Anna Calvi was always destined to be a star. Growing up in a household of music lovers, studying music at university and becoming the passionate singer that Brian Eno has supported since she started, she’s recently released her second, critically acclaime
“Drum n bass has been going for around 20 years now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.”
I didn’t even sing in front of anyone until I was 19, I think. I hated it, I was scared to sing; it’s a vulnerable thing, you know.
Our primary reason for [The Invisible’s] existence is really to get Leo to go on Masterchef!
There is a lot of on-stage buffoonery that keeps everything light-hearted and fun at our shows.
"We travel around in pairs. That doesn’t mean we’re playing the same set everywhere around the world at the same time though, we just turn up and play to the crowd.”
"If Little Matador is going to be fucking massive, does that mean that Snow Patrol is going to be seen as a side project? D’you see what I mean? It’s just another band."
"If you can move the tips of your fingers” - I mean really Kill Bill that shit – “get the fuck out of there.” Micah opens up about his life-evaluating crash.
“touring and life’s unexpected events! We have the privilege of doing many things all around the world. We never know what’s around the corner, and that’s where we get our inspiration from, I guess.”
"Everybody just brings in something different and I think the sound that ends up is something very organic, really roots driven, but at the same time has, like, a party feel."
"For me, I’m a Gemini, so there’s always two people. I’ve always had really conflicting tastes and ideas about things and I just feel kinda lucky to do all the different things that I do."
"Our music taste is fairly bizarre. We love rock music, obviously, but our pop sensibilities have never been a secret. Since the start, we've focused on having big choruses."
‘Return the Favour’s like that though; you think you’re just easing into a nice nap situation, then blast off! You’re headed to the fuckin’ moon.
“I'm looking forward to that show a lot. It's going to be the last show of tour so by then I'll be in the full swing of things.”
Some of the songs I wrote can be a bit like, ‘check out my metaphors!’ I’m growing out of that though, you know!
It’s so easy to be negative and it’s so easy to hide in a place of fatalism and how boring is that?
"The name is not an attempt to glorify a lifestyle as many people first assume. The words were frank and honest and for the most part, discouraging of entering in to the world of casual sex."
"It’s like, would you rather fight a 6ft duck or 100 tiny ducks? I’d always go for the 6ft duck." Beatrice talks to The 1975 at the start of their tour
If someone's playing wi' a bit of anger in them 'cause someone's pissed them off, you can see it and you can feel it.
'Personally, I'd like to see us still touring heavily because we love being on the road, and with about five albums under our belts.' - Lonely The Brave discussing future plans with Outline.
"For me they are both inseparable art forms; I get influenced to illustrate by bands and vice versa." - Dan Allen on his music and art
I normally have to say that if I told them the name of my band, they probably wouldn’t employ me!
Emma interviews Future Radio's Next Big Thing 2013 competition winners...
I don't like bats and I don't like the idea of falling off high buildings while I’m playing the drums! - Lenore interviews Skindred's Arya.
The Pyramid Stage is just the most epic stage and I couldn't believe they'd even let me stand side-stage, never mind fucking play on the stage!
We’re having more fun playing than ever before. We’re trying to treat everything like it’s a new chapter.
I just saw clothes and making music and art all part of the whole way of expression. It's very important and it's not hurting anyone, so why not?
We used to go out on the piss loads after gigs; ruined a few hotel rooms and stuff!
I thought ‘you can't be playing to the people who make the most noise all the time’, you know.
Ultimately we just made music that we both really loved; the fact that people are connecting with it is just amazing.
Sometimes at gigs, me, Dan and Dot will be cracking a few jokes on stage and I think people are quite surprised.
I honestly couldn’t care less about hipsters. Having your taste chosen by the lack of popularity something has seems fairly pointless.
"We’ve got these instruments I had custom made - they’re motion sensors, so when I move my hand around in the air above them, it controls different sounds." - Sub Focus talks to Outline's Will.
"Obviously there’s the standard things that tear most bands apart – egos, money and women - but none of things has seemed to bother us" - Robby Tukak on what's kept Goo Goo Dolls strong
"My friends are in bands who are 25 and 26 are much more interesting and articulated, and do less immature stuff than we do!" - Eoin Loveless talks to Outline
"I don’t look at things in the sense of chart positions, or being A-list on the playlist, I just kind of make music and if people like it, they like it..." - Ghostpoet talks to Outline ahead of his NS&V gig
I’ve been burnt – not just from having laser surgery but in life too, and I think it’s really important to not get bitter.
It's nice to get a young crowd. I'd hate turn around and look at the crowd and see all middle-aged men like me. Boogieing like it was back in the day.
Frank Hamilton shares his thoughts ahead of his Norwich tour date...
"As long as I’m inspired, I just aim to keep working and making more music whilst I’ve got that inspiration."