Singer-songwriter James Smith, like many up and coming young artists these days, really likes his vinyl. For many artists, including James, it's a way to connect in a deeper way with music and really bring out another aspect in himself and his music away from digital culture. We spoke to the singer about his love of the format, as well as his deep admiration for Soul music and … [Read more...] about James Smith Interview: Soul Music, Stevie Wonder, and A Love of Vinyl.
Yael Naim, the Parisian born, Franco-Israeli singer-songwriter has had an interesting and diverse music career. Her ethereal vocals and soulful, upbeat sounds have been a mainstay of her music, with track New Soul shooting her to global fame by featuring in Apple's Macbook Pro advertisement in 2008. With the release of new record NightSongs on the horizon and an apparent shift … [Read more...] about Yael Naim Interview: Motivations, new music and ‘that’ advert.
Temple of Void are back with their crushing third full-length record, The World That Was. Vinyl Chapters sat down with guitarist Alex Awn to discuss the new record and all things Temple of Void. The World That Was really ticks all the boxes. The musicianship is top class, as are the vocals. Are you happy with how the album turned out? It’s definitely the best … [Read more...] about Temple of Void Interview: Big riffs, big influences, and a busy year ahead.
Civil Villains are set to release new EP Snake Oil on 15th November, so we caught up with the band to talk about recording, touring, and vinyl. How long did it take you guys to record Snake Oil? Tell us a little bit about the recording process. Recording Snake Oil was a busy few days in Bear Bites Horse studios with the hero Wayne Adams, who really pushed us and helped us … [Read more...] about Civil Villains Interview: DIY tours, Snake Oil, and Vinyl
With Valeras making a name for themselves across the country and recently across Europe too, we had the chance to speak to them about the excitement of being an up and coming band, how their roots affect their music, and any aspirations. You have just finished your biggest year touring yet, has it sunk in? The things we’ve had the opportunity to do this year have been … [Read more...] about Valeras Interview: The UK Scene, touring, and being a young band
With the recent release of their second album Under Your Sky, we talked to The Sherlock's frontman Kiaran Crook about inspiration for the record, the writing and recording processes, and band influences. Having listened to the new album, it follows a similar mindset to your 2017 debut record Live for the Moment. What process did you go through when writing Under Your Sky? I … [Read more...] about Interview: Kiaran Crook from The Sherlocks