Posts by James F. Thompson (@jamesfrancist )

Ecstatic Escapism

On the eve of their new album drop, Brian King tells James F. Thompson about the relief found in combating uncertainty with positivity.

Nite Jewel

Liquid Cool Gloriette

Dinosaur Jr.:
Work it all out

The distinct sound that Dinosaur Jr. perfected in the mid-80s has informed innumerable bands since. James F Thompson catches up with a band whose momentum doesn’t ever look like slowing down


Is the Is Are Captured Tracks

The Naked Clarity of
Majical Cloudz

After their cinematic pop found new audiences, Majical Cloudz were forced to confront emotion in front of thousands. We speak to frontman Devon Welsh

Beach House

Depression Cherry Sub Pop

Max Richter

From SLEEP Deutsche Grammophon
Ducktails, Matt Mondanile, Crack Magazine

Matt Mondanile
breathes LA air

An encounter with Matt Mondanile is like being enveloped by a gentle California breeze

Turning Points:

A one-man indie rock whirlwind, Dan Bejar has put out more records than many fans have spent years on this earth

Suzanne Kraft

Talk From Home Melody as Truth

Sauna Youth:
Not Giving Up
The Day Job

London’s Sauna Youth talk side projects and nervous breakdowns


The Dome, Tuffnell Park, London 9 June
No Joy

No Joy

More Faithful Mexican Summer

Jessica Pratt

The songwriter finally has an album to hold dear

Purity Ring‘s
colour-saturated dream world

The duo need little more than a laptop and human chemistry

Moon Duo

Shadow Of The Sun Sacred Bones

Jane Weaver’s creative thirst remains unsated

The spaced out musician is coming back down to earth

TOPS do DIY indie with a shimmering layer of pop gloss

The Montreal outfit collaborate with Mac DeMarco in new video Way to Be Loved

Trash Kit

Confidence Upset The Rhythm

Alex G is sharing his hidden talents

School’s out for the young bedroom artist

Parkay Quarts

Content Nausea Rough Trade


La Isla Bonita Jagiaguwar


Honeyblood FatCat

Merchandise grow up

The Florida fivesome emerge from the hardcore maelstrom

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

Sea When Absent Lefse Records