Interfew with: Cascading Elephants

We featured “Bloom” by Cascading Elephants as our tune of the day a little while back and following that we caught up with main man Ben Parker to find out a lot more about the new album and what makes his clock tick 🙂 It’s a really nice, engaging interview and there’s some great tunes too.  No black…

Bishop to Knight 4.

Tooler is watching Dimitri through gimlet eyes. Then he’s back in the bog, running alongside the ass and cart, knocking over the stacks of turf, tumbling headlong into…what was it the nuncio had said? It was his due? The children were of no consequence? It was difficult to remember…had Dimitri been there all the time?…

Interfew with: Sofia Bolt

Sofia Bolt first came to our attention via Orouni and Clémentine March – Water Babies and we’re glad she did 🙂 Between fire and water, the young Franco-American musician Amélie Rousseaux, found a stage name that reflects her duality: Sofia Bolt, or the alliance of lightning (Bolt) and wisdom (Sofia, derived from the Greek Sophia), or…

Interfew with: IO e la TIGRE

IO e la TIGRE are an amazing Italian duo that produce beautiful, distinctive pop songs with a punk edge. They have become one of my favourite bands since I heard them first when we started FEW last year. I was delighted when they agreed to answer some questions for this feature. They come across as…

Animal Life

Dimitri stands by the dead pool. “My brother was a painter. My brother was an artist, to be more precise. Yes. He did this huge painting of Chairman Mao in the socialist realist style. It was 2 meters high. He planned to present it to the local party boss, he had big plans. I was…

Interfew with: The Would Be’s

The Beatbox on Network 2 was essential viewing for FEW. It was Ireland’s very own slice of MTV where for 2 hours every Sunday you got to see a sprinkling of Irish bands’ videos among the more established international acts. I’ll never forget the first time I heard and saw “Funny Ha-Ha” by The Would-Be’s….

Interfew with: Woog Riots

Woog Riots are Silvana Battisti and Marc Herbert. The duo is based in Darmstadt (Germany). In March 2016 they released their 5th album “Alan Rusbridger”. Their career in pop music began in 2004 when they compiled and curated an international tribute sampler dedicated to Manchester’s indie icons “The Fall”. The double CD was released on…

Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Sarah casts a cold eye over the guy in the back seat – so this is Brick. He would have been quite handsome if he lost the ridiculous beard. “It’s been a while Sarah, after I got you and McGivney away on the boat…I hear you’ve been doing well for yourself…never expected to find you…

Phoenix – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL. August 4, 2013.

Setlist as follows 1. Entertainment 2. Lasso 3. Lisztomania 4. Long Distance Call 5. Rally 6. The Real Thing 7. Too Young/Girlfriend 8. Run Run Run 9. Trying To Be Cool/Drakkar Noir/Chloroform 10. Sunskrupt! 11. Conolation Prizes 12. SOS In Bel Air 13. Armistice 14. 1901 15. If I Ever Feel Better/Funky Squaredance 16. Rome…

Interfew with: Cola Jet Set

COLA JET SET were formed in 2001 by Felipe and Aarón, rising from the ashes of their previous band Los Fresones Rebeldes (since reformed).They specialise in pristine pop music, taking influences from the fifties, sixties and beyond and producing something quite unique and beautiful. They’ve had some lineup changes down the years and each formation produces…