St. Vincent: a witness to a digital age

When I arranged to interview St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark), her new album was just about to be released. She’s been touring for months, last year taking to the stage with indie icon David Byrne (Talking Heads) to tour the album they’d made together, Love This Giant. She started writing the solo album released this […]

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Broken Bells ring true

Whoever said “opposites attract” clearly had Broken Bells in mind. The two man band, consisting of one half of Gnarls Barkley, Brian Burton (alias Danger Mouse), and his unlikely partner, James Mercer of The Shins, smashed any preconceptions about the incompatibility of musical spheres through their hugely underappreciated, eponymous debut album of 2010. Now, after […]

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An Interview with Sky Larkin

Indie sensations Sky Larkin discuss their early days, their new record and about ‘transatlantic’ perceptions. In 2009, I went to see The Cribs play at the Birmingham Academy, and in retrospect, it was an impressive line-up: The Cribs were playing alongside Johnny Marr, supported by Los Campesinos! and Sky Larkin. Sky Larkin’s memorable sound roused […]

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