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.

Strand of Oaks Main Man Tim Showalter talks with Northern Transmissions about life and music, Strand Of Oaks' new album 'Heal', is now out on Dead oceans.

Our Interview With Strand Of Oaks

When I think about it, I’m pretty sure I was much younger. I got inspired by Don Henley. It really moved me more than the songs we had to sing in school. A few years later I heard the song “Today” by Smashing Pumpkins, and it affected me in a huge way. I,

Continue Reading
Hundred waters member Paul Giese chats with Northern Transmissions about their a number of topics, including the epic party for 'The Moon Rang Like A Bell'

Interview With Paul Giese From Hunderd Waters

I had heard about Arcosanti while I was in architectural school. It’s an architectural landmark. It’s this urban desert laboratory that was built in the 1970s, based on Paolo Soieri’s design to learn alternatives to urban sprawl. We were driving,

Continue Reading
A Sunny Day In Glasgow members Ben Daniels and Jen Goma interview with Northern Transmissions, A Sunny Day In Glasgow LP Sea When Absent is now out on Lefse

Our Interview With A Sunny Day In Glasgow

Yes. This was clearly not a normal or ideal situation for making a record, but it did create interesting ideas. Also, it forced us to be disciplined. This record took 2 and a half years to make, but I think it may have actually taken longer,

Continue Reading
Dean Wareham former member of Galaxie 500 and Luna chats with Northern Transmissions about many subjects, including his solo album and the state of music,

Our Interview with Dean Wareham

I have known Jim over the years. I know his manager, who happens to be a huge Luna fan. We had lunch one day, and afterwards he wanted me to listen to some of Jim’s solos stuff. I really enjoyed. I think the whole thing was orchestrated. Afterwards,

Continue Reading
Northern Transmissions interviews Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Snipes, and William Hutson from LA rap trio Clipping. Their LP CLPPNG comes out 6/10th via Sub Pop

Our Interview With LA Rap Trio Clipping

Bill and I had been friends and made music together off and on for years. We’d been talking about taking our love of noise and musique concrete and channeling that skillset into a project that also satisfied our love of rap. When Daveed,

Continue Reading

Northern Transmissions is a Vancouver-based daily Internet publication focusing solely on independent rock music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist. The interviews are like no other on the Internet, offering personal insight, levity and exclusive background behind the making of todays very best Indie rock. Northern Transmissions interviews offer some of the most provocative and interesting insights into the best upcoming. Indie Rock musicians in todays music world. The interviews offer unique insight into todays hottest independent musicians. These personal, often humorous, interviews look at whos who in the Indie music scene and reveal the process of creating music outside the wheel of the traditional music business and discuss the trials and tribulations behind the making of some of the most important independent music today. Considered an essential guide to independent music in North American and beyond, Northern Transmissions has seasoned journalists who possess a genuine love of musicians with individuality and independence who are making a name for themselves in the indie rock music world from the grass roots, ground up.


Northern Transmissions interviews indie rock musicians who make music with the passion and determination of true independent artists. The interviews featured on Northern Transmissions are guaranteed to be from the hottest, up-and-coming bands of today bands debuting new albums, fresh work and ground-breaking genres all on their own. Published daily, interviews on Northern Transmissions are by true music lovers and journalists with decades-long background in independent music writing, concert-going and interviews of the best in Indie Rock music. The independent music interviews by Northern Transmissions are unique on the web, providing unique, revelations about the making of todays best indie rock music and musicians. Northern Transmissions interviews offer some of the most provocative and interesting insights into the best upcoming Indie Rock musicians in todays music world. For the most relevant intervies about your favourite independent bands, look no further than Northern Transmissions.