Ilya & Vladimir from Russian rock band Apache Rose chat with Victoria Pearson about their new single, the ecclectic Russian music scene, and their hopes for the band's future. Combining sounds ranging from British Invasion music of the 60s and alt-rock bands of the nineties and noughties, Russian-based Apache Rose are something of a pleasant oddity. With a growing … [Read more...] about Apache Rose Interview: Russia, Underground Music and the Future.
Vinyl Chapters speaks to author, audiophile and academic, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike about her career, records, and what got her into music in the first place. For some people, music really is life. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is one of those people. From her early days working at record labels to becoming an academic in the industry, she then went on to publish a number of … [Read more...] about An Interview with Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
James Morrison speaks to Vinyl Chapters about his new record, working with Joss Stone, and what he likes about touring. After taking a four-year break between albums, James Morrison has made a welcome return with new record You’re Stronger Than You Know. Featuring a much more live sound than previous work, the album sees the You Give Me Something singer in a good place, … [Read more...] about Interview: James Morrison
We speak to Lucy Spraggan about her new album Today Was A Good Day, mental health and working with Scouting For Girls. Lucy seems to be in a settled place. Her new record Today Was A Good Day has recently been released and it really shows a distinct step forward for the artist (you can read the Vinyl Chapters album review here). With her second slot at Glastonbury festival … [Read more...] about Interview: Lucy Spraggan
Along with the unexpected revival of vinyl comes the question, why has this happened? And what better people to ask than the musicians and vinyl enthusiasts themselves? Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, author of Why Vinyl Matters, fills a book full of interviews, photos, information and anecdotes looking for answers to this very question. Bickerdike has dedicated her life to music, … [Read more...] about Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters