April 18, 2014

hmv.com's Highlights of 2014: Interviews
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hmv.com's Highlights of 2014: Interviews

January

 

Aviicii

We caught up with superstar DJ Avicii to talk about playing arenas, his plans for the future and why he's been in the studio with Coldplay's Chris Martin and Nile Rodgers.

Read the interview in full here

 

Bombay Bicycle Club

We spoke to Bombay Bicycle Club's drummer Suren de Saram about working on their latest album and how it takes the band further away from indie rock and more in an electronic direction, with cut-up pianos, drum loops, Bollywood samples and blended percussion all featuring on the new record.

Read the interview in full here

 

Daniel Brühl 

We caught up with actor Daniel Brühl about his role in Ron Howard's Rush, telling the story of the rivalry between Formula 1 legends Niki Lauda and James Hunt. He talks about the gruelling process of making the film, his trips to Vienna in preparation and how nervous he was at the reaction in Austria that a German actor was playing one of their national heroes. 

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February

 

Katy B

As Katy B prepared to follow-up her outstanding debut album On A Mission with Little Red, we chat to her about making the album, working with multi-million selling songwriters and duetting with Jessie Ware and Sampha.

Read the interview in full here

 

St. Vincent

We caught up with St. Vincent ahead of the release of her self-titled album, released earlier this year, to talk about making the new record and cycling with David Byrne...

Read the interview in full here

 

Kid Ink

With his new album My Own Lane riding high, we sat down with rising rapper Kid Ink to talk about collaborating with Chris Brown, his prolific work rate and why he won't be confined by anyone…

Read the interview in full here

 

Kid Ink
Kid Ink
St. Vincent
St. Vincent

March

Metronomy

With the new album Love Letters released in March, we caught up with Metronomy's Joe Mount in Paris to talk about Michel Gondry's model-making skills, doing remixes for food, and going analogue on the new record...

Read the interview in full here

 

The Cast of Veronica Mars

With the feature length version of Veronica Mars in cinemas earlier this year, we sat down to talk to stars Kristen Bell, Krysten Ritter, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell and writer/director Rob Thomas to find out all about the making of the film, the Kickstarter campaign and the future of Veronica Mars.

Watch the video below...

 

 

5 Seconds of Summer

We sat down with Australian pop-rock sensations 5 Seconds Of Summer to talk about finishing up their debut album, their pop-punk roots and keeping their individuality alive in their songs. It was an interview so epic we had to split it into 3 parts!

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

 

Band of Skulls

Desert rockers Band Of Skulls released their new album 'Himalayan' and we sat down with them to find all about how they made it, touring with Queens Of The Stone Age and Muse, as well as their plans for 2014.

Watch the video below...

 

 

April

John Martin

Best known for his turn as the vocalist on Swedish House Mafia's huge hit 'Don't You Worry Child', John Martin is now gearing up to launch his own career with a debut album due later this year. We checked in with him to find out how things are going… 

Read the interview in full here

 

Richard Armitage

We caught up with Richard Armitage just before the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to talk about working on Peter Jackson's J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy.

Watch the video below...

 

 

The Chainsmokers

If you've been in a club, or in a gym, or even out in public over the last few weeks, chances are you'll have heard the The Chainsmokers' smash hit '#SELFIE', we caught up with Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who make up the Chainsmokers, to find out how the track came into being…

Read the interview in full here

 

The Amazing Snakeheads

As the hotly tipped Glasgow trio The Amazing Snakeheads prepared to unleash their gutter punk, dark as Turkish coffee debut album Amphetamine Ballads, we caught up with drummer Jordon Hutchison to find out all about it… 

Read the interview in full here

Check back here tomorrow when we'll be bringing your a round-up of our events in hmv stores around the country...

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