September 2014 issue - out now
The gusts of autumn riffle the pages of our September issue, as we get ready for a breezy few months. CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR may not be the most familar of names round these parts, but the Southport-based sludge metal outfit are punching massive holes in the metal scene across Europe right now. Their debut record Mechanical Tides is their manifesto, and its visceral attacks will leave you feeling as though you've just gone 12 rounds with a bare knuckle fighter. Emerging from their studio sessions, BY THE SEA talk to use about the building blocks of new record Endless Days, Crystal Sky were pieced together by some serious application and a lot more synth. Mo Stewart chats to DJ Danny Fitzgerald about his love of calypso music, which resulted in his compilation Calypso: The Musical Poetry of the Caribbean 1955-69, released by Soul Jazz Records. GOOD GRIEF kept a diary from their recent tour of the US alongside mates Eureka California, and it sounds like a bloody good old ride. Ahead of Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia (26th and 27th September) at Camp and Furnace, Paddy Clarke speaks to one of the festival headliners GRUMBLING FUR, and finds a pair of musicians intent of colliding textures and genres to come up with something distinctive. September sees the second International Cassette Store Day (27th), and to celebrate it we asked Damon Fairclough - the author of the book Record And Play: Music, Memory and Six Imaginary Mixtapes - to come up with a new mixtape for us. THE ECTOPLASMIC AUDIO GUIDE is the result. The reviews section is in fine form again as we look back at ASTRAL COAST, KENDAL CALLING and BEATHERDER festivals, and also at gigs from THE TWILIGHT SAD, ANDREW WK, NEON WALTZ, D/R/U/G/S and plenty more.