John Freeman

Introducing: Milagres

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John Freeman met up with Kyle Wilson of Brooklyn-based Milagres to find out how a month-long mountaineering expedition inspired their excellent new album, Glowing Mouth. However, he forgot to ask about his favourite chocolate-based snack.

Introducing // Stealing Sheep

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Stealing Sheep singer Becky Hawley talks to TLOBF about furtive recording sessions at Abbey Road, jamming with Paul McCartney, and Norwegian death metal.

Introducing // Odonis Odonis

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Odonis Odonis make a noise like a slightly cuddlier version of Steve Albini’s seminal Big Black. John Freeman spoke to head-honcho Dan Tzenos about their seismic debut album Hollandaze, and a shared taste in vertigo.

Influences: Big Deal

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Take a love of hoary Yank rockers Dave Matthews Band and a youthful emo-ska-punk phase and what do you get? The beautiful new Big Deal album, Lights Out. We meet Casey Underwood and Alice Costelloe to chart out an unlikely musical journey.

Introducing // Shimmering Stars

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“You’ve never been dumped? You poor bastard.” TLOBF meets Vancouver’s Shimmering Stars to talk about heartbreak, the Everly Brothers and Samoan teenage strife.