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Death from Above 1979: “We’ve got a rock and roll disease to spread”

Singer and sticksman Sebastien Grainger talks to Best Fit about political songwriting, police brutality and the future for one of the unlikeliest reunions in recent memory.

Jessy Lanza: “I love pop music and how it always finds new ways to do the same thing”

Ahead of her performance at Bristol's Simple Things Festival, we talk touring with Caribou, a Toronto upbringing and All Saints with this rising pop promise.

Alex G: “I guess some kids like to draw, and I like to learn chords”

We talk with Alex Giannascoli about Elliott Smith, the Philly music scene and how to record an album in your bedroom without driving your flatmates crazy.

Scott Devendorf talks plans for the National’s seventh record

Ahead of their headline show at the O2, we catch up with Scott to find out about the band's plans for their seventh studio record.

Ty Dolla $ign: “Me and the homies are going to run the game for the next 10 summers”

We sat down with one of the pioneers of the new West Coast.

The So So Glos: “Punk is more about staying true to yourself”

We talk Kurt Cobain, subverting restrictive age laws and the meaning of punk today with the Brooklyn foursome that have been jamming since they were children.

Avi Buffalo: “I’m not carrying any torch or pressurizing any hoses”

Californian songwriter Avi Zahner-Isenberg's been away a while - but he's back with the brilliant At Best Cuckold. We talk Bacharach, ballads and glam rock.

Max Richter: “I just love handling sound. It’s what gets me out of bed in the mornings”

We talk to the leading neo-classical composer about the digital vs analogue debate, recomposing Vivaldi, and the tenth anniversary of his seminal The Blue Notebooks.

Clint Mansell on film scoring: “You don’t just wake up and find them under your pillow”

Haley Bonar: “It’s good to remove yourself from your comfort zone”

Haley Bonar is a shining example for giving an artist time to develop. We talk about her path towards album number six, Last War.

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