Marc Storace Part II: Getting Personal

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Your fondest Malta memories as a child? I couldn`t think of a better place to have grown up. In my days, the traffic flow was still bearable, in spite of uncontrolled exhaust fumes. We roller-skated in the streets or along the endless Sliema promenade all the way to the Rocky-Vale skating-rink in St.Julian`s. Our beach, […]


Marc Storace: The King is Back

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Together with Krokus, the band he co-founded, he plays to sold-out venues across Europe and the US, even as pop queen Rihanna rocks his band t-shirt on stage. I interviewed Marc Storace ahead of his participation in this year’s edition of Rockestra. This interview first appeared on the August 2015 issue of Sunday Circle. He […]


Mana Tapu: The Maltese Road to Zion

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A review of the debut EP, Timpana, ahead of the band’s summer gig schedule. First published on the Sunday Times of Malta. It’s difficult to categorise and label Mana Tapu’s EP, amusingly named Timpana. This band’s music might be rooted in reggae and ska, but it also draws inspiration from a host of other sounds […]


Marmalja’s album launch


    Marmalja’s debut album, titled Demm Ġdid Vol. 1 Dissett, has just landed. I caught up with the hip-hop outfit to hear about which toes the no-holds-bar duo have been stepping on. When Claude ‘il-Lapes’ Agius’s and Andrea ‘Drinu’ Delicata’s daily hangouts in the Santa Margherita area of Mosta evolved into breaking beats and rapping together, […]


Rock the South 2015: bigger & better


A review of the Friday and Saturday performances from this year’s Rock the South. With many thanks for the cover photo of RAS & other photos that were used on the Sunday Times of Malta to Sarah Falzon.  To read reviews from Thursday click here and from Sunday here.  Now in its fourth edition, Rock the […]


Interview: The Prodigy


The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett and Keith Flint, who performed in Malta this August, talk studio work, live gigs and Gozo raves with Ramona Depares. An edited version of this interview was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. All photos: Chris Farrugia Studios. Lucca, 7pm. The whole town is buzzing with expectation and, even though […]


Science fiction set to music


I interviewed rock, electronic and hip-hop outfit The Cosmic Sect. The interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. A relative new addition to the local scene, The Cosmic Sect, was born through the chance meeting of musicians Jimmy and John Bartolo with Los Angeles-based producer Alex Fairman. Fairman had seen the two […]


Best Scottish album winners in Malta


Their latest album, Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, won the title of best Scottish album of 2014 and has been hailed as probably their most significant work to date. Mixed by Pete Katis, producer of The National, Jonsi and Inter-pol, the album signifies a return to the band’s unadulterated, edgy […]


Music as a social commentary

For Strings Inn (Herman Spiteri on vocals and guitars, Ryan Abela on drums, Kim Farrugia on guitar and Aaron Dimech on bass)are back with a new album, Feathers and Stones. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. What has the band been doing since we heard you guys last? Herman […]


A sonic kind of equilibrium

Photo: Marija Grech

This interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta Culture section.Photo is by Marija Grech.  Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the […]