In the magazine November 2019

Featuring The 1975, Fontaines DC, slowthai and our A - Z of 2019!

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Ahhh, 2019! What a year it’s been for music! From the dizzying heights of Kylie at Glasto, to the small matter of Billie Eilish’s world domination, there’s been a hell of a lot go down over the past twelve months, which is why we’re getting a bit misty-eyed and celebrating it fully in our November issue.

And, we hear you ask, what band could front such an issue? Well, it’d have to be The 1975. Fresh from scoring themselves two BRITs back at the start of 2019 for their frankly mind-bending pop opus ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, 2019 has seen them inspiring and riling up people across the world. Whether it was by engaging in the fight against homophobia at their show in Dubai, or giving a tangible platform to climate activist Greta Thunberg, they’re a band who - like it or not - are trying to change the world. The question is, are you with them?

In our cover feature, we travel to Australia to meet them in the thick of their massive world tour, where we reflect on the madness that has been their last twelve months, before returning that bit closer to home to meet Matty in the band’s Oxfordshire studio, where we dig into their fourth album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.

Elsewhere this issue, we visit man-of-the-moment slowthai on the road as he plays his biggest shows yet and catch up with the formidable force that is Fontaines DC, who we find reflecting on their year during a well-earned break Stateside. Not only that, but we run through an A - Z of all of 2019’s hits (and some misses!), which includes a bit of gossip from Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr and Matt Berry about the newest edition of Desert Sessions. How’s about that then?!

It’s not all looking back though: we sit down with former Maccabee frontman Orlando Weeks, ahead of his brand new musical foray, and talk to Ben Gregory of Blaenavon about their bittersweet, second album. Plus, in Neu, we meet Master Peace, Sorcha Richardson and Italia 90. And if that’s not enough to keep you going til December, we don’t know what is!

November 2019
March 2019

March 2019

With Foals, The Japanese House, Fontaines DC, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Little Simz & more.

February 2019

February 2019

With Sundara Karma, Yak, FIDLAR, Better Oblivion Community Center & more.

November 2018

November 2018

With Shame, Nadine Shah, Dream Wife, Young Fathers, IDLES & more.

October 2018

October 2018

With Robyn, MØ, John Grant, Fucked Up, Basement, alt-J & more.

September 2018

September 2018

With Christine & The Queens, Pale Waves, Interpol, Dilly Dally & more.

August 2018

August 2018

With Slaves, IDLES, Anna Calvi, Metronomy and more.

July 2018

July 2018

With Black Honey, Death Cab For Cutie, MNEK and more.