In Print: Issue Forty-Three

So Young Issue Forty-Three is out now. Here’s what you’ll find inside.

The new issue of So Young welcomes the spring sunshine in with it. The brighter weather has us thinking of outdoor stages, so why not have a band on the cover who only write future festival anthems? Burnley’s The Goa Express are on the front and their string of singles will soon amount to something bigger. Ahead of imminent big news, we discuss the decision to sink a bottle of whiskey on the flight to SXSW, mixing with the village locals during a recording trip and not over complicating it.

Over in New York, Geese are preparing for the release of their much anticipated second album, ‘3D Country’. Via Zoom, we explore the band’s growth since their debut, discuss how they nearly called it a day, and dig into their ambition to break out of the post punk bubble. Staying in the big apple, cumgirl8 have just signed to 4AD. With their new “sex positive” music now being shared with the world, we touch on new single inspiration, Cicciolina, her importance to the band and more.

Brooklyn’s Water From Your Eyes have quickly become new favourites. Their recent singing to Matador Records seemed the perfect moment to reach out. They take our call to undergo one of their less chaotic interviews.

Model/Actriz are quickly becoming one of the most talked about bands from across the pond. Their London headline debut sold out in a day (maybe less) and they’re the band that everyone took home from SXSW this year. We catch up following the release of their debut album and ahead of a debut trip to the UK.

Wrapping up this issue’s love affair with New York are Slow Fiction. The band have recently shared their debut EP and we were keen to hear all about it. The five-piece kindly took our call to chat about what they got up to at SXSW and their hopes to play The Windmill!

Heading home again, bar italia have been a long time favourite. Whilst sitting behind a no interview policy, the band have announced a new album. We dig into everything the band have done to date and tell you exactly why you should be excited for them.

London’s Hot Face are a new noisy favourite. The band will be releasing their debut single very soon and the 3-piece gave us the early details to get a feel of what’s to come. Monster masks are just the start. Staying in the capital, Miss Tiny is the exciting new project from Dan Carey (Speedy Wunderground) and Ben Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood, Warmduscher). Ahead of the release of their debut EP, two familiar names tell us about their less familiar new music, salad recipes and the personal impact of living in London.

Preparing themselves for the release of their debut album are Island of Love. The Third Man signings are doing things their way, and who are we to question that? Vocalist, Karim, takes our call from a packed out train carriage to talk about the new record and their distaste for the world of post punk bands that surround them.

Nottingham’s Do Nothing also have a new album on its way. It’ll be the band’s first release outside of a lockdown! Overthinking, ‘Happy Feet’ and trying not to be whiny, are all on the agenda.

Finishing off this issue, we speak to Pittsburgh’s most exciting new band, feeble little horse and preview Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival. We can’t wait to be back on the beach for the So Young stage!

Artists in this issue;

Gavin Shepherdson
Josh Whettingsteel
Marco Pini
Line Hachem
Shunny Kim
Rozalina Burkova
Mamo Kawakami
Estée Preda
Lucie Lučanská
Hannah Robinson
Yue Zhang

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