Posted in May 2015

Introducing… Afriquoi

Introducing… Afriquoi

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #108 (June 2015) p24. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the London-based group mixing up African grooves with electro sounds The Brixton café is buzzing and I’m surrounded by the members of Afriquoi – the atmosphere is alight with laughter. It’s obvious that percussionist Andre Marmot, Gambian kora player Jally … Continue reading

My World: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos

My World: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #108 (June 2015) p8. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the lead singer and guitarist of Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand about his Greek heritage and the rebetika music that helps him connect with it He may be easily recognised as the frontman of indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, … Continue reading

Who’s Touring – May/June 2015

Who’s Touring – May/June 2015

In the current issue of Songlines (June 2015, #108), we feature a selection of forthcoming tour highlights. You can see the full list here, but here were my selections: Photo of Tinariwen by Marie Planeille Tinariwen Everyone’s favourite desert rockers return to the UK Over ten years ago, Tinariwen burst onto the Western music scene, refreshing rock’n’roll with their … Continue reading