Top 10 Tune Up Interviews of 2020

So many interviews, so little time.

2020 is coming to an end and it’s safe to say we’re all glad it finally is. This year has been bonkers in the worst way. But at least we’ve still got some killer bands in the world. I interview more than a hundred bands every year, so these roundups are always difficult. That said, I still have some favorites.

In chronological order, here are the top 10 Tune Up interviews from 2020 on BTRtoday. Read up and become cool/underground-music savvy.

Taylor Noelle Dances to the Sound of Being Let Down

The Nashville by way of L.A. musician isn’t afraid to bare it all.


High Waisted Preps for New Album & Is Staying Strong

The beautifully colorful surf pop/ glitter rock band is trying to stay positive.


Deathlist Harnesses Teen Angst & Nightmare Energy In New Album

‘You Won’t Be Here for Long’ came out May 29 and is still exactly what you need right now.


Faux Real Communicates with Creativity & Inside Jokes

The duo discusses their then-freshly released debut EP & elaborate live performance.


Hennessey Uses the Past to Inspire Her Music’s Future

Her genre-bending sound and retro vibe is seeped in historical influences.


R&B Pioneer Bobby Harden Chats New Music, Touring Russia, & The Woes of the Business

A pioneering sound in R&B, this soulful singer knows the ins and outs of music and the love it can spread.


Pleasure Venom Reflects On Music’s Role in Fighting Against Systemic Issues

“I don’t have a lot of fear of addressing whatever the hell I want,” frontwoman Audrey Campbell says.


Gray Tolhurst of Topographies Wonders How To Live & So Does Their New Album

He talks about being an introvert, the effects the pandemic has had on him as an artist, & the album Ideal Form.


Meet Shitbats, the Malevolent Heroes Bringing You Punk & Future Punk

Demonic yet also angelic—these rowdy musicians bring you angry music to save you.


Tawny Newsome & Bethany Thomas Chat Latest Album and Creative Outlets

Plus, check out their newest album Material Flats released this past fall.