Interview: Out of the Dark, Klaxons.

It seems completely perfect for Jamie Reynolds to be sat on the floor, with a cider, as might be however-many boys today, but of his age when Klaxons first enamoured Reading Festival back in 2006. Of his mother’s attitude toward the band, now in its tenth year of existence, he exclaims: “How long are you gonna keep doing this, you idiot?” He continues in remarkably convincing, maternal tones, “And now you’ve gotten your younger brother into it –…So on & so forth…