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Röyksopp on Returning to the Accessible, Emotive, and Human World of “Profound Mysteries”

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, along with visual artist Jonathan Zawada, discuss the newly released part-two to their experimental audiovisual trilogy.

August 25, 2022
Breaking
TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask

Ahead of dropping the final record in her Freudian trilogy, the multi-hyphenate creative discusses identity, community, and what it means to be human.

June 23, 2022
Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries

Along with debuting their new short films project, the Norwegian duo and film production company Bacon offer a look inside Profound Mysteries.

April 21, 2022
In Conversation
Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way

Ahead of her performance at FLOODfest SXSW, Rebecca Lucy Taylor details the trajectory of her solo career and how it supports her unique feminist mission.

March 09, 2022
Saving the Music in Los Angeles Schools

Save the Music’s J Dilla Music Tech Grant and Mariachi Grant, supported by Salesforce.org, are helping LAUSD schools get the equipment they need to fuel the next generation of musical innovators.

February 14, 2022

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(l to r.) Director Edgar Wright filming Ron Mael and Russell Mael in a Japanese airport from their film THE SPARKS BROTHERS, a Focus Features release.

Credit: Richie Starzec / Focus Features

Film + TVIn Conversation
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.

January 19, 2022

‘THE THE’ at the RAH

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.

November 30, 2021
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.

October 13, 2021
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.

August 16, 2021
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.

May 14, 2021
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.

April 19, 2021
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.

February 12, 2021
In Conversation
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.”

January 27, 2021
The 2020 FLOOD Holiday Gifts That Give Back Guide

Help music-related organizations and other charities with great presents that support those in need.

December 15, 2020
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.

October 21, 2020
Art & Culture
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.

October 09, 2020

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, Jodie Comer as Villanelle – Killing Eve _ Season 3, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Laura Radford/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle

Film + TV
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.

May 28, 2020
Film + TVIn Conversation
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 

May 08, 2020
Film + TV
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.

May 07, 2020
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.

April 10, 2020

Photoshoot with music band Grouplove. Shot for Flood Magazine on 3.10.2020. Photographed in Los Angeles, California.

Grouplove Finds Catharsis on “Healer”

A decade into their career together, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper discuss family, origins, and recovery.

March 17, 2020
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.

January 30, 2020
Liam Gallagher Refuses to Change

The English rocker on his sophomore solo album “Why Me? Why Not.” and doing things on his own terms.

October 22, 2019
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.

September 24, 2019
Jamila Woods Makes Poetry a Priority

An incidental enrollment in a performative poetry class led the Chicago artist to a career in music.

September 03, 2019
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.

August 22, 2019
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.

July 24, 2019
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.

July 17, 2019
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.”

April 26, 2019
Events
There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018

Desert Daze moves to a new location but keeps the same far out vibe.

October 17, 2018