Ian Svenonius Week Pt 2 – Soft Focus

I’m going to cut to the chase here… as well as being a singer / frontman / musician Svenonius is a TV Presenter.  He interviews musicians and the results are broadcasted on Vice TV here –

Soft Focus

He is one of the best, if not the best, interviewer of musicians that I have come across.  Its worth watching one or two episodes simply for Svenonius even if you have little or no interest in the subject of the interview.  He asks probing and challenging questions, understands musicians and bands and the music industry.  The interviews, lasting 20 to 30 minutes, have the time to get into depth and avoid superficiality.

But then you have the subjects of these interview  – click the link for all the names – but for starters – Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Billy Childish, Buzz Osbourne (Melvins), Steve Albini, Henry Rollins, Sonic Boom (Peter Kember, Spacemen 3), J Mascis, Suicide, Kevin Shields, Mark E. Smith.  And that is a taster… click that link and see some of the names that failed to make my Top 10.


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