ALT-J: Interview with Gusset Unger-Hamilton

I was sitting there sweating, almost hyperventilating as the phone dialled out twice before it was picked up by the very talented and courteous Gusset Unger-Hamilton, of alt-J. In 2012, alt-J’s debut album won the British Mercury Prize. They’ve been nominated for three Brit Awards (British Breakthrough act British Album of the Year and British Group of the Year). They were voted BBC Radio 6 … Continue reading ALT-J: Interview with Gusset Unger-Hamilton

Ghostking is Dead (Long Live Ghostking)

Gemma Kent chats with Matt Corrigan following the release of his latest EP, Sweet Boy. There’s a few golden rules when it comes to interviewing. Among them: ‘Don’t analyse the song lyrics’, ‘Don’t quote the song lyrics’, and, my personal favourite, ‘Don’t ask them where the name comes from’. Five o’clock on a murky Monday evening, however, rules go out the window, and I open … Continue reading Ghostking is Dead (Long Live Ghostking)

Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Motley staff writer Ryan O’Neill sits down with Benjamin Francis Leftwich after his recent Cyprus Avenue show to talk about intimate gigs, returning to music and The 1975   Organising an interview via Facebook Messenger and hotel rooms are far from what one might consider ‘official protocol’. Yet it’s here in a modest and (somewhat) tidy city centre hotel room where I sit with Benjamin … Continue reading Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Interview: Fangclub

Dan O’Connor chats with Steve King from Fangclub about starting out, earning cash and sleeping like a rock. When talking about up and coming Irish rock bands, there seems to one name on quite a few people’s lips: Fangclub. The three piece have had a pretty busy year or two under their belts. Between signing to Universal Music Ireland, shooting music videos and international touring, … Continue reading Interview: Fangclub

Interview: All Tvvins

Deputy Entertainment Editor Lauren McCarthy chats with vocalist Conor Adams about the Irish music scene, band names and why change is good. “Our new album is a collection of all sorts – you could look at it in a billion ways.  It’s a reflection upon death and life. It’s kind of just about being a human being.” This is a fitting description for All Tvvins’ … Continue reading Interview: All Tvvins