We’re lucky enough to work with artists who, over the years, have helped to shape the current music scene. It’s also quite rewarding to see many new artists pushing genres to their limits, always striving for new things, always bringing something fresh to the table. These bands and artists are driven by the urge to create in a way that defines them personally and artistically. Taking on the challenge of creating something groundbreaking that challenges the status quo is something we need to embrace and celebrate.
Welcome to our brand new issue, the “Innovators Issue”. We’re very pleased to have Zola Jesus, Noga Erez and Steven Wilson on as our three stunning covers as it brings together three different worlds, three different innovating artists.
Let’s take a moment to dig deeper into our “Innovators Issue”. From avant-garde/art rock heavyweights Oxbow to influential acts like The Movielife (welcome back guys!), Hot Water Music, and the genre-resistant revolutionaries Algiers. From hardcore legends Burn to black metal heroes Wolves In The Throne Room. From the challenging Erika M Anderson aka EMA to country’s new queen Jade Jackson. Not to mention Enter Shikari’s unpredictable and endless creativity! There’s a lot to take in with this new issue, many different mindsets and above all revolutionary new and old school artists that have shaped our global music scene in the past, are still doing it now and will continue to do so in the next few years.
There was also the opportunity to catch up with some other great artists such as Ex Eye, Satyricon, Annie Hart, Chastity Belt, Papa Roach, Northlane, Cigarettes After Sex, Patience, Chelsea Wolfe, Hundredth, and Slaughter Beach, Dog.
We also have a wide range of album reviews, the lowdown of live shows we’ve been to and our take on some new films for you to dig in. (Read the new issue below)