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The Chicago based band answer our music related q&a

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"I used to put on Shiver by Coldplay every night when I was at school and cry about boys. Now I realise I was just crying about the song ."

 "I wanted there to be a reflective property to the record, so that people would be able to see themselves when they picked it up."

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I’ve grown up to your music, watched you continually reinvent yourself, continually test the limits of what’s expected of you, and yet, continually remain yourself.."

"I moved from Flowers to your two films and inhaled their despair and bleakness. There’s something that magically pokes fun at, and embraces, Englishness in your work."

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"I’d burrow my head into the book whilst walking along... I only hit my head on passing lampposts less than 5 times"

"I would personally like to never hear any pop song EVER again. I despise pop punk/emo music. I am not sorry."

Cal Cashin offers a guide to the rock and jazz experimentalists that set post-war Japan alight.

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A letter from the Dutch rock band's frontman, Arie Van Vliet.

Up and coming artist April chats to Biig Piig about making music,  life in lockdown and, of course, Tiger King.

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The Canadian/Serbian singer wrote to us from isolation in Serbia.

Our pick of the best music content to see you through social distancing.

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"You were so far above making television. But I should have trusted you. You didn't just make television, you re-defined it."

 "I had no confidence in my abilities—and, it seemed, neither did the universe, because even my simplest experiments would fail so reliably"

"A lot of Big Thief songs make me cry every single time I listen to them. Adrianne Lenker is, in my opinion, the best poet and lyricist alive right now."

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'Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye by Roberta Flack  makes me cry every time'

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'I suppose the feeling Hollis’ voice and music gives me is
somewhere between hushed wonder and a deep ache in my chest.
There really isn’t anyone else that sounded quite like him.'

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"Daniel Johnson, True Love Will Find You In The End is the most genuine song I’ve ever heard. It’s so simple but so emotional."

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"Tears In The Typing Pool connected my feet to yours and walked me through the door into world within your mind"

"A lot of people have told me they listen to TOPS in a 'Let’s Get it On' kinda way, and I fully support that."

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The singer pays tribute to her friend, the late Melbourne musician Karl Von Bamberger.

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 'I think it’s lovely when you listen to people like J.J Cale and Little Feat and you can really feel the soul that has gone in to the songs. And you look at the artwork and this same voice comes through it..'

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'One time when we were recording I was playing the piano and you said through the control mic, "Can't you make the piano sound cooler, you're playing like Billy Joel"'

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‘If the world were ending, what would be the last piece of music you'd want to hear?'

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'The album was initially meant to show a kind of playful tenderness coupled with a more abrasive, violent side. I think in the end the darker elements took over"

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'Watching your stories unfold on a screen made me want to point, jump up and say, I told you so, look! Its true! Buildings can fly! People can talk out of their arse.'

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David Mckenna tries to describe the indescribable - a France live show.

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My favourite place to listen to music? 

Driving around in the car! Windows down! Moon roof open!

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'I borrowed my dad's Deep Forest cd & would crawl under my bath when the water was hot & listen on headphones.'

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"On tour I kept staring out the window listening to Siren 042 by lala Lala and WHY? on a loop, it's beautiful"

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The Doctors of Madness frontman on the making of Dark Times:

"Damned right it’s political."

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'Sometimes it is necessary to abandon, sometimes it is necessary to embrace and sometimes it is necessary to step beyond.'

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'A gig I'll never forget? Spiritualized at the Ace Theater in Downtown LA, the day after Valentine's Day'

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'I had the chance to see Wu Tang Clan at a festival and decided to go the techo tent instead. Classic mistake that I might make again.'

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"There is nothing I would not hear again. Give me one bottle of Cider and what was once rinsed is fresh again."

'Me and my friend Eddy used to have a pretty intense breakfast routine where we would listen to bossa nova, drink coffee and stare out the window.'

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The musician and ex-Nick Cave backing singer on the artistic process behind the cover of her latest single Black Eye.

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"A gig we'll never forget? 

Our first time playing the Troubadour in LA. There was so much love in the room that night."

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I was pretty obsessed with Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ film growing up. Whenever I hear the song ‘You’ll Be In My Heart’ I well up a little.

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My go- to karaoke song? 

Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

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A song which reminds me of my childhood?  

“The Sign” by Ace of Base. I used to put this song on and dance in front of our living room window at night.

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In a deep listening exercise gone wrong,

Milo Gooder meditates on the purpose of music...

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A song which gives me goosebumps?

White Noise by Kojaque.

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A song which makes me cry? 

Over Christmas I heard River by Joni Mitchell and it got me good.