The new Foals album «Life Is Yours» was written at a time when life didn’t seem to belong to ourselves. Despite this, or rather precisely because of it, the trio from Oxford have made it their happiest and most uplifting work to date. In the interview which took place just before their concert in Zurich at the end of May, guitarist Jimmy Smith and drummer Jack Bevan talked about how the collaboration with different producers worked for them and in which soundtrack they would like to be featured with a Foals song.
Finally Nothing But Thieves can go on tour again. With their third album «Moral Panic», they are playing bigger venues than ever before. Singer Conor Mason reveals in the interview how the band works, how he used the two-year forced break and how it feels to suddenly hit the accelerator again. In addition, a flashback makes him laugh big time, namely when it comes to the similarities between the latest single «It’s Coming In Slow», their first hit «Trip Switch» and their use in the soundtrack to a video game.
Today sees the release of «Typhoons», the third studio album from Brighton duo Royal Blood. With their explosive mix of bass and drums, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have been causing a stir in the rock circus since their self-titled debut in 2014. Now, for the first time, the two musicians have broken up their tried-and-true formula and allowed new influences to take hold. To be capable of this big step, singer Mike Kerr in particular had to make some changes in his life. Drummer Ben Thatcher talked about live energy, his various tasks on stage and the process of creating the new record. One thing already seems clear: Royal Blood will maintain their place in the rock Olympus also with «Typhoons».
Aiko has found her musical style in dark pop. Coming from the Czech Republic, the artist moved to London to get to know the scene there and to study music. She just released the single «Power» and is currently working on a new song with Steven Ansell, the drummer of Brighton’s indie duo Blood Red Shoes as a producer. In this article, the singer introduces herself and her musical journey so far.
Patrick Droney’s musical career sounds almost contrived to outsiders. He won the Robert Johnson Award as a guitarist at the age of 12 and has already performed on stage with greats such as B.B. King and James Brown. Now the musician has been living in the country capital Nashville for five years and will release his first album on the major label Warner Music in May. In the interview, he talks about his stations in life, the importance of music and his roots.
Aiko unites the most diverse cultures. The singer was born in Moscow, grew up in the Czech Republic and now lives in London. The musician released her debut album «Expiration Date» in 2020. Now the singer is following up with the single «Power». The dark pop track is accompanied by an artistic music video in which strong women take on the leading roles. It impresses both artistically and visually.