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MUSIC (GODDESS STYLE): AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHASSIA

interview by Michael McCarthy “Synchronize your mind with me, a revelation,” sings Nathassia – channeling the Sumerian Goddess of love and war, Inanna – on her new single “Goddess.” It’s a trippy, electro/pop/dance/world music song that’s so, so good, it’s almost as divine and addictive as chocolate. Just listen to the mesmerizing track...
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NY, DENMARK & THE MUSIC IN BETWEEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH OH LAND

interview by Michael McCarthy Danish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, is about as brilliant a musician as they come. The funny thing is, she had no plans of making a career out of music. Although she was born the child of composer...
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EVERYWHERE YOU GO: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CUSIMANO OF THE CRINGE

interview by Michael McCarthy Hailing from New York, rock band The Cringe is about to release its sixth album, Everywhere You’ve Never Been, this Friday on April 19, 2019. Although it didn’t start out as a concept album, a theme became evident during its creation; each song was about somewhere the band had...
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NOT YOUR ORDINARY POP PRINCESS: AN INTERVIEW WITH THEIA

interview by Michael McCarthy This Friday, April 12th 2019, New Zealand’s rising pop star Theia releases her highly addictive EP, Not Your Princess. She loves the word sassy and it’s no wonder why because it’s the perfect word to sum up her sound, which features lots of perky tunes with attitude, such as...
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Baby, You’re A Millionaire: An Interview with Chlöe Howl

interview by Michael McCarthy Pop singer/songwriter Chlöe Howl has been on my radar since she released her addictive 2013 single “No Strings.” And while she’s yet to release a full-length album, she’s continued to churn out fantastic singles and exquisite EPs aplenty. Last year’s Work EP, for example, is particularly infectious and a...
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TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUCY SPRAGGAN

interview by Michael McCarthy Lucy Spraggan hails from the UK and she’s one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever come to know. In all honesty, her lyrics are brilliant and I can’t think of another artist whose lyrics I like more. She’s truly gifted in that department, her songs often telling stories...
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RAGE WITH THE DEVIL: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS

interview by Michael McCarthy L.A. Guns just released their much-praised album, The Missing Peace, on October 17, 2017, but they’re already back with a new one, a raw, aggressive record called The Devil You Know. It’s due out this Friday, March 29th, 2019, and I can’t recommend it enough. Guitarist Tracii Guns and...
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TRAVELS AND TUNES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU RHODES OF LAMB

interview by Michael McCarthy “So much to say I’m lost for words,” sings Lamb’s lyricist and vocalist Lou Rhodes as the duo’s new album, The Secret of Letting Go, begins. The song is called “Phosphorous” and it consists largely of piano and strings behind Lou’s ethereal vocals. It has a haunting and intoxicating...
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BASS CASE: AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL SOUSSAN OF LAST IN LINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I first became aware of bass player and songwriter Phil Soussan when I bought Ozzy Osbourne’s album The Ultimate Sin. As soon as I unwrapped it – before I could even get it on the turntable – I discovered that Ozzy had a new bassist and that they’d co-written...
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BOSTON BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALFIE OF HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy I first encountered the music of Ireland’s hugely popular duo Hudson Taylor when I caught them opening for Gabrielle Aplin a year ago this month. I’d been a big fan of Gabrielle’s for roughly a half dozen years and was so excited to finally see her live. So much...
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE: OUR 4TH INTERVIEW WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy Between the intros for our previous three interviews and the live show and album reviews I’ve done covering Doe Paoro and her wonderful music, I feel like I’ve written everything I could possibly say about her already. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her and her...
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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY HARNELL OF STARBREAKER

interview by Michael McCarthy photos by Photo by Bart Stadnicki Starbreaker started off when heavy metal singer-songwriter Tony Harnell was going to do a solo album while on break from the legendary band TNT circa 2005. Instead, he wound up forming Starbreaker with guitarist extraordinaire Magnus Karlsson from Sweden, who is perhaps best...
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