Issue Seventeen takes us into festival season with Courtney Barnett on the print cover. We catch her in the midst of a European tour to chat about her artwork, the new record and trusting in the moment. Bristol’s finest, Idles take our call to chat about signing to Partisan Records, the communities behind the new record as well as the joys of touring the world with your mates. Flying over to New York, we talk to Bodega who have quickly become one of the most promising guitar bands around. Having recently recorded with Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown, we chat to them about the process. In the capital, Hotel Lux have released another testing single in ‘Daddy’, we met them at the pub to dismiss their ‘working class hero’ tag. Manchester carries a weight of history and we spoke to one of their modern leading lights, Spring King, about how the world needs a positive spin.
Denmark’s Iceage have released a new record called ‘Beyondless’, we dug into the record and touched on why the world doesn’t need anymore hardcore records. You’ll do well to listen to any decent radio station and not catch Cardiff’s Boy Azooga. They invited us backstage to talk bass lines. Matt Maltese has swapped the lonely keyboard for a full band and thrown on his pink suit. We get heavy and honest about his new album ‘Bad Contestant’ and the struggles of being a full time musician. To finish, Hinds released their second record ‘I Don’t Run’ in April and it was only right that we sent them some Qs to catch up. As always we introduce you to some of our favourite new sounds in Who Are You? Look out for quick chats with Fontaines D.C., Mellah, Yassassin and more. Plus, Georgie Jesson puts the industry in it’s place as Instant Shit returns.