Franz Ferdinand Interview

Live in the Scottish Borders Franz Ferdinand performed in front of 450 competition winners for the Rock Against Racism (RoAR) gig, organised by Radio Borders and Scottish Government’s anti-racism campaign. Led by singer Alex Kapranos, the band belted out a full repertoire of their hits, including ‘Take Me Out’, ‘The Dark of the Matinee’ and ‘Can’tContinue reading “Franz Ferdinand Interview”

Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop picks three albums for our new feature: Past (an album that influenced her growing up) Present (a new release she loves) and Future (an album recommended to her)  Her fantastic new album ‘Memories Are Now’ is available here: Past: Paul Simon ‘Rhythm Of The Saints’ Present: Agnes Obel ‘Citizen Of Glass’ Future: Perfume Genius ‘No Shape’ recommended to her by Blake Mills

Gil Garcetti is a professional photographer and UNESCO-IHE Cultural Ambassador. He is the former Los Angeles District Attorney and father of Eric Garcetti, the current mayor of Los Angeles. Upbringing Gil Garcetti’s mother came to Los Angeles after his grandfather was killed in the Mexican Revolution. ‘My farther was a barber; my mother was a meatContinue reading

Ian Brennan Interview

Ian Brennan is a Grammy award winning producer. He has recorded albums in the Algerian desert with Tinariwen, inside a Malawi Maximum Security prison for the Zomba Prison Project, and with Flea of  the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kyp Malone of T.V. On The Radio and Lucinda Williams.  Ian Brennan has traveled the world recordingContinue reading “Ian Brennan Interview”

Songhoy Blues Live

Live In New York City Born out of political chaos, Songhoy Blues’ music preaches joy, Malian cultural heritage and passion for the blues. The invasion of Islamic militants in northern Mali in 2012 had the band fleeing their homes to Bamako where the young musicians, Oumar and Aliou Toure met guitarist Garba Toure. “We couldn’tContinue reading “Songhoy Blues Live”

The Zombies Interview

Legendary 1960’s rockers, The Zombies reveal their St Andrews heritage, playing at Abbey Road alongside The Beatles and their continuing cult fame. The hugely influential 1960’s rock group The Zombies have had numerous hit singles (“Time of the Season”, “She’s Not There”) and released an album (Odessey and Oracle)  which almost every major music magazineContinue reading “The Zombies Interview”