Jammerzine has an exclusive interview with Courtney Taylor-Taylor from The Dandy Warhols on the day their latest album, ‘Rockmaker’ and their new video with Debbie Harry, ‘I Will Never Stop Loving You’ is released.

To say I didn’t wonder if I was up to this interview would be an understatement. The Dandy Warhols helped make and mold my music and interpretation of music in too many ways to count. And, after the interview, to realize Courtney is a true musician and not someone who considers himself a ‘rock star’ makes everything even more refreshing and real.

With their new album, ‘Rockmaker’, that unsaid tradition of unbound originality and that ‘evolution of revolution’ advances by one more with each and every track. Featuring the likes of Black Francis, Debbie Harry, and Slash adding their ingredients to the spicy pot of musical stew, The Dandy Warhols achieve where most bands fail at this stage in their career: continued relevance.

With this interview, we talk with Courtney about ‘Rockmaker’ as well as everything The Dandy Warhols and music and the music business in general and much more. More of a conversation than an interview, at times, you get a subtle glimpse into the mind of a true artist doing it on his own terms.

Check out our other features with The Dandy Warhols HERE.

About The Dandy Warhols & ‘Rockmaker

Seeing a recent dearth of records rife with “heavy raw punk and metal guitar riffs,” The Dandy Warhols made one of their own. What they ended up with is an album that The Arts STL describes as “a kaleidoscope of sound and style as only The Dandy Warhols can bring with their infectious and psychedelic vibes that can’t be pigeonholed into a single genre, so don’t even try.” The Spill Magazine lauds, “ROCKMAKER embodies a sonic evolution for The Dandy Warhols, characterized by a deliberate emphasis on guitar riffs over chords and melodies.” Vanyaland adds, “The Dandy Warhols have never been ones to fall in step, so it’s little surprise that their new LP ROCKMAKER doesn’t necessarily meet or exceed expectations as much as set its own bar.” Downtown Los Angeles praised, “Combining psych-rock, shoegaze, power pop, synth pop, and more with the cheeky detachment of their pop-art namesake, the Dandy Warhols are equally skilled at heady reveries and satirical pop.”

Brent DeBoerCurrently on the final handful of dates on their current live run of the U.S. (the band plays Indianapolis’ Vogue Theater this evening), The Dandy Warhols continue to be a formidable live force. On the band’s recent stop at Boston’s Royale, Boston Globe hailed “the band wrapped its audience in a sonic blanket that had an almost narcotic warmth at times.” Parklife DC said of their Washington, DC show, “the quartet maintained their classic psych rock roots but dove into even a grittier edge that borders on post-punk and even goth.” About the Toronto show on March 12, The Spill Magazine says, “The Dandy Warhols electrified the Toronto stage with a performance that exuded sheer power and badassery right from the get-go… Their unparalleled talent and chemistry create an experience unlike any other.” With just a few dates left including St. Louis, Denver and a crowning show at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, the band departs for Australia in mid-April to bring their fire down under.

The Dandy Warhols is Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), Peter Holmström (guitar, keyboards), Zia McCabe (keyboard, bass, percussion), and Brent DeBoer (drums, backing vocals). ROCKMAKER is released today, March 15, 2024 via Sunset Blvd and was produced by Peter Holmström and Courtney Taylor-Taylor.