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Green Man Festival

Stereoboard Speak To Green Man Festival Boss Fiona Stewart (Interview)

Rightly praised for its atmosphere, style and friendliness as well as a strong reputation for launching the best new acts around, Green Man Festival has grown consistently over the past decade and continues to excite and inspire people each year. 2013 will see Ben Howard, Band Of Horses and the recently announced Kings Of Convenience headline with hundreds of great acts spread across the spectacular Glanusk Park Estate in Wales' Brecon Beacons.

Written by: David Ball | Date: Monday, 15 April 2013

Heights

Stereoboard Speak To Heights Ahead Of Their Second Album (Interview)

Ahead of the release of second album, ‘Old Lies for Young Lives’, Heights frontman Alex Monty spoke to us about what’s going on in the world of the rising Welwyn quartet...

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 12 April 2013

Wardruna

Exploring The Sounds Of Nature With Wardruna On Stereoboard (Interview)

For most of us, the sounds of Wardruna are in direct contrast to what we associate with contemporary music. Their use of traditional Norwegian instruments and the sounds of nature itself all combine to create something wholly other, and yet strangely familiar. Project leader Einar ‘Kvitrafn’ Selvik tells us more...

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Leisure Society

Stereoboard Talk To The Leisure Society's Nick Hemming Ahead Of The Release Of New Album (Interview)

The Leisure Society have slowly but surely been making a name for themselves since their debut album, 'The‘Sleeper’ in 2009. With celebrity fans, impressive support slots and highly impressive reviews of their live shows, the band is back with their third album, ‘Alone Aboard The Ark’. On the eve of its release, Stereoboard caught up with lead singer Nick Hemming to talk all things music.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Wednesday 13

Stereoboard Talks About Heavy Metal, Horror Movies And Chuck Norris With Wednesday 13 (Interview)

It was cold, it was rainy, and it was just damn miserable. It was a Saturday evening in Nottingham, and whilst Wednesday 13’s devoted fans stood outside Rock City looking like a gaggle of lost, leathery sheep, I sat down with the man himself. In a suitably warm dressing room, I might add.

Written by: Alec Chillingworth | Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Olivia Sebastianelli

Stereoboard Talk To Rising Singer, Songwriter And Guitarist Olivia Sebastianelli (Interview)

It seems that Britain currently has an abundance of female artists in the public eye. It's hard to turn on a radio or flick through a newspaper without seeing a mention of Adele, Florence, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, etc. It's also hard to discover an artist who truly stands out as an individual, one who doesn't follow the norm or writes music that is expected of them. Step forward Olivia Sebastianelli, who is ready to break the mould and surprise us all.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Tunde Baiyewu

Stereoboard Talk To Tunde Baiyewu About New Solo Album 'Diamond In A Rock ' (Interview)

Back in the mid-90's, pop duo Lighthouse Family were riding high in the charts with songs such as 'Lifted' and 'Ocean Drive'. With their distinctive easy-listening sound and catchy tunes, their career saw them stay around in the public eye until they scaled back their appearances and releases in 2003. In 2004, lead singer Tunde Baiyewu embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album, 'Tunde'.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Monday, 25 February 2013

Clutch

Stereoboard Chat To Clutch About Their Brand New Record ‘Earth Rocker’ (Interview)

After the epic celebrations swirling around New Year’s Eve, the month of January that follows it is often a rather bleak affair. Most are financially hindered by the expense of Christmas, desperately fighting to keep New Year’s resolutions alive, whilst simultaneously battling the barbaric ice-age encompassing our very atmosphere here in the UK.

Written by: Chloe Scannapieco | Date: Friday, 22 February 2013

Pure Love

Stereoboard Talk About Touring, Inflatables And Honey Badgers With Pure Love (Interview)

So there I was, sat on the sofa at the Bodega Social Club in Nottingham. I felt somewhat out of place. Then again, I was the only person in the room wearing a Pikachu onesie. Next to me was my mate, suited and booted in a Stitch onesie. After telling us that we looked like Teletubbies, Frank Carter and Jim Carroll of Pure Love lead us downstairs to pick their brains. Obviously, things had to go awry at some point, and they did; there was a titanic technology failure that we only noticed after the interview. This resulted in us spending an hour and a half sat on the cold streets of Nottingham, frantically trying to transcribe this interview. Try to enjoy it.

Written by: Alec Chillingworth | Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Six By Seven

Stereoboard Chat To Six.By Seven About Their Forthcoming As-Yet-Untitled New Album (Interview)

After a 4-year hiatus, Nottingham-based indie rock band Six.by Seven are back together and have recently finished recording a new album at Moles Studio in Bath. Following the break-up of the band in 2008, singer/songwriter Chris Olley launched into a solo career, releasing material under his own name as well as Twelve (an outlet for his experimentalism, predominantly with Ambient and Krautrock overtures). An ‘Electroclash’ outfit with fellow band member James Flower also appeared under the F*** Me USA moniker.

Written by: Graeme Marsh | Date: Monday, 18 February 2013

Whitesnake

Stereoboard Talk To David Coverdale About Whitesnake's Forthcoming May UK Arena Tour (Interview)

Whitesnake and Journey, along with special guests Thunder, are set to appear onstage together for the first time ever in May, taking in nine dates across the UK. Stereoboard caught up with the charismatic Whitesnake frontman, David Coverdale, who teases “We all wanted the last tour to continue as we got closer to the end... After a year in the studio we're ready to rock on stage again... We’re coming back for more..."

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 18 February 2013

Sultanov

Stereoboard Talk To Moscow-Based Singer-Songwriter Dan Sultanov (Interview)

Moscow-based but Azerbaijani by birth, Dan Sultanov is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, visual artist and scriptwriter. Stereoboard decided to catch up with him before he releases his debut single - 'Keep On Running' - on February 25th.

Written by: V O'Hagan | Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bhi Bhiman

Stereoboard Talk To American Born Sri Lankan Artist Bhi Bhiman About New Album 'Bhiman' (Interview)

This month marks American born Sri Lankan artist Bhi Bhiman’s third “professional” visit to the UK in as many years. He has visited numerous times before to visit family but more recently has been performing in intimate venues in cities such as Bristol and Dublin, as well as the more high profile Royal Festival Hall and Roundhouse in London. Bhiman has been dazzling fans and critics alike with his unique brand of folk bluesy rock with a voice that stops you in your tracks and grabs your attention immediately. I caught up with him prior to his first gig in Manchester promoting his second studio album, 'Bhiman'.

Written by: Jaspreet Kaur Takhi | Date: Monday, 11 February 2013

Bastille

Stereoboard Chat To Bastille's Dan Smith About Being One Of The UK's Biggest New Bands (Interview)

At the moment, you can't seem to turn on the radio or open a magazine without hearing about Bastille. The London quartet are fast becoming one of the biggest new bands in Britain with a sold out tour coming up as evidence of their growing popularity. On the verge of their debut album release, Stereoboard caught up with Dan Smith, the voice and creator behind the band.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Sunday, 10 February 2013

We The Kings

Stereoboard Talk About Touring, Twitter And New Music With Travis Clark Of We The Kings (Interview)

Backstage at the O2 Academy in Birmingham and there’s a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Members of Blitz Kids and Natives are scattered around putting the final preparations together for their support slot sets and the final sound checks for the evening are taking place. From a small wooden door located at the top of the venue appears Travis Clark, after an introduction and chat I sat down with the We The Kings front-man to ask him about life on tour, upcoming plans and what 2013 has in store for the band.

Written by: James Goodall | Date: Thursday, 07 February 2013

Pure Love

Stereoboard Chat To Pure Love About New Album 'Anthems' And Their 2013 UK Headline Tour (Interview)

It was quite a shock back in 2011 when Frank Carter announced his departure from Gallows, citing that he and the band were looking to go in different directions musically. "I'm so sick of singing about hate," he claims on single 'Bury My Bones', a personal favourite offering from Frank and ex-Hope Conspiracy's own Jim Carroll. Pure Love sees the pair mesh their styles into brilliant new album, and February sees that album - 'Anthems' - finally being released.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Neurosis

Distilling The Swarm: Stereoboard Talks To Scott Kelly Of Neurosis (Interview)

Scott Kelly, co-frontman of Neurosis, took some time out to talk to Stereoboard about his work as a solo musician and his band’s near unparalleled, and ever uncompromising, position and legacy in the world of heavy music.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Monday, 14 January 2013

Papa Roach

Stereoboard Talk To Papa Roach's Tobin Esperance Ahead Of Their Recent London Show (Interview)

Some albums mark a transition, a new chapter for a band. Papa Roach have always been honest with their lyrics, and open with their musical style - and there is no finer example of this than their new record 'The Connection'. Ending their year with a European run with Stone Sour, we chatted to Tobin prior to their first show in London.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Friday, 21 December 2012

God Is An Astronaut

Stereoboard Chat With God Is An Astronaut At Their Recent Glasgow Gig (Interview)

One of the most respected instrumental bands in the British Isles, if not globally, God Is An Astronaut continue to win admirers ten years into their career. Now a four-piece, who are also augmented by a second guitarist when playing live, they continue to dazzle audiences with their transcendental live performances. As their huge European tour came to a close, I spoke to Torsten and Jamie from the band at their penultimate leg in Oran Mor, Glasgow.

Written by: Jonny Rimmer | Date: Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Heavens Basement

Stereoboard Chat To Heaven's Basement Ahead Of The Launch Of Debut Album 'Filthy Empire' (Interview)

Having just returned from yet another tour, this time supporting Seether around Europe, Heavens Basement are preparing for the launch of their explosive debut album, 'Filthy Empire'. Singer, Aaron Buchanan, caught up with me to talk about this; childhood role models and the perfect New Year’s Eve.

Written by: Anna Ghislena | Date: Friday, 14 December 2012

Tellison

Stereoboard Chats To One Of The UK’s Finest Rock Bands, Tellison (Interview)

Tellison frontman Stephen Davidson sat down to answer Stereoboard’s questions about writer’s block, the toilet circuit and confused mornings on the sofas of others...

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 14 December 2012

Devin Townsend Project

Devin Townsend Chats To Stereoboard About His Ascent To Heavy Music Superstardom (Interview)

You’ve spoken in other interviews about how 'Epicloud' surprised you in a way. At what point during the recording did you realise that the record was going to turn out how it did, stylistically?

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Devil Sold His Soul

Emperors Of Light: Devil Sold His Soul Interviewed At Damnation Festival 2012 (Interview)

Fresh from their slot on the Damnation main stage, Devil Sold His Soul chatted to Stereoboard about their new record, being heavy enough and more.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Thursday, 06 December 2012

Hawk Eyes

Hawk Eyes Interviewed At Damnation Festival 2012 (Interview)

Stereoboard spoke to Hawk Eyes guitarist Rob Stephens and bassist Ryan Clark about this year’s brilliant album, 'Ideas', touring hard... and milk...

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 30 November 2012

Amenra

Sing Your Prayers: Stereoboard Interview Amenra At Damnation Festival 2012 (Interview)

Stereoboard spoke to Amenra frontman Colin H. Van Eeckhout at Damnation Festival in Leeds earlier this month, ahead of the release of the band’s astonishing new album 'Mass V'.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Monday, 26 November 2012

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle Talks About A New Chapter In His Career And New Single 'Anyone Else' (Interview)

Cast your mind back two years ago, and the 2010 X Factor series was nearing its finale, with contestant Matt Cardle a firm favourite to win. Fast forward to the present day, and Matt not only has the X Factor crown under his belt, but two album releases in a year both hitting the top 10 chart. Not a bad pedigree for a star of today.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Friday, 23 November 2012

Lisa Crawley

Stereoboard Talk To Rising Singer-Songwriter Lisa Crawley (Interview)

After an exchange or two about our mutual love for The Office, it doesn’t take long to realise that (much like her music) she is a pure pleasure. Lisa Crawley isn’t your average songstress; rivalling a Colbie Callait heart-wrenching while simultaneously bursting through the threshold of mediocrity. She’s won the international Pacific Songwriting Competition, been nominated for a Silver Scroll for her track ‘Leaving’ and has opened for ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller and Jools Holland – this New Zealand ‘Kiwi’ has managed to rack up quite a few accolades of her own even before the release of her first full album. With everything about this girl oozing the great and good, Stereoboard wanted to see if what she said for herself was any different.

Written by: Josh Adams | Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012

40 Watt Sun

Peering Through The Gloom: Stereoboard Interview 40 Watt Sun At Damnation Festival 2012

40 Watt Sun certainly aren’t giving much away. As we sit in the press area at Leeds’ finest metal event, Damnation Festival, the trio seem far from the tortured souls their music may paint them out as being. “We’re just three guys playing together in a room” says songwriter and frontman Patrick Walker. “It can’t be that depressing doing what we do...” drummer Christian Leitch offers, “...otherwise we wouldn’t do it”.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Rolo Tomassi

Stereoboard Talk About New Beginnings And New Album 'Astraea' With Rolo Tomassi (Interview)

With Rolo Tomassi’s new album 'Astraea' wowing everyone who listens to it (read Stereoboard's review here), Stereoboard took the opportunity to sit down with Eva and James Spence, the band’s dual vocalists, to discuss the new release.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Thursday, 08 November 2012

Swn Festival

Stereoboard Talk To Swn Boss Gemma White About This Year's Festival & Future Events (Interview)

The festival does a lot to promote Welsh music, as well as draw attention to smaller venues and pubs in Cardiff, which venues do you think have particularly benefited from an association with SWN?

Written by: Owen Sheppard | Date: Friday, 26 October 2012

The Blackout

Stereoboard Speak To The Blackout At Cardiff's Swn Festival 2012 (The Blackout Interview)

Hi Sean, you guys have been on SWN Festival bills quite a few years before, how have you witnessed it change over the years? It’s definitely been growing and it feels like quite big deal now. I quite enjoy this side of festivals too where it’s all in different venues, showing off what Cardiff has to offer for music fans, rather than the typical playing in a big field side of things.

Written by: Owen Sheppard | Date: Friday, 26 October 2012

Tall Ships

Stereoboard Talks To Tall Ships About Being The Saviours Of British Guitar Music (Interview)

Tall Ships have been busy bees recently, releasing their long-awaited debut album (read Stereoboard's review here) and then touring around the UK like there’s no tomorrow. Before their show at the famous Brudenell Social Club (read Stereoboard's live review here) in Leeds, we sat down with drummer Jamie Bush and bassist Matt Parker for a little chat in the snooker room...

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mako

Stereoboard Team Up With Utopia Music Boss Mako For Exclusive Interview And Mix

Not so long ago Stereoboard reported news of a brand new single by drum and bass heavyweights Break, Fields, Mako & Villem coming out on Utopia Music. We were big fans of the track - which will see a release on October 15th - and we’ve now teamed up with Utopia boss and badman producer Mako himself for a quick interview and exclusive mix.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 15 October 2012

Mindless Self Indulgence

Stereoboard Talk To Jimmy Urine Of Mindless Self Indulgence Ahead Of Their UK Tour (Interview)

"We've been on another planet for ten, fifteen years trying to tell you!" exclaims James Euringer, more fondly known by fans of Mindless Self Indulgence as Jimmy Urine, their erratic, charismatic, wild and wonderful front man. "I don't like to say it - though we were definitely ahead of our time - but we're more like prophets."

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Example

Stereoboard Talk To Example Ahead Of The Release Of New Album 'The Evolution Of Man' (Interview)

Stereoboard recently had ten minutes with Mr Elliot Gleave, better known as Example, to talk about the past and what he's up to next (it involves guitars and Australia).

Written by: Luke Bailey | Date: Monday, 24 September 2012

Black Light Burns

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland Talks To Stereoboard About Black Light Burns Latest Album (Interview)

Sometimes balancing life can be difficult when you choose to pursue side-projects alongside being in a world famous band. But the stress of scheduling seems worth it when all that work comes to fruition. Limp Bizkit's own Wes Borland is no stranger to this sensation as his band Black Light Burns released their sophomore offering, a good few years after much of it was completed.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Sunday, 16 September 2012

Orange Goblin

Stereoboard Talks To Ben Ward From Orange Goblin About Bloodstock & The Band’s Ambitions (Interview)

Hi Ben, it’s Ben from Stereoboard here. Oh, hi Ben. It’s Ben from Orange Goblin here.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Josh Kumra

Stereoboard Speak To New Star Josh Kumra About Debut Single 'Helicopters And Planes' (Interview)

Introducing Josh Kumra...If you haven’t heard his name yet then you’re certain to hear it a lot by the end of 2012. It has also been confirmed this week that Josh is to support Labrinth at the iTunes Festival in September. From featuring on one of the hottest tracks of last summer to releasing his debut single 'Helicopters And Planes', we caught up with Josh earlier this week to find out what else he has planned for this year.

Written by: Lara Rainsforth | Date: Friday, 20 July 2012

Passion Pit

Stereoboard Talk To Passion Pit Ahead Of The Release Of Second Album 'Gossamer' (Interview)

Massachusetts based electropop band, Passion Pit have only been making music for a mere 5 years, yet they’ve managed to establish themselves quite quickly with their fantastic synth-tinged indie electro tunes, particularly with debut long player ‘Manners’. Three years after that release, the band are ready to explode with ‘Gossamer’, their second full release, and a development in their unique sound.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Friday, 20 July 2012

Black Stone Cherry

Stereoboard Talk To Black Stone Cherry's Jon Lawhon About A Fourth Studio Album (Interview)

To say Black Stone Cherry are a band on the rise would be a serious understatement. Though supporting Alter Bridge at their arena tour at the tail-end of 2011, a high percentage in attendance were also there for them. Earlier this year, their headline return following this proved a sell out in advance - no small feat in an Academy sized tour. So, what does a band in their position do now? They head back to the studio and make an even better album than the last; quite a challenge considering the predecessor is 'Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea'.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Thursday, 12 July 2012

A Place To Bury Strangers

Stereoboard Talks To A Place To Bury Strangers About Their New Album 'Worship' (Interview)

A Place to Bury Strangers guitarist and vocalist Oliver Ackerman is a renowned creator of some of the most interesting guitar music to hit eardrums in the last decade. With new album 'Worship' having recently been released, Stereoboard got hold of the man himself for a chat.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Friday, 06 July 2012

William Control

William Control Discusses New Album 'Control Project' & His Views On The Music Industry (Interview)

In a world where manufacturing bands more than often leads to instantaneous success, it's refreshing to find a musician invested in his art in the long term, someone who has worked tirelessly for years. William Control has had his fair share of exposure to the industry, from touring on high profile runs to self funding solo shows where he sold the clothes off of his own back. For better or for worse, he seems devoted to the art of music and has well-founded opinions on the industry he's built a career in.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Monday, 18 June 2012

Maps and Atlases

Fun Math Rockers Maps & Atlases Speak To Stereoboard About Their New Album & More (Interview)

Math rock doesn’t have a reputation for being massively accessible to the average music fan off the street. Complex time signatures generally aren’t a recipe for creating danceable, catchy tunes but Maps & Atlases have been steadfastly ignoring that rule in recent times. They may be devoted to making music that frontman David Davison describes as “challenging” but new album ‘Beware & Be Grateful’ showcases a knack for writing songs more enjoyably immediate than your average commercial pop song.

Written by: Ben Bland | Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012

Francois And The Atlas Mountains

Stereoboard Talk To Francois & The Atlas Mountains Ahead Of Brighton's Great Escape (Interview)

While talking to Francois from Francois and the Atlas Mountains on his tour bus in the South of France, it was hard to tell whether he was shy, suffering from long nights on the road, or we just struggled from a language barrier and poor telecommunications. Either way, he is a man of few words. Check out what he had to say ahead of his Brighton Great Escape festival performance below.

Written by: Adam Holden | Date: Tuesday, 08 May 2012

Deuce

Stereoboard Talk To Former Hollywood Undead Member Turned Solo Artist Deuce (Interview)

When you find your time in a band is becoming stale, it’s always a huge risk to take the plunge, leave the band and pursue your own solo project. Two years ago, Deuce did exactly that. Following his departure from Hollywood Undead, he embarked on his own solo record ‘Nine Lives’, which is finally seeing the light of day.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Friday, 27 April 2012

Mark Shaw

Stereoboard Speak To Then Jerico's Mark Shaw About Their Reunion Tour & Future Plans (Interview)

It appears to be all the rage at the moment for 80’s revivals, reunions, and comebacks. Some are justified, some maybe not so much. It’s easy to remember the cheesy pop of the 80’s, but give a thought to those hard working credible bands who entertained back in the day with their great songs, lyrics and musicianship. 2012 sees the 25th Anniversary of ‘First’, the debut album from 80’s rock band Then Jerico. To celebrate, the band’s original line up are back together for a reunion tour around the O2 Academy venues and a trip into the digital “noughties”.

Written by: Katie Territt | Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Andrew WK

Stereoboard Talk To Andrew WK About The 'I Get Wet' Anniversary Tour & A Brand New Album (Interview)

Did you hear the one about when Chuck Norris asked Andrew W.K. to throw him a party? No? Sadly, this story likely can’t be verified but the jist is simple: if you want a good time, if you want to have fun, if you want to party then Mr. W.K. is the man for the job. Currently bringing the ‘I Get Wet’ anniversary tour to all corners of the globe, it seemed there was no better time for UK fans to acquire a ticket and head out for an evening packed with partying.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Monday, 16 April 2012

Twin Atlantic

Stereoboard Talk To Twin Atlantic About Their Recent US Tour & Prospects Of A New Album (Interview)

Stereoboard caught up with Sam McTrusty and Craig Kneale from Twin Atlantic before their gig in Belfast’s Mandela Hall. Armed with only a packet of wine gums and a dodgy old school dictaphone I quizzed the pair about their recent tour in America, the prospect of a new album and their excellent fan base.

Written by: Daniel Lynch | Date: Friday, 13 April 2012

Breathe Carolina

Breathe Carolina Talk To Stereoboard About Their Success So Far & What's Up Next (Interview)

Denver’s Breathe Carolina - David Schmitt and Kyle Even – are enjoying continued success with their third full-length studio album 'Hell Is What You Make It' as the first single 'Blackout' climbed to Number Eighteen on the US Top 40 Chart and was certified gold last month.

Written by: Heather McDaid | Date: Thursday, 12 April 2012

Revoker

Revoker Talk About The Response To 'Revenge For The Ruthless', Touring & What's Up Next (Interview)

Welsh metallers Revoker, who have already honed their chops with the likes of Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy and Rob Zombie, have just finished a mammoth charge around the UK performing alongside the likes of The Blackout and the mighty Chimaira, as well as giving a few of their own headline performances. If that wasn't enough, Revoker have just been confirmed as support for the legendary Anthrax who visit Cardiff's Coal Exchange for a one-off post Download Festival gig this June.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2012

 
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