Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Bipolar Sunshine Discovered He Could Sing Three Years Ago, Now Aims To Work With Kanye West

Although the name Bipolar Sunshine is new to the music scene, Manchester’s Adio Marchant has lived in recording studios for the last seven years. After an unrewarding two-year stint studying media at university, the 26-year-old redirected... Read more »

Young Fathers Don’t Give a F*ck About Being Cool and Want To Make You So Happy That You Cry

Downstairs in the canteen at Leeds’ recently refurbished Belgrave music hall, there is a strong rumbling through the ceiling that many of the 6pm dinner-time punters have started to notice. The volume on The Clipse’s minimal... Read more »

Interview: Wild Beasts on Their Bold New Album and Why It’s OK to Wallow in the Misery of Life Sometimes

Wild Beasts are one of Britain's best bands. They have remained one of the most constantly innovative and exciting guitar-based groups ever since they released their 2008 debut album Limbo, Panto, and although critically acclaimed, are... Read more »

Interview: 19-Year-Old Singer Laurel on Her Classical Training, Quickly Evolving Sound, & Self-Producing Her Album

Female singers with single-word monikers—Lorde, Banks, Kelela, MØ, Elliphant—seem to be having a moment, and now you can add Laurel to the list of future stars. The 19-year-old singer has taken her buzz to the next... Read more »

Interview: Vance Joy on “Riptide” Going Triple Platinum, His Time as a Law Student & Watching Movies Alone

Vance Joy, also known as James Keogh, is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. His breakout track “Riptide”  has been sitting comfortably at the top of the charts in the UK and went triple platinum in Australia.... Read more »

Interview: Meg Myers on Religion, The Pixies, and Her New EP

There’s a ferocity to Meg Myers that is rare in the music soundscape of 2014. Her songs bring up the kind of feelings that are hard to talk about, but they don’t really need any explanation... Read more »

Interview: Kwabs on Beyoncé’s New Album, James Blake, and Trying to Inspire People

Kwabs grew up surrounded by music. Growing up in Bermondsey, South London, he sang in choirs as a schoolboy and was given blues and jazz CDs by his teachers, before going on to study at London’s... Read more »

Interview: Fat Tony Talks Regionless Rap, DJ Screw, and “Smart Ass Black Boy”

Fat Tony isn’t fat, but when I interview him, he is sweaty. He just finished performing on a stage outside a historical pirate boat in 90-degree weather for the annual 4 Knots Festival hosted by the... Read more »

John Gourley: The Man Behind Portugal. The Man

John Gourley, The Man behind Portugal. The Man sits across from me at a deserted table in a back corner of Complex’s Manhattan office. "We just wanted to make something that was The Beatles meets Wu-Tang,"... Read more »

Interview: JMSN Speaks on Being Compared to The Weeknd, His Project with Ab-Soul, and More

By Rosa Barney To call JMSN a new artist would be a mistake, Christian Berishaj, the man behind JMSN has been making music professionally since he was 17. By the time most people are finishing high... Read more »

Interview: James Blake Talks Overgrown, Kendrick Lamar, and 1-800-Dinosaur

James Blake has been through a lot since his first album came out in 2011. Most significantly, he fell in love, and it shows on his new LP, Overgrown.... Read more »

Interview: Disclosure on Electronic Music, Life on the Road, and Their Next Album

We caught up with London-based electronic music duo Disclosure—brothers Guy Lawrence and Howard Lawrence—before their show at Union Transfer in Philly for a short chat about electronic music, the duo's current life on the road, their... Read more »

Interview: Cold War Kids Talk Mainstream Fame Versus Indie Cred, How Their Sound is Changing, and Why Paris Has the Best Audiences

The Cold War Kids came of age in the embryonic era of the Internet as a musical tastemaking authority, but as the now-mature band prepares for the release of their fourth full-length record, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts,... Read more »

Interview: Flume Talks Outselling One Direction and What He’s Listening to Right Now

Flume is a producer and beat-maker whose album just sold more copies than One Direction or Justin Bieber in Australia—no small accomplishment, especially not for a 21-year-old. At 13, Harley Streten, aka Flume, started producing his... Read more »

Interview: Torres Talks Songwriting, Literature, and Her Love for Johnny Cash

Torres is the performing name chosen by 22-year-old Mackenzie Scott who recently released her debut self-titled album entirely on her own. While she was finishing her degree in Songwriting at Nashville’s Belmont University, Scott was simultaneously... Read more »