Lady Antebellum Interview

Nashville’s Lady Antebellum are huge stars in the US but hardly known over here – but that could all be about to change. Their single Need You Now went top 20 and their album of the same name is packed with upbeat country tracks that define them. We caught up with co-lead vocalist Hillary Scott to discuss the band’s hopes on cracking the UK, their new tour and how she was rejected twice by American Idol…

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Hurts Interview

Just back from a festival in Japan – “an insane place and a bit different from Manchester in the rain” – Hurts are scorching the airwaves right now with their sad synth-pop sound which has echoes of the early 80s. New single Wonderful Life and album Happiness are due out soon and we caught up with the Manchester duo – Adam and Theo – in London’s Soho to chat about their sound, getting Kylie on their album and their 80s influences…

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Miike Snow Interview

I interviewed these guys in March 2010 at their record company HQ. Their debut album was my favourite of 2009, so I was excited to meet them. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt turned out to be, shall we say, eccentric (I’m being kind). Lesson learned: sometimes, it’s better to just listen to the music and not meet the minds behind it. Still a great album though.

Two Door Cinema Club Interview


Two Door Cinema Club have been whipping up a storm around the world on their never-ending tour which shows no sign of stopping with summer festivals, the US and Europe on their agenda. We caught up with bassist Kevin Baird to talk about their ever-rising star, signing for a French label and how that cat got on their album cover…

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Boy George Interview


With gargantuan fame and a heap of publicity both good and bad, Boy George is a British music legend now famed as much for his DJing as performing. After an eventful couple of years which has seen him spend time in jail, he’s back with a new single Amazing Grace and is about to embark on a UK tour. I caught up with him to talk music, fame, growing up and his time in prison…

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Liam Frost Interview


He’s been compared to Springsteen and his recent second album We Ain’t Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain is frothing over with dark, melody-led, soulful pop. Now going it alone having split from his record label, Manchester-based singer-songwriter Liam Frost spoke to us about duetting with Martha Wainwright, writing dirty love songs and how this year is all about focus…

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