The December issue is here, and it features Ethel Cain, Ariel Zetina, Wu-Lu, Nick León, Helena Hauff and more!
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We met with artists from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow to discuss the lessons they’ve learned from the past year
The Berlin music and fashion label are synonymous with a very contemporary concept of creativity: multidisciplinary, adaptable, co-operative
Creating visuals for upcoming shows with the multi-talented siblings
We talk art and the distinction between seriousness and self-importance with brothers George and Jack Barnett as they release their fourth album Inside the Rose
Against the backdrop of broken Britain, the Bristol five-piece have become a symbol for collective joy and care
We spoke to the emerging theatre-maker about communicating identity through theatre, finding a place in Bristol and how much of herself she is prepared to give.
Danielle Doobay is a Bristol-based illustrator, and one of the DJs behind Mix Nights – the informal DJ skills workshop run for women, by women
The IDLES frontman confronts people, politics and his own personal experiences with brutal honesty and wry humour
Meet the curator, producer and performer behind Thorny, a platform for Bristol’s marginalised voices
Following the announcement of their split, Angus Harrison reflects on a band who always existed in their own lane
Crack speaks exclusively to the American four-piece about campaigning for Bernie and falling back in love with their own band
With Animal Collective’s first album in four years on the horizon, Avey Tare flags up the band’s commitment to experimentalism
Julia Holter’s ‘Have You In My Wilderness’ is an album presenting something closer to the weird concept of the love song
We spoke to dream pop wonders Beach House about the futility of trying to keep up with time, universality of feeling and growing old gracefully
In a sense it exists in a fluid universe; melodies are briefly active before disintegrating, lyrics and ideas make contact for a moment before twisting and melting completely.
Noah Lennox retraces the steps he’s taken along the way