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Portrayal of Guilt’s Matt King shares his favorite albums from 2021

photograph by Rolf Venema

The past year has been very busy for Portrayal of Guilt. They released two well-received albums and toured as much as possible. Unfortunately, the band’s European tour was postponed, but we keep our fingers crossed that it will still be done. Meanwhile, Matt King, the band’s vocalist, took a moment to talk about his favorite albums from last year. Continue Reading “Portrayal of Guilt’s Matt King shares his favorite albums from 2021”

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Soundtrack of my life: Jared Swilley of The Black Lips

As concert life – at least in Poland – is getting slowly resurrected, it’s a good time to resurrect our old quick interview series – “Soundtrack of my life”. And as the garage rock and roll legends – The Black Lips are one of the first bands to come to Poland after the two years pandemic gap, we’ve asked their singer-bassist – Jared Swilley – about the music that means a lot to him. Here are his picks. Continue Reading “Soundtrack of my life: Jared Swilley of The Black Lips”

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Everyone is a hypocrite. An interview with Amyl and the Sniffers

Speaking via zoom with Australian bands is always kind of weird. You finish your first coffee, they’re almost in their beds. You’ve just came back from a big festival, even though there’s still pandemic raging here – they’re on strict lockdown and curfew, despite their pandemic situation being significantly better. Oh, and there’s always at least one mention of AC/DC. But hey, it couldn’t be more pleasant. Continue Reading “Everyone is a hypocrite. An interview with Amyl and the Sniffers”

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Do we even know how to write music anymore? An interview with Genghis Tron

Is coming back from thirteen year hiatus an easy thing to do? Genghis Tron proved this year with their new album – “Dream Weapon” that it may be hard, but also worth it. I’ve talked about all the emotions around it, changing influences and lineups and band-personal life balance with their guitarist – Hamilton Jordan. Continue Reading “Do we even know how to write music anymore? An interview with Genghis Tron”

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Music has always been an outlet for me. An interview with Milena from GOLD

On the day of the GOLD’s live stream concert, as part of Roadburn Redux, a post appeared on their Facebook profile. It was published by, Milena, the band’s vocalist. In a touching words, she admitted that at the age of nineteen she was raped by someone she was in love with. It turned her life upside down and that she lived for many years with shame. She was running from her trauma, but memories came back during the lockdown. Furthermore, she added that the material they will present at Roadburn – “This Shame Should Not Be Mine” is devoted to her experience. Continue Reading “Music has always been an outlet for me. An interview with Milena from GOLD”

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It’s about creating worlds. An interview with Black Midi

It’s amazing how time flies. Seems like yesterday, when we’ve interviewed Geordie Greep and Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin – both guitarists and vocalists of then next big thing and british noise rock phenomenon – Black Midi. Almost two years later and they have the world tour in their portfolio (and they didn’t have too much time for that, since Covid hit 6 months after our interview during OFF Festival), a temporary change of line-up (Matt took a break from the band to focus on his mental health) and second album – “Cavalcade” – coming. What’s a better time to check on them? This time I spoke with Morgan Simpson – Black Midi’s genius drummer. Continue Reading “It’s about creating worlds. An interview with Black Midi”

English 0 comments on Just go and see your favorite band. An interview with FACS

Just go and see your favorite band. An interview with FACS

photo by Ivi Rebova

FACS is one of those bands whose plans have been severely disrupted by the pandemic. They had just released their album Void Moments and were packing up for a European tour when COVID-16 came. Band decided to turn their energy and frustration into creative work, which is why they are now coming back with a new album, Present Tense. Brian Case, the singer and founder of FACS, spoke with me about their creative process, living in isolation, the Chicago music scene, living off streaming and – oh yes – concert plans. Continue Reading “Just go and see your favorite band. An interview with FACS”

English 0 comments on This is considered a band only because that’s how the world exists. An interview with The Armed

This is considered a band only because that’s how the world exists. An interview with The Armed

We’ve tried to do this interview for so long, I fell into a little deception that this band is known for. As nearly every journalist that tried to talk with The Armed during their ULTRAPOP promo cycle, I was set to talk with some Adam Vallely. Take a look on Instagram, and you’ll find a very nice guy who’s definitely a fan, is pretty aware or even a part of the joke but he’s not a part of the band. Continue Reading “This is considered a band only because that’s how the world exists. An interview with The Armed”

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Poetry is like wandering in the woods by myself. An interview with Eric Paul

Pic: Becky DiGiglio

I don’t know how many times in the last year I have recommended Psychic Graveyard here on Undertone. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before I set up an interview with Eric Paul, its singer. Eric is quite a legendary character – you can associate him with such bands as Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars or Doomsday Student. The Providence scene would not be the same without his participation, which should be appreciated by the fans of math and noise rock. He’s also an incredibly nice guy and a sensitive artist who has a lot of anecdotes about your favorite bands.

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