Interviews

Matti Roots

Matti Roots

DMG had the pleasure of catching up with MOBO.com's One To Watch, Matti Roots, and asking him about everything from his new album Beatroots to people who frown on Katy Perry.

Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets)

Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets)

There were frowns this week in London when Ed Warby and co cancelled their only UK date of 2011 at short notice, thankfully, Ed and the boys have produced some fine music to keep the masses' thirst quenched and gave DMG a great interview to keep the conversation flowing!

Dan Gapen (Lazarus AD)

Dan Gapen (Lazarus AD)

Lazarus AD have certainly been making heads turn in the DMG offices, with their new album Black Rivers Flow on course to make the band household names, and their first ever UK tour in the process with Bonded By Blood. Vocalist and Guitarist Dan Gapen told us all about it.

Geva Alon

Geva Alon

DMG had a drink with Geva Alon and tried to Get Closer to what makes him tick.

Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists)

Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists)

From fishing in the Kenai Peninsula to headline tours around the world, it might not have always been easy for 36 Crazyfists, but unlike most surviving acts today they've earned their stars and stripes the hard way. DMG caught up with vocalist Brock Lindow for a chat.

Chris Fox (SYNT/Flesh and Blood Robot)

Chris Fox (SYNT/Flesh and Blood Robot)

Chris Fox is vocalist for US deathcore band See You Next Tuesday, who have been on an indefinate hiatus since October 2009, while debts are repaid and members focus on their alternative projects. DMG recently secured this interview with the frontman to find out just what is going on!

Richie Ranno (Starz)

Richie Ranno (Starz)

In the heydey of KISS and Aerosmith, before the likes of Queen and David Bowie had broken the American markets, Starz were a influencing force to be reckoned with. Shockingly, it's rather bizarre how little of their legacy is known, seeing as they were an influence on everyone from Danger Danger to Motley Crue. Here DMG gets the sincere pleasure of an exclusive interview with their guitarist (and KISS fan) Richie Ranno.

Dez Fafara (Devildriver)

Dez Fafara (Devildriver)

From Nu Metal to Thrash, there's not much Dez Fafara hasn't seen, he's shocked a monkey with Ozzy Osbourne and spoke about God with Nikki Sixx. All this, and his own son has provided backing vocals on a Devildriver album, DMG recently met him in Newcastle for a quick chat.

Iyaz

Iyaz

There's nothing DMG likes better than chilling with internationally renowned pop stars and Iyaz is no exception!

Devlin

Devlin

DMG sat down with Devlin and tried to figure out who was really 'Brainwashed'.

Karma To Burn: Daniel Davies

Karma To Burn: Daniel Davies

After month's of speculation, DMG can confirm, that Daniel Davies is in fact the newest member of the band. We spoke to him at Sonisphere ahead of the group's Friday night set in Bohemia.

While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps

Sheffield melodic metallers While She Sleeps are aiming to hit a saturated underground market hard and fast - DMG caught up with them at Sonisphere - and believes they have what it takes.

Heights

Heights

Daily Music Guide caught up with Heights, a fantastic Hartfordshire metal band, performing at their first Knebworth - on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage - and talking about festivals, music and Devil Sold His Soul.

Kilford - The Music Painter

Kilford - The Music Painter

Last month, DMG caught up with a man who has been referred to by some as the rock star of the art world. Having never studied art past A Level, and only getting a B grade back then, he has none of the pretensions of the art world, but may have picked up a few from the music industry instead.

Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls

Moon landings, dolly mixture, and a few strong words about obese dogs and their owners. It could only be Scouting For Girls.

Tigertailz's Jay Pepper and Kim Hooker

Tigertailz's Jay Pepper and Kim Hooker

Five years after their reunion and 20 years since the release of their breakthrough album, Bezerk, Welsh glamsters Tigertailz discuss their new album, their forthcoming UK dates, and a special anniversary.

Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses)

Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses)

Lead guitarist Bumblefoot shares his views on the UK, his love for the Beatles, touring, and meeting Brian May ahead of the band's forthcoming UK dates.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

One stifling Monday afternoon in Central London, DMG caught up with Jason Derulo. With a tight schedule of promotions, interviews and shows, he was in constant demand. Yet, hype and screaming girls appear to hide a man exhausted by the attention.

Hadouken! For The Masses

Hadouken! For The Masses

Nu-Rave has been and gone. In fact, it probably never existed, but Hadouken are still very much alive and kicking.

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet

A reunion tour, a new album and acres of coverage in the press, Spandau Ballet's comeback has been the music story of the summer. We caught up with them at rehearsals for their sell-out tour.

Mickey Gang

Mickey Gang

We grab a chat with the latest buzz band from Brazil.

Hot Gossip

Hot Gossip

Italian trio Hot Gossip give us the 411 on their background, history, Italian heritage and 'that' first UK tour.

Deastro

Deastro

We quiz prolific electropop prodigy Deastro on his newly acquired status as a fully-fledged band, his musical gadgetry, and the state of his family's eardrums.

Post War Years

Post War Years

The ambient rockers talk tigers, dark venues and late-night breakfasts with DMG.

Johnny Foreigner

Johnny Foreigner

The Brummie trio chat to DMG ahead of a matinée show in Brighton.

Let's Tea Party

Let's Tea Party

DMG shelters from the south coast storm to chat to one of Britain's brightest new pop trios.

Telegraphs

Telegraphs

DMG chats to the Brighton rockers ahead of the release of We Were Ghosts.

John Leckie

John Leckie

The producer talks to DMG about the India SoundPad Project.

Netsayi

Netsayi

Winding down after performing in Trafalgar Square, critically acclaimed folk/ roots singer Netsayi talks people and politics.

Ella Montclare

Ella Montclare

The young singer's set to make it big in 2009. She talks about why writing pure pop wasn't for her.

Go:Audio

Go:Audio

Go:Audio's guitarist Zack and drummer Andy sit down with the DMG to talk touring, record labels and Wikipedia ahead of their sold out show at the Electric Ballroom in London.

A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place To Bury Strangers

Oliver Ackermann, vocalist and guitarist with New York's A Place To Bury Strangers talks albums, labels and journalistic branding.

Poison The Well

Poison The Well

Poison The Well drummer Chris Hornbrook talks extensive touring and exclusively reveals the title of the band's new album.

Gwen Stacy

Gwen Stacy

Gwen Stacy's vocalist Geoff and bassist Brent almost let a few things slip during an interview ahead of their Manchester show supporting 36 Crazyfists.

Justin Hawkins (Darkness/Hot Leg)

Justin Hawkins (Darkness/Hot Leg)

DMG sat down with Justin Hawkins, lead vocalist of the Hot Leg, just ahead of the band's Edinburgh concert on March 5th. Here's what happened...

Hockey

Hockey

America’s latest indie export chat with us before performing at East London’s Cargo in support of Passion Pit.

Misery Signals

Misery Signals

Misery Signals, one of the hottest metal bands around, join us for a chinwag about their label, future tour plans, and their idyllic melodic edge.