Interview / Michael Malarkey

Atlanta based musician and actor Michael Malarkey might be currently causing a stir with his role as Enzo in famous TV series The Vampire Diaries, but right now, his grand musical abilities and passion for songwriting shine through as Michael is about to play a sold out show at Wilton’s Music Hall in London. His charismatic first single Through The Night And Back Again is taken from his debut EP Feed The Flames which captures Michael’s honest, engaging story-telling and haunting vocals. MGMB speaks to the multitalented artist about his music, influences and plans for 2015.

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Ones To Watch – Interview / Carnival Youth

Latvian indie band Carnival Youth introduced their unique sound to the UK audience at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton, and with the recent release of their debut EP Never Have Enough, the four-piece have been busy playing various festivals around Europe, boosting their already strong following. Their captivating, crafty music has been receiving a lot of praise and MGMB is pleased to pass on the good word and recommend this great band to all of you music lovers.

Find out more about Carnival Youth in our conversation below.

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Interview / The Griswolds

Sydney based indie four-piece The Griswolds are the kings of catchy. Their infectious and cheerful sound forces you to turn on the good mood switch and dance away while singing along to the fun lyrics. All in all, the right music for an awesome party!

The guys are currently charming the crowds all over the US with an aim to promote their upcoming debut album Be Impressive, which is set for release this month. I caught up with the band’s singer/guitarist Chris to discuss the tour as well as the new record, latest video for Beware The Dog and plans for coming back to the UK. Yay!

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Interview / …And The Hangnails

Noisy two piece …And The Hangnails recently unleashed a new video for their striking new single You & I, taken from their upcoming, third record Rut. One of the impressive facts about the York based duo is that back in 2011, they recorded their first album within four days using nothing but a dictaphone. Rocking their way through music scene ever since with their massive ‘guitar meets drums’ beats, plus dropping a couple of EP’s as well as their second album; it seems that Martyn and Steven are more than ready to reveal their first proper studio recording (out July 25th) and get on the road to promote the hell out of it. So if you like the music of …And The Hangnails, make sure to join the party.

Here’s a lil’ music chat with Martyn.

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