• Max Richter on words, vision and Virgina Woolf

    By on Feb. 22, 2017

    German-born Max Richter is a chameleon of post-minimal classic and electro music, and one of the most influential contemporary British composers. His work includes a re-interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; soundtracks for Martin Scorsese and Black Mirror; a reading of Kafka with Tilda Swinton and an eight-hour sleeping aid. In his current project he revisits three novels of Virginia Woolf.

  • Why are Britain's Eurovision entries always so awful?

    By on Jan. 25, 2017

    Despite being one of the five countries automatically allowed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, the United Kingdom has failed to make the Top 10 for seven consecutive years. And if this year’s contenders are anything to go by, the UK isn’t getting rid of that reputation any time soon. [OPINION]

  • Olivia Ruiz: "I have a duty to remember"

    By on Jan. 16, 2017

    From La femme chocolat to her latest album, À nos Corps-Aimants, Olivia Ruiz has designed her own multifaceted silhoutte, capable of picking up and then discarding styles and entire genres at will. But there is one influence which does seem to stick around: her Spanish origins, and the story of her immigrant family.

  • Where is our generation's Bob Dylan?

    By on Dec. 19, 2016

    We look back at this year with a global face-palm and a universal sigh of exasperation. Instead of singing about reform and revolution, our generation has chosen memes and parodies as a coping mechanism. Why are we moving farther away from traditional protest music? [OPINION] 

  • Archive: "You can't do 20 years of pure misery"

    By on Dec. 13, 2016

    Along with Massive Attack and Portishead, they’re one of the most important trip-hop bands of all time, and 20 years later Archive is one of the only groups left standing. But at what cost? We spoke to bandmembers Danny Griffiths and Dave Pen about how they stay positive in the face of Brexit and Donald Trump...

  • Crystal Fighters: "Brexit won't make such a difference"

    By on Nov. 25, 2016

    The story of the Crystal Fighters has long been shrouded in myth, one that the English band has been toying with for the duration of their three album releases. Long believed to be Spanish, this young and successful band are not fazed by the misrepresentation of their identities. They love the Basque and British cultures equally - even after the shock of Brexit...

  • Electric Brother: Live in surround sound

    By on Nov. 15, 2016

    Electric Brother is a pioneer of Romanian electronic/live music, with influences varying from traditional, ancient folk to modern experimental music, and was the first Romanian musician invited to play the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003. Now he's releasing his latest album, ROCKS, in a one-off "listening party" in a Bucharest cinema using a Dolby Atmos surround sound system.

  • Garbage: "Europe has learnt tolerance out of necessity"

    By on Nov. 8, 2016

    When American-Scottish rock band Garbage released their first album in 1995, a Clinton was in the White House. Now, as they tour Europe after the release of their latest album Strange Little Birds, history could be about to repeat itself. We talk to guitarist Steve Marker and bass player Duke Erikson about politics, making an independent record and (of course) James Bond...

  • Agnes Obel: the Danish singer made of glass and steel

    By on Oct. 26, 2016

    The Danish singer and composer's new album Citizens of Glass combines sounds that are hypnotising, calming, disturbing and thought-provoking. We met Agnes Obel, the artist who feels like she is made of glass. 

  • Wax Tailor: "What does Europe really mean?"

    By on Oct. 17, 2016

    One of the most anglophone French artists of his generation is releasing his fifth album, conceived somewhere between New York and Los Angeles. Back in France for a European tour, Wax Tailor was ready to give us his opinion on the hot topics of the moment: Brexit, political change, and terrorism.