Soundtrack: Liam Finn

The singer-songwriter on the raw power and independent spirit of post-hardcore trailblazers Fugazi

Jimi Goodwin

Jimi Goodwin: Taking Flight

The former Doves man talks going solo, adjusting to life outside of the whirlwind and why he’d never say never to a reunion

The Time Is Now: Woman’s Hour

The Cumbrian band tell Tom Jenkins why sometimes it’s important to take a step back in order to move forwards


Wye Oak: What Shriek Really Shouts

Betty Wood talks to the duo ahead of the release of album Shriek about writing through writer’s block, keeping things fresh and the politics of making money in the music industry

The Fantastic Johnny C

Soundtrack: Rob Ryan

The artist looks back on a youth spent dancing the night away to Northern Soul classics, such as The Fantastic Johnny C’s ‘Don’t Depend on Me’

Rick Kelly at work Photography Reto Sterchi

10,000 Hours: Rick Kelly, Luthier

Master luthier Rick Kelly has made instruments for the likes of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith – here, he tells Alex Vadukul why his guitars, built from reclaimed wood, resonate history as well as sound


Matthew and the Atlas: Charting a New Course

The British musician talks to Betty Wood about crafting his debut album, which offers a new take on his trademark acoustic sound, and working with Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox on the video for single ‘Pale Sun Rose’

Missy Elliott

Soundtrack: Hauschka

The groundbreaking, minimal hip hop of Missy Elliot’s Miss E… So Addictive is ideal dancing music, says experimental musician Hauschka

AV Festival 14 Extraction: Akio Suzuki

Taking his lead from nature, the Japanese sound artist on his latest performance at the North East festival, which sees him finding ‘sound spots’ around Newcastle city centre

Real Estate

Talking Backwards: Real Estate

The US band talk state politics, climate change and why they’ll be sticking to what they do best on their new album, Atlas


Soundtrack: Nic Fiddian-Green

The sculptor takes us back to a cold and wet afternoon spent in Norfolk with the woman who would become his wife

Max Richter

Soundtrack: Max Richter

Ahead of his performance at the Barbican tonight, British composer Max Richter reveals the roots of his love affair with the music of Phillip Glass

Issey Miyake AW14

Issey Miyake AW14 Soundtrack

Miyake’s menswear newbie Yusuke Takahashi presents kaleidoscopic colours and energetic patterns, to a high tempo soundtrack


Ahmad Jamal: Jazz Hands

A musicians’ musician, Ahmad Jamal: an insight into one of the greatest jazz artists of a generation


Port Film: Ahmad Jamal

We visit the home of the celebrated jazz musician and composer for this short film

Tindersticks: Singing Skies

Vocalist and lyricist Stuart A. Staples finally commits his words to paper for a new book, a collaboration with his wife, artist Suzanne Osborne