MARY GAUTHIER – Interview
Feb25

MARY GAUTHIER – Interview

Mary Gauthier is a blues/folk singer-songwriter who specialises in writing touching, personal, honest and extremely beautiful songs. Drawn from a troubled background of adoption and addiction, as well as heartache and loss, Mary Gauthier’s music transcends her own experiences by crafting sublime songs that resonate with her wider audience. I first became aware of Mary Gauthier’s music a number of years ago whilst listening...

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THE MONOCHROME SET interview
May25

THE MONOCHROME SET interview

THE MONOCHROME SET have bafflingly evaded major success… Yet the band’s influence on bands like The Smiths, Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, Blur and The Strokes can be clearly felt. Phil Knoxville of Velvet Sheep sat down with Monochrome Set leader Bid to discuss their new album ‘Spaces Everywhere’. VS: How did the new Monochrome Set album come about? Bid: The Monochrome Set were on tour in Germany and these geezers...

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BITE THE BUFFALO Interview
May23

BITE THE BUFFALO Interview

BITE THE BUFFALO Interview For some, big beards & skinny jeans may have replaced long hair & torn denim as rock’s rightful uniform but there is always one constant; Guitars. Loud, heavy, distorted guitars. Cradle rocked in the mining towns of The Copperbelt in Central Africa, BITE THE BUFFALO brothers Stos & Dimitri Goneos are as much known for the fuzz fuelled rocking on their debut LP ‘Blue Lips’, as...

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YEASAYER – exclusive interview with ANAND WILDER on upcoming album
Apr15

YEASAYER – exclusive interview with ANAND WILDER on upcoming album

Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder talks to Nick Hutchings about the forthcoming Yeasayer album due later this year TBC, the follow up to “Odd Blood” from 2010 whose hit “O.N.E.” features above Anand Wilder: We got dropped by Secretly Canadian last fall and have just signed a contract with Mute worldwide and have just got back from 5 weeks of recording at Woodridge, New York at this place called Outlier Inn – it was...

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TORTOISE interview “Millions of Us Now Living Have Never Read This” from VS archive
Apr15

TORTOISE interview “Millions of Us Now Living Have Never Read This” from VS archive

Legendary post-rock band Tortoise have been announced as guests at the forthcoming Mogwai’s 20th anniversary ATP events at The Roundhouse in Camden on 28 June, and are due to release a seventh studio album on Thrill Jockey this year, their first since 2009’s “Beacons of Ancestorship” With that at the forefront of the cerebral cortex it seems timely to revisit an interview with the band including John McEntire,...

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