Jamie Rowland talks to singer-songwriter Aimee Mann about her ninth solo album 'Mental Illness', her songwriting and the influence of film and comedy on her music
Jamie Rowland chats to ex-Walkmen front man Hamilton Leithauser about his debut solo album, 'Black Hours'
Jamie Rowland speaks to Kristin Hersh about Throwing Muses' first album in ten years 'Purgatory/Paradise' which has been packaged with a book, their UK tour, and her solo career
Jamie Rowland talks to former Das Wanderlust front man and guitarist Andy Elliott about his two new musicial projects, Golden Orioles and Council Tax Band
Arrows of Love
Former front man with London-based alt-folk band, Hush the Many (Heed the Few) Nima Teranchi speaks about his abrasive current band the Arrows of Love and their new single 'Honey'
Funke and the Two-Time Baby
Jamie Rowland chats to Medway-based singer-songwriter Daniel Turnbull about his one-man alt-blues band Funke and the Two-Tone Baby and his recording career to date
Bad Weather California
Jamie Rowland chats to Chris Adolf, the front man with Denver-based band bad Weather California about their second album which has just been released on Akron/Family’s Family Tree Records, touring and playing back-up for Daniel Johnston
Jamie Rowland speaks to Matthew Caws, the front man with New York-based alternative rock act Nada Surf, about their extensive career and latest album, ‘The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy‘
Jamie Rowland chats to Mark Christopher Lee from irreverent St Albans-based indii pop band the Pocket Gods about his group's recent Grammy nomination and new book, ‘Weird – The Life and Times of a Pocket God’
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten speaks to Jamie Rowland in her second interview with us about her forthcoming third album, 'Tramp', collaborating with the National's Aaron Dessner and being made to cry in her dentist’s office by a Hollywood musical star
Jamie Rowland speaks to Naoko Yamano, the guitarist/vocalist and founding member Naoko Yamano with Japanese punks about their thirty years together, and the effect of the Ramones on their work
Jamie Rowland speaks to Seth Olinsky from psychedelic folk act Akron/Family, about his group’s Japanese-influenced seventh album, ‘S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’, and the video films that have been created to accompany each of the tracks on the new album.
At a show in London, Sarabeth Tucek speaks to Jamie Rowland about her much acclaimed second album, 'Get Well Soon', and the therapautic nature of her songwriting
Sharon Van Etten
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten speaks to Jamie Rowland about touring with the National and the therapeutic nature of music
Jamie Rowland talks to Michael Gira about his recent decision to reform his influential post-punk band Swans, the state of the music industry and his early years as a musician in New York
Jamie Rowland talks to Johan Duncanson from much acclaimed Swedish pop band, the Radio Dept., about his group’s forthcoming third album, ‘Clinging to a Scheme’.
Jamie Rowland talks to founder and front man with Californian experimental art-rock band Xiu Xiu, Jamie Stewart, about his group's recent first full length tour of Britain, their tenth and latest album, and his early musical influences
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In the first part of a two part interview Adam Easterbrook, the front man with psychedelic three-piece of Arrowe Hill, who will shortly be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night, about his band's four album career...
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...while in the second part he provides a track-to-track guide to his vinyl and digital only new album, 'A Few Minutes in the Absolute Elsewhere'
Canadian new wave/indie rock band Metric have just released their long awaited third album, 'Live It Out'. At a show in Manchester Jamie Rowland speaks to bassist Joshua Winstead about the new album
Jamie Rowland chats to guitarist Andy Elliott from abstract indie pop group Das Wanderlust about the group's recent line-up problems and forthcoming debut album
At the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire, Jamie Rowland talks to Edinburgh-based indie pop group ballboy, back for a third interview with Pennyblackmusic, about the state of radio and their first album in four years
Jamie Rowland chats to indie pop/art rock act the Retro Spankees about music, festivals, Jedi mind-tricks and their forthcoming new album
The Indietracks Festival takes place in a heritage train museum in Derbyshire, and this year will feature over fifty indie pop acts including the Wedding Present, Milky Wimpshake, ballboy, and Darren Hayman. Jamie Rowland speaks to organiser and founder Stuart Mackay about his festival
Angels Of Light
Ex-Swans front-man and owner of Young God records Michael Gira's latest musical project Angels of Light has just released its fifth album 'We Are Him'. Jamie Rowland chats to him about it, the potentially bleak future of Young God and his music
Mi And L'au
Recently signed to Michael Gira's Young God label, Mi and L'au wrote the material for their debut album in insolation in the Finnish countryside. Jamie Rowland chats to them backstage at a gig at the London Spitz about touring, getting signed and Finland
One of the main acts to emerge out of New York's no wave scene in the 80's, all girl trio Ut have recently re-released two of their albums, 1988's In Gut's House and 1989's Griller. Jamie Rowland talks to the group about their decision to re-release both records
Chatham-based singer-songwriter Lupen Crook has been attracting increasing interest from the music press. With his debut album 'Accident Occurs Whilst Sleeping' just out, he speaks to Jamie Rowland abouts its recording
Camera Obscura are about to celebrate their 10th year as a band. With their new album 'Let's Get Out of This Country' now out, Jamie Rowland speaks to singer Tracyanne Campbell about it and the importance of the internet in their work
Akron/Family's music combines four-way vocal harmonies, folk, rock and psychedelia. Signed to Michael Gira's Young God label, they have released both their album and a joint record with Gira. Jamie Rowland chats to guitarist Seth Olinsky
Hush the Many's whispering atmospherics have been gaining much acclaim, and they are about to begin a tour with Ed Harcourt. Jamie Rowland talks to them about their unique sound at a London gig
Experimental San Francisco art rockers Deerhoof recently played a show in an European tour at the London Scala. Jamie Rowland chats to drummer and founder Greg Saunier about the band's origins and new long player 'The Runners Four'
Formed out of the ashes of the almost massive the Crocketts, the Crimea have just released their debut album 'Tragedy Rocks'. Members Andrew Stafford and Andy Norton talk to Jamie Rowland about their anthemic form of rock and its American recording
Featuring 13 and 11 year old sisters Asya and Chloe, Seattle rock duo Smoosh have been causing a stir in the underground music scene and have played with acts such as Pearl Jam, Sleater-Kinney and Cat Power. Jamie Rowland meets up with them in London
San Diego-based, futuristic grind-core band The Locust recently celebrated their tenth anniversary. Bassist/vocalist Justin Pearson and drummer Gabe Serbian chat to Jamie Rowland about their ultra-fast, but powerful new EP, 'Safety Second, Body Last'.