Maggie Malach first attempted to write a novel when she was six years old, and although she gave up after three pages, she continued to pursue her goal of becoming a writer. These days, she serves as the senior editor of PopCrush, which means she does everything from eating cupcakes with Foxes to chatting with Lucy Hale about first crushes. Maggie has interviewed a range of pop artists, including Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson, Colbie Caillat, the Wanted and One Direction. (And, yes, Zayn did make her swoon.) You can find her byline on numerous websites, including AOL Music, Taste of Country, Spinner and Elle. Follow her on Twitter: @maggiemalach.
Dead Meadow Discuss New Album ‘Warble Womb,’ ‘1000 Dreams’ Video + Methods of Relaxation
It's been three years since Dead Meadow's last full-length project, but the band wasn't in a hurry to release a new record. Rather, they took their time perfecting 'Warble Womb,' which arrived in October.
Wooden Shjips’ Omar Ahsanuddin Talks Subtleties of New Album ‘Back to Land’
'Back to Land' is a weighty album title for a band whose name references a sea vessel, but it's fitting for psych-rock voyagers Wooden Shjips.
The Henry Millers Explain the Challenges of Writing ‘Children’
Fronted by John MacCallum and Katie Schecter, The Henry Millers blend their wicked sense of humor and breezy harmonies with provoking lyrics. Take, for instance, the crashing melodies of their latest single, 'Children,' which is immediately followed by the reminder that "We gotta rais…
Vikesh Kapoor Opens Up About His Masonry Apprenticeship + Keeping His Spirit Up
After traveling across the country, Vikesh Kapoor wanted to get his hands dirty. The singer found his answer in a bricklaying gig, which he lightheartedly admits wasn't the best fit. However, Kapoor's experience helped inform his debut record, 'The Ballad of Willy Robbins.'
Shy Kidx Discusses Similarities Between Punk and EDM
Punk is merging with EDM and it's all happening at the hands of Shy Kidx. The Italian producer recently became the first electronica artist to sign with punk heavyweight, Epitaph.
Vikesh Kapoor on Crafting Characters, Referencing Bruce Springsteen
At the beginning of 'The Ballad of Willy Robbins,' the title character is at the bottom rung of a ladder, unsure if he can will himself to climb it. This challenge, along with other downfalls in the fictitious Robbins' story, drives Vikesh Kapoor's debut record.
My Midnight Heart on Exploring Opposites + Why Nightmares Are Cheat-Sheets
My Midnight Heart's debut, 'Chest of Hearts EP,' is like soaring into darkness. The woman behind the music, Angelica Allen, delicately layers ethereal sounds with images of doubt, creating a three-song release that is as weightless as it is heavy.
Deptford Goth Opens Up About Isolation, Performing Live + His Dream Collaborator
By now, fans of rising U.K. artist Deptford Goth know the man behind the moniker is Daniel Woolhouse, a former teacher's assistant from London who found a following after posting a song on MySpace.
Crucial Cut of the Month – September 2013
Every morning, right after we figure out where we are and piece together the events of the previous evening, Diffuser.fm gives away a free MP3. Today, it might be brooding alt-country, while tomorrow might bring thumping indie disco, earnest '90s-style emo or socially conscious hip-hop. There's no t…