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Mitski: Stop the World

In 2019, Mitski announced a hiatus from music and disappeared from social media. Nearly two-and-a-half years later, she’s about to release her sixth album and take it on a global tour. So Mitski’s back? Kind of…

Cut and reset: The Class of Three Minutes

Meet the inaugural winners of Crack Magazine’s Three Minutes incubator, creating music videos with young British directors

Main character syndrome: 2021 was the year of the narrator

In 2021, some of the most exciting bands and artists blended social commentary with absurdist spoken word. It makes sense, in a weird way

Eastern Margins: A family, gathering

Eastern Margins are the London-based collective reclaiming space for East and Southeast Asian artists in club culture

Friendly Society: Yellowzine are rewriting the pages of art publishing

Aisha and Oreoluwa Ayoade observed first-hand how unequal the creative industries can be. So they created a resource to change it.

John Glacier: Look closer

This year, rapper, producer and self-confessed nerd John Glacier needed to get something off her chest. The result is a work that invites interpretations, from an artist who resists definition

Rising: Mrley

In Issue 125’s Rising feature, Marley Rutherford talks the influential Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and making rock music as a Black artist

Charli XCX: The endgame

The clock’s running down on Charli XCX’s major label contract. For her final move, the pop auteur is making a play for superstardom

Manami on spreading joy and inclusion in Bristol’s electronic scene

DJing was an unexpected career trajectory for Manami. Here, the Bristol-based artist talks music production, her classical training and giving back to the city’s community

Mica Levi: In dreams

Celebrated composer for film, DIY figurehead, lifelong collaborator… Mica Levi doesn’t care for boundaries, musical or otherwise

PinkPantheress: Just a feeling

PinkPantheress’ followers on TikTok grew by 200,000 in the time it took to write this profile. Don’t worry, she’s ready for it

Joy Orbison: Outside looking in

Joy Orbison was 21 when Hyph Mngo sent his career into overdrive. His response – elusiveness. Twelve years later, a debut full-length revels in a newfound intimacy

Friendly Society: Saffron Records are creating opportunity in music and technology

The Bristol collective are addressing long-standing industry imbalances, and they need your support

Soichi Terada: Basking in the afterglow

A new generation of clubgoers anointed house veteran Soichi Terada an international sensation at 50. After a whirlwind six years, he’s eager to revisit his past

Snail Mail: The rebound

The success of Snail Mail’s debut left the indie star reeling from the aftershocks of fame. Now, a dramatic second album reveals an artist ready to start anew