Interviews

in conversation // Marika Hackman

Slate The Disco have a mid-tour catch up with Marika following her recent debut LP 'We Slept At Last'.

in conversation // Spring King

"Eventually it became a bit of a game, and it really pushed me to write and become decisive very quickly" We speak with Spring King ahead of their Cambridge gig

in conversation // Seafret

"You take for granted the things you have when you're at home and as soon as you move away you realise you really miss it"

in conversation // Sivu

"Some of the more negative comments did stick with me for a while and almost made me doubt myself" we speak with Sivu ahead of his return to Cambridge

in conversation // Little Comets

"It is very honest and far more personal than either of our previous two albums"... On the eve of their Cambridge return we chat to Little Comets

in conversation // The Staves

"Playing in big places you can be freer with movement and as a performer, but I feel more at home in smaller places"

in conversation // Blossoms

"Just because we've got one track with a Lydian-Raga scale in, doesn't mean we're trying to be the next Psychedelic enigma"

in conversation // Factories And Fields

"I’ve never felt more inspired about the work I’m doing, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by amazingly supportive and creative people."

in conversation // Fast Infamy

"We have always been interested in trying to create something different. The classic band set up always frustrated us."

in conversation // These Ghosts

"This time we wanted to be a bit more considered about the whole thing; conscious of the sounds we used and how they contributed to the to the record as a body of work."

in conversation // The Shadow Committee

Slate catches up with Norwich post-rock / neo-classical improviser Josh Rayman before his Cambridge show on November 14th at St Paul's Church.

in conversation // Years and Years

"everything you've heard since you were born is kind of lodged in your brain and somehow filters it's way into the music"

in conversation // The Subways

"I think in some ways we've returned to the energy & sound of Young For Eternity - looking back at what we love about music & being in a band"

in conversation // Hundred Waters

"It's not particularly dancey. It's more personal. So like getting up on stage and singing about these things to a room of people is a hard thing to understand. But people come."

in conversation // Real Estate

"Recently I have been digging primitive. Somehow it's turned into this beast of a rock and roll improvisational vehicle."

in conversation // Sivu

"I feel a real close connection to my home and do feel there will always be stories in my lyrics about growing up in Cambridge" Slate chat to Sivu ahead of his debut album release

in conversation // Autobahn

"I think Royal Blood are shit, but half the country bought their record right? You win some, you lose some."

in conversation // Gengahr

"It's just mostly when in the studio and we are tracking drums, thinking this part would work really well if it sounded like it came from a J Dilla record or something or if the guitars should sound like a Flaming Lips whacked out solo."

in conversation // Eagulls

"Then I broke my elbow skating so I couldn’t draw and I needed to do something creative so I caved in and joined the band"

in conversation // Dry The River

“We thought we were going to just track it all in a short space of time and I was telling people the album would be out in six months”

INALA preview – in conversation with Ella Spira

"And there isn’t a language barrier, despite the fact they’re speaking a different language there’s no misunderstanding between the performers and the audience"

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