Also, interviews with Idles, Kadhja Bonet, Rejjie Snow, Sleaford Mods, The Magnetic Field, Pissed Jeans and Kelly Lee Owens
I feel for new bands sometimes. They can’t win. If they turn up looking like sixth form spods people will say ‘where have all the rockstars gone! Bowie looked like an alien – a STAR!!!’ Dress up in 2017, though, and the common response will be, ‘oh c’mon, Bowie did that already – concentrate on the music please.’ But look at HMLTD and tell me that we don’t currently need a band with some flamboyance. They’re on our cover this month – issue 83 of Loud And Quiet is out this weekend (11 February 2017).
Matt Korvette of Pissed Jeans has written us a piece about how to dance at one of his show this year (that’s especially for the guys who still think it’s ok to turn up to a hardcore gig and act like a macho dick), and The Magnetic Fields‘ Stephin Merritt talks about his life for our Retold series.