Issue 80 is out this weekend, featuring Kate Tempest, Marc Almond, Patience, Soft Hair, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, Pylon and Nilüfer Yanya.


Kate Tempest is an artist we’ve been wanting to put on the cover since the beginning of the year. Occasionally we try to plan these things, and even more occasionally they come off. In October she releases her second album, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’, a characteristically lyrical record that maintains Tempest’s ambitious standards and speaks to everyone who’s pretty fucked off with the way things are right now. Via Dan Carey’s syrupy electronics and Tempest’s glottal-stop rapping, it tells the tales of seven separate protagonists who all happen to be awake at 4:18am one stormy night.

It’s a record that sounds not only extremely British, but specifically a product of south London. Our writer Katie Beswick – herself from round Tempest’s way – met with the poet and musician to discuss SE4, gender identity and the compulsion to share secrets within stories.

From south to west: we also visited promising 21-year-old songwriter Nilüfer Yanya in her local cafe to talk about bike theft, books and baseball bats.

Elsewhere in this October edition, David Zammitt asked The Walkmen’s Hamilton and ex-Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam about their debut collaboration ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’, Sam Walton met a legend called Marc Almond, and we knocked for former Veronica Falls singer Roxanne Clifford in her new LA home, where she now exists as Patience.

There are also interview features with Soft Hair (the perfectly strange new project from LA Priest and Connan Mockasin), and Daniel Dylan Wray retells the story of Pylon with help from the cult Athens, Georgia, band.

In the front of the magazine, Weyes Blood takes our Getting To Know You questionnaire and Sleaford Mods‘ barking frontman Jason Williamson revisits his teenage self for our Sweet 16 feature.

Plus, read our A-Z review of End of the Road 2016, and the verdicts on forthcoming new albums from Danny Brown, Bon Iver and Jenny Hval.

Lots in there, then. Out Saturday.

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