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16 articles

Kaiser Chiefs: Hail to the Chiefs

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, October 2008

With their third album about to hit stores, the Kaiser Chiefs tell John Lewis about their dancefloor-filling new sound. ...

Jarvis Cocker: A Bit of Rough

Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, November 2008

Jarvis Cocker could tell you all about glaciers but instead this month he's choosing to celebrate one of Britain's finest independent record labels. John Lewis ...

Paul Weller: Q&A: Paul Weller

Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, November 2008

50 this year and touring his best album in decades, the Modfather talks to John Lewis about Algerian passions, drunken binges and a wariness of ...

Glasvegas: Viva Glasvegas

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, December 2008

They've been charged with representing the voice of a generation. John Lewis talks to Glasvegas frontman James Allan about accents, Elvis and Christmas albums. ...

Hayseed Dixie: Meet… John Wheeler

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, January 2009

John Lewis talks to the Hayseed Dixie frontman turned solo comedy troubadour ...

Amadou and Mariam: Amadou & Mariam: Afro Vision

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, February 2009

Amadou and Mariam, the blind couple of Mali, talk to John Lewis about Led Zeppelin, Damon Albarn and feeling shy. ...

Candi Staton: She's got the love

Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, February 2009

The country-soul queen, disco diva and gospel howler talks to John Lewis about Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. ...

Elbow: Q&A: Guy Garvey

Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, March 2009

John Lewis asks the Mercury-winning Elbow main-man and BBC 6Music broadcaster about winklepickers, Nat King Cole and cheese on toast. ...

Ladyhawke: Lady's night

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, May 2009

Synth-pop queen Ladyhawke, aka New Zealander Pip Brown, talks to John Lewis from the back seat of a New York taxi. ...

Lady Sovereign: Sov Story

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, June 2009

John Lewis talks to Wembley's grime-pop diva Lady Sovereign about that "difficult" second album. ...

Orbital: Rave Review

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, September 2009

Rave pioneers Orbital were the surprise hit of this summer's festivals. They tell John Lewis about finding fresh inspiration. ...

Dizzee Rascal: Dizzee heights

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, October 2009

He's gone from grime-star chancer to award-winning chart topper. Now, with his fourth album, Dizzee Rascal is about to go stratospheric. John Lewis braces for ...

The Unthanks: Folk is the new punk

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, October 2009

The Unthanks have made fans of people who never thought they'd like folk. The secret of their success? Raw authenticity. John Lewis tells how folk ...

Gil Scott-Heron

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, April 2010

GIL SCOTT-HERON has long been a regular and popular visitor to the UK's jazz and soul venues. However, by the late 1990s, he'd become an ...

Paloma Faith: Beautiful lies

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, May 2010

Paloma Faith talks to John Lewis about art, artifice, sadism and feminism. ...

Me'Shell Ndegeocello: Meshell Ndegeocello

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Hotline, June 2010

Meshell Ndegeocello talks to John Lewis about the Rolling Stones, the Devil and Christopher Hitchens. ...

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