Category: Interviews

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 […]

Penny Rimbaud talks to Youth

Y: Have you enjoyed lockdown? P: Yeah, I enjoy solitude. All the people I know who are creatively involved really loved lockdown. All the people who need to go out – “need this”, “need that” – it really sort of shows the needy from the unneedy. We just need our own space. And that is […]

 Punx of colour: decolonising the past to decolonise the future

“What about Elvis? He give you anything for ‘Hound Dog’?” “I never got a dime.” “Did he tip his hat, or something?” “Well, he refused to play with me when he first come out and got famous. They wanted a big thing for Big Mama Thornton and Elvis Presley. He refused. And I’m so glad […]

TO THOSE WITHOUT RESTRICTION

An exclusive encounter for MU with writer and visionary ALAN MOORE DAVID ERDOS:  True Vision arrives and can even be found through a phonecall. And so, across distance these words will have ‘brought to light’ the opinions that are guidance indeed for us all.. (DAVID CLEARS THROAT AND DIALS:) ALAN MOORE:  David, how are you mate? […]

Jennifer Finch: Inspiring the revolution

It’s 1992 and it’s the Reading Festival. The now legendary Reading festival, I should say. Nirvana, Public Enemy, The Wonderstuff, Nick Cave, Rollins Band, Teenage Fanclub, L7, PJ Harvey, PIL, Beastie Boys, The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Ride, Pavement, Melvins, Mudhoney, Smashing Pumpkins, The Farm… Anything stand out…?  L7 seemed to be bulletproof in the […]

Jarvis Cocker makes tea for Tom Hodgkinson

It’s a sunny day in old London town, and I’m due to meet Jarvis Cocker at the offices of Rough Trade, his record company, which are on Golborne Road in west London, in the shadow of Ernö Goldfinger’s 1972 modernist block of flats, Trellick Tower, and near the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. […]