Curious about George Ezra’s new album?

George Ezra is releasing a new album later this year. I interviewed him for Q in December last year while he was still in the studio and this is how he hoped it would turn out (originally published in January 2017, print only)... Hi George, before you wrote your debut album Wanted On Voyage your …

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“Prejudice is weakness” in the studio with Baxter Dury

It's almost a biannual event, I get to write an in the studio piece with Baxter Dury for Q. It's a tradition I hold dear. Here is the latest installment (originally published print only in January 2017), although there's been some changes since the last time Baxter and I convened. Hello Baxter, your recent albums …

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The Limiñanas: A Psychedelic Tour De France

This article originally appeared in MOJO and on MOJO4Music.com AS SONG SUBJECTS go, listing an old family recipe sounds tasty, but hardly artful. However, for French duo The Limiñanas, culinary instructions proved to be the starting point for their chic brand of garage-rock-infused psych. “We didn’t have any particular plan or ambition when we started,” …

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Q&A: James Murphy on LCD Soundsystem’s long goodbye

This article originally appeared on Qthemusic.com Having called time on LCD Soundsystem in 2011, main man James Murphy has been enjoying his retirement... as long as your definition of retirement includes producing Arcade Fire and Pulp, remixing David Bowie, building unique, vinyl-only Despacio Soundsystem with Soulwax, contributing music for films and Broadway plays, running the …

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Going to Leonard’s house with Adam Cohen (Archive Podcast)

Several times I've been invited to attend a music conference/ festival in Montreal. A showcase for both up-and-coming and established Canadian acts, the M Pour Montreal line-up is always varied and ahead of the curve thanks to its programmer Mikey 'Mikey' Rishwain. In 2014 among the bill was a celebrated hometown son Adam Cohen, son …

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Q&a Patti Smith – On album BANGA, Amy Winehouse, sailing on the Costa Concordia, Sherlock Holmes, her new novel, Just Kids film plans & more

This article originally appeared on Qthemusic.com Patti Smith's newly released album BANGA - her first since 2007's Twelve - is a record of much variety. Not just in terms of its subject matter - which sees the singer-songwriter touch on subjects topics like the Japanese Tsunami, Amy Winehouse's death, dreams and Johnny Depp's birthday among …

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It’s a scream! Bobby Gillespie on writing lyrics (Archive Podcast)

I was involved in a conversation last night about the lost great festival sets, the years where everyone focuses on the headliner and forgets that there was anything else going on. Once such example is Primal Scream's Other Stage headline slot at Glastonbury 2011. While the story since has tended to swell around whether or …

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