"When I started playing my own music, I wanted it to be as tall as a skyscraper. Images can achieve that." - Outline's feature on NNF star, Woodkid.
"It’s a bit like handing someone your dirty washing and seeing what they’ll do with it!" - Outline interviews J. Willgoose
We love Norwich; it has such a good gig scene and a few decent venues.
"We’re the Rolling Stones of the rap game..." - Chuck D talks to Emma from Outline
I had no idea what the songs were about… maybe if I was older, I’d know if they were doing the subtle drug or sexual references.
We’re just normal people; we didn’t grow up on a farm, singing on the porch or anything like that!
"You can smoke your chongo mongo, drink your cider, eat your chips and then go home." - British Sea Power on the allure of festivals.
In the case of Van Morrison, the man is a songwriting mountain. I have a lot of work to do to match him.
As much as I love a good episode of Glee now and then, it does infuriate me how rarely you see a girl pick up an instrument. Either way I think Sue Sylvester needs to get on the case.
I’d love to say that we went to some amazing place in Africa and heard this particular rhythm, but it doesn’t work as specifically as that, you know what I mean?!
Not too shabby, no, but I did get held up at gunpoint though!
I was there a couple of years ago, 2010 maybe and it was a fun time. There’s a good record shop in Norwich too, isn’t there?
"Everyone we told that we’d signed to Colombia was like, ‘what? That’s so ridiculous!’ It just makes no sense!" - Harrison Koisser talks about their journey to the major label
"Musically speaking, the songs have a very "big" sound to them and we felt that title fit perfectly." - Jim on the album title, 'Anthems'.
There’s been some crazy things at our shows and that’s what keeps it fresh for us, I mean, we’ve had human jenga!
"Top ten is people like Rihanna and we thought, ‘that’s pretty nuts’, you know, sitting there amongst all that..." - Jonathan describes his surprise at 'Arc' going Top Ten
"I feel like I’m in a completely different ball game now. I’m playing with the big boys now! It’s bit scary, a bit overwhelming!" - Raevennan on life after her NBT win.
"You know, we lost a few people on making this album, and that’s definitely crept in quite a bit." - Rhydian shares some insight into the making of 'Wolf's Law'
"I felt like it was kinda directionless, like, that’s the line in the song, ‘we’re not fighting to be heard, we just wanna watch it burn’." - Stephen relates the London riots to 'Lost Kids'.
"Because we weren’t too way out there, other girls could relate to us. We are down to earth, we are Northern; people could dress like we did." - Joanne Catherall talks to Emma about the role of THL girls...
"With a beard, people tend to spur all their hatred onto it, and tell you straight away what an idiot you look." - Glenn Tilbrook talks to Emma about his recent clean-shaven look...
I’ve never lost my roots. It’s my place of choice to come and see my friends and also just the landscape as much as anything.
"Haha! What a fun date I must be! Fucking hell, how I ever got married I don't know!" - Gary Numan talks about his idiosyncrasies with Outline's Lenore...
Ellie catches up with Chris from Enter Shikari ahead of the UK tour...
'I think whether you’re a Billy Talent fan or if you have heard of us but haven’t actually heard of us, this record would be the best indicator of where we’re at and who we are as musicians.' Ellie catches up with Billy Talent ahead of their UK
"As you can tell from the video, I’m absolutely terrified! There’s a lot of twiddling of the thumbs and a couple of visible shakes!" - Al talks about her landmark performance on Later... with Jools.
"Our album is nominated for the Mercury, but almost every daily newspaper has declined to even review it. Not that I'm bitter [laughs]" - Gus from Alt-J talks to Outline's Alex...
"I discovered that Natasha Khan is a lot more complex and rich, as a person, than just being this mystical, sad person." - Bat for Lashes talks to Outline about her own character...
We often get a lot of really attentive, listening audiences, which is lovely, but sometimes we have to ask for the lights to be turned up so we know that they’re still there!
"The live show that we bring is a lot more ballsy than the albums, I think." - Tommy Evans talks to Outline ahead of their gig...
For anyone to think that it’s OK to revert back to a pre-NHS state is a fucking moron.
Greco-Roman’s mantra, “We make colourful music because we dance in the dark”, remains incredibly apt.
My family and friends are so supportive but I'm sure they would be whatever I'd chosen to do. I'm sure there are some skeptics back home who think I'm crazy chasing the rainbow.
When we went to Libya, I was inspired by the rhythms and a song that I wrote about 2 or 3 years ago called ‘Blood Red Sky’.
She’s managed to cherry-pick her projects with enough credibility and dancefloor impact that her own return has been hugely anticipated.
"I’ve actually been quite ill; for the week after BGT, my body was left just sort of catching up with what was going on" - Sam Kelly on the physical damage that comes as a result of entering a nationwide talent show...
"Yes, stupidly I did think that I’d exorcised them and then I realised that I had to tour them for like a year" - Beth Jeans Houghton on the difficulty of playing songs that are of an emotional nature...
"I just wanted to; it wasn’t like I was trying to change something or hide something" - Channy justifies Poliça's heavy use of autotuned vocals...
"If we weren’t doing music we'd still be as pissed off about the state of affairs in this country, but we naturally convert thoughts and feelings into words when we write." - MC Manage on Caxton Press' mantra...
"The whole feeling of playing in front of people is amazing, but I get a bit scared, I don’t even know if that answered your question, I’m just blabbering, sorry." - Elena Tonra's charmingly self-deprecating attitude towards performing...