Month: January 2015

Psycho Lilac Speaks – an exclusive interview with “a one-girl-band on a psychedelic mission”

  Psycho Lilac, originally named Ramona Has A Pulse, is an up-and-coming artist from Northern Ireland. Tiarna Armstrong, aka Psycho Lilac, talks about her new project, her live shows, the Belfast music scene, and being a literal one man band. Reporting, interview, and transcribing by Managing Editor Katie Carson. TIARNA SPEAKS: Describe your sound? “This is a tricky one. I would say it’s quite psychedelic, but, I listen to a lot of punk music, so there’s a little bit of punk in there. But, it’s also quite dream-poppy, sort of… It’s really hard to explain, because I try to incorporate so many different genres that it’s hard to exactly pinpoint what mine is.” So, who would some of your influences be? “I would say some of my main influences would be, like: DIIV, Warpaint, The XX. At the moment, I am obsessed with Grimes. I can’t get enough of Grimes; everything she does is immaculate, and I just  adore her.”  That’s cool. OK, so. I was listening to your music, and Remnants (Demo 2) really …

The Gringo EP – four original tracks and one exclusive interview

  The Gringo EP is Samuel Hoadley-Brill’s original, four track, hip-hop + rap + reflection project. Sam, aka Lez Majesty, talks about his recording process, his love for the Spanish language, and bridging the mainstream with the underground. Read on for the potential voice of a generation!!! LEZ MAJESTY TALKS: Can you describe how “The Gringo EP” came to be? Walk us through the process of writing, recording, publicizing, etc. I decided on December 9, 2014 that I would drop an EP on my birthday, December 17th. So I did. The Gringo EP was essentially a full year of thought, life experience and perspective manifested into a ten-minute project and recorded over the span of six days. I’ve been rapping about a year now, and I’ve been creating so much material and not releasing it. I originally intended to drop a full length mixtape but I realized most of the tracks were not at the same caliber as my more recent work, so I decided on two tracks written in the Spring, and I wrote two tracks a …