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Classic Chats: Foals

FROM ANTIDOTES TO ANSWERS: Born in the blaze of a burning-down music industry and bringing guitars back to flaming life in Holy Fire, FOALS continue to make their incendiary case for being the most important British band of the day. 

Britain’s indie music landscape in 2007 was weird. The preceding …

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Classic Chats: Marika Hackman

On the eve of her sensational new album release, go back in time to when Marika was a bright (even younger) thing: 

With even major label budget belts tightening, young artists are having to look for other means of getting their faces out there – from international billboard fashion campaigns

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Classic Chats: Marques Toliver

The busking past and free spirit of the remarkable Marques Toliver – singer, composer, violinist – has led many to hold his talent dear, from Adele to Grizzly Bear, before he’s even released a record. His debut EP, finally here, is so good it’ll finally do away with one of

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Classic Chats: The 1975

I’m in Austin, Texas. As I sip my first coffee of the day with Matt Healy of The 1975, we’re both in a ruminative mood. “I love watching, as someone from England, people from America, because it’s like a movie,” he says. “It sounds like such a silly thing to …

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Back in the day: Holy Other

Once upon a time we were all into witch house, and Holy Other is the great forgotten maestro of the gloomy electro scene. 

An email conversation between MICHAEL C LEWIN and HOLY OTHER, producer of majestic, bleak beauty.

Holy Other is my favourite new artist of the last year. He …

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Classic Chats: Dirty Projectors

FROM PRECISION TO PASSION: Critically-adored and technically incredible, Dave Longstreth’s project THE DIRTY PROJECTORS have often caused divisions in even the best friends for their beautiful, intellectual music. Thomas Hannan talks to the man whose work has been sung by Bjork and covered by Solange Knowles to find out about

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The abrasive sound of Atari Teenage Riot makes people either shy away or want to hear more. But often, it’s the message of their lyrics, not the breakcore inspired drum sequences, distorted vocals or whirring punk guitars that cause the most discourse. Legendary Atari Teenage Riot frontman and Social Network

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Wayne Coyne – Back in the Day

The Flaming Lips frontman is in expansive mood when he meets Alex Cull for an interview more like a session at a psychoanalyst – for both. Wayne Coyne seeks to explain what The Terror is: their latest album, yes, but much more.

“I’ve sung a lot about the power of …

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Tegan & Sara – Back in the Day

Before Lego songs and T-Swift co-signs, Tegan & Sara were just a well-loved but low-key folk pop band. Then Heartthrob came along and defined a new purist pop sound for years to come. At the very dawn of its explosion, we charted their moment. By Bronya Francis. 

Excuse me whilst …

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SOKO – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Bronya Francis meets the very special SOKO, a singer songwriter who has taken a rather roundabout route to arrive at her brilliant debut album. From Notion 54.

As a teenager, I was obsessed with France and Indie music, and through those two very strong influences, I came across SoKo. Through …

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