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Guest Articles

This is the space where we hand over the pen to artists, bands and others to share their personal story on a much-loved record, the state of the industry or other cultural issues at large.

Olympic Fencing Meets Music: The Micronaut Teams Up With Anne Sauer for “Fencing”

What do music and fencing have in common? Both require discipline, knowing your tools, and well-trained placement of hits or notes. We are premiering "Fencing", the latest release by The Micronaut in collaboration with Olympic fencer Anne Sauer. Instead of an exchange of intense hits, the two engage in a friendly exchange of interview questions regarding their greatest passions; fencing and music.

‘Just Sit And Breathe And Watch’: Novaa On Facing A Blank Page In Times Of Covid-19

Isolation is something we often seek to express ourselves creatively. But what happens to the creative mind when it is forced upon us? Beloved songwriter and producer Novaa shares her experience with having to face the blank page - musically and personally - in these uncertain times. After her acclaimed self-titled debut she now opens up about the struggles all of us are confronted with today and shares her advice on making the first brush stroke on the intimidating bare canvas.

Getting Lost In Translation with ACUA: A Tour Diary

How about a little trip to Japan? The German psychedelic rock band ACUA documented their early 2020 tour across the island and Korea. Here is an exclusive insight into what the band experienced on the road and something to soothe the pain of current travel restrictions.

Tirzah’s 2018 Record “Devotion” Keeps Porches Coming Back To It Every Week

After the release of his latest record 'Ricky Music', Aaron Maine aka Porches gives us a little insight into one of his favorite records. Written over the past two years it traces the artist's search for clarity in times of anger, joy and sadness. Over that period of time, Tirzah's record 'Devotion' was one that kept him constant company. So, in case you're not familiar with it yet here comes a personal recommendation.