The Making of Dreamland: An interview with Billy Winn

  Editor Méabh Lonergan interviews Billy Winn, a Billboard-charting artist who is celebrating the success of his second EP, Dreamland II: an emotionally-charged EDM record telling the story of a young gay kid of colour who had his heart broken.     Dreamland was your first EP. How does Dreamland II compare to it?   Dreamland was originally recorded as a full-length album. I split … Continue reading The Making of Dreamland: An interview with Billy Winn

A Volunteer’s View of Electric Picnic

  “Where do we pick up our bedding?” “I’m sorry?” The question, shouted to me over the cacanophy of funfair music by a middle-aged lady in pressed jeans and a spotless crêpe shirt, took a few seconds to fully register. I leaned in closer, and she yelled again in my ear. “Where – is – Pamper – The – Camper?  We – need – our … Continue reading A Volunteer’s View of Electric Picnic

Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

Our Editor Laurie Shelly reviews the young Australian pop-star’s latest album ‘Bloom’ “I’m taking in the sights and measuring the sounds.” On “Seventeen,” the opening track of Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, twenty-three-year-old Sivan recalls a younger version of himself making a conscious decision to record and commit to memory his own coming-of-age. With a strange mixture of discomfort and excitement swirling around amidst warm synths, … Continue reading Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

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

NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW

Audrey Murphy talks to Newton Faulkner about his music career, new album, and ongoing tour. Newton Faulkner is an English singer-songwriter with a career spanning over ten years. He’s mostly known for his unique style of playing the acoustic guitar with lots of percussive elements. I caught up with Newton to discuss his growing success, unique styles and current tour. I decided to jump way … Continue reading NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW