Music Interviews

Matt Berry on the albums that have soundtracked his life

Matt Berry on the albums that have soundtracked his lifeSoon to headline London’s Forum, the prog/folk/rock solo artist and star of The IT Crowd, Toast Of...

Ty Segall: “If a show’s going ridiculous, you’ve got to take it to the next level…”

Ty Segall: “If a show’s going ridiculous, you’ve got to take it to the next level…”In our January 2013 issue (Take 188), we met Ty Segall, the garage rock wunderkind wreaking fuzz-...

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy: “I feel like I’m constantly trying to destroy this band”

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy: “I feel like I’m constantly trying to destroy this band”Colin Meloy grew up with “Paul Westerberg in one ear and Morrissey in the other”. As hyper-literate...

PJ Harvey on Let England Shake, poetry and her career: “I was quite prepared to fail”

PJ Harvey on Let England Shake, poetry and her career: “I was quite prepared to fail”In tempestuous times, Let England Shake confirmed PJ Harvey as one of the most important musicians...

The Making Of… Greg Lake’s I Believe In Father Christmas

The Making Of… Greg Lake’s I Believe In Father ChristmasFrom the Uncut archives this week, the creation of a very unlikely festive hit… war-footage in the...

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan on the making of every one of their albums

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan on the making of every one of their albumsAs Smashing Pumpkins prepare to release their new album, Monuments To An Elegy, on Monday (December...

The Small Faces: Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones tell the story of their singles

The Small Faces: Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones tell the story of their singlesIn this piece from the Uncut archives (March 2014, Take 202), McLagan and Kenney Jones reveal the...

Blondie on the making of “Heart Of Glass”: “We were trying to sound like Kraftwerk…”

Blondie on the making of “Heart Of Glass”: “We were trying to sound like Kraftwerk…”Blondie release a 6LP vinyl boxset on December 1, so we thought we’d dig out this great piece from...

The Making Of… The Moody Blues’ Nights In White Satin

The Making Of… The Moody Blues’ Nights In White SatinNext week The Moody Blues release a 50th anniversary edition of their debut album – here, we dig...

An Audience With… Bryan Ferry

An Audience With… Bryan FerryBritain’s most elegant man releases his new album, Avonmore, on November 17 – in this piece from...

Jeff Lynne – Album By Album

Jeff Lynne – Album By AlbumJeff Lynne announced this week that he’s recording a new album, after his triumphant first gig in...

Bruce Springsteen’s 40 greatest songs

Bruce Springsteen’s 40 greatest songsSpringsteen is reissuing his first seven albums as a deluxe boxset, Bruce Springsteen: The Album...

Siouxsie And The Banshees: “We were losing our minds”

Siouxsie And The Banshees: “We were losing our minds”Siouxsie And The Banshees are set to reissue expanded versions of their later albums, including...

The Making Of… Suede’s The Drowners

The Making Of… Suede’s The DrownersSuede’s second album, Dog Man Star, is released on Monday (October 20) as an expansive 20th-...

An Audience With… John Lydon

An Audience With… John LydonJohn Lydon has just published his second autobiography, Anger Is An Energy, and Public Image Ltd...

Belle And Sebastian - Album By Album

Belle And Sebastian - Album By AlbumFollowing Belle & Sebastian’s recent announcement that their ninth album, ‘Girls In Peacetime...

AC/DC – the true adventures of Bon Scott

AC/DC – the true adventures of Bon ScottAs AC/DC announce Malcolm Young's retirement and the release of a new album, Rock Or Bust, we look...

The Making Of… The Doors’ Riders On The Storm

The Making Of… The Doors’ Riders On The StormWith the remastered “fictional documentary” Feast Of Friends set to be released properly for the...

U2 – the early years: “There was a presence, a magnetism…”

U2 – the early years: “There was a presence, a magnetism…”U2’s shock-released new album, Songs Of Innocence, is largely themed around the band’s childhoods...

King Crimson: “Without friction you don’t get heat!”

King Crimson: “Without friction you don’t get heat!”Robert Fripp showcases the revitalised King Crimson, complete with a brand new, three-drummer...

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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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