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Stephen Humphries

Stephen Humphries is a freelance writer in Los Angeles who also blogs at: www.stephenhumphries.blogspot.com. His first novel, The Lobster Thief, will be released this fall.


Features

Sunday, May 6 2012

Together We're Stronger: An Interview with No-Man's Tim Bowness

The British art-rock duo No-Man, consisting of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson, has long toiled in semi-obscurity. But thanks to the success of Wilson's other band, Porcupine Tree, No-Man is finally beginning to receive its proper due on the eve of its new release, Love and Endings.


Sunday, April 8 2012

Marillion's Fantastic Power: An Interview with Steve Hogarth

The members of the band Marillion aren't millionaires, but they do call themselves Marillionaires because of their profitable relationship with their family of fans. Singer Steve Hogarth talks about his new album collaboration with Porcupine Tree's Richard Barbieri, Marillion’s groundbreaking business model, and the band’s imminent first tour of North America since 2004.


Tuesday, September 21 2010

Outcast from the Mainstream: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson took a break from recording his latest solo record plus remastering the King Crimson back catalog to chat with PopMatters about Porcupine Tree’s exile from the mainstream, why heavy metal is passé, and why today’s musicians lack the mystique of earlier rock stars.


Wednesday, August 12 2009

There's a Griot Goin' On: An Interview with Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara

The former guitarist for Robert Plant and the Gambia riti virtuoso discuss their unlikely, but incredibly fruitful, musical partnership.


Monday, July 20 2009

"Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs": An Interview with Otis Taylor

The critically acclaimed bluesman talks to PopMatters about his musical path, bringing the banjo back to its roots in black music, and his new album Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs that marks his return to the guitar.


Reviews

Thursday, July 16 2009

Bat for Lashes: 15 June 209 - Los Angeles

She’s something special. Now, if someone would just sort out that wardrobe…


Blogs

Tuesday, September 27 2011

Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.


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