it's amazing what you can learn
just by sitting down and talking with someone.


In addition to the gigs I've been to, I've had the distinct pleasure of speaking with and interviewing some intriguing characters of the music world in 2009. The best parts of an interview? Hearing about the music-making process (usually accompanied by wide-eyed wonderment from the musicians involved). And then finding out they're just like us - and love music.


2017

    March 2017

  • Hamish Anderson    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • The Academic    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Aquilo    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Mantra    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Mez Green and Mick Sanders of LIFE    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Dan Hagerty of The Sandinistas    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • SuperGlu    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Magnolian    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Ten Tonnes    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • James "Wally" Howlett of The Elliotts    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Draper (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #125)    TGTF interview
  • Dan Bettridge (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #124)    TGTF interview
  • Dan Hagerty of The Sandinistas (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #123)     TGTF interview
  • Joshua Smith of Chain of Flowers (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #120)     TGTF interview
  • Mez Green of LIFE (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #119)     TGTF interview
  • Meilyr Jones (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #118)     TGTF interview
  • Casi (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #117)     TGTF interview

    February 2017

  • Catholic Action (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #116)     TGTF interview
  • Ryan Ellis of The Vyrll Society (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #115)     TGTF interview
  • Charlotte of The Fontaines (SXSW 2017-flavoured Quickfire Questions #114)     TGTF interview
2016

    November 2016

  • Mattie Vant of VANT    TGTF interview

    October 2016

  • Tom Chaplin    TGTF interview     part 1     part 2

    July 2016

  • Matthew Hitt of Drowners    TGTF interview

    May 2016

  • NINA    TGTF interview (conducted in Toronto, Canada / CMW)
  • Cut Ribbons    TGTF interview (conducted in Toronto, Canada / CMW)
  • Jack Kaye and Angus Taylor of the Magic Gang    TGTF interview (conducted in Toronto, Canada / CMW)
  • Daithi    TGTF interview (conducted in Toronto, Canada / CMW)
  • Callum Norton of Broken Hands (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #112)     TGTF interview
  • Aled Rees of Cut Ribbons (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #111)     TGTF interview
  • Jack Kaye of the Magic Gang (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #110)     TGTF interview
  • Throwing Shade (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #109)     TGTF interview
  • Elle Exxe (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #108)     TGTF interview
  • NINA (CMW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #107)     TGTF interview

    March 2016

  • Craig Johnson of Autobahn     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Gwenno    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Jane Weaver    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Banners (Mike Nelson)     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Alex Robertshaw of Everything Everything     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Oscar (Scheller)     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Violet Skies    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Oli Burslem of YAK (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #106)     TGTF interview
  • Oscar (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #105)     TGTF interview
  • Avec Sans (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #104)     TGTF interview
  • Gwenno (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #103)     TGTF interview
  • Tyla Campbell of The People the Poet (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #102)     TGTF interview
  • Violet Skies of YAK (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #101)     TGTF interview
  • Noemi of Abjects (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #100)     TGTF interview
  • Banners (Mike Nelson) (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #99)     TGTF interview
  • Tommy O'Dell of DMA'sYAK (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #98)     TGTF interview
  • Pat Hynes of Holy Esque (SXSW 2016-flavoured Quickfire Questions #97)     TGTF interview
2015

    September 2015

  • Oli Steadman of Stornoway    TGTF interview

    July 2015

  • Marika Hackman     TGTF interview

    June 2015

  • Pete Lawrie-Winfield of Until the Ribbon Breaks     TGTF interview

    April 2015

  • Samuel Fry of Life in Film     TGTF interview
  • Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett of Young Buffalo     TGTF interview

    March 2015

  • Demi Louise    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Only Real (Niall Galvin)    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Rival Consoles (Ryan L. West)     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Tyla Campbell and Pete Mills of the People The Poet     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • J. Willgoose, Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Lenka    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Nils Tornqvist and Petter Winnberg of Amason    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • East India Youth (William Doyle)    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • beGun (Gunsal Moreno)   TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Agoraphobia    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Xavi Marin of Oso Leone    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Elliott Hammond, Monte Tramonde, and Simon McConnell of the Delta Riggs    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • the Lonely Wild    TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Demi Louise (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #94)     TGTF interview
  • Jake Bonta of Bad Veins (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #93)     TGTF interview
  • Buffalo Sunn of Broken Hands (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #92)     TGTF interview
  • the Gooch Palms (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #91)     TGTF interview
  • James Graham of the Twilight Sad (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #90)     TGTF interview
  • Lenka (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #89)     TGTF interview
  • Amanda Bergman of Amason (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #88)     TGTF interview
  • Leon Stanford of the People the Poet (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #87)     TGTF interview

    February 2015

  • Orla Gartland (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #86)     TGTF interview
  • Logan Kroeber of the Dodos (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #85)     TGTF interview
  • Jessi Williams of the Lonely Wild (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #84)     TGTF interview
  • beGun (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #83)     TGTF interview
  • Jonny Allan of Happyness (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #82)     TGTF interview
  • Emmy the Great    TGTF interview
  • Lorna Thomas of Skinny Lister (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #81)     TGTF interview
  • Jon Warren of Dry the River (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #80)     TGTF interview
2014

    December 2014

  • Mark McCausland of the Lost Brothers (SXSW 2015-flavoured Quickfire Questions #79)     TGTF interview
  • Oisin Leech of the Lost Brothers     TGTF interview     part 1     part 2
  • Mark McCausland of the Lost Brothers    TGTF interview

    October 2014

  • Cloud Boat     TGTF interview     part 1     part 2     (conducted in Liverpool)    

    September 2014

  • Chris Cain of We Are Scientists     TGTF interview
  • Chris Cain of We Are Scientists (Quickfire Questions #77)     TGTF interview
  • Max McElligott of Wolf Gang (Quickfire Questions #76)     TGTF interview
  • Tommy Wright of Young Kato ('Sunshine' EP, track by track)    TGTF interview
  • Tommy Wright of Young Kato (Double Up and Come Back #2)     TGTF interview

    August 2015

  • Alec and Becca of This Boy That Girl (Quickfire Questions #75)     TGTF interview

    May 2014

  • Tom English of Maximo Park     TGTF interview
  • Tommy Wright of Young Kato    TGTF interview (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2014])
  • Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward of Glass Animals     TGTF interview (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2014])
  • Boy Jumps Ship     TGTF interview (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2014])
  • the Inkhearts     TGTF interview (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2014])
  • Model Aeroplanes     TGTF interview (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2014])

    April 2014

  • the Orielles     TGTF interview (conducted in Manchester, England)
  • Ben and Ross Duffy of Fenech-Soler     TGTF interview (conducted in Brooklyn, NY)
  • the Crookes (post-SXSW Q&A)     TGTF interview

    March 2014

  • Casual Sex     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Sivu     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • DJ Colette     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Owen Lloyd, James Thomas, and Tom Warhurst of Longfellow     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Steve Sparrow and Ben Giddings of Morning Parade     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Prides TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Owen Lloyd of Longfellow (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #73)     TGTF interview
  • Wildflowers (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #72)     TGTF interview
  • Dale Norton of Broken Hands (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #71)     TGTF interview

    February 2014

  • Huw Williams of the Melodic (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #70)     TGTF interview
  • Sivu (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #69)     TGTF interview
  • Dems (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #68)     TGTF interview
  • Stuart Brock of Prides (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #67)     TGTF interview
  • The Crookes (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #66)     TGTF interview
  • Will Greenham and Stewart Hughes of Cocos Lovers (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #65)     TGTF interview
  • Sam Smith of Casual Sex (SXSW 2014-flavoured Quickfire Questions #64)     TGTF interview

2013

    December 2013

  • Andy Parmley of Young Rebel Set (Quickfire Questions #63)     TGTF interview
  • Luke Smith of China Rats (#2 on 10 for 2014 poll; Quickfire Questions #62)     TGTF interview
  • Will Taylor of Flyte (#5 on 10 for 2014 poll; Quickfire Questions #61)     TGTF interview
  • Graeme Thompson of China Rats     TGTF interview (10 for 2014 interview)
  • Tommy Wright of Young Kato (#7 on 10 for 2014 poll; Quickfire Questions #60)     TGTF interview
  • High Hazels     TGTF interview (10 for 2014 interview)
  • Tommy Wright of Young Kato     TGTF interview (10 for 2014 interview)
  • Eleanor Rudge of The Hundredth Anniversary (#10 on 10 for 2014 poll; Quickfire Questions #59)     TGTF interview
  • Paul Donoghue of Glasvegas (Quickfire Questions #58)     TGTF interview

    November 2013

  • Mikhael Paskalev (Quickfire Questions #57)     TGTF interview
  • Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo) (Quickfire Questions #56)     TGTF interview

    October 2013

  • Joey Haynes of Bear's Den (Quickfire Questions #55)     TGTF interview
  • James Leesley of High Hazels (Quickfire Questions #54)     TGTF interview
  • Jamie James and Sam Robinson of Wild Swim (Quickfire Questions #53)     TGTF interview
  • James Leesley of High Hazels     TGTF interview

    September 2013

  • the Orielles (Quickfire Questions #52)     TGTF interview
  • Tom Hogg of the Hosts (Quickfire Questions #51)     TGTF interview

    August 2013

  • Rob Coles and Matt Hall of Little Comets     TGTF interview
  • Owlle (Quickfire Questions #50)     TGTF interview

    July 2013

  • J. Willgoose, Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting (Quickfire Questions #49)     TGTF interview
  • Andy McCluskey of OMD (Quickfire Questions #48)     TGTF interview

    June 2013

  • James Sinclair of Seasfire (Quickfire Questions #47)     TGTF interview
  • Vasco da Gama (Quickfire Questions #46)     TGTF interview

    May 2013

  • the Crookes     TGTF interview (conducted in London prior to Fierce Panda 19th birthday party slamdown, 21 May 2013)
  • the Heartbreaks     TGTF interview (conducted in London prior to Fierce Panda 19th birthday party slamdown, 21 May 2013)
  • Steve Garrigan of Kodaline     TGTF interview (conducted in Brighton [Great Escape 2013])
  • Chris Hawkins (6music presenter)    TGTF interview    part 1    part 2     (conducted in Liverpool [Sound City 2013])
  • J.P. Pitts of Surfer Blood (Quickfire Questions #45)     TGTF interview

    April 2013

  • Tim Digby-Bell of Duologue (Quickfire Questions #44)     TGTF interview

    March 2013

  • Matthew Healy of The 1975     TGTF interview
  • Cathal Cully, Claire Miskimmin and Philip Quinn of Girls Names     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Kris Harris, Rob Wilks and Jack Tarrant of Story Books     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • Adam Kane of Cave Painting     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • the Dig     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
2012

    December 2012

  • Ralph Pelleymounter of To Kill a King (#8 on 10 for 2013 poll; Quickfire Questions #42)     TGTF interview
  • Oscar Manthorpe of Theme Park (#4 on 10 for 2013 poll; Quickfire Questions #41)     TGTF interview
  • Dog is Dead (#3 on 10 for 2013 poll; Quickfire Questions #40)     TGTF interview
  • Richard Thomas of Brother and Bones (#1 on 10 for 2013 poll; Quickfire Questions #39)     TGTF interview
  • Shields of Brother and Bones (#7 on 10 for 2013 poll; Quickfire Questions #38)     TGTF interview

    November 2012

  • media room press conference audio, part 2, with Yothu Yindi, Russell Brand, Goyte, and Missy Higgins     TGTF post (part of the 2012 ARIA Awards / inaugural ARIA Week 2012)
  • media room press conference audio, part 1, with The Temper Trap     TGTF post (part of the 2012 ARIA Awards / inaugural ARIA Week 2012)
  • Glen Power of the Script (Quickfire Questions #37)     TGTF interview
  • Glen Power of the Script     TGTF interview

    October 2012

  • Jonny Aherne and Toby Dundas of The Temper Trap     TGTF interview
  • Matthew Healy of the 1975 (Quickfire Questions #36)     TGTF interview

    September 2012

  • Jody Prewett of Trophy Wife     TGTF interview

    August 2012

  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich (Quickfire Questions #34)     TGTF interview
  • Robert Coles of Little Comets (Quickfire Questions #33)     TGTF interview

    July 2012

  • Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro of Savoir Adore (Quickfire Questions #32)     TGTF interview
  • James Cook of Delphic     TGTF interview (ahead of the release of their Olympics single 'Good Life')

    May 2012

  • Lorenzo Sillitto of the Temper Trap     TGTF interview (ahead of appearance at TGTF's stage at Liverpool Sound City)
  • Lorenzo Sillitto of the Temper Trap (Quickfire Questions #30)     TGTF interview
  • Dan Armstrong of Clock Opera     TGTF interview (ahead of appearance at TGTF's stage at Liverpool Sound City)
  • Dan Armstrong of Clock Opera (Quickfire Questions #29)     TGTF interview
  • the Crookes     TGTF interview (conducted in Brighton / the Great Escape)
  • Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss of Husky     TGTF interview (conducted in Brighton / the Great Escape)

    April 2012

  • Joe Stickney of Bear in Heaven    This is Fake DIY interview feature

    March 2012

  • Gemma Ray (Quickfire Questions #28)     TGTF interview
  • Ketil Kinden Endresen of Casiokids     TGTF interview
  • Zulu Winter     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • James Rudd and Mike Smith of Polarsets     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)
  • General Fiasco     TGTF interview (conducted in Austin, TX / SXSW)

    February 2012

  • Jason Couse of the Darcys (Quickfire Questions #27)     TGTF interview
  • Lee Vincent of Pulled Apart by Horses (Quickfire Questions #26)     TGTF interview

    January 2012

  • Alex Parish (founder of Tastebuds.fm) TGTF interview
2011 2010

    December 2010

  • Emile Mosseri of the Dig     TGTF interview
  • Trophy Wife (#5 on 10 for 2011 poll)     TGTF interview
  • Daniel Land of Daniel Land and the Modern Painters (#9 on 10 for 2011 poll)     TGTF interview
  • Brian Briggs of Stornoway (#10 on 10 for 2011 poll)     TGTF interview     part 1     part 2
  • Ben Duffy of Fenech-Soler (#8 on 10 for 2011 poll)     TGTF interview
  • Nick Brown of Mona (#1 on 10 for 2011 poll)     TGTF interview
  • Josh Clarke of Blonde Louis (#6 on 10 for 2011)     TGTF interview
  • Bird Eats Baby (#2 on 10 for 2011)     TGTF interview

    November 2010

  • Ketil Kinden Endresen of Casiokids     TGTF interview
  • Blonde Louis     TGTF interview

    September 2010

  • Matt Cocksedge of Delphic     PW interview    part 1    part 2     (conducted in Boston)
  • Daniel Balk, David Dargahi and John Speyer of the Postelles     TGTF interview     part 1    part 2
  • Jonathan Pierce and Connor Hanwick of the Drums     TGTF interview
  • Duncan Wallis of Dutch Uncles     TGTF interview    part 1    part 2     (over video Skype)

    July 2010

  • Rick Boardman of Delphic     TGTF interview    part 1    part 2     (conducted at Roskilde Festival in Denmark)

    May 2010

  • Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost!     PW interview
  • Sam Halliday of Two Door Cinema Club     PW interview

    April 2010

  • Yoko Ono     PW interview (this was pretty incredible, Yoko Ono's people archived my interview with her!)

    March 2010

  • Matt Whipple of Cymbals Eat Guitars     TGTF interview

    February 2010

  • Russell Leetch of Editors     TGTF interview
  • Jan Rosenfeld of Yes Giantess     TGTF interview

    January 2010

  • Chris Cain and Keith Murray of We Are Scientists    TGTF interview    part 1    part 2
  • Ross Jarman of the Cribs     TGTF tag team interview
2009

    December 2009

  • Cathy Lucas and Amos Memon of Fanfarlo    TGTF interview
  • Delphic    TGTF interview

    October 2009

  • Eddie Argos of Art Brut    TGTF interview
  • Charlotte Hatherley (formerly of Ash)    TGTF interview
  • Marc Beatty and Eamon Hamilton of Brakes    PW interview    part 1*     part 2

    September 2009

  • Jack Penate    TGTF interview
  • Nick Gaynier, James Mello, and Dave Nurmi of Appomattox    TGTF interview

    August 2009

  • Daniel Collas and Sean Marquand of the Phenomenal Handclap Band    TGTF interview
  • Dan Black    PW interview*

    May 2009

  • Matt Abbott of Skint and Demoralised (now Matt Abbott [solo artist] in 2010)    PW interview    (conducted in London)*
  • Edd Gibson and Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires    PW interview    part 1*    part 2    part 3     (conducted in Nottingham during the Dot to Dot Festival)

    April 2009

  • Doug Fink (formerly of Noah and the Whale)    PW interview*

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last updated 06.05.17
Note: after PopWreckoning went on hiatus in December 2011, most of the site became unacccessible. Interviews denoted with an asterisk (*) could not be found via the Internet Archive: Wayback Machine or the page indexed by it contained no readable text.