Features & Interviews

Roy Harper: “I was an absolute rebel… I once painted the local town hall with swastikas and hammers and sickles”

Roy Harper: “I was an absolute rebel… I once painted the local town hall with swastikas and hammers and sickles”Roy Harper has recently returned with a raved-about new album, Man & Myth, and a UK tour,...

Lou Reed: “I’ve lied so much about the past, I can’t tell what is true any more”

Lou Reed: “I’ve lied so much about the past, I can’t tell what is true any more”In this archive piece from our March 2003 issue (Take 70), Uncut meets Lou Reed in his favourite...

Johnny Cash – “There will never be another Cash. Never…”

Johnny Cash – “There will never be another Cash. Never…”Everyone knows the mythical image of The Man In Black. But the truth about Johnny Cash was a whole...

Kings Of Leon: “We never even considered being rock stars”

Kings Of Leon: “We never even considered being rock stars”With Kings Of Leon’s sixth album, Mechanical Bull, set for release on September 23, we thought it...

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”

Queen: “It was all like a fantasy to see how far we could go”Freddie Mercury would have turned 67 yesterday – so in tribute to the great singer, songwriter and...

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”

Leonard Cohen: “I didn't have the interior authority to tackle some of my greatest songs”We thought it time to return to this rare, amazing interview from Uncut’s December 1997 issue (Take...

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By Album

The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg – Album By AlbumThe reunited Replacements are playing their first full shows this week, so it seems time to dig out...

Neil Young: “You can’t worry about what people think. I never do…”

Neil Young: “You can’t worry about what people think. I never do…”In this week’s archive feature, from our August 2012 issue (Take 183), Uncut is granted a rare...

An Audience With... Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire

An Audience With... Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky WireAs the Manics gear up to release their latest album – the predominantly acoustic, pastoral and...

Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon – My Life In Music

Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon – My Life In MusicPrefab Sprout have recently announced their long-awaited return with a new album, Crimson/Red – to...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 3

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 3This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 2

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 2This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 1

Radiohead: “I don’t want to be in a cupboard… I write music to communicate” – Part 1This week's archive feature is an illuminating Radiohead interview from August 2001's Uncut (Take...

John Martyn – Album By Album

John Martyn – Album By AlbumNews of an 18CD John Martyn boxset, including unheard material from the late singer-songwriter, is...

John Cale – My Life In Music

John Cale – My Life In MusicJohn Cale recalls his time working with Nico on her extraordinary 1969 album, The Marble Index, in...

The Doors – LA Woman and Jim Morrison’s tipping point

The Doors – LA Woman and Jim Morrison’s tipping pointWe pay tribute to the late Ray Manzarek in the new issue of Uncut (dated August 2013, and out now...

Ian Dury on his favourite things…

Ian Dury on his favourite things…Reissues of Ian Dury’s Lord Upminster and 4,000 Weeks Holiday albums are reviewed in the latest...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 3

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 3From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 2

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 2From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 1

Bruce Springsteen: "I think I just wanted to be great" – Part 1From Uncut's September 2002 issue: In one of the most revealing interviews of his career, Bruce...

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A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!


By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the...