We love a good gang. Us vs the world, that kind of stuff. Especially when it’s not a bunch of boring lads with haircuts from ‘the past’ and a sound even more dated. That’s why we absolutely love what Marika Hackman has done with her new album ‘I’m Not Your Man’.
Not only is it packed with fizzwhoppers, but by enlisting The Big Moon as her new posse, she’s assembled the coolest club in pop. When it came to this month’s cover, getting them together made perfect sense, so that’s what we did. Especially when it meant we could get someone else to transcribe it all (thanks, Celia!).
That’s not all we’ve been up to, obviously. We talk ten years of ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ with The Cribs ahead of their huge anniversary tour. There’s Pumarosa, who are about to drop an absolutely awesome debut album, as is Pixx – she’s in there too. The Amazons admit they can’t be the hype band forever, as their first full-length arrives to much expectation. There’s The Japanese House, former Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman under his new guise as Mr Jukes, and the engrossing charm of Stevie Parker. Plus – plus! – Girlpool, Kate Nash, LIFE, Wavves and loads, loads more.
Add to that introductions to Alma, The Rhytmn Method, Tired Lion, Artificial Pleasure, The Orielles, Shitkid and Matt Maltese in a packed Hype, reports from the road with Charli XCX, Dream Wife and Blaenavon, and the verdict on all the new releases, including the new album from Alt-J, and you’d think we’d be done. You’d be wrong though. There’s also Sundara Karma‘s guide to Reading, a day in the life with Girli, CHVRCHES are inducted to our All Time Ultimate Bangers hall of fame, and Circa Waves take on our random Any Other Questions.
Oh, and we’ve stuck in posters of Blaenavon, The Big Moon and Get Inuit too. Thank us later.
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