Interviews

Northern Transmissions gets up and personal with some of Today’s most interesting independent Bands and Songwriters. Some of the artists To date Northern Transmissions has interviewed include Yo La tengo, Rodriguez, The Drums, Youth Lagoon, and Father John Misty.

Northern Transmissions interviews Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods,

Our Interview With Jason From Sleaford Mods

Tiswas. That’s certainly what Sleaford Mods have created. For those of you who need a little brushing up on your British vocab, a tiswas is “a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitement.” It’s also the name of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn’s forthcoming EP, which is handy. It’s rare that you see so many people […]

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DNKL members Claes Strängberg and Jonatan Josefsson chat with Northern Transmissions about making music, their EP came out last week on Sugarcane Recordings

Interview With Jonathan and Claes From DNKL

DNKL is three musicians from Gothenburg, André Laos, Claes Strängberg and Jonatan Josefsson, who started DNKL in mid-2013 and the band has become one of Sweden’s most anticipated exports. The Guardian praised DNKL’s music and described it as having a “crackling electronic surface.” Yet the music flows, buoyed on the hypnotic rhythms and drums that […]

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Interview with Hookworms Bassist MB, Hookworms new full-length The 'Hum' is now out on Weird World Recording Company

Interview With MB From Hookworms

On their sophomore record The Hum, Leeds psych-rockers Hookworms tighten up their sound for a record full of punky highs. As disciples of subtle racket-makers like Jim O’Rourke and Stereolab, the record finds the band scaling back their layers in a less-is-more sonic approach. Far less cluttered than 2013’s Pearl Mystic, The Hum is very […]

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Single Mothers interview with Northern Transmissions, their album 'Negative Qualities' is now out on Dine Alone/HXC/XL

Interview With Drew From Single Mothers

Not many musicians moonlight as gold prospectors hunting for the real thing, instead of the number of units sold variety. But Drew Thomson did. Of course, that was before he came out of the north woods and rejoined his band, Single Mothers. Now they’ve released a new album, Negative Qualities, a punk whirlwind of shouting […]

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interview with Nils Frahm, northern Transmissions interviews musician, composer, and producer Nils Frahm

Northern Transmissions Interviews Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm has been doing something with the piano that not many people for pretty much the past half-century have been able to do, and that’s get noticed outside of classical music circles. Nils has been able to play a variety of different venues, to very diverse audiences. We caught up with Nils to talk […]

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Interview with The Vaselines Francis McKee, The Vaselines LP 'V Is For Vaselines' is out on Rosary and Sub Pop

Our Interview With The Vaselines

When The Vaselines formed in Glasgow, back in 1986, Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly certainly didn’t imagine that they’d split up right as their first album was being released, or that Kurt Cobain would cover their songs. And they probably would have laughed at the idea that quite a while further on in the future, […]

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Ariel Pink interview with Northern Transmissions

Our Interview With Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink has spent the last decade working his way up from being a footnote in aughts lo-fi rock, to one of this decade’s most notorious, innovative, and unpredictable artists. Debuting on 4AD in 2010, every release he has made in his “studio” years has brought him closer to widespread acclaim, while simultaneously putting him in a position of media scrutiny. Last year Pink (born Ariel Rosenberg) reached a court settlement over the ownership of the name Haunted Graffiti (the name once used for Ariel’s fake-turned-real life band), which was spurred by:

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