How to Create a Compelling Solo Album: Interview with Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is the archetype of a local legend. Basing himself out of San Francisco, Donovan has been pushing the envelope for bands playing rock of varying kinds in the city’s name. The main standout of Donovan’s CV saw him as frontman for the much-beloved Sic Alps - whose legacy will or already has seen… Continue reading How to Create a Compelling Solo Album: Interview with Mike Donovan

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Interview: Circuit Des Yeux

(Photos: Michael Vallera) After stepping away from her Circuit Des Yeux moniker to record under Jackie Lynn for the 2016 self-titled record, Haley Fohr seems to have created a record in newest effort Reaching For Indigo that maximises the potential of Circuit Des Yeux’s experimental and expansive style of folk. Jackie Lynn felt like a… Continue reading Interview: Circuit Des Yeux

All of the colours – A conversation with Mr Yolk

"When you have complete control during the construction of a song and your thoughts get re-affirmed through it, it is a really cool feeling", explains songwriter Samuel Jones about his new musical venture, Mr Yolk. After previously putting out music as part of Velvet Morning and Rocket Ship TV, Jones decided that his next project was… Continue reading All of the colours – A conversation with Mr Yolk

A conversation with Beth Jeans Houghton on the ‘F Word’, nudity & Future Islands

Not From Concentrate caught up with Beth Jeans Houghton, a.k.a Du Blonde after her Sŵn Festival set. [Note: This interview was initially shortened to fit into the Cardiff Student Media Sŵn Festival special publication. You can find that interview and the publication by  here.] I guess loads of people ask you about, before you became Du Blonde,… Continue reading A conversation with Beth Jeans Houghton on the ‘F Word’, nudity & Future Islands