Interviews

Paper Lions interview – Triumphantly Marching Forward Into The Future…

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October 13, 2011
Paper Lions

Paper Lions; Rob McPhee, David MacDonald, John McPhee and Colin Buchanan PEI, Canada’s Paper Lions embark on their Fall 2011 tour tonight, starting out in Fredericton, NB. We spoke to the band a few weeks back at the end of their September residency at The Supermarket in Toronto; where there were...
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New Found Glory interview – the lowdown on new album Radiosurgery

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October 4, 2011
New Found Glory

New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki (second from right) spoke to us about new album Radiosurgery, out today Today, Tuesday 4 October, Los Angeles punk rock band New Found Glory released their new album Radiosurgery. NFG drummer Cyrus Bolooki spoke to Music Vice about the new record, explaining how it was...
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Rizzle Kicks interview – UK chart-topping hip-hop duo down their trumpets to talk to us

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September 7, 2011
Rizzle Kicks on stage at Strawberry Fields Festival 2011, Leicestershire, England - photo by Farid Singh, Music Vice

Rizzle Kicks is a duo comprised of Jordan ‘Rizzle’ Stephens and Harley ‘Kicks’ Alexander-Sule. They mix indie music with hip hop beats and are one of the biggest new acts in the UK right now. Hailing originally from the seaside town of Brighton and just out of the prestigious Brit School...
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Beardyman interview – London beatboxer extraordinaire talks and barks about his upcoming North America dates this September

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September 5, 2011
Beardyman - photo credit Dan Wilton

MUSIC VICE interview with beat box extraordinaire, Beardyman, at Strawberry Fields Festival 2011, Cattows Farm, England. Darren Foreman (born 14 May 1982) also known as Beardyman is a musician from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping technology, and according to the BBC “King of Sound and...
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Hands & Teeth interview: Toronto band talk cookies, music and tales from Parkdale

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July 18, 2011
Hands & Teeth - Kevin Black and Jeff Pinto

Pixelated: Hands & Teeth members Kevin and Jeff Hands & Teeth are a band from Toronto.*  Kevin Black (vocals, guitar)  and Jeff Pinto (vocals, keys, guitar) spoke to Natascha Malta about music, cookies and living in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. MV: The EP came out on October 1st of last year, which...
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The Airborne Toxic Event interview – TATE talk about All at Once, “selling out” and politics in music

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May 25, 2011
The Airborne Toxic Event interview – TATE talk about All at Once, “selling out” and politics in music

The Airborne Toxic Event have just released their second album All At Once, the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut and it’s alternative radio hit “Sometime Around Midnight”. Natascha Malta joined TATE at the Opera House in Toronto on Friday 13 May a few hours before the band played another sold-out...
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JD & the FDCs interview – British punk rock band talk about their music, the Midlands music scene and sobriety

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April 4, 2011
JD & the FDC's

“Bands these days seem to be more concerned with what other bands are doing instead of concentrating on their own business. It’s downright bizarre! It’s not a race or a competition, so let’s all just chill out, work together and enjoy ourselves ok?!” Midlands, UK punk rock band JD & The...
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Misteur Valaire interview (CMW 2011) – Quebec band talk about their music

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March 22, 2011
Misteur Valaire - photo by Caroline Aksich, Music Vice

François-Simon Déziel (France) : Basse, synthétiseur Jonathan Drouin (DRouin/ Kangaroo Joe) : Saxophone, synthétiseur Julien Harbec (Kilojules) : Batterie, tables tournantes Thomas Hébert (Roboto) : Trompette, piano, synthétiseur Louis-Pierre Phaneuf (Luis Clavis) : Percussions, voix It’s the first night of Canadian Music Fest and as Music Vice contributors Caroline Aksich and I are taking in the...
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Urgent Blood interview – introducing Aussie-Scottish thrash monsters UB!, with new video for “Tram Pig”

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February 4, 2011
Urgent Blood - credit Oh Darling Dearest

photo credit: Oh Darling Dearest What the heck can one say about Scottish-cum-Melbournian thrash-punk band Urgent Blood?  Fucked if Michael Bowser knows…best leave most of the talking to deranged frontman Danny Crombie, a man who’s smashed a venue’s glass or two in his time… So Mr Crombie, is it true these...
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Future Relative interview – Lead singer, Armand Aviram, discusses new EP and surviving the music industry

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November 24, 2010
Future Relative - photo credit Erin Erwin

Future Relative, an electro-pop band based in New York City, is in the midst of preparing for their headlining show at Mercury Lounge this Friday, November 26. Music Vice writer Laura Antonelli spoke over the phone with mastermind and lead vocalist, Armand Aviram. They discussed Future Relative’s EP, Fantasies, what it...
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