Well, this is weird, isn’t it? The UK is in full lockdown - you may have noticed. We have to queue to get into the supermarket, and if you listen to some smarter-than-us-types, we may not even see a major gig this side of the new year. Quite how this all shakes up is beyond a simple music magazine, but the impact is huge.
So much so that many of the records we were expecting to talk to you about over the next few months have started to move around the schedules. Take this month’s cover stars, PVRIS. Lynn and co’s third album was supposed to be arriving very soon indeed. Now, thanks to our good mate COVID-19, it’ll be with us a bit later - but we can confirm it is both massive and brilliant.
Taking centre stage and sounding bigger and better than ever before, she's not the only one blessing us with exciting new music. This month, we've also got Boston Manor, Trivium, Dance Gavin Dance, Diet Cig, Angels and Airwaves, Enter Shikari, Cold Years and loads, loads more. There's two brilliant new bands - Belmont and Reminders - in About To Break, a pre-album catch up with Yours Truly, everything you need to know about the new album from Aussie legends Violent Soho, and Milk Teeth's teenage playlist faves.
The new issue of Upset is out RIGHT NOW. Obviously, getting to our usual stockists is somewhat of a challenge - but you can still order a copy direct from us, right here, and we'll get it through your letterbox quick sharp. You can also read digitally on Issuu here. As it stands, our plan is to keep bringing you magazines no matter what over the next few months, so all your support is very much appreciated. There’ll probably be all kinds of changes, but one thing we can be sure of - the need for decent music never stops. We’ll be back at the front of a packed show before we know it.