We’ve just finished our final issue of 2015, featuring Tobias Jesso Jr. on the cover and Fat White Family, Roots Manuva, Hinds and Rosie Lowe on the inside. Pick up a copy from Saturday.


We rarely feature an artist twice within the same year, but most of the people we like don’t do what Tobias Jesso Jr. has done in 2015. He’s gone from essentially being forced to sing on his own album because nobody else would, to writing with Adele (his dream collaboration). There’s a nice symmetry to him appearing in our first and final editions of the magazine this year, too.

This time we went to him, and at his Hollywood home he openly explained how the intervening months haven’t been a breeze, why he’s just pulled all future live dates, what it was like to meet and work with his idol, and how he’s going to make it as a television writer with a show about Bigfoot and boy scouts.

There’s also our Albums of The Year list (we’ve chosen to go for a top 40 again, for some reason), and then a bunch of far less retrospective features, where Roots Manuva walks David Zammitt through his hometown of Stockwell, Fat White Family defend their extremely offensive new record and Hinds hang out at Winter Wonderland.

CASisDEAD is a masked grime artist hoping that Nigella Lawson is reading; RnB singer Rosie Lowe will tell you anything; and Jeffrey Lewis has drawn us 112 songs by The Fall, which is as impressive as it sounds.

Pick up a copy from our stockists from Saturday, Dec 12th.

And that’s us done for 2015 – the year that we’ve celebrated 10 years of Loud And Quiet when we didn’t really think we’d last a few months. A massive thank you to all of our brilliant contributors this year, and to you for continuing to read our paper and site. It’s why we enjoy putting it together.