In Print: Issue Forty-Six. Order your copy here.
With festival season in the rear view mirror, touring season in well underway. One band blowing packed out rooms away with off-kilter, alt-country infused indie rock, is New York’s Geese and they’re on the cover. The band are quickly following their recent album ‘3D Country’ with a partnering EP titled ‘4D Country’. We catch them midway through a European trip to chat Toby Carvery’s, lost Reggae songs and if there’s a case to be made for the Keytar.
No stranger to So Young is Andrew Savage. The Parquet Courts frontman has released a new A. Savage album titled ‘Several Songs About Fire’. Via Paris, where he’s in the process of moving to permanently, Andrew tells us all about how his lyrics give people a chance to meet the refined version of himself.
Brooklyn based Malice K has been a favourite of ours for the last year, and his new single ‘PHD’ via new label home, Jagjauwar provided us with the perfect moment to reach out. We discuss the impact of Olympia, Washington, Kurt Cobain and falling asleep to white noise in the Deathproof house.
It seems highly likely that this issue has presented our debut visit to Crewe, and we have UNIVERSITY to thank. Speaking from a bedroom, one of the UK’s most exciting new bands tell us all about the XBOX playing you’ll find on stage during their shows, the influence of Emo (the good stuff) and how you don’t have to seek the game to find it.
New London outfit, Man/Woman/Chainsaw are over 70 gigs into their young careers already. Starting around the age of 16, they’ve been getting it wrong to get it right with a revolving door of members for a couple of years now. On the eve of a milestone headline show, we reached out to get the early scoop.
We once thought that Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag were one of punk rock’s biggest casualties. Fortunately for all, they’re back and they’ve signed a deal with Third Man Records. Finding themselves between a new single and re-issues of everything to date, Sheer Mag accepted our call to chat politics in songs and waiting it out for the right label partner.
Leeds collective HONESTY have had music in the works for a couple of years now. Featuring familiar name, George Mitchell (So Young Artist Series collaborator and once of Eagulls), the group have just shared their double A-Side new single. In their first ever interview, we discuss the Leeds sound and how HONESTY all came together.
London folk artist, Oscar Browne is on the verge of releasing his debut EP ‘If Only’. He gives us a few moments to tell us all about it and the London artists he’s most excited by right now.
Back to New York, and recent obsession YHWH Nailgun are releasing new music and about to head off on tour with Geese. Bored and embarrassed by the music myths of the city, and keen to make their own mark, their own way, the four-piece tell us about the project.
Hastings trio, Borough Council have only a single to their name, but as one of their mum’s can vouch for, they’re about to record some more with Speedy Wunderground and Dan Carey. We chat inside.
DIY champions, and recent Third Man signings, Hotline TNT are one of the leaders of the new shoegaze movement. With new album ‘Cartwheel’ on its way, we gave Will Anderson a call to chat touring, Jack White and field recordings.
We also chat with Rosie Evans, the ‘High Fantasy’ designer who’s recently dressed both The Last Dinner Party and The New Eves.
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