Spirit Level - Greg Dulli on the "Spookiness" of new Afghan Whigs album, In Spades. I really enjoyed this conversation with Greg, one of my favourite songwriters, talking about the deep levels where these excellent new songs came from.
This Time We Go A Little Lower. I also spoke to Greg for the 20th anniversary of Black Love, my second favourite album of all-time. In this piece for The Quietus, I argue that it is Black Love, and not the much-praised Gentlemen, that is the highlight of the Whigs' career.
Robyn Hitchcock talks America, comedy, Dylan, Bowie and his upcoming tour with Eugene Mirman - entertaining interview with the ever-interesting Mr. Hitchcock for Brooklyn Vegan
The Fall & Rise Of Martin Newell And The Cleaners From Venus - my first interview with Martin but it certainly wouldn't be my last. Coinciding with and mostly talking about the first set of Cleaners re-issues on Captured Tracks.
"Well, I Died..." Martin Newell On Creativity, Writing & Resurrection - catching up with Martin in 2013 for the second set of Cleaners reissues, The Late District, and how his prolific creativity saved his life.
Sort Out Your Psyche! Mikey Georgeson Discusses The Civilised Scene - talking to another of my favourite songwriters about diving into the unconscious to bring back creative jewels
Psychedelic Brilliance: The Marvelous Origin Of The Teardrop Explodes. I spoke with Bill Drummond, Paul Simpson, Dave Balfe, Mick Finkler, Gary Dwyer, and comics writer Gerry Conway about when an issue of Daredevil gave The Teardrop Explodes their awesome name.