Category: Interviews

Sananda Maitreya – In Defiance of the Gods

“Life is the lake of existence. It is as turbulent as you make it. As calm as you allow it to be. It forms around you and your thoughts about yourself. Therefore, make sure your thoughts about yourself are consistent with the life you wish to live.” Sananda Maitreya On July 8th, 2022, Sananda Maitreya […]

Friendship, happiness and Inner World Peace – Frankie Cosmos

Are friendships for life a thing anymore? Does our unsettled world give us the right habitat to grow older together as friends? I’m not so sure. But maybe that’s just me. It’s the sign of a deep friendship when you can see someone after, like, forever and it’s like you’ve never been apart.  Frankie Cosmos […]

A spellbinding storybook of dreams and nightmares – Jarboe

Jarboe. A name synonymous with iconoclastic, incomparable performance art. The living legend inhabiting a mystic world where reality, mortality, sacrifice, reinvention, eroticism, and black humour are satiated through the artistic crucible of seduction and malevolence, tenderness and brutality. A songwriter, performer, recording artist and visual artist drawing from a childhood in America’s south, drawn to […]


Punk performance poet Jay Mitra talks anger, joy and reflection with David Erdos and Giles Sibbald The move from page to performance in modern poetry, while seemingly going hand in hand has often seen previous generations slap it away in favour of hiding behind the stanza. A new generation of poets have now reclaimed the […]

The Future is Forever Lilac and Black

When you hear and fall in love with those musicians who have combined poetic storytelling with music that shows deep respect and love for its wonderful diversity of guises. That feeling, y’know? Rock ‘n’ roll has always been the haven of outsiders of those who won’t conform, a community, a gang where you can feel […]

Billy Nomates: bold vulnerability, instinctive humanity

By Giles Sibbald “70-80% of being bold is about being vulnerable as hell” There weren’t that many places of solace during the bleakness of those lockdowns. I sought out a few musicians who were determined to build communities of positivity and humanity and try to make sense of whatever the fuck was going on. Oh, […]

Ayanna Witter-Johnson – throwing out the rule book

Ayanna Witter-Johnson – throwing out the rule book In 2016, Ayanna Witter-Johnson performed her stunning interpretation of Roxanne at the Mobo Awards pre-show. It wasn’t just the song that she was interpreting, she was also interpreting the cello itself, revealing the true scope of how this sumptuous instrument can tell stories that flicker with fragile […]

Du Blonde

“I could be anything that I want, boy” Smoking Out, from Homecoming April 2021 Du Blonde’s third and latest album, Homecoming, feels just like that. Consistently dealing with subjects that are personal, bruising and heartbreaking, this record feels like those subjects are now being faced off with more of a spirit of defiance, resilience and […]

Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou Mark Eris talks to Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective about changing the world one stitch atatime. Mark Eris Hi Sarah. Could you give us a brief overview […]

Steve Beresford

Steve Beresford: ‘Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise: Conversations with Steve Beresford’, by Andy Hamilton published in 2021 by Bloomsbury publishing. Georgina Brett – So finally a year or so after the rather expensive hardback first edition, the paperback is now available at a more realistic price. Steve Beresford – Bloomsbury are an academic publisher so […]