Archive for category: Interviews

Introducing: Scale Model

Introducing: Scale Model

Tennessee based Scale Model talk about their latest album Star which is born out of a love of new wave and synth pop music.

“Sometimes it does seem like the system is rigged against normal adults who want to be successful at playing music at least on a part-time level.”

No Stone Unturned: An Interview with Nils Bech

No Stone Unturned: Interview with Nils Bech

Nils Bech brutally scrutinises the first year of his new relationship in his third album album One Year.

” If you can be turned on by women, why the hell do you want to be with me? And that says a lot about how strongly I felt about being gay.”

Master Storyteller • Sébastien Lifshitz

Bambi at Fringe! Film Festvial.

Sébastien Lifshitz’s films explore a rich and unexpected side of gay life. Michael Langan talks to him about his recent documentary works, Les Invisibles and Bambi.

“Both Bambi, and the subjects in Les Invisibles, have spent their lives either campaigning, or struggling personally, but are all, ultimately, human beings who simply want to love and want to give love.”

Gravity Of Emotion: An Interview with She Keeps Bees

Gravity of Emotion: Interview with She Keeps Bees

She Keeps Bees have carved out their own blues rock since first joining creative forces and have potentially made their most realised and direct record so far, Eight Houses.

“It is important for me to be aware of the waves of inspiration. It is all the rhythm of your own personal creative flow.”

Catherine Hall: In Conversation

The Repercussions.

Catherine Hall talks to her about her fascination with writing about times of war, and how queer life is represented in contemporary fiction.

“When I was young, I’d have loved to have been able to look at someone in the public eye and know they were gay, and they’d achieved something. I think it’s important to stand up and be counted. “

Interview with Ron Peck

Ron Peck Retrospective at Queer Lisboa.

Ron Peck is a legend in this history of queer cinema. He talks at Queer Lisboa 18, which featured a retrospective of his work, about his diverse body of work.

“All the filmmakers who excited me were in one way or another pushing the medium, including someone like Kubrick, who today is seen as quite mainstream but 2001 was so unconventional in how it told its story and I’m not sure you could get a film like that made these days.”

Into The Night: An Interview with Sleep Thieves

You Want the Night.

Sleep Thieves talk about how far they’ve come since their beginning, how they feel like a “new band” and what it means to them to make music.

“Whether you’re playing to 10 or 3,000 people, you should be singing as if you’re in front of the one most important person in your life.”

Beverley & I: Interview with Beverley Ditsie

Beverley Ditsie at Queer Lisboa.

Beverley Ditsie talks about the rules of gender, sexual politics in South Africa and why always being yourself is the best form of activism there is.

“Gender roles are very strictly enforced in South Africa. Even though we’re all urbanised and we’re born in cities we all identify with whatever tradition or culture we come from, to a large degree. Even if you don’t you’ll be forced to acknowledge it by those around you.”

Queer Lisboa: 18 Years of Filth

Queer Lisboa Turns 18.

Michael Langan talks to João Ferreira, Queer Lisboa’s Festival Director, about the film festival Queer Lisboa on the advent of its 18th birthday.

“The John Waters retrospective has been a long time in the planning, but we really wanted it for our 18th birthday. Our slogan this year is taken from Waters: 18 years of Filth.”

Open Hearts: An Interview with Bright Light Bright Light

More Than Most

Bright Light Bright Light talks to Polari as he embarks on a tour of America’s west coast with Elton John, ahead of the release of his new single ‘An Open Heart’

“Nobody really wants to hear a tunnel vision perspective and I don’t really want to give one – love or relationships are not particularly tied to sexuality or age or gender or race or location.”