Feb 11, 2015 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Blaue Blume are downright understated when contrasted with other recent Danish bands such as Iceage and Lower who have garnered international acclaim. They dare to sound lush and effeminate in a scene that favors bombast and aggression. More

Jan 30, 2015 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The bulk of the weight of Oli Bayston's musical constructions as Boxed In rests upon two pillars: the motorik rhythms of Krautrock and the heady core of Chicago house. "Krauss music," Bayston jokes over the phone when asked if this is a fair description of Boxed In. More

Jan 26, 2015 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

After slogging it out in various unnamed and unknown bands throughout his youth, Angus James of U.K.'s The Death of Pop had enough. He decided to pack in the life of an unemployed musician and get a job.

Dec 19, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

While they don't have a proper show lined up for another couple of weeks, the members of the U.K.-based four-piece Adult Jazz do have one unofficial gig in their more immediate queue.  More

Dec 18, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Coves hail from the picturesque spa town of Leamington, in central England. Though the city is not particularly large, the duo (Beck Wood and John Ridgard) may never have come together had it not been for The Assembly, its prominent rock venue, where they were co-workers. More

Dec 15, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Mikey Young usually likes to keep busy. In addition to being guitarist/keyboardist/co-songwriter of the Australian five-piece Total Control, Young has played with bands such as Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas, and Lace Curtain, and currently spends much of his time doing studio work with various Australian indie acts. More

Dec 03, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

"I don't really have any fear of using the P-word," declares Molly Rankin, vocalist for Toronto-based quintet Alvvays. Over the past few years, the band has grown accustomed to being described as a "jangle-pop" act, but rather than swat away the descriptors, Rankin openly embraces them. More

Nov 19, 2014 Web Exclusive

“When I was 14, I just wanted to play stuff like AC/DC,” Dinner says. “I even wrote AC/DC with an ink marker on my cheap guitar and it rubbed off on my arm. I just imagined that when I started playing guitar I would wind up in a scenario pretty close to the ‘Thunderstruck’ video … You have scaffolding in an arena, and kids are hanging out there being cool and headbanging, with AC/DC playing in the middle. I imagined that six months after picking up my guitar, that’s what my life would be like. But I’m not at that point yet, unfortunately. I just need to keep at it.” More

Nov 12, 2014 Web Exclusive

According to the bio on Springtime Carnivore’s Facebook page, Greta Morgan once joined a traveling circus as an acrobat and tightrope walker, where she suffered a fall which broke her leg. While rehabbing from the injury, she rediscovered the old family piano and began writing music. More