MAP – our monthly round-up of new music from around the world returns again, courtesy of some of the fine folk who run the best new music blogs on both sides of the equator. Our June submission, (picked... The post MAP June 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Toronto’s latest hype band Moon King is two best friends: Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde. These two have been making music together for most of their lives. They started Toronto youth-pop band Spiral Beach when they were barely teenagers (along with Daniel’s brother Airick who is now the man behind Montreal buzz band Doldrums). I chatted with Daniel […]
I caught Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius behind the Vogue Theatre when he was in town opening for Belle & Sebastian. He had snuck out back for a quick vape and I got him to talk about his bubbling anger, his growth as a songwriter, the fact that every article about him uses the word “sexuality“and more. […]
The heart of UK modern soul collective Jungle is two childhood friends J and T. I was supposed to chat with these two talented hooligans after soundcheck, but they disappeared from the venue before I had a chance to grab them. Jungle‘s self-titled debut was one of my favorite releases of 2014, so I wasn’t […]
When I met with Paul from PS I Love You in the alley behind Vancouver’s beautiful Vogue Theatre to chat, he had been running around all day in search of a new guitar pedal. Paul was #99 of SPIN magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. (He beat out Skrillex at #100.) We talked about everything including what its like […]
This month’s Music Alliance Pact features music from 16 countries around the world, including ‘Honey’, an all-family affair from Barwon Heads duo Surf Dad. You can check out more of their material over on Soundcloud. ‘Honey’ also features... The post MAP April 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
We’re sending a perfectly auto-tuned human to the European Union. This of course, is totally OK because he has a duet with Lupe, a vast knitted beanie collection and a set of really annoying eyebrows. Aside... The post MAP x MAPCAST: March 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
I met Stuart aka Lapalux on the last day of his North American tour (to promote his record Nostalchic). Most bands tend to party hard on the last few days of a tour and Lapalux was no exception. London’s Lapalux is often called one of the “most accessible producers” on the Brainfeeder label. For those who […]
Sweden’s Holograms are a punk band that incorporate synths into their sound. They are signed to New York’s Captured Tracks label (home of talented and controversial bands like Mac DeMarco, DIIV and Perfect Pussy). When I found these guys backstage, they were a few beers into their night. Trying to get this drunk punk band to […]
I was a little worried when I heard that Dylan from Cloud Nothings was a man of few words. (This is usually a sign of certain doom for an interviewer.) After a rough start, I finally got super nice guy Dylan chatting… But then our interview was attacked by the denizens of the alley behind […]
Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads? Asking yourself, “Where do we go from here?” The Dodos did when they started their 2013 record Carrier. They had just lost a band member–guitarist Chris Reimer died in 2012. And The Dodos founders Meric Long and Logan Kroeber found themselves questioning everything, including the band’s existence. I caught […]
Asher Roth is yet another hip hop artist who’s promising career was sidetracked by music industry politics. In 2009, his track “I Love College” was the soundtrack to keggers. Five years later, Roth is back with a new record RetroHash. I met up with Asher Roth when he came thru Vancouver and we cooked in […]
February’s MAP has landed, with music presented by 19 blogs from around the world. Brisbane’s Nite Fields – whose moody debut album, Depersonalisation, has just dropped on Felte – are representing Australia this month. Head over to our... The post MAP February 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
BadBadNotGood started as three school chums (Matt, Chester and Alex) who decided to post their jazzy interpretations of hip hop tracks online. Fast forward to a few years later and they are releasing a collab record with Ghostface Killah! I talk to the band about how they write, Steely Dan, and what it’s like to get drunk off […]
Brody Dalle started performing in bands when she was barely a teenager in Australia. Just as she turned 18, she married Tim Armstrong, the frontman of Rancid. (Their divorce inspired many of the songs on Rancid‘s 2003 album Indestructible.) From there, Brody has led several bands, proving music is one of the true loves of […]
Viet Cong have rocketed out of to nowhere (truth be told: Calgary) to become one of 2015?s most talked about bands. The band’s self-titled debut has been quickly gathering rave reviews and intensely dedicated fans. A few months ago, I got a sneak preview of the record, huddling in the tour van with Matt Flegel (left) and […]
The first MAP of 2015 is here, featuring tracks selected by 18 blogs from around the world. Sydney’s AFXJIM is representing Australia this month with ‘Distant’, the lead single from his second LP, out now through... The post MAP January 2015 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Shake dem winter blues away with this new Foolcast mix from professional booty movers Los Ghosts. Featuring their Clubhouse jam “Musique” and other high-grade body jackers, it’s a must-hear mix from two of Cali’s freshest house headz. Stream it now on the Fool’s Gold Mixcloud, and subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite […]
Melbourne garage rockers ScotDrakula are the Australian submission for this month’s Music Alliance Pact, the excellent ‘Shazon’ featuring alongside tracks from around the world – from Denmark to the Dominican Republic. Check out all 17 entries below, and keep... The post MAP December 2014 appeared first on Who The Hell.
Calgary-born Lowell moved to Toronto to study music, but dropped out and spend some time working as a stripper. Lowell will be the first person to tell you that “former stripper who makes music” is a great headline, but there is a lot more to this musician than an easy headline. We did the interview […]