In the magazine December 2021 / January 2022

Our Class of 2022 issue, featuring Yard Act, Wet Leg, Priya Ragu, CMAT and loads more.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And no, we don’t just mean that Christmas is right around the corner: it’s finally time to unleash our brand new Class of 2022 on the world, and to say this year’s is a special one would be a mighty understatement.

Ever since catching our eyes and ears with their whipsmart but tongue-in-cheek first single ‘The Trapper’s Pelts’, Yard Act have had us hooked, and so it’s an absolute pleasure - ahead of the release of their debut album early next year - to have them leading the pack as the cover stars of our double issue this month. And what’s more, we’re celebrating tons more brilliant new acts moving in the right direction, all within this month’s magazine.

From the delicious double entendres of Wet Leg through to the genre-blitzing stylings of Paris Texas, via the camp cowboy fantasies of CMAT, our Class of 2022 are blazing quite the trail across music. There’s also chats with Holly Humberstone - the winner of this year’s BRITs Rising Star award - as well as Priya Ragu, Lime Garden, Deb Never, Porij, Role Model, Lauran Hibberd, Sad Night Dynamite and English Teacher. Phew!

That’s not all that’s in our bumper issue: we offer up a glimpse at some of the albums coming our way in 2022, including new uns from Orlando Weeks, Alfie Templeman and Porridge Radio, and we get one of our favourite comedians, Nish Kumar to give us his verdict on some of the biggest tracks of 2021. If that’s not a jam-packed edition, we don’t know what is.

December 2021 / January 2022
November 2021

November 2021

Featuring Courtney Barnett, IDLES, Years & Years, Amber Mark & more

October 2021

October 2021

Featuring Pa Salieu, Biffy Clyro, Parquet Courts, Remi Wolf, MUNA and more.

September 2021

September 2021

Featuring Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Killers, Common, NAO, The Vaccines and loads more.

August 2021

August 2021

Featuring Bleachers, Chvrches, Graham Coxon, Foals and Indigo de Souza.

July 2021

July 2021

Featuring Self Esteem, Little Simz, Biffy Clyro, Laura Mvula, LUMP and more

June 2021

June 2021

Featuring Wolf Alice, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus, Warpaint & loads more.

May 2021

May 2021

Featuring Easy Life, The Vaccines, Squid, Jessie Ware and loads more.

April 2021

April 2021

Featuring St. Vincent, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, girl in red, Greentea Peng and loads more.