Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

Gossip on Putting the Necessary Care Into Real Power

Gossip‘s Beth Ditto interviewed for their album, Real Power, for FLOOD Magazine: Gossip on Putting the Necessary Care Into Real Power With the release of the dance-punk band’s first new album in 12 … Continue reading

March 22, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Best Music Books of 2023

Listicle of the 20 best music books of 2023 for FLOOD Magazine: The Best Music Books of 2023 From intimate memoirs, to photo-heavy coffee table books, to graphic novel biographies, we … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s The Best Albums of 2023

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2023 write-ups on: Blur The Ballad of Darren Christine and the Queens Paranoïa, Angels, True Love  

December 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s The Best Albums of 2023 (So Far)

For FLOOD Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2023 (So Far) write-up on: Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

July 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

Christine and the Queens: Saved by Art

Heloïse Letissier interviewed ahead of the release of his album, Paranoïa, Angels, True Love for the cover of FLOOD Magazine: Christine and the Queens: Saved by Art In our latest digital … Continue reading

June 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

Iranian Alternative Artists Speak Out for Their Persecuted Compatriots in Iran

  Amir Amor of Rudimental, Rami Sakurai of Supreme Beings of Leisure, Kittens, Hamid Saeidi of Opium Moon & Hengameh, Nostalgix and Kamtin Mohager of Chain Gang of 1974 and … Continue reading

March 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Dual Shores of Eli Smart

Eli Smart interviewed for his Aloha Soul EP for FLOOD Magazine‘s Breaking series: The Dual Shores of Eli Smart On the heels of his new Aloha Soul EP, the musician/surfer talks splitting … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s Best Albums of 2022

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2022 write-ups on: Royksopp Profound Mysteries I, II, III Arctic Monkeys The Car

December 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Suede: Coming Up Again

Suede‘s Brett Anderson and Neil Codling interviewed for their album Autofiction, and their co-headlining tour of North America with the Manic Street Preachers for FLOOD Magazine: Suede: Coming Up Again … Continue reading

November 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Opening Up the Jaws of Love

Kelcey Ayer of Jaws of Love and Local Natives interviewed about his sophomore Jaws of Love album, Second Life, for FLOOD Magazine: Opening Up the Jaws of Love Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives dives into the … Continue reading

November 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Getting Caught Up in the Whirlwind with Gabriels

Gabriels‘ Ryan Hope interviewed for their debut album, Angels & Queens – Part I for FLOOD Magazine‘s Breaking Series: Getting Caught Up in the Whirlwind with Gabriels Phoning in from … Continue reading

October 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

World of Profound Mysteries

Röyksopp‘s Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland and visual artist Jonathan Zawada interviewed about their project, Profound Mysteries, for FLOOD Magazine: Röyksopp on Returning to the Accessible, Emotive, and Human World of Profound Mysteries … Continue reading

August 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask

Trish Hosein aka TRISHES interviewed for FLOOD 12: The Los Angeles Issue: Digital Edition Web Version: TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask: Ahead of dropping the final record in her … Continue reading

June 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries

Magne Lygner, executive managing partner and Lasse Cato, head of communications at film production company Bacon interviewed for their work with Röyksopp on their project, Profound Mysteries: Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way

Rebecca Lucy Taylor aka Self Esteem interviewed ahead of her mini-U.S. tour for FLOOD Magazine: Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way Ahead of her performance at FLOODfest SXSW, … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Saving the Music in Los Angeles Schools

Feature on Save the Music in Los Angeles Unified School District for FLOOD 12: The Los Angeles Issue: Digital Edition Web Version: Saving the Music in Los Angeles Schools Purchase … Continue reading

February 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s Best Albums of 2021

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2021 write-up on: Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever

December 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Typically Hectic Day in the Life of The The’s Matt Johnson

The The‘s Matt Johnson interviewed about his multimedia release, The Comeback Special for FLOOD Magazine: A Typically Hectic Day in the Life of The The’s Matt Johnson Finding a moment in his busy schedule … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tim Burgess on the Staying Power of The Charlatans

The Charlatans‘ Tim Burgess interviewed about the band’s 30th anniversary box set A Head Full of Ideas and his latest book, The Listening Party for FLOOD Magazine: Tim Burgess on the Staying … Continue reading

October 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jungle Are Playing for Themselves on “Loving in Stereo”

Jungle‘s Josh Lloyd-Watson interviewed for duo’s third album, Loving in Stereo for FLOOD Magazine: Jungle Are Playing for Themselves on Loving in StereoJosh Lloyd-Watson discusses going indie and returning to … Continue reading

August 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazines’s Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far) write-up on: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Butterfly 3000

July 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks and director Edgar Wright interviewed on camera about their documentary, The Sparks Brothers for FLOOD Magazine: In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Grouplove, SOFI TUKKER, Portugal. The Man, and More Talk Best Live Stream Practices for a Post-Pandemic World

Report for FLOOD Magazine on: Grouplove, SOFI TUKKER, Portugal. The Man, and More Talk Best Live Stream Practice for a Post-Pandemic World:The artists, along with live stream platform founders, weigh … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

London Grammar’s Hannah Reid Discusses Baring Her Soul on “Californian Soil”

London Grammar‘s Hannah Reid interviewed for their album, Californian Soil for FLOOD Magazine: London Grammar’s Hannah Reid Discusses Baring Her Soul On Californian SoilThe UK trio’s vocalist shares the backstory … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

KCRW’s New Morning Becomes Eclectic Hosts Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel Are Bringing LA to the World

Newly appointed co-hosts of KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmél interviewed for FLOOD Magazine: KCRW’s New Morning Becomes Eclectic Hosts Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel Are Bringing … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore on the Primate Themes of His New Instrumental EP

Martin Gore interviewed for his The Third Chimpanzee EP for FLOOD Magazine: In Conversation: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore on the Primate Themes of his New Instrumental EP Listen to Martin … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s The Best Albums Of 2020

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2020 write-up on:

December 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Zero 7 Discuss Returning to Form for Their New “Shadows” EP

Zero 7‘s Henry Binns interviewed for their Shadows EP for Flood Magazine: Zero 7 Discuss Returning to Form for Their New “Shadows” EPHenry Binns on long-distance collaboration, adding Lou Stone … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

From Rock the Vote to Rave the Vote

Rock the Vote‘s Carolyn DeWitt, HeadCount‘s Sarah Frankel, Kevin Morby, Rave the Vote‘s Carré Orenstein, Soul Clap, The Suffers‘ Kam Franklin and Justin Martin interviewed for FLOOD Magazine Action Issue: … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.14: The Music of Killing Eve

In the 14th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Unloved‘s David Holmes and Faber Music‘s Catherine Grieves about the … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve”

Unloved‘s David Holmes and Faber Music‘s Catherine Grieves interviewed for their score composing and music supervision on the popular series, Killing Eve: Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve” We spoke with composer David … Continue reading

May 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Watch the Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite in a Video Conference

Moderated a roundtable Zoom video chat with original “Valley Girls” from the 1983 film, Valley Girl: Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker and the writer of the 2020 musical adaptation, Amy Talkington, for Flood Magazine: Watch … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite

Valley Girl (1983) stars Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker and Valley Girl (2020)writer Amy Talkington interviewed for Flood Magazine: In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite Deborah Foreman, … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft to Honor River Phoenix’s 50th Birthday with Digital Singles Series

Rain Phoenix interviewed for the LaunchLeft Digital Singles Series in partnership with Flood Magazine: Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft to Honor River Phoenix’s 50th Birthday with Digital Singles Series: The series will include unheard tracks … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

20 Revelations from “Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert”

Listicle on the documentary Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert for Flood Magazine: 20 Revelations from Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert On the day Coachella 2020 should have been kicking off, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.9: Grouplove

In the ninth episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove for Flood Magazine. Listen here: Listen … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Grouplove Finds Catharsis on “Healer”

Grouplove‘s Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi interviewed for their album, Healer, for Flood Magazine: Grouplove Find Catharsis On Healer A decade Into Their Career Together, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper discuss family, origins, and recovery. … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Liam Gallagher Refuses to Change

Liam Gallagher interviewed for his album, Why Me? Why Not., for Flood Magazine: Liam Gallagher Refuses to Change Watch the official video for my favorite song from the album, “One Of Us.”

October 21, 2019 · 3 Comments

Natasha Khan Finds Herself on Bat for Lashes’ “Lost Girls”

Bat for Lashes‘ Nastasha Khan interviewed for her album, Lost Girls, for Flood Magazine: Natasha Khan Finds Herself on Bat for Lashes’ “Lost Girls” The English expat talks her new album, alter egos, … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jamila Woods Makes Poetry A Priority

Jamila Woods interviewed for her passion for poetry and her album, Legacy! Legacy! for Flood Magazine‘s Passion Issue #3 Jamila Woods Makes Poetry A Priority Watch Jamila Woods performances and official videos via her … Continue reading

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Of Monsters and Men Change Up Their Writing Style

Of Monsters and Men‘s Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir interviewed for their new album, Fever Dream, for Flood Magazine: Of Monsters and Men Are Changing Up Their Writing Style: The Icelandic indie folk band’s frontwoman … Continue reading

July 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

In The Classroom With Sasami

Sasami interviewed about her passion for teaching and her debut self-titled solo album for Flood Magazine‘s Passion Issue $2: In the Classroom with Sasami Watch the official video for “Morning Comes.”

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nick Murphy Is Coming Out Of His Shell

Nick Murphy formerly known as Chet Faker interviewed for his album, Run Fast Sleep Naked for Flood Magazine: Nick Murphy Is Coming Out Of His Shell Watch the official video for “Sanity.”

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018

Review of Desert Daze Festival for Flood Magazine: There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018 Retroactively watch the trailers leading up to the festival on Desert Daze’s site.

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

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