(Nearly) everything you need to know about this month's edition of the magazine
A new edition of Loud And Quiet (number 152 to be exact) is in the bag and will be arriving in stores and with our subscribers on April 16th. You can order a copy here or face extreme disappointment.
On the cover this month we have Angel Olsen, who we’ve featured a couple of times before inside the issue, but never as our lead feature. There’s a lot talk about: through the pandemic, Olsen has fallen in love, come out and sadly lost both of her parents in quick succession. With studio time already booked, she made new album Big Time shortly after, although had no idea if she’d be able to or not.
For our interview and shoot with her, we travelled to her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, where Olsen drove Colin Groundwater around for the day in her vintage pickup. It’s an extremely candid first interview about Big Time, thanks to Olsen’s openness.
Also in Issue 152:
Olsen’s recent collaborator Sharon Van Etten is in deep conversation with writer Gemma Samways; Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie discusses the legacy and evolution of live dance music with London trio PVA; Skye Butchard logs the the Odd Future of Odd Future, and where the collective’s lesser known members are now; Porridge Radio‘s Dana Margolin selects her underrated artists old and new; Welsh psych queen Gwenno recalls her years in Vegas as the STAR in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance (really); writer Jess Wrigglesworth talks to the community focussed music groups pushing south London’s DIY scene forward; profiles on the new artists we particularly love right now, from noise to hip-hop, to post-rock to techno, from Dog Unit, Thank, Fly Anakin, HAAi, Imarhan, Enumclaw and The Linda Lindas.
Plus all the usual columns, reviews and excitable gags. We’ve even added a new Rumour of the Month to the mag for all you gossip mongers out there.