Fighting Kites’ Neil Debnam Talks Post-Breakup Comp, Life in Tokyo, Japanese Music, Current Projects

Fighting Kites’ Neil Debnam Talks Post-Breakup Comp, Life in Tokyo, Japanese Music, Current Projects

Fighting Kites were an acclaimed instrumental rock band hailing from North London that were active from 2006 to 2012. Seven years post-breakup, they've released their new compilation 'Mustard After Dinner - An Anthology of Fighting Kites' on Audio Antihero. We spoke to founding member Neil Debnam about the compilation, the band's history, influences, life in [...]

Kitzl Is Inspired By Samples, Is Re-discovering Cassettes, Wants to Grow Gills

Kitzl Is Inspired By Samples, Is Re-discovering Cassettes, Wants to Grow Gills

Kitzl is an up-and-coming art pop producer and composer hailing from Guelph, Ontario, Canada whose ambient pop-creations have wowed audiences at Hillside Inside Festival and Kazoo! Fest, as well as seen substantial media support, including features in Canadian Beats, New Noise Magazine, Ride The Tempo and Aesthetic Magazine. We asked her some questions about her [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: The Doll’s ‘LIVE’

Album Auto-nalysis: The Doll’s ‘LIVE’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked experimental artist The Doll to detail her new album 'LIVE'.    Preface by The [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Petridisch’s ‘Blue Event’

Album Auto-nalysis: Petridisch’s ‘Blue Event’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked experimental electronic artist Thor Maillet aka Petridisch to detail their album ‘Blue Event’.   [...]

Youth Sector Live as Family, Explore Egotism, Talk Hidden Herd

Youth Sector Live as Family, Explore Egotism, Talk Hidden Herd

Brighton's Youth Sector is Nick Tompkins (guitar, vocals), Josh Doyle (bass), Brad Moore (guitar), Harvey Dent (synth), Karl Tomlin (drums), an art rock/post-punk who've received widespread praise from publications such as DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, and Gigwise, as well high profile supporting slots with acts such as Our Girl, King Nun, and [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: The Leaf Library’s ‘About Minerals’

Album Auto-nalysis: The Leaf Library’s ‘About Minerals’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked Matt Ashton of London drone pop band The Leaf Library to detail their new [...]

Micro Get-to-Know: Biblioteka Records

Micro Get-to-Know: Biblioteka Records

Micro Get-to-Know is a regular Counterzine feature where we interview micro-label owners about their goals, hopes, ethics, struggles, and of course, their music. Micro-labels are defined by Counterzine as labels with small operations teams (and often just one individual) that specialize in digital and/or limited run physical releases. Our subject for this edition is Sofie [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Toxic Chicken’s ‘Wormhole’

Album Auto-nalysis: Toxic Chicken’s ‘Wormhole’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked experimental electronic artist Kai Nobuko aka Toxic Chicken to detail their new album 'Wormhole'. [...]

Party Hardly Write About Rats, Want to Play Your Living Room for Booze, and Have Conquered Their Nightmares

Party Hardly Write About Rats, Want to Play Your Living Room for Booze, and Have Conquered Their Nightmares

Leeds' Tom Barr, Lachlan Banner, Matt Pownall, and Stanley Braddock are Party Hardly, a modern Britpop / indie rock group on the come-up, having supported acts including The Magic Gang and Trudy and the Romance and gained BBC 6 Music airplay. We asked the band some questions regarding their newest single, their influences, their progression, [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Tennis Club’s ‘Pink’

Album Auto-nalysis: Tennis Club’s ‘Pink’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked Wilson Hernandez of garage/surf pop band Tennis Club to detail the band's new album [...]