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Q&A: Scroobius Pip
Q&A: Scroobius Pip

17 April 2013

Last week Xfm announced that it had hired rapper and poet Scroobius Pip to join the station’s presenter team. From 27 Apr, Pip...

Q&A: Susanne Sundfør
Q&A: Susanne Sundfør

26 March 2013

One of CMU's Artists Of The Year in 2012, Susanne Sundfør released her debut UK album, 'The Silicone Veil', through Sonnet Sound last...

Q&A: Steve Mason
Q&A: Steve Mason

12 March 2013

Former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason released his first solo album under the name King Biscuit Time in 2006, returning as Black Affair...

Q&A: Saint Etienne
Q&A: Saint Etienne

23 May 2012

This week Saint Etienne released their eighth studio album, 'Words And Music By Saint Etienne', their first since 2005's 'Tales from Turnpike House'....

Q&A: School Of Seven Bells
Q&A: School Of Seven Bells

11 April 2012

School Of Seven Bells released their debut album, 'Alpinisms', in 2008 to much acclaim. Then a trio fronted by identical twin sisters Alejandra...

Q&A: Sondre Lerche
Q&A: Sondre Lerche

28 September 2011

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche released his debut album, ‘Faces Down’, just after his 20th birthday. His smart, charming songwriting skills quickly won him...

Q&A: The Silver Seas
Q&A: The Silver Seas

31 August 2011

At the heart of Nashville-based indie outfit The Silver Seas' winsome folk appeal is singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian (son of Barry Tashian, one-time frontman...

Q&A: SCUM
Q&A: SCUM

19 August 2011

Shoegazing post-punk quintet SCUM first formed in 2008, releasing their debut single 'Visions Arise' on Loog Records that year. In possession of a...

Q&A: Steve Spiro
Q&A: Steve Spiro

1 June 2011

Having worked as a producer for the likes of Pet Shop Boys and The Farm, Steve Spiro began to pursue a solo music...

Q&A: She Wants Revenge
Q&A: She Wants Revenge

18 May 2011

Formed in 2005, Californian darkwave duo She Wants Revenge is comprised of Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield. SWR's eponymous debut album was released...

Q&A: Skindred
Q&A: Skindred

28 April 2011

Welsh metallers Skindred were formed in 1998 by vocalist Benji Webbe, who recruited bassist Daniel Pugsley, axe-man Mikey Demus, and drummer Arya Goggin...

Q&A: Sea Of Bees
Q&A: Sea Of Bees

10 February 2011

Sea Of Bees is the pseudonym of Julie Ann Baenziger, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist from sunny Sacramento, California. Having left home at 23 to...

Q&A: Seefeel
Q&A: Seefeel

20 January 2011

Founder members Sarah Peacock and Mark Clifford formed Seefeel in 1992, pioneering a smooth shoegaze/rave amalgam that typified the music of the era....

Q&A: Spokes
Q&A: Spokes

13 January 2011

Originally formed in Preston in 2006, close-knit Mancunian outfit Spokes first gained recognition in 2008 with their self released EP ‘People Like People...

Q&A: Screaming Females
Q&A: Screaming Females

26 October 2010

Formed in 2005, the then underage members of The Screaming Females found it difficult to find venues where they were legally allowed to...

Q&A: Someone Stills Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Q&A: Someone Stills Loves You Boris Yeltsin

7 October 2010

Formed in 2002, American indie types Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin released their debut album, 'Broom', through Generic Equivalent in 2005, re-releasing...

Q&A: Superchunk
Q&A: Superchunk

6 October 2010

Formed in 1989, punk-influenced indie-rockers Superchunk released their debut single, 'Slack Motherfucker', the same year, via Merge Records, a label founded by frontman...

Q&A: Steve Ignorant
Q&A: Steve Ignorant

29 September 2010

Steve Ignorant formed anarcho-punk band Crass with drummer Penny Rimbaud in 1977. Before the band split (as planned) in 1984, they'd been investigated...

Q&A: Swans
Q&A: Swans

16 September 2010

Influential post-punk band Swans was formed in 1982 by multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, and they went on to release eleven studio albums...

Q&A: Stars & Sons
Q&A: Stars & Sons

7 September 2010

Turning his focus to music in 2007 after a series of low-profile failures in other careers, Brighton-based former hotdog vendor Mike Lord...

Q&A: Saint Saviour
Q&A: Saint Saviour

24 August 2010

Currently fronting Groove Armada on tour, after co-writing tracks on their latest album 'Black Light', Saint Saviour, aka Becky Jones, is also a...

Q&A: The Saturdays
Q&A: The Saturdays

10 August 2010

Right, here come the all important facts, people. Consisting of Frankie Sandford and Rochelle Wiseman - formerly of S Club 8 formerly S...

Q&A: Sia
Q&A: Sia

26 May 2010

Sia, born Sia Furler, is a soulful jazz-styled pop singer-songwriter from Australia. Her independently released debut album 'OnlySee' came out in 1997, though...

Q&A: The Sunshine Underground
Q&A: The Sunshine Underground

18 May 2010

The Sunshine Underground are an indie rock four-piece based in Leeds. Their debut album, 'Raise The Alarm', was released in 2006 on City...

Q&A: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Q&A: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

5 May 2010

One time indie girl Sophie Ellis-Bextor first arrived on the pop scene a whole ten years ago now, reaching number one with Groovejet's...

Q&A: Steve Mason
Q&A: Steve Mason

28 April 2010

Steve Mason is best known as the lead singer and one of the founding members of The Beta Band. After they split in...

Q&A: Steve Hillage
Q&A: Steve Hillage

21 April 2010

Starting out as the guitarist in prog rock band Gong in the early 70s, over the last two decades Steve Hillage has immersed...

Q&A: 65daysofstatic
Q&A: 65daysofstatic

20 April 2010

Starting out back in 2001, 65daysofstatic are an instrumental electronic and post-rock band from Sheffield. They mix heavy, progressive, guitar-driven instrumental sections with...

Q&A: Scouting For Girls
Q&A: Scouting For Girls

8 April 2010

So, I think you either love them or you hate them, but you can't deny that the Scouting For Girls boys have been...

Q&A: Sound Of Guns
Q&A: Sound Of Guns

10 March 2010

Hailing from Liverpool, Sound Of Guns are Andy Metcalfe, Lee Glynn, Nathan Crowley, John Coley and Si Finley. With anthemic power chords and...

Q&A: Sisters Of Transistors
Q&A: Sisters Of Transistors

9 December 2009

The brainchild of 808 State's Graham Massey, Sisters Of Transistors are an all female 'combo organ' quartet based at the South Manchester Museum...

Q&A: The Slew
Q&A: The Slew

10 November 2009

A couple of years ago, master turntablists Kid Koala and Dynomite D were asked to record a soundtrack to a documentary. They had...

Q&A: Super Furry Animals
Q&A: Super Furry Animals

3 November 2009

Since arriving on the scene way back in 1993, Super Furry Animals have released no fewer than nine studio albums in a career...

Q&A: Skunk Anansie
Q&A: Skunk Anansie

30 October 2009

British rock band Skunk Anansie first got together in 1994, drawing some influence from the likes of the Sex Pistols and Blondie, as...

Q&A: Steve Reid
Q&A: Steve Reid

29 October 2009

American jazz drummer Steve Reid has played with a wide range of artists including the likes of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown,...

Q&A: Subsource
Q&A: Subsource

6 October 2009

Subsource popped up on our radar about a year ago, when a copy of their debut EP, 'Dark Is The New Light', was...

Q&A: A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Q&A: A Sunny Day In Glasgow

1 October 2009

A Sunny Day In Glasgow's second album 'Ashes Grammar', released this week by Mis Ojos Discos, is a shift away from their debut...

Q&A: Sean Kingston
Q&A: Sean Kingston

21 August 2009

Still only 19 years old, Sean Kingston returns with his second album, 'Tomorrow', next month via Sony/RCA. Born in Miami, Kingston moved to...

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Q&A: Sal

19 August 2009

Formed in 2001, Welsh rockers Sal released their second album, 'Conversations With My Therapist', in June via Copro/Casket Music. Amongst the tracks on...

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Q&A: Set Your Goals

14 August 2009

Playing pop-punk, though with 90s skate punk and melodic hardcore influences to flesh it out a bit, beyond the other run-of-the-mill stuff that...

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Q&A: Sister Sledge

7 August 2009

Sister Sledge, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you, are legends of 70s disco. Formed in 1971 by sisters Kim, Debbie,...

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Q&A: Sian Alice Group

6 August 2009

Formed by Rupert Clervaux, Ben Crook and Sian Ahern in 2006, the Sian Alice Group released their debut album, '59:59' last year. Featuring...

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