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Isobel Campbell

on taking a break - (and her return from the musical wilderness)

A career break is often the excuse for a much-loved star vanishing from the public eye

Twin Atlantic

They've got the POWER (Ross McNae on the Glasgow trio's new album)

You’d expect an album entitled ‘POWER’ – yes, all caps – to be something of a monster.

Owen McAulay

DIY is a family affair (and the art of self-promotion)

Fame and fortune aren’t always the aim of every musician. Owen McAulay is a case in point.

Olive Grove’s Archipelago

Collaborations are key to the vinyl countdown (with Martin John Henry and Jo Mango)

Record Store Day may have been postponed until June (or later?), but for some, every day is a celebration of vinyl.

Harsh Winters

heading west (with Luke Joyce)

It’s an unconventional way to promote your new album, but for Luke Joyce, getting away from it all was a necessary step.

Paul Vickers

striding out (with the leg)

Who would live in a world like this? Through the keyhole, we see one Paul Vickers and his surreal take on music and life.

Malcolm Middleton

Talking words and music (on Human Don’t be Angry and Arab Strap’s mini-reunion)

Perhaps I worry too much, but I’m always aware my interview call could be interrupting a meal, or distracting someone’s driving.

Anna Meredith

the truth about 'FIBS' (and crossing the classical-pop divide)

‘It’s a little bit crazy at the moment,” says Anna Meredith, and she’s not exaggerating.

The Yummy Fur

Winging their way back (with John McKeown)

Fans of reformed indie band The Yummy Fur may be excited to hear that John McKeown is learning a new song.


'80s cult indie stars finally re-emerge (with Matt Willcock)

Maybe it’s as well Jazzateers aren’t planning to perform and play live.