Happy Daggers

Wed, Mar 20, 2013


Leeds is a city with a vibrant music scene: buzzing sounds, great bands, and a community ethos. ZME chats to Happy Daggers about their home town and the music they make there. You have quite a mix of styles going on, yet all seem to blend well. Are there any particular influences? We all have […]

Benny Benassi: ‘I’m not even sure what house music is anymore’

Tue, Nov 13, 2012


Push me and then just touch me Till I can get my satisfaction, satisfaction Benny Benassi I recently came across this really nice interview with Benny Benassi, in which he discusses Madonna, the bike tour of California, and house music. Quite a great read. You’re currently on your Rough Road bus tour, tell us a […]

Axl Roses’s first TV interview in 20 years

Thu, Oct 25, 2012


Axl Rose ( the Guns N’ Roses frontman – but i bet you already knew that) had his first interview in 20 years on Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on 24th October. The interview starts with Axl with his black hat and all dressed up like a gipsy millionaire ( I understand that this is his […]


Sun, Sep 23, 2012


Today, I am going to talk about a successful musician from Essex. Now, you may think that there is nothing particularly original, innovative or special about that. But let me tell you, Alex Day is different. On paper, many record labels would have sneered at his chances of success. He promotes his music through YouTube, […]

Geoff Barrow from Portishead insults Amy Winehouse calling her “Whiney Shithouse”

Fri, Sep 21, 2012


After the timely death in July last year, Amy Winehouse became much more popular than she was in the lifetime. It was like a boom – everybody was listening to Amy Winehouse, everybody was buying her albums and so on. I am not saying that she wasn’t a good singer, but you cannot not admit […]


Sat, Aug 25, 2012


I first stumbled upon A Band Called Quinn through BBC Serial Drama, Lip Service. Described by Scottish pop pundit Jim Gellatly as ‘Scotland’s Best Kept Secret’, this Glaswegian quartet, consisting of Louise Quinn, Bal Cooke, Robert Henderson and Steven Westwater, produce a unique, fun brand of electro, indie pop that blurs the boundaries between music, […]

Noteworthy noise: an interview with Sol Riot

Wed, May 23, 2012


The sound of the nineties… the raw, rough-and-tumble, ultra-defiant and overly-angsty sound of the nineties…is more than alive in Eugene, Oregon. It is here that garage/alternative quartet Sol Riot has taken shape, going on to take the entire Eugene scene by storm. Recently, the band has released a fresh EP, entitled Start a Riot. Recording […]

Not-so-silent San Pedro: an interview with KiLR

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

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In the back room of the unassuming San Pedro Brewing Company, while the chilly Southern Californian day wore on, KiLR (pronounced KY-ler) was in the process of launching/promoting their first major music video  and conducting a 48-hour drive for 100,000 views. For an independent pop-rock/full alternative band from the Los Angeles area, this feat may […]

The New Breed of Metal: An Interview with Archea

Sun, Nov 13, 2011

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Just upstate from the birthing grounds of such great thrash pioneers as Slayer and Metallica comes Archea, a rather rambunctious young group with a definite and ferocious sound. Coming straight out of Pleasant Hill, California, (an otherwise quiet town dwindling in the glare of the lights of San Francisco), Archea can only be described as […]

5 Questions For The Tedeschi Trucks Band

Fri, Aug 5, 2011

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  Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi prove marriage and some great friends can put together an incredible album . Before the upcoming Boston show on August 17th at the Bank of America Pavilion, I asked Susan and Derek  a few questions and this is what they had to say about it: ZME: With the soon […]

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