Interviews

Nowadays, you don’t have to be creating music for an eternity before you get your first hit. All you need is a whole bunch of passion, some dedication and you’re good to go. With many of your favourite stars...
The first episode of Nicole Richie’s Quibi show, Nikki Fre$h, opens with an absurd scene: Richie,  dressed in a full gown and wearing an obscenely large headband, strolls into a meeting with husband (Good Charlotte's) Joel Madden and brother-in-law...
Three days into a new tour with her primary band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace found herself interrupted by a global pandemic. All immediate plans cancelled, the 39-year-old punk returned to Chicago, where she lives, and stared down the...
Even over the phone, Amy Lee’s presence is soothing. She’s achieved, or earned, a level of calm that comes only with experience, offering her insights and occasionally letting out a big, infectious laugh. At home in Nashville with her...
Joe Talbot doesn’t care about what people think of him, except when he does. At the end of an elongated stretch of interviews for IDLES new record 'Ultra Mono’, he is understandably worn a little thin, trying to resist...
On her banger-filled, self-titled new album, Mel C turned to a number of young female artists to collaborate on writing and delivering a vibrant record full of messages of strength and self-acceptance. Among them was alt-pop star Shura, who...
'Emotion' by Carly Rae Jepsen is five years old and it has endured because it is the purest most shameless pop album of a decade, inspired by everything pop music has since become too afraid to be. A bold...
As she prepares to release a brand new project, we talk female empowerment, self-belief and south London with Ms Banks.
You have your whole life to write your debut album and so by that logic, releasing your first record should be a pretty exciting moment. What happens, though, when your first full-length body of work coincides with a global...
Even through a Zoom screen, Sinead O’Brien is magnetic. She has the quiet energy of someone with a fast-flowing stream of ideas running through them at all times, thoughtful and considering, with an excited energy for whatever the topic...