Another quick word with… Dan Michaelson

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 15:46 | Category : A quick word with..., Covers, Interviews, Video
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It’s funny to see Dan Michaelson still referred to as ‘former Absentee singer’, especially now that the release of his third album sees his solo output surpass his former band’s by 50%. But let’s not dwell on the past. The good news is that Dan’s new record Sudden Fiction is excellent; a stripped-down, melancholic late [...]

A quick word with… James Mathé

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 16:52 | Category : A quick word with...
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James Mathé has already been on here recently with a song of the week - a demo of the excellent ‘The Load’ off his latest EP. Given that he’s been a big Daily Growl favourite under his former guide Barbarossa, I was obviously interested in asking him a few questions about the change in name, [...]

A quick word with… The Wave Pictures

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 16:09 | Category : A quick word with...
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This interview also appears on The Line of Best Fit.
It may not figure much in the glut of seasonal indie tunes clogging up the internet at the moment, but The Wave’s Pictures‘ ‘I Love You Like a Madman’ is one of the best Christmas songs ever. A sweet and funny tale of staying at the [...]

A quick word with… Not Squares

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 13:36 | Category : A quick word with...
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Belfast’s self-proclaimed party band Not Squares has just released its first album. I’ve not seen them live, but by all accounts their boast is not an idle one. Certainly the recorded version kicks hard. Its release has been perfectly timed to coincide with the coldest weather for ages. Now people across the land will be [...]

A quick word with… The Young Republic

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 12:26 | Category : A quick word with...
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It’s been a good eight months since there’s been any mention of The Young Republic on here, which must be some sort of record. So it’s time for an update. They’ve been busy - trying to crack their home country, recording not one, but two albums, changing line-ups (bye Nate and Bob, hello Wes) and [...]

A quick word with… Dan Michaelson

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 22:32 | Category : A quick word with...
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Another artist who’s recently been overdue space on The Daily Growl is Dan Michaelson, former Absentee frontman and all-round East London good guy. It hardly seems any time since the release of his debut album Saltwater with his band The Coastguards, but that was 18 months ago and he’s about to hit us with a [...]

A quick word with… Left With Pictures

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 23:48 | Category : A quick word with...
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I don’t want to go on about my blogging absence of late and how busy I am elsewhere, but it’s precisely that which has prevented this feature from appearing much earlier. Ideally, it should have appeared at the start of the year, when long-time Daily Growl faves Left With Pictures started their new In Time [...]

A quick word with… Wet Paint

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 16:26 | Category : A quick word with...
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If, like me, you were one of the people who enjoyed the scuzzy, fuzzy slacker rock of It Rots, the debut album by East London band Wet Paint, then rejoice! They’ve recorded a new album which is out sometime soon. Not sure exactly when, but the main thing for now is that I’ve got a [...]