Jillian Banks: ‘I think the second I discovered what music did for me and for my soul, I knew that it would be the biggest love of my life’

Calling your debut album Goddess might seem like the mark of an overinflated ego, but in many senses, Jillian Banks is the mistress of her own univers(...)

Ty Segall: Manipulator

Take a healthy heaping of 1970s-era Bowie, mix with Marc Bolan and add a light sprinkling of Love and Arthur Lee: you now something approximating the (...)

They released their first two records on prestigious indie label Matador Records, but this über-serious Brighton trio have taken the independent route(...)

Basement Jaxx: ‘We need to do things that inspire us’

After just half an hour of chatting to Felix Buxton, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Basement Jaxx global success has caused him to lose the r(...)

Ryan Adams: ‘It was so dark. I don’t think I could have been in a worse position, but I think, if anything, I handled it pretty good.’ Photograph: Julia Brokaw

He was known as the golden boy of the alt-country scene around the turn of the century, thanks to his time fronting Whiskeytown and two superb solo(...)

Many may have expected an altogether different studio debut from J Mascis, but 2011’s Several Shades of Why saw the cele- brated Dinosaur Jr. axe-s(...)

Garage rock duos are ten-a-penny in 2014, so what makes Royal Blood so different to the posturing pairs attempting to emulate The Black Keys? Not t(...)

Regrouping: Romeo Stodart, Angela Gannon, Michele Stodart and Sean Gannon

It’s been four years since the last album – an age in today’s music business. Well, my sister [Michele] made a solo album in 2012. It was someth(...)

When it comes to Aisling, Enya has a lot to answer for, and we’re not just talking the single-word moniker. An Enya-like mystical atmosphere runs t(...)

They’ve sold enough gig tickets to be deemed a “band of the people”, and the likes of Noel Gallagher and Morrissey have publicly extolled their vir(...)