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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Life, not as we know it

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Staġun Teatru Malti’s upcoming production, Sibna ż-Żejt, presents a future Malta with more than one political difference. I interviewed script-writer Wayne Flask – an edited version of this interview was published on the Sunday Times of Malta. The year is 2036. Joseph Muscat is still in power, more so than ever in fact. Democracy has morphed […]

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Marmalja’s album launch

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    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, […]

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Rock the South 2015: bigger & better

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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 […]

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En garde!

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Historical sword fighting brings back the nobility of weapons of old. Maestro d’armi Andrei Xuereb explains the origins of this discipline to Ramona Depares. An edited version of this interview was published on the Sunday Times of Malta. Conjuring images of swash-buckling heroes, damsels in distress and – for those with a more contemporary imagination […]

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Lucy’s first, not Lucy’s last

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Despite their name, it’s the start of what promises to be an exciting period for Lucy’s Last. Interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture. It is said that good music begets good music. So perhaps it is fitting that the founding members of Lucy’s Last – one of the newer bands […]

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Interview: The Prodigy

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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 […]

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‘Fear lives inside me’

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Writer Anton Grasso, whom many consider the forefather of horror on a local level, recently announced his intention to retire after a career spanning four decades. I found that the author is not as scary as his books. This interview first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. What does fear mean for you? The simplest […]

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