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GLOO are on the cover of Loud And Quiet 136 – order it now

Also, Wayne Coyne was nearly murdered in a restaurant when he was 16

Who are GLOO? Or, more likely, what is GLOO? We’ve dedicated this month’s cover feature to this vague, obsessive, inspiring DIY project from Iglooghost, BABii and Kai Whiston, which takes many forms, from their solo material to an new interactive club night launched in Asia recently, to a fashion brand, to perfumes, to a forthcoming GLOO record. They might launch some glassware soon. It’s quite unbelievable just how self-sufficient they are, working without the help of anyone else. Find out about their self-made universe in issue 136 of the magazine, from Saturday (July 27).

Australian artist Sui Zhen is exploring an alternative world too, while Lynks Afrikka embodies queer empowerment in the Bristol avant-garde while dressing as a demon and wearing a mop (the photos for this feature might be the best we’ve ever printed).

Also in issue 136 are Girl Band, talking for the first time about their eventual return, Australian prog-punk band Tropical Fuck Storm discussing fictional nazis who look like Kate Moss and Wayne Coyne specifically recalling when he was nearly murdered in a restaurant kitchen.

Plus (sorry, I know this a boring way to trail a new issue, but let’s get through it): features with ex-Silver Jews member David Berman who has finally released a solo album as Purple Mountains, currently living in his record label’s office, Toronto band Deliluh who are building alternative DIY spaces in their city, and bass DJ Happa and Shame‘s Charlie Steen, who’ve recently collaborated on a new EP.

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