I had the opportunity to interview Thomas Cohen for the Quietus recently. After some great feedback I’m gonna go ahead and say I’m really proud of it, because everyone seems to have got the impression of him that I was aiming for: mainly that he was extremely generous.
An interview with Ulrika Spacek for tQ.
It’s been busy since the summer and I forgot to tell you all about it.
Since my last post, I’ve been writing bits and bobs for The Quietus. First up, I interviewed one of my all time favourite bands, Lightning Bolt, about their album Fantasy Empire and the pains of being known.
I also reviewed the National Gallery’s Soundscapes exhibition.
And I also contributed to this Visions review – it’s still London’s best festival. Like if Field Day were inside and not populated by horrible, horrible humans.
I interviewed one of my musical heroes, the incredible George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic, a few months ago. Here’s the resulting Baker’s Dozen for the Quietus, in which he talks about 13 of his favourite records.
Issue number 3 of the fantastic and sometimes surreal Buffalo Zine (that is more like a book) is now available to buy here. I was one of the contributing editors for this edition, which includes an interview with designers Viktor & Rolf. The issue examines childhood and adolescence. A shiny bildungsroman, if you will.
Hi there! Recently I have done two things.
Firstly, I spoke to Spector (above) about their new album for The Quietus. It was one of the most interesting interviews I’ve ever done and I’d recommend you read it for musings on grime, Drake and vol-au-vents.
Secondly, I wrote a piece about where is best to watch Friday’s partial solar eclipse from for Mpora. Answer: Go north.