The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.
We tapped a host of change agents to discuss the powerful link between women, music, and socio-political movements.
From his Soft Cell Days with Dave Ball, to recordings with Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and the Rossiya Orchestra, Marc Almond has always embraced collaboration.
‘People say there are two Marc Almonds,’ says the singer, whose raging curiosity and fascination with the strange has fashioned an ever experimental career.
Steve Hillage was part of Gong’s formative years, recording the ‘Radio Gnome Trilogy’ with Daevid Allen. “It left an indelible mark on me,” he says.
XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ album was testing to make, but has become recognized as one of the finest albums of all time. Andy Partridge reveals the full story.
‘YOUNG&DANGEROUS’ found The Struts walking it like they talk it. “Being ‘dangerous’ means being true to ourselves,” says frontman Luke Spiller.
The barriers women face in sports don’t differ much from that of the music industry, and they will be knocked down all the same.
Larry Crane, producer, engineer and Elliott Smith’s official archivist, reflects on the singer-songwriter’s early recordings.
From a duet with Rosanne Cash to finding “the special parts” of “a really right-wing state”, ‘Oklahoma’ finds Keb’ Mo’ creating an of-the-moment classic.
“I have always looked at this as a great opportunity to celebrate Queen’s catalog first and foremost.”
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
Knocking Oasis off the top of the UK charts, The Verve circa ‘Urban Hymns’ were a force of nature capturing the zeitgeist as Britpop went into decline.
Urgent and driving, The Ruts’ debut album, ‘The Crack’, was an impressively diverse offering merging reggae influences and politically charged anthems.
“There’s a lot of rebirth on this record and it is heavy, but I think that’s why people who like this band, love this band.”