In Print: Issue Forty-Nine

In Print: So Young Magazine Issue Forty-Nine is out now. Buy your copy here.

Issue Forty-Nine is our second of 2024 and it’s an exciting time. Some of our favourites are releasing new music, new names are emerging and festival line ups are completing. One of those favourites releasing new music is NYC’s Been Stellar and they’re on the cover. Since their debut EP in 2022, the five-piece have toured relentlessly, joining the likes of The 1975, Fontaines D.C. and Shame on extensive runs of the UK, Europe and the US. In between, they’ve teamed up with Dan Carey to record ‘Scream From New York, NY’, their debut album which is released in June via Dirty Hit. On the final night of their EU tour with The 1975, we gave the band a call to discuss their collectively adopted home of New York and their favourites places in the UK.

From a much anticipated debut to a much anticipated return. DIIV are very much back and their new record ‘Frog in Boiling Water’ is out in May and we joined them at a Hackney hotel to chat the balance between happy and sad, band democracy and searching for Nessie.

London’s Goat Girl are one of our most featured over the years, and it’s with this third record that, with confidence, they’ve grown out of ‘the box’ they’d been placed within and it shows in the way they speak. With a brief political message for good measure, we chat with current line up of Lottie, Rosy and Holly about their new album ‘Below The Waste’.

Dublin’s Annie-Dog released one of our favourite singles of 2024 so far in ‘The Pressures of the Heart’. Intrigued to know more, we called to chat Billy Corgan, TikTok and starting the ‘inaccessible era’.

Another first time chat inside the magazine is with Manchester’s Martial Arts. Since impressing at our London club night, and releasing debut single ‘Warsaw’, we thought it was important to know more. Enjoyment and playing loud are at the heart of things for this band.

Heading back across the pond, and back to NYC, BODEGA have remade their secret album ‘Our Brand Could Be Yr Life’ – released as 33 tracks in 2015 under then name, Bodega Bay. The new record revisits those early tracks and breathes new life into the best bits. We give the band a call to chat through that decision, the process, and why we should keep an eye out for hardcore band, Nodega.

Staying in New York, Chanel Beads is the project from Shane Lavers and the debut album is due via Jagjaguwar in April. The project is described by Shane as “snare drums, hoodies, and jeans” – a statement which makes more and more sense the more you look and listen. Our interview attempts to dig even deeper.

Concluding our time in the big apple, Slow Fiction have announced their new EP ‘Crush’ which is out in May. After taking their time to work on new songs and progress their sound, shows with Thus Love, English Teacher and Sprints have motored things along. We called to hear more.

Speaking to us for the second time, Cork’s Cardinals have a debut EP on its way. The debut self-titled EP comes in June and we meet the band after a video shoot, and before a trip to Texas, to chat Windmill lock-ins, the music on the EP and their debut headline tour.

Finishing off our music features, we chat with two new London bands. One, a group of seasoned musicians who’ve teamed up to form pencil, and the other, a brand new seven-piece called The Orchestra (For Now) who’ve been cutting their teeth in small venues, predominantly the Windmill, Brixton.

We also catch up with Kalisha Quinlan the photographer behind the creative campaign of Lime Garden’s debut album and we dig in to the blossoming music/fashion crossover started by some of the designers forging the aesthetic path for The Last Dinner Party and others.

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