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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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Tautz time: Patrick Grant (Classic Dialogues)

In just a few short years at the helm of a Savile Row tailoring establishment, PATRICK GRANT has carved himself a niche as the figurehead for a new approach to suiting. SEB LAW meets him to discuss craftsmanship, the art of bespoke and perfectly-blended whisky.

Patrick Grant is a man …

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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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Classic Chats: Squarepusher

Elusive, one of the most important music producers of the last 20 years, and back: while the ‘nightmare to interview’ tag is inaccurate, when it comes to SQUAREPUSHER, the ‘creative genius’ one is perfectly apt.

Words: Kara Simsek

When the teaser for Squarepusher’s new album Ufalbulum appeared online, fans were …

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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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PN Icons: Alec Empire

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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Chats: Michael van der Ham (Classic Dialogues)

One of the leading lights in the new vanguard of British designers, Michael Van der Ham lets SEB LAW into his exquisitely-crafted world and penchant for dressing strong, independent women.

I sit down at Michael van der Ham’s show at lunchtime on the fourth day of London Fashion Week. I’m …

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Lou Dalton Chats (Classic Dialogues)

THE CRAFT: John-Michael O’Sullivan meets LOU DALTON at her studio on the edge of Spitalfields, finding her perfectly at ease with her place in the location’s rich tailoring lineage.

Lou Dalton’s workspace is tucked into the middle of a nineteenth-century furrier’s workshop on Spelman Street, at the point where the …

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