Category: Interviews

A CHAT WITH: KIM SHATTUCK (THE MUFFS)

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The Muffs’ front-woman Kim Shattuck has been part of the US alt-rock scene since the ’80s, initially achieving underground fame via the all-female rock group The Pandoras. Those not familiar with The Muffs or The Pandoras might recognise Kim Shattuck’s name regardless, from her controversially short-lived time with Pixies – she replaced Kim Deal on [...]

AAAmusic Approved: Ginger And The Ghost

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? Daniel is my name and I’m from Sydney Australia. My background is quite eclectic. I taught myself to play my Mum’s old classical guitar when I was a kid. In my teenage years I was exposed to the jamming scene in Brisbane where I picked up a few [...]

AAAmusic Approved: SYKES

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? Julia: We are a three-piece female fronted band called SYKES.  The guys are from London, and I’m half Brazilian half English but grew up in Spain – bit of a mix!  We all met at Uni and formed this line up when we left and moved to [...]

AAAmusic Approved: El Born

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? We are El Born from London. We formed late last year. I had these songs that needed a raw rock ‘n’ roll backdrop to hang them on. When I met Hils and we started playing these songs it all happened. AAAmusic: What inspired you to get into music? [...]

AAAmusic Approved: Kid Vishis

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? My name is Kid Vishis: the prince from Detroit. I wrote my first rap somewhere around 2005 and when my brother Royce da 5’9″ heard me rhyme, he decided I was ready to go on the road with him and the rest is history… AAAmusic: What [...]

A CHAT WITH: ‘BLUEY’ FROM INCOGNITO

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Producer, band leader, composer and guitarist Jean-Paul Maunick (‘Bluey’) has led the British acid jazz band Incognito since it’s formation in 1979, and with them has released many studio and live albums. He’s also produced artists like George Benson, Terry Callier and Paul Weller. Interviewer Anthony Weightman chatted to him following the release of Incognito’s [...]

AAAmusic Approved: Stags

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? We are Stags, a four piece rock band from Chorley, Aarhus, Worthing and Osimo – I would advise a map to locate these places. We met in Hackney in some cheap student halls we were living in at the time, almost four years ago from now. [...]

A CHAT WITH: TRENTEMØLLER

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Danish electronic music powerhouse Anders Trentemøller is bringing his spectacular, full band live show to the Southbank as part of Meltdown 2014. Across his three studio albums, Trentemøller has effortlessly evolved from noir-ish minimal techno to a hybrid of post-rock and trip-hop; each individual composition from his latest record, Lost, features the producer and multi-instrumentalist picking [...]

AAAmusic Approved: Roman Remains

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AAAmusic: Who are you and where are you from? We are a singer and guitarist/programmer/bassist that made Roman Remains as a kind of Frankenstein-experiment project during downtime from our rock and roll band The Duke Spirit, which we have been part of for nine years. This was our pet project and bit on the side, [...]

A CHAT WITH: MAX RICHTER

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German-born composer Max Richter is perhaps best known for his debut solo album, the 2002 masterpiece Memoryhouse - however, he is also one of the world’s most interesting composers of film scores, and there is no doubt that his finest work was for Ari Folman’s 2008 Israeli animated documentary, the Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir. Richter, who is no stranger [...]