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The Joy Formidable on Their New Album “Into the Blue” and Riding out the Pandemic

Aug 20, 2021 Web Exclusive

Welsh trio The Joy Formidable return today with their fifth studio album, Into the Blue, which was recorded during the global pandemic restrictions. Frontwoman and guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bassist Rhydian Dafydd spent the lockdown at Bryan’s home in Utah, whilst drummer Matt Thomas remained in the UK.
My Firsts: Ora the Molecule

Aug 18, 2021 Web Exclusive

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Ora the Molecule.
Settima Tacca on “Wondrous Feelings of Ages Long Gone” and Piecing Things Together

Aug 16, 2021 Web Exclusive

Apollinariya Kaspars has just self-released Wondrous Feelings of Ages Long Gone, her first album as Settima Tacca, but her initial introduction to performing music was less than wondrous.
Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino on His New Netflix Film “Beckett”

Aug 13, 2021 Web Exclusive

Italian film director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino makes his American cinema debut with Beckett, a Netflix Original thriller about “an American in a foreign land.” The film recently opened the 74th Locarno Film Festival and makes its international debut on Netflix today. 
The Avalanches on “We Will Always Love You”

Aug 09, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

The Avalanches had their audience prepared to wait another decade for their next album. The Australian group’s Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi surprised everyone with the relatively quick arrival of their third album, We Will Always Love You, only four years after its predecessor, Wildflower, which took four times as long to be released after the group’s critically and commercially acclaimed debut album, Since I Left You in 2000.
“Swan Song” director Todd Stephens reflects on his moving new film

Aug 06, 2021 Web Exclusive

It took a year-and-a-half for Todd Stephens to find the perfect person—in this case, the German actor Udo Kier—to play the protagonist of his latest feature film. The director of “Swan Song” recently spoke to us about why it was worth the wait for his heartfelt personal tribute.
Future Islands on “As Long As You Are”

Aug 06, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When one mentions Baltimore synth dynamos Future Islands, the first word that springs to mind isn’t exactly “restraint.”
This Is the Kit on “Off Off On”

Aug 05, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

If timing is in fact everything, This Is the Kit’s Kate Stables has got it in spades. 
Deep Sea Diver on “Impossible Weight”

Aug 04, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

Jessica Dobson began learning piano at six years old but her real light bulb moment came when she discovered a different instrument. “When I got the guitar it was like everything else in the world fell away, it was just me and that instrument.