Articles by Lily Moayeri
A Typically Hectic Day in the Life of The The’s Matt Johnson
Finding a moment in his busy schedule to chat, Johnson details “The Comeback Special,” a new multimedia package from the post-punks that was three years in the making.
Tim Burgess on the Staying Power of The Charlatans
Burgess talks new box set “A Head Full of Ideas,” his “Listening Party” book, and 30 years of The Charlatans.
Jungle Are Playing for Themselves on “Loving in Stereo”
Josh Lloyd-Watson discusses going indie and returning to their upbeat roots on the duo’s third album.
In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary
Ron and Russell Mael and “The Sparks Brothers” director talk about their unique place in music, past and present.
Grouplove, SOFI TUKKER, Portugal. The Man, and More Talk Best Live Stream Practices for a Post-Pandemic World
The artists, along with live stream platform founders, weigh in on balancing live music with streaming concerts, as well as the sense of community the latter has created around artists.
London Grammar’s Hannah Reid Discusses Baring Her Soul on “Californian Soil”
The UK trio’s vocalist shares the backstory behind their buoyant and unlikely third album.
KCRW’s New Morning Becomes Eclectic Hosts Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel Are Bringing LA to the World
The pair discuss their new gig as co-hosts for the KCRW staple after making their debut earlier this month.
In Conversation: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore on the Primate Themes of His New Instrumental EP
Gore talks reading habits, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and “The Third Chimpanzee.”
The 2020 FLOOD Holiday Gifts That Give Back Guide
Help music-related organizations and other charities with great presents that support those in need.
Zero 7 Discuss Returning to Form for Their New “Shadows” EP
Henry Binns on long-distance collaboration, adding Lou Stone to the mix, and continuing to write only for themselves.
30 Years of Music’s Influence on Voter Registration
Organizers of HeadCount, Rock the Vote, and other youth-empowering voter education groups—and some of the artists they work with—share how music continues to push for democracy.
Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve”
We spoke with composer David Holmes from Unloved and music supervisor Catherine Grieves about the show’s killer soundtrack.
In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite
Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, and Heidi Holicker reunite to chat with the writer of the new musical adaptation
Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft to Honor River Phoenix’s 50th Birthday with Digital Singles Series
The series will include unheard tracks from River’s band Aleka’s Attic and others.
20 Revelations from “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert”
On the day Coachella 2020 should have been kicking off, here’s what we learned from the new documentary film.
Grouplove Finds Catharsis on “Healer”
A decade into their career together, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper discuss family, origins, and recovery.
Air’s Nicolas Godin Doesn’t Feel the Music Industry Pressure
At 50, the French musician’s made his third solo album and lives contentedly in Paris, far away from the scene.
Liam Gallagher Refuses to Change
The English rocker on his sophomore solo album “Why Me? Why Not.” and doing things on his own terms.
Natasha Khan Finds Herself on Bat for Lashes’ “Lost Girls”
The English expat talks her new album, alter egos, settling in LA, and giving back to the community.
Jamila Woods Makes Poetry a Priority
An incidental enrollment in a performative poetry class led the Chicago artist to a career in music.
Redd Kross Aren’t Resting on Their Laurels
Jeff and Steve McDonald on “Beyond the Door” and keeping the party going for over forty years.
Of Monsters and Men Are Changing Up Their Writing Style
The Icelandic band’s frontwoman Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir on their new album and why they won’t move to America.
In the Classroom with SASAMI
When she’s not touring behind her debut album, she’s eager to share her passion for music with younger generations.
Nick Murphy Is Coming Out of His Shell
The artist formerly known as Chet Faker balances solidarity and collaboration on his new LP, “Run Fast Sleep Naked.”
There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018
Desert Daze moves to a new location but keeps the same far out vibe.