Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Shirley Collins

This interview originally ran as the cover feature of the Herald Arts Magazine on January 28, 2017, under the heading: THE RETURN OF FOLK’S GUIDING LIGHT… For almost 40 years, it seemed as if Shirley Collins had gone to ground. … Continue reading

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Interview: Pixies

This interview originally ran as the Herald Arts Magazine cover feature in September 2016… There is a new photograph of The Pixies, in which they’re flanked by a baying wolf. You wonder whether the creature is fearful, or fiercely protective, … Continue reading

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Interview: Carla Easton (Teen Canteen / ETTE)

This feature originally ran in The Herald Newspaper in January 2017. There’s a state-of-the-art recording studio in an old Leith warehouse. It’s called Tape. The building used to be a brothel, a cork factory and a whisky bond, and in … Continue reading

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Interview: King Creosote

This feature originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on August 25, 2016. Elton John was bang on, as usual. It really is lonely out in space. Take Major Tom’s solitary tin-can odyssey, or Lou Reed’s forlorn Satellite of Love. … Continue reading

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Interview: Anna Meredith

This interview originally ran via The Quietus in April 2016 South Queensferry is a picturesque old town on the banks of the Firth of Forth. Stationed between the river’s iconic road and railway bridges, it’s a realm of blurred and eddying boundaries … Continue reading

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Interview: Minor victories

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) in May 2016. Stuart Braithwaite has been losing sleep. You may not be surprised to hear this, given his predisposition for invoking untold dread as a member of post-rock leviathans Mogwai – from … Continue reading

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Interview: Savages

This interview was originally published via Instagram Music in January 2016. Savages don’t pull any punches. But there’s more to the fist on the London­-based quartet’s new album artwork than that. Adore Life, the cinematic post-­punks’ second LP, is by turns inflammatory, menacing … Continue reading

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