Interviews | 2002

Interviews | 2002

Bill Mallonee

We caught up with ex-Vigilantes of Love frontman Bill Mallonee on his latest tour and talked to him about being free from the band’s most recent label, the new solo record and why 9/11 affected the summershine in his life.
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The Guthries

Nova Scotia's Guthries are back in the UK for the second time this year supporting their phenomenally acclaimed self-titled new album. We caught up with Ruth, Gabe and Serge and talked to them about what they'd been up to since we spoke last year, the new direction of the latest album, being on a UK label and the state of world affairs at the moment.
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Wayne Coyne | Flaming Lips

Peter Bate originally interviewed frontman of the legendary Flaming Lips in June for the August edition of “Making Music” magazine. Unfortunately, like so many excellent publications this year, it’s now passed on - which means we’re able to exclusively publish this interview for the first time. Coyne talks about the new record, mortality and, of course, Kylie. Our grateful thanks to Peter for allowing us to run this.
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Jim Almand

Jim Almand is an acclaimed US singer-songwriter over in the UK right now for a series of dates in Scotland and England - we caught up with him briefly and asked him about his music, his support from the likes of BBC Radio Two’s Johnnie Walker and what he’s up to next.
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Pete Krebs

Pete Krebs has been around for well over a decade now, making fine music with various bands before launching a solo career and catching the ear of many UK americana listeners with his “Dressed to the Nines” track from Loose’s second “New Sounds of the Old West” compilation. We caught up with him while over here in August and briefly chatted about his career, touring and Elliot Smith.
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Stewboss

We caught up with Stewboss on their recent UK tour in Manchester (well, Ashton under Lyne to be precise) and asked them what they'd been doing over the last twelve months, the ongoing Petty and Duritz comparisons and their feelings about the US one year after 9/11. Interview by Mark Whitfield, July 2002
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Haves and Haves

“Great, great songs, an exceptional voice (Janis), perfectly blended harmonies & really nifty guitar playing (Geoff). All this and they’re British??” …Bob Harris’ (Radio 2) Whispers Website - May 2002 Praise indeed from one of the Godfathers of Americana for Haves and Haves. They are Janis and Geoff Haves (www.havesandhaves.co.uk), and they have just released a debut album, entitled “Haves&Haves” on Way Out West, and have been touring with Albert Lee. Features Editor Barry Jones…
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Porter Hall Tennessee

"Recovering punks who took the bluegrass/honky-tonk cure, Molly Conley and Gary Roadarmel sing of whiskey, whores, wrecked loves and other things that make life worth drinking on Welcome to Porter Hall, TN, their debut CD on the cool Missouri roots label Slewfoot Records" - that’s what the Nashville Scene said about PHT. We caught up with them and asked them about their influences, the acclaimed new album and the whole “Nashville” thing...
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Paul Kelly

He’s one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, he’s toured with Bob Dylan and recorded with Kasey Chambers, and he’s our first major label interviewee (Virgin/EMI, if you’re interested) - Hurray! We caught up with Paul at the Edinburgh Festival and asked him about his new album “...Nothing But a Dream.”
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Billy Bob Thornton

Best known for his role in the US blockbuster “Armageddon”, Academy Award winning screenwriter, actor and director Billy Bob Thornton’s first love has always been music and he recently got signed with US Americana label Lost Highway. We caught up with Billy on his recent UK tour in Liverpool, and asked him about his background, the record, covering the Byrds and Hank Williams and how his films relate to his songs. Oh, and he was…
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Major Matt Mason

Major Matt Mason is part of New York’s “anti-folk” movement - acclaimed by everyone who sees him (including the Guardian), Mark Whitfield caught up with him on his recent UK tour and asked him, among other things, what exactly “anti-folk” means?
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Sid Griffin

Originally a member of the legendary Long Ryders and now touring the country with the acclaimed Coal Porters, we caught up with Sid in Spain and talked to him about stuff going on in the world, the Coal Porters and whether he’d be happy to do a second part to this interview - he said “yes.” Here it is... Growing up listening to Husker Du, Minor Threat and Joy Division, The Long Ryders came as…
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