Talking Heads: Tommy Ill and Dictaphone Blues

By Sam Wicks

Tommy Ill (left) and Edward Castelow. Photo / Ted Baghurst
Tommy Ill (left) and Edward Castelow. Photo / Ted Baghurst

Independent musicians Tommy Ill and Dictaphone Blues' Edward Castelow both inked distribution deals with EMI for their latest albums New Hat and a Haircut and Beneath the Crystal Palace, but the major label connection hasn't altered their independent spirit.

For Talking Heads, Tom and Ed talked creative process, failed relationships and their poisons of choice.

Follow Sam Wicks on Twitter for notifications of future Talking Heads and other content on

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 02 Dec 2015 09:09:11 Processing Time: 338ms