Here at amodelofcontrol.com I’ve come to appreciate over the years that interviewing bands – I prefer e-mail than to be transcribing Skype interviews, partly as trying to schedule them is very difficult indeed too! – can often tell me (and of course my readers) so much more than just a review. After all, I’m only interpreting what I hear in reviews. Talking to artists themselves gives me far more of an insight, at least in some cases, into their thoughts and processes when it comes to producing music. Read more “This Morn’ Omina – 2017 Interview”
One of the more surprising – and great – returns last year was the return of Raymond Watts’ long-running project <PIG>. After a US tour last year, that I caught at Cold Waves in Chicago, the first <PIG> UK dates in years were announced recently. So I thought it the right time to catch up with Raymond Watts to talk all things porcine. Read more “PIG – 2017 Interview”
Of the many bands I saw at Cold Waves in September, one that left a particularly lasting impression was KANGA. With her new album released in the past week, I thought it a good time to catch up with her on e-mail to discuss that, her live performance and a few other things. Read more “KANGA – 2016 Interview”
I’ve bemoaned the relative lack of political bands over recent years, but there are still such bands out there, with something to say. One such band is Syd.31, led by Jason Pearson, and they recently put a new single out that was featured prominently by Louder Than War. Read more “Syd.31: 2016 Interview”
As I begin to consider the best of the year, and wrap up 2016, it has been a good opportunity to catch up with a few artists and discuss how 2016 has been for them. Read more “Ganser – 2016 Interview”
Eighteen months ago, I spoke with Marc Heal to discuss his new book, and his past in Cubanate, and ended up getting the confirmation that Cubanate were returning after all. Read more “Marc Heal – 2016 Interview”
About a year ago, I spoke with Michael Holloway of Dead When I Found Her, to get an insight into his thinking around industrial music and the dense, complex soundscapes that he creates. The album All The Way Down ended up being the amodelofcontrol Best Album for 2015 (to follow Rag Doll Blues getting the same honour in 2012), and with the success of it, and a follow-up album already imminent, I caught up with Michael again on e-mail to update on things. Read more “Dead When I Found Her: 2016 Interview”
The wonders of the internet mean that it is now possible to discover bands from afar, and talk and enthuse about said bands without (always) having to spend considerable sums of money travelling to see them or purchase their music. Now, things are much easier, but there is perhaps more to sift through first. Read more “Cygnets – 2016 Interview”
For the latest interview on amodelofcontrol.com, Athan Maroulis – nowadays performing under the NOIR name – kindly gave up his time to discuss his current project and his musical past.
Read more “NOIR – 2016 Interview”
Time for another interview on amodelofcontrol.com, and this time I’m talking to a band who’ve somewhat unexpectedly reformed. There have been an awful lot of reunions of late, particularly of bands from the nineties, and frankly some have not been particularly worthwhile returning.
Read more “Misery Loves Co. – 2016 Interview”