‘In all seriousness, I care strongly about a lot of things. Intersectional feminism is the bee’s knees and there’s a lot to talk about and stand up for and get angry about right now’. Tim Forster talks to lo fi feminist punks Jitterz.
Before their current European tour began, we caught up with Gong prior to their headline show at at HRH Prog earlier this year to talk about winning over sceptics on the road, their new album, the greatest guitar riff of all time and Pot Head Pixies.
Having just released their vast and immersive single, ‘Neptune & Triton’, the band are looking forward to a bright latter half of 2017; with a tour and a spot at ArcTanGent festival, it’s no doubt their name will garner more weight in the coming months. Sam Robinson caught up with them about their upcoming shows and the future of their distinct sound.
Nate Bergman from Lionize informs Echoes and Dust on the influences, ideas, and making of new album ‘Nuclear Soul’ and taking on a professional wrestler.
Sander van den Driesche caught up with Désirée Hanssen from Dutch independent record label Lay Bare Recordings to ask her about the running of her label, and the huge passion she has for the music she releases.
Guido Segers caught up with Lithuanian folk-metallers Ūkanose at the recent Kilkim Žaibu festival to find out more about the band and their music.
Steve Fallows managed to get some time with Prong frontman Tommy Victor about the new album ‘Zero Days’, the band’s history and the other bands he has worked with during Prong’s downtime.
Over the past five years Sannhet has built a well-deserved reputation for being one of the fiercest, most electrifying instrumental bands in New York. Their third full length album, ‘So Numb’, just released on Profound Lore Records, has immense energy and intensity, but is a bit of a departure in style from previous releases. Tim Porter caught up with Sannhet and asked them all about it.
The phenomenon of global metal keeps being a point of fascination for Guido Segers. He spoke to the members of Aramaic from the United Arab Emirates.
Wordsmith, frontman, artist of the fevered soul, Tomas ‘Tompa’ Lindberg is a household name and a seemingly everlasting force to be reckoned with in the world of extreme music. Robin Ono got in touch with Tompa to find out more.
The Hirsch Effekt’s Ilja Lappin sits down with Robin Ono to talk about the talent, the language and the chaos behind the music.
Matt Daniels spoke to Emin Guliyev from Violet Cold about how he will overcome the obstacles of being in a band based in Azerbaijan and the future of Violet Cold.
Dan Friel is a pioneer of experimental punk music based on noisy electronics. Friel was a founding member of Parts & Labor, a seminal band in the New York indie scene until its dissolution in 2012. After three excellent solo releases, Dan decided to get back to guitar based music he couple play live with a backing band. Called Upper Wilds, the group will showcase a more traditional punk sensibility and vocals. They will release their first album, Guitar Module 2017, on September 22 on via Thrill Jockey Records.
Sander van den Driesche caught up with Elder frontman Nick DiSalvo when the band played in Edinburgh recently. They had a chat about the new album ‘Reflections Of A Floating World’, touring with a 4th band member and how to categorise Elder’s current sound.
Ahead of the release their second long player Moonburn and playing the New Blood Stage at this year’s Bloodstock, Nik Prowse posed a few questions to vocalist Phil Wilkinson from Hull heavyweights Battalions about their new music, Bloodstock and what it’s like being in a band from Hull.
Steve Fallows managed to grab some time with Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway in Manchester a few months ago and chatted about the tour, their Glastonbury appearance and how the band had dealt with changes in the industry over time.
(((O))) FEATURED INTERVIEW
I’ve had some real problems in my lifetime dealing and living with mental health issues. I’ve not really felt comfortable talking about it until more recently. I feel like it’s important to talk about these things because people consider them ‘awkward’ topics. I used writing music as a means to channel it and I felt a lot better for writing music and going to shows and being able to put my time and energy into something I loved so much really helped me.