Interviews

Ava Lily

whynow is the time to listen to… Ava Lily

RnB and pop artist Ava Lily invites you to the Sunday Music Club, her latest EP which navigates through sobriety, self-destructive tendencies and finding self-love across five tracks, rounding-off with a live version of ‘Nobody Loves Me Like I Do’ as a showcase of her summersaulting vocals.

Joseph Lawrence

Joseph Lawrence: ‘Timelessness is what I strive for’

As half of soul-pop duo Joseph Lawrence & The Garden, the Ipswich-born Londoner was a rising star signed to a major label. Then he dissolved the band and went solo without any money. Two years later, the musician tells whynow why his upcoming album is worth all the hardship.

Laurence Guy interview

The Shortlist: Laurence Guy

With an output that reflects both hedonism and its aftermath in equal measure, Laurence Guy has risen the ranks through NTS slots, Rinse FM residencies and sold-out shows at Fabric. His forthcoming album Living Like There’s No Tomorrow, But Killing Yourself In The Process, set for release on 7 July via his own label Accidental Pieces, typifies a producer at the peak of their powers.

Nightbus

whynow is the time to listen to… Nightbus

With a new single out today, ‘Mirrors’, via So Young Records, we speak to Nightbus about how they formed, house parties, and balancing their ambitions for world domination with simply doing what they love – as part of our series on emerging artists.

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace on Meet Me In The Bathroom | ‘We’ve tried to contrast the mythological notion of musicians and the reality of the scene’

Award-winning filmmaking duo Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace have an esteemed history with capturing the essence of music on film. After working on music videos for the likes of Bjork, Arctic Monkeys and Idles, the pair turned their attention to Blur, with their first music film: 2010’s No Distance Left To Run, which followed the Britpop outfit during their 2009 reunion and tour.

Jadu Heart interview

Jadu Heart: ‘We prefer to fail on our own terms than win on somebody else’s’

Since 2016, Jadu Heart have gradually established themselves as beloved outsiders in the UK alternative scene. Comprised of Diva-Sachy Jeffrey and Alex Headford, their third album Derealised, released earlier this year, follows on from 2020’s Hyper Romance and 2019’s Melt Away, alchemizing indie, electronic and dream-pop stylings. We speak to the pair about their latest album, creating art from existential angst and why Jai Paul is partly to blame for Jadu Heart being formed.

Good Health Good Wealth

Down the Boozer with Good Health Good Wealth

We meet up with Good Health Good Wealth, the genre-spanning duo comprised of Bruce Breakey and Simon Kuzmickas. The pair met in a Wetherspoons a decade ago, so it only seemed right to chat to them in such an establishment – about their journey, their track ‘Snatch’ and growing up in the MTV era.

Matt Maeson

Matt Maeson: ‘I was either going to be a musician, a skateboarder or a stuntman’

Matt Maeson’s background as an artists is unconventional, to say the least, having grown up in Virginia with parents who forbid him to listen to anything outside the realm of Christian music. We caught up with the singer-songwriter at his first gig in the UK in six years to discuss touring in prisons, performing with Lana Del Ray and the challenges and distractions in the world of music.

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whynow is the time to listen to… Mauvey

Whilst his music might defy categorisation, his ambition certainly doesn’t. And with a new song out now, ‘WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER’, featuring Canadian star Lights, we caught up with Mauvey for our series on emerging artists.