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Interview: Dr. Dog

An industrial warehouse is the last place you’d expect to be the birthplace of a roots-rock album steeped in soul, but that’s just the case with American collective Dr. Dog’s soon-to-be-released eighth LP, B-Room. According to keyboardist Zach Miller, putting together the studio itself was a hands-on job. “We started completely fresh on this one, by building the studio we were to record in.” - See more at:

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Interview: Peace

“It was something which started off accidental, but by the third song in it became this thing that I was quite into – sonically representing something but lyrically not. I think it’s a really cool idea, having a song that sounds really happy but the lyrics are really sad. [For example] in ‘World Pleasure’, with the lyrics being about the grittiness and the litter and the more horrid sides to the world, and then the chorus and the music going out into this uplifting section.”

Harry from Peace tells me about the dark side of new album Happy People

Interview: Touch Sensitive

“The sound of now becomes the sound of yesterday. Using all of the same sample tracks and all the same preset libraries and all the same synths, that’s why all of the EDM stuff sounds the same. If you want to do different stuff, you have to play with some settings, you have to tweak some knobs. If you’re just using presets and sample packs, you’re limited to whatever you’ve been given or whatever you’ve collected.” 

Touch Sensitive chats about avoiding generic sounds

Interview: Ministry

“Since that very first Arista record in 1983 [With Sympathy], I’ve stopped caring; I’ve stopped worrying about it. In the immortal words of my ex-guitar player Tommy Victor, ‘Just play your fuckin’ part.’ Especially with downloads and everything else; I don’t care if it goes gold or platinum or this or that. We just like to go and have fun in the studio and make music. And that’s what we do.” 

The key to longevity? Al Jourgensen shares his thoughts

Interview: Sarah McLeod

"Do you really call it work? Sitting around jamming, getting drunk, singing to people – it’s not really work. It’s just a lot of the same kind of partying. When you weigh it all up, I can’t complain. I think I am blessed to do what I really like doing and be able to do it for a living and still be seen as somewhat relevant, which is quite hard to do when you’ve been in the business this long.” 

Chatting with Sarah McLeod, who’s busier than ever, 20 years into her career

Album Review: Jonny Telafone - Romeo Must Cry

Jonny Telafone’s first official LP follows a relationship from the early stages of doting attraction, through ‘Does she really like me?’ insecurities and nasty fight scenes, before the ultimate ‘Inferno’, which actualises the title’s prophecy. Throughout, one wonders if Telafone hadn’t been exposed to innumerable songs of heartbreak, would his album narrator be such a hopelessly romantic figure?  

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