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Japanese Breakfast is on the cover of Loud And Quiet 146

Out April 10 – pre-order a copy now

Things feel a little more positive as we publish issue 146 of the magazine, and our decision on who to feature on the cover was an easy one to make. Jubilee, the new album by Japanese Breakfast, embodies the positivity of early spring, and feels supercharged right now. It’s a record strictly about JOY, which is a feeling you used to have.

Also in this edition – which is out from April 10 – are new artist interviews with LA duo Paris Texas, hauntology folk artist Lael Neale, Chicago no wave band Horsegirl, conservationist and rapper Kam-Bu, London jazz manipulator Alfa Mist and ex-Skinny Girl Diet star Delilah Holliday.

J Mascis is in conversation with Kurt Vile (who has co-produced the new Dinosaur Jr album), metal duo Divide and Dissolve share their Rates, and Dominic Haley has written a guide to why everyone should love Alan Vega and Suicide.

We also celebrate 30 years of Fat Possum Records with how they went from an obscure blues label to publishing a best-selling novel by a bank robber. And Hockeysmith and the eel collective tell us all about Cornwall’s DIY rave scene, which they’ve built and nurtured down in Falmouth.

Lots more besides.

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