Interviews with both mainstream and underground artists.

In-depth music interviews covering electronic, experimental, rock, post-punk, gothic and a variety of other styles.

Carolyn Fok

The work of electronic musician Carolyn Fok spans over four decades and has ranged from aggressive industrial to more ambient soundscapes. It's always had an experimental edge, with meticulous and highly creative sound design. Thanks to a pair of new large-scale collections, Fok's music is now more readily available.     › Read the interview

Secret Affair

Secret Affair was firmly part of the British mod revival of the late 70s, and like the scene itself, did not make it far into the 80s. The group initially disbanded in 1982, but founding members Ian Page and David Cairns are keeping the music alive with an upcoming 40th Anniversary tour.     › Read the interview

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Army of the Universe

Electronic/Rock band ARMY OF THE UNIVERSE, who we profiled in 2014, is celebrating 10 years as a band with a remake of their song "Resin" (originally included on their 2011 "Lovedead" EP.) The group was founded in Italy in 2008 by Electronic Dance producer Tebla and singer Lord K, with guitarist Dave Tavecchia joining in 2010. Their music brings together analog synth sounds,  heavy guitars and relentless dance beats. › Read the interview

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Deadbots

Deadbots are a Dublin-based electronic band comprised of couple Paul Kelly and Nina Knezevic (originally from Vancouver). As huge fans of analog synthesizers and other vintage gear, Deadbots have an extremely varied sound that brings together such influences as house, techno, disco, and video games. On November 5, 2018, they will release their debut album, "Love Unlimited" exclusively through their website. › Read the interview

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Nightcaller

With influences ranging from 80s era Prince to dreampop, NYC-based duo Nightcaller embraces the music they like without tying themselves down to a particular genre. Their recently released album "Halcyon Daze" is atmospheric and catchy at once, with creative production and sound design making it impossible to pigeonhole. › Read the interview

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The Church

The intensity and freshness of The Church’s 2017 album ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’ proved that the Australian band is in no way stuck in the past. But they have also been happy to celebrate their musical history, with such projects as their current US tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their breakout album “Starfish.” › Read the interview

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Afterhere

Heaven 17 frontman Glenn Gregory and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Berenice Scott have worked together on many projects, but Afterhere is the duo's first original pop music creation. The music is sophisticated, slightly dark pop, with Scott handling the majority of the vocals. They recently released "Addict," their debut album as Afterhere. › Read the interview

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Raquel Bell

Experimental musician and dancer Raquel Bell has been involved with many projects over the years, such as Normal Love, Mesiko and The Dialtones. But the recently released "Swandala" marks her debut as a solo artist. Having relocated from New York City to Austin, Texas, Bell found the additional space and time benefited her creative process. › Read the interview

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Robert Poss

When Avant-guitarist Robert Poss set out to make a new solo album, he initially envisioned it as a rock record in the vein of his former group Band Of Susans. But the resulting 'Frozen Flowers Curse The Day' ended up being a much more diverse collection of music. There are ambient tracks, experimental compositions and also vocal-driven rocks songs. Poss explains how the album came together and discusses his creative process. › Read the interview

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Mortiis

When Norway's Mortiis initially put out 'Perfectly Defect,' he was 'super pissed off with previous negative experiences in the record industry' and decided to give the album away to fans during his 2010 tour. Long unavailable, the album now has a proper release on Mortiis' own Omnipresence Records. Mortiis has revisited another of his past works, actively touring with a live reinterpretation of his classic 1994 album “Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør.” › Read the interview

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Tom Bailey

With his new solo album, “Science Fiction,” former Thompson Twins member Tom Bailey has made a welcome return to pop music. After Thompson Twins ended in the early 1990s, Bailey remained active with such projects as Babble and International Observer, but his music had shifted into more experimental and varied directions. But after starting to perform Thompson Twins material live again, he founds his love for pop music re-ignited. › Read the interview

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ZANTi

ZANTi is a new project from Anni Hogan and Derek Forbes. Hogan is known for her solo career work and collaborations with Marc Almond, Nick Cave, Barry Adamson & Wolfgang Flur, among others. Forbes was a long-time member of Simple Minds and has also been part of bands such as Propaganda and Big Country. After 18 months of work, they completed their cinematically inspired eight-song debut album “Broken Hearted City.” › Read the interview

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Midge Ure

Midge Ure is no stranger to radically re-working music from his past. On his 2015 "Fragile Troubadour" tour, he proved that even such Ultravox classics as "Vienna" and "Reap the Wild Wind" could maintain their power when stripped down to just guitar and voice. On his new album, "Orchestrated," Ure goes to the other extreme, re-imaging solo and Ultravox material with the accompaniment of an orchestra. › Read the interview

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The English Beat

Dave Wakeling has been touring as The English Beat for many years, but until now had not released any new material. But the recently released "Here We Go Love," is well worth the wait. The album captures the essence of classic English Beat without trying to recreate the past. › Read the interview

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Lords of Acid

Since emerging in 1988 with the club classic "I Sit on Acid," Belguim's Lords of Acid have gone through many line-up changes and incorporated a variety of influences into their hard electronic sound. For the latest Lords of Acid release, the crowd-funded "Pretty in Kink," leader and founding member Praga Khan got the fans directly involved, allowing comments and feedback to shape the album. › Read the interview

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This Wilderness

This Wilderness is a new electro-punk duo comprised of Cop Shoot Cop's Jim Coleman and singer/performance artist Robert O. Leaver. Their debut album, "Sorry About Tomorrow," exhibits a sense of gloom and room, but also a strong dose of humor. Coleman and Leaver bring their talents together flawlessly to create a catchy but utterly twisted sound. › Read the interview

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Joy Askew

For her most recent solo album, “Queen Victoria,“ Joy Askew looked to the past to bring a new creative angle to her music. One day in 2013 she found herself inspired to incorporate the sound of traditional brass bands into her sound. After demoing material with local musicians, Askew traveled to England to work with the famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band. › Read the interview

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