Our Introducing interviews chat to artists in an effort to give an introduction to their work, music and creative vision. As an outlet for them to get across the motivations and passions behind their music and art, the Q&A nature of this section gives the artist free reign to invite the curious into their world to discover what makes them tick; musically and sometimes personally too.
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The last eighteen months or so has seen Manchester based artist Grabyourface establish a real presence on the alternative electronic scene, with her industrialised take on darkwave and synthwave chilling and thrilling listeners in equal measure. As she releases a video for the title track from the Philophobia EP, we though we’d find out more about what has lead her to make such an impression in such a short time.
Harleylikesmusic is the solo musical and artistic project of Sheffield’s Harley Raine. Though the music takes inspiration from and fuses together everything from early lo-fi game soundtracks to rock music, and in the case of new EP Steel City Zone, bassline, the medium of expression is always retro games consoles, in particular the Nintendo DS. We decided to catch up with Harley to find out more about him and his music.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Julia Jonas pursues a career as a multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer and instrumentalist. The Swedish resident is involved in an array of musical projects and collaborations. Born in Cape Town but raised in Stockholm, that blending of cultures is something that comes across in the music she releases under him own name. To tie in wither her new single, we decided to catch up with Julia Jonas and find out more about here and her music.
Husk is the solo project on Manchester based electronic musician Alfie Austin. With music that leans heavily on analogue synth sounds and a slightly left field take on electropop, Husk blends accessible beats and catchy melodies with some very personal lyrics that show electronic music can have a very sophisticated and human side to it. Read on to find out more about this exciting up and coming artist.
Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand (aka BeinE) are an electronic trio from the south of England, with founding members Tiffanie Wells and Simon John Bowers recently being joined by musician and Beat:Cancer maestro Mark Haigh. With a creative output that operates on the margins of experimental Industrial, their complex and at times challenging sound can be intense on occasions, but also a stimulating recorded and live experience. We caught up with them to ask more about the people behind the music.
Adam Cresswell is the man behind musical alter-ego Rodney Cromwell, as well as being the mainstay of the Happy Robots record label. A few years ago he dropped what he thought would be his swansong, but instead the record found him attracting new fans, new inspiration and a new lease of musical life. On the verge of releasing a new EP and going on a nationwide tour, we decided to find our more about Rodney; and Adam!
Though a great fan of electronic music for as long as she can remember, Caroline McLavy’s first experiences were in the more rock and roll end of things via her involvement in running rehearsal rooms and working in a studio. It was no surprise then that her Electrostatic had a hedonistic fusion of rock stylings with electronic sounds. With a new release and more new music in the pipeline we caught up with Caroline to find out more about her and her music.
After previous vocalist Danielle Carter moved on to pastures new in 2013, Positronik released an apparently posthumous album called Better Late Than Never on Salford’s German Shepherd Records and went in to hiatus. Fast forwarding to the now and via a number of other music projects, the band are back playing live and recording music with new vocalist Nathalie Haley. We decided to catch up with the band to find out more about them, their music and new lineup.