Some voices are more important than others in music. That’s just how it is. If there was a league table, that of Laura Jane Grace would be near the top of the tree. With Against Me!’s new album ‘Shape Shift With Me’ sounding more vital than ever, they’re a band who belong on magazine covers. That’s why we’re so stoked to have them on ours this month.
With Reading & Leeds out of the way – and a huge review in this issue – it’s time to get down to business with some bloody huge albums dropping over the next couple of months. Every Time I Die, Young Guns, Beach Slang, Boston Manor, Taking Back Sunday and a whole bunch of others join the 2016 party this month alone.
Plus there’s Twin Atlantic taking on the internet, God Damn staying as ferocious as ever, Zac Farro explaining all about his poptastic Halfnoise, the verdict on the new Of Mice & Men record, an introduction to the brilliant Doe and everything that went down at Reading ’16.
If you thought the year was winding up, think again. We’re just getting going.
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