Silver-faced hoser rock from Montreal's East End.
A former Test Icicle and the East London squalor he calls home.
"Unchain My Heart"
Dean Spunt and Randy Randall of No Age tear shit up in a vegan grocery store in Portland.
Drumming without a stool may seem "cool" and "hard" now, but there's nothing cool about hyperkyphosis.
aka BBQ, aka the best one-man band in Montreal/anywhere.
Death By Audio's house band shows us around their studio/pedal workshop/domicile.
Just a couple middle-class Nottingham kids in the bathtub.
"Year of the Pig"
Staying in for the evening with New York's best guitarist.
Ian chats with Bobby Gillespie about psychic dessication and stuff. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian talks to Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream . Bobby details his musical pedigree, from Altered Images hanger-on, to replacement-bassist for the Wake…
Terry Hall shares what it's like to be better than Bono.
Ian's chat with Crass's founding drummer and writer gets off to a rousing start with Penny declareing his slight preferences for the Beatles over the Stones, for at least "not shitting all over Chuck Berry's shoulder."
Against Me! live in Hell's Kitchen's stickiest dive.
Shaun Ryder investigates the mystery of American sobriety. In this edition of Soft Focus UK, Ian heads back to Manchester to talk with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. The two get an early start on addressing the big issues, like th…
GG Allin's musical heirs make plans to bring down the internet.
PRACTICE SPACE HOST THOMAS MORTON…
Billy Childish on Nazis and the death of professionalism. In this edition of Soft Focus UK, Ian sits down with Billy Childish, easily the most prolific Western artist of the past century. He's been in some ten or so bands, founded a school of
Kevin takes us through the technical minutia behind MBV's crazy bendy dream-sound. In this edition of Soft Focus Ian sits down with the man behind My Bloody Valentine's deafening and dreamy reimagining of guitar…
Getting awkward with Randy Randall and Dean Spunt in a woodshop/jam space.
Larynx abuse with Quebec's thrash-metal proteges.
No-frills, near-perfect hardcore from Toronto's burgeoning scene.
Black Lips' Jared Swilley interviews Tel Aviv's finest metal duo.
Freestyling in a refugee camp with an 18-year-old Palestinian rapper.
Big Daddy Kane takes us back to the rap world's respectable days.