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Wes’ Moving Castle

Is there a pleasure quite like listening to the soothing and amiable voice of Wes Anderson as he turns his mind towards answering questions on his …

Isle of Dogs

The Recording of Elliott Smith's Either/Or

This year marks the 20th anniversary of <i>Either/Or</i>, the third album by my late friend and co-conspirator Elliott Smith. I was asked by his family and …

Fight and flight: Ezra Furman’s road trip towards liberation

Ezra Furman's new album is an adventure epic propelled by the extremities of emotion: fear and ferocity. Jessica Goodman meets a musician reborn, on …

Indie Music

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

COMFORT IN SOUND – for Danny McCormack vocals & bassist with The Main Grains/Wildhearts

<i>Music can heal and put the pieces back together again. It listens when no one else does. It’s alive. Music makes everything better…and it can trigger</i> …

Red Dwarf to become live stage show

Red Dwarf writer Doug Naylor has said that the team are provisionally planning a live show for the O2 Arena. He also revealed that planning work has …

Filmmaking

The National: ‘Even in the hard times, we always loved each other’

The National are one of America’s most revered bands, their music equally at home in concert halls, art galleries, TV shows or on Obama’s campaign trail. Ahead of a new LP, they talk fatherhood, politics and creative tension<p>Matt Berninger, lead singer of the five-piece rock band the National, …

Indie Music

Ginger Wildheart hospitalised due to mental health issues

Ginger Wildheart has been hospitalised due to “serious ongoing issues” with his mental health.<p>His management team have issued a statement saying that …

Mental Health

Neil Gaiman: ‘There’s no point dressing as a cowboy if it’s just you’

The author, 56, talks about writers’ humility, bygone bestsellers, memory loss, heroes and being exactly famous enough<p><b>I used to be exactly famous enough.</b> From 1992 until around 2008 I was never famous enough to get a fancy seat in a restaurant, but if I needed to talk to somebody they would take my …

David Bowie

Studio tour: Feeder's Grant Nicholas reveals his guitar and recording setup

Introduction<p><b>As Feeder return all fuzz blazing with a new album in time for their debut EP’s 20th anniversary, we visit Grant Nicholas in his home</b> …

Time I

Craig Charles expects more Red Dwarf after series 12: 'I'm sure we'll do more'

He also promises that the next series will be "stunning".<p>We made it pretty clear that last year's <i>Red Dwarf</i> comeback was one of its best series ever, …

First look at Red Dwarf as Craig Charles reveals ‘uncomfortable’ mechanoid transformation: ‘I was sweating through my eyes’

Red Dwarf is back and the first image of the crew morphed into androids, like the character Kryten has been released.<p>The new series’ cast – Craig …

The Strokes and Ryan Adams Had a Messy Relationship

Journalist Lizzy Goodman will publish <i>Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011</i>, a new oral history diving into …

New York City

Zach Galligan on Gizmo, ‘Gremlins,’ and More Importantly, Phoebe Cates

One of my favorite interviews that I conducted at Entertainment Tonight was with Zach Galligan of GREMLINS fame. In June of 2014 I had been contacted …

Incubus on Creative 'Recharging,' Skrillex Team-Up, 'S.C.I.E.N.C.E.' at 20

Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger talk side projects, heartache that paved the way for their new '8' LP, and look back at their pivotal 1997 album<p>Five …

Track By Track: Fionn Regan - 'The Meeting Of The Waters'

<b>Fionn Regan</b> has always known never to anticipate when his lyricism will strike.<p>A wonderfully talented songwriter, he's aware that to chase the muse, …

The Hour Of The Wildebeest: Ryan Adams Interviewed

When you name your harrowing debut solo album ‘Heartbreaker’, your stall is pretty much set out from the get-go when it comes to heart-on-sleeve …

Douglas Coupland: 'The nine to five is barbaric'

The Generation X author on the future of work and how we’ve all turned into millennials<p>Douglas Coupland has always been one of the sharpest critics of the modern workplace. His literary works – such as Generation X, JPod and Microserfs – revolve around smart and creative young people who are better …

Labor Economics

800 Copies: Meet The World's Most Obsessive Fan Of 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'

<i>The Velvet Underground and Nico</i>, released 50 years ago tomorrow (there is actually some disagreement on the exact date), is the definitive way-ahead-of-its-time album. With a near-peerless collection of songs — nearly all written by frontman Lou Reed — and an iconic, banana-sticker cover designed …

Andy Warhol

Ryan Adams talks through new album ‘Prisoner’ – Track by Track

Ryan Adams talks death, divorce, recovery and explains his new album ‘Prisoner’ track-by-track

Lykke, Patti, Iggy, and More: Every Musician in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song

Terrence Malick’s new film <i>Song to Song</i> is about two couples (Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender) who “chase success through a rock‘n’roll landscape of seduction and betrayal,” according to the film's description. It takes place in the Austin music scene and will …

Terrence Malick

Guitar Shopping With Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams bursts through the door of Rivington Guitars, the tiny East Village instrument shop where he’s asked me to meet him, and immediately …

We Are The Robots: Is the future of music artificial?

<i>Last year computer scientists unveiled the first song to be composed by artificial intelligence, the Beatles-esque ditty ‘Daddy’s Car’. But it’s not</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Ryan Adams: Soundtrack of my life

The beloved indie-rock stalwart, 42, talks about pining for cool-kid cassettes in the ’80s, crushing Nickelback at karaoke, and digging deeper for …

As it sells its 12 millionth board, Raspberry Pi reveals why it's shifting away from hardware

February 29, 2012 marked a day when computing was changed irrevocably. The first generation of the credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi went on sale and …

Raspberry Pi

The Story Behind Lorde's New Album Cover, From the Artist Who Created It

On Thursday, at long, long last, Lorde released the first look at her upcoming album <i>Melodrama</i>, with a new video and single produced by Jack Antonoff. As it turned out, though, he wasn't the only collaborator at least a decade her senior. The songwriter, who at 20 finally graduated from what has …

Sound & Vision: Leah Hayes

Welcome back to Sound & Vision, the Rumpus profile series that spotlights the creative talents of those working behind the scenes in the music …

Songwriting