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Ok, my interview confirmation said: you have an interview with Kele. I’ve studied for an interview based on the lead singer and guitarrist and when I arrived at venue the tour manager said that Gordon was ready to chat with me.
So this interview it’s 80% improvvisation!
Gordon Moakes is the bassist of the english group Bloc Party.
Bloc Party are a British indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands as The Cure,Mogwai, Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band was formed at the 1999 Reading Festival by Okereke and Lissack. They went through a variety of names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003. Moakes joined the band after answering an advert in NME magazine, while Tong was picked via an audition. Bloc Party got their break by giving BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Franz Ferdinand’s lead singer, Alex Kapranos, a copy of their demo “She’s Hearing Voices”. In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm. It was critically acclaimed and was named ‘Indie Album of the Year’ at the 2006 PLUG Awards and NME Album of the year which both honour indie music. That year, the record was also certified platinum in Britain. The band built on this success in 2007 with the release of their second studio album, A Weekend in the City, which reached a peak of number two in the UK Albums Chart and number twelve in the Billboard 200. In August 2008, Bloc Party released their third studio record, Intimacy. The band went on a hiatus in October 2009 to focus on side projects, and reunited in September 2011, releasing their fourth album, Four, in 2012. As of May 2012, Bloc Party have sold two million albums worldwide.
[Yes, in the pic there’s Russell too. Fangirling]
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Nice band, nice interview, in a calm venue!
Zulu Winter are a five piece Indie rock band formed in London in 2011. The band consists of Will Daunt (vocals & guitar), Iain Lock (backing vocals and bass), Dom Millard (keyboards), Henry Walton (guitar) and Guy Henderson (drums).The band released their debut album “Language” on the 14 May 2012 on Play It Again Sam, which has been received very well in both the U.K. and the U.S. The band most recently won Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist competition on his BBC 6 Music radio show, where the band’s latest single, “Key To My Heart” was voted to get played on each daytime programme the following week.
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We saw them in Italy in September near Verona, and on the 28th September they were in a promo-day in Milan. So we had a chat with Justin and Freddie from the Vaccines after the cancelled interview from Frequency Festival 2011 due Justin vocal chords illness… So only more than a year to catch them! ;)
The Vaccines are an English indie rock band who formed in West London in 2010. The band’s debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart. They drew comparisons to Ramones, The Strokes and The Jesus And Mary Chain. The band, however, has spoken of influences ranging from “‘50s rock ‘n’ roll to 80s American hardcore and good pop music”. They have opened for The Walkmen, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arcade Fire. Their second studio album Come of Age was released in the UK on 3 September 2012.
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This is an old interview of Alt J band via phone by Giorgio Gregato with Gwil. An italian transcript can be found here.
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Between the annoying sound of the air-condisomething in the backstage of Magazzini Generali in Milan and the soundchecking of Animal Kingdom we (I) interviewed last Monday Paul Smith from Maximo Park.
Paul is lovely to interview: he talks a lot. I had lots of question but only 10 minutes. So it’s only a short unformal chatting…
It’s nice the last part of interview about twitter, check it out ;)
[and hooray for me: I’ve always missed their show for lots of things and now I’ve seen them! So cool]
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She’s on her second european tour, just now. Here’s our via skype interview with Terra Naomi.
Terra Naomi is an alternative, rock, and pop artist, who rose to fame through a performance of her song “Say It’s Possible” on the video sharing site YouTube. Originally from New York State, but currently based in Los Angeles, she writes and performs her own songs, and plays the guitar and piano.
During our radio show, even an acoustic performance for us.
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Oh. They are returning in Italy tomorrow and also in Austria as well. So, they’re The View and this is our inter-view (…) at Frequency Festival 2011 (mh, maybe my best pic with a band)
The View are a Scottish indie rock band. They incorporate various styles such as punk, pop, alternative rock, pop punk, powerpop and folk in their music.
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I’ve met them while they were supporting Garbage in Vigevano, a couple of month ago. Nice interview, even if it was interrupted by bells due bucolic-alike-atmosphere.
London based 2:54 are made up of sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, joined by Joel Porter on bass and Alex Robins on drums. Debut 7” On A Wire/Cold Front was released in March 2011 and they have since released the Scarlet EP in November 2011 and Single ‘You’re Early’ in April 2012. Their debut self-titled album was released in May 2012. Influenced by punk bands, the name 2:54 was taken from the timeline in a Melvins song. 2:54
Thanks to Cooperative Italia for the interview and the pic ;)
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Well, sometimes I think I have genuine reaction towards artists but… what would they think about me? I told to Steve Marker and Duke Erikson last week in Vigevano that I was kinda scared/nervous because in my fourteen I was really into Garbage and now… wow, I had them in front of me for an interview.
But I hope they don’t think “I’m paranoid” (mmmh, bad joke, sorry). It was a pleasant interview. Hope you like it too.
You need a recap? Garbage is an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units. Not Your Kind of People was released on May 14, 2012 via the band’s own independent label, Stunvolume Records.
[thanks to Francesco Prandoni for the pic]
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You’ll find an italian transcript soon on troublezine.it.
Enter Shikari are a British rock/post-hardcore group formed in 2003 in St Albans, Hertfordshire. They combine post-hardcore and various heavy metal sub-genres, such as metalcore and alternative metal, with elements of various electronic genres, such as electronica, dubstep, trance and occasionally drum and bass, creating a particularly unique sound.
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