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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: 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: Let’s Grow, Gulp.

Every day, when I wake up, I thank the Lord I’m Welsh and rarely have I done so more frequently than of late although, to come absolutely clean, I in fact spoke with Guto Pryce of Gulp last winter. As the lengthening days have since strung themselves out to dry, becoming increasingly busy all the while, only now – with the release of he and (both musical and marital) partner Lindsey Leven’s début full-length, Season Sun due – do I find time to l…So on & so forth…

Interview: Walking the Walk, Kwabs.

To paraphrase something of a hackneyed cliché, unless you’ve been living beneath several miles of rocky, geologic crust, you’ll surely be aware of Kwabs. A contraction of Kwabena Adjepong’s forename, in fact, so housequaking is the Ghanaian-born, if London-bred crooner’s soulful vocal, that even then, you’ll likely have already heard one of Into You, Spirit Fade or stentorian, forthcoming single Walk somewhere or other deep beneath the surface….So on & so forth…

Interview: Conversation[s], Woman’s Hour.

Sat inside Rough Trade East ahead of a quietly sublime instore performance that same evening, in soft, lilting Kendal tones, Woman’s Hour’s Fiona Burgess is waxing lyrical – at length, no less – about the “fucking phenomenal” Nils Fram. A self-professed “massive fan”, she tells of how she loves “a really good show – I love going to a show, and seeing an atmosphere be created with the architecture, the lights, and the carefully thought-out stage….So on & so forth…

Interview: This Is My Hand, My Brightest Diamond.

Bearing the burden that is “a little cold, in the heat” of a London July, Shara Worden – pseudonym My Brightest Diamond – sits nursing a warm beverage at the window of Vagabond, Stroud Green Road. The incessant stream of cars outside, largely blurred into one homogeneous, metallic clump as each is refracted through moistened air, seems a world away from the oneiric realms in which Worden’s music resides. Indeed, her every body of work feels not…So on & so forth…

Interview: In Time, Two Voices; Blood Red Shoes.

“We were cool for about three weeks” reminisces Blood Red Shoes’ Steven Ansell at Reading Festival 2014. Sat backstage, “smashing” the “classy” Prosecco – having done likewise with the neighbouring Main Stage, he recollects: “Remember when we got in all those magazines? We now get in magazines everywhere but here.” But Blood Red Shoes have been around for rather longer than three weeks – the band made up of Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter turned “t…So on & so forth…

Interview: Walking Into The Wilderness, Gruff Rhys.

Chances are that if you’ve even a transitory interest* in the more independent end of the contemporary music spectrum, then you’ll be well aware of Gruff Rhys. And, in light of the fact that the sometime Super Furry Animal – itself an endangered species, lest we forget – commands enduring adulation among those that know and, by and large, love him, you’ll likely be cognisant of one John Evans also. An ostensibly distant relative of Gruff himself…So on & so forth…

Interview: The One[s] I Love, Blonde Redhead.

It’s mid-afternoon, toward the middle of August, and the day after Blonde Redhead’s The One I Love – a third to come from this week’s Barragán full-length – first emerged. Nonetheless, the line connecting myself and the band’s polymathic lead guitarist, Amedeo Pace, is patchy at best. “It’s a little muffly” he bemoans, although Barragán has resonated both far and wide with nothing, if not unerring crystallinity. A weird, and recurrently wonderfu…So on & so forth…