As the leader of Indianapolis’s Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Richard Edwards is a songwriter who knows what he wants. The result has been one of the more varied and interesting discographies to be found among modern indies.
PopMatters ran my first-ever interview for the site today! I interviewed Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s front-man Richard Edwards back in March about the release of their new album Rot Gut, Domestic, and wound up having a meandering half-hour conversation with the Indianapolis-based songwriter. Check out the full interview for his take on big-picture concepts in rock music, and why sometimes a band needs to stop seeking perfection and simply bang out new records.