Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing a handful of interviews with music publications. While I’m reluctant to take too much time out from the actual recording, and I don’t want to give too much of the game away, I guess it’s important to keep the buzz alive. Plus, I’m still far enough away from actually releasing new music, that there’s little risk I’ll be pulling the trigger too early!
Here’s a quite complimentary interview with a web site called The Quietus.
Then there’s a review of ‘The Singular Thomas Dolby’ in an American publication.
I just did another with Record Collector—2 hours long!—that should show up in a couple of months.
And finally, amusingly, I did one today with BBC 6. They emailed me a few weeks ago and asked me to ‘host’ a party with three imaginary guests; and to play three favourite songs. Off the top of my head, I replied that the guests were Jules Verne, Nicola Tesla and Leon Theremin. And I picked songs from Goldfrapp, Jim White and Madeleine Peyroux.
Then I conveniently forgot all about my choices altogther. Until today, when the BBC’s Liz Kershaw got me on the phone and, tape rolling, asked me one by one why I’d made those choices. She, of course, had plenty of Wikipedia pages printed out right in front of her, thanks to her producer; I. like a mug, was struggling to name more than one Jules Verne novel, and I couldn’t remember whether Tesla championed AC current and Edison DC, or the other way around!
What a pseud, eh?