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The September issue of NARC. is available now from over 200 outlets across the North East. For your astonishment and delight this month, we have a bumper issue crammed with music, theatre, comedy, art, film and much more besides.

Our cover stars are Teesside indie pop band Cattle & Cane, who talk to Claire Dupree about the release of their long awaited debut album. Lovely photos taken on location at mima and Middlesbrough Reference Library by Nick Wesson.

News-wise, there’s live gig news from Richard Dawson, Band of Holy Joy, Piney Gir, DakhaBrakha, Surfer Blood, Sleaford Mods, Jacco Gardner, Brand New, Future Islands, CUZ, Goy Boy McIlroy and many more; plus festival round-ups including Lindisfarne Festival, Coquetfest, Durham Origins Festival, Ouseburn Delta Festival and Bingley Music Live; plus oodles more great stuff.

The Culture pages are teeming with talent: Laura Lancaster; Berwick Film & Media Art Festival; Michael Palin; Curious Monkey; Silly Billies; The Tempest; Picture The Poet; Layla Curtis; Simon Senn and much more!

Interview-wise, it’s a busy ol’ month. Claire Dupree talks to frontwoman Pauline Murray about iconic punk band Penetration’s first album in 36 years; Ryan Gray talks to The Polyphonic Spree’s Tim Delaughter about the choral rock band’s incredible 15 year career; Lee Fisher asked Pine Hill Haints frontman Jamie Barrier about Alabama Ghost Music, punk rock and Taylor Swift; Matthew Brown talks to folk band The Jar Family about their new album and inaugural festival; Linsey Teggert talks about bromance, Dave Grohl and God Damn’s brain-bashingly loud debut LP with drummer Ash Weaver; Eugenie Johnson talks to Antlez’s Micky Braham about insomnia, sea creatures and long gestation periods; Emily Ingram catches a rare glimpse into the personal life of John Lydon, in advance of PiL’s Newcastle gig this month; Yellow Creatures’ frontman Marc Bird talks to Eugenie Johnson about the band’s change in direction; Lee Fisher speaks to Amy Boone and Willy Vlautin from The Delines about country soul, female characters and Easington; Claire Dupree talks to Ben Muriel about The Sound of Silence Vol 1, a brand new alt. folk festival set to take over Stockton and in Mixtape, Coquetfest’s Tony Easington lets us peek at his record collection.

Review-wise, we check out demos by Reviews of Crying Lions, Captain Bigsy, Glenn Maltman, Twist Helix and Too Close To See; albums by Beirut, Blacklisters, Shannon & The Clams, Kurt Vile and more, plus singles by Kosoti, Tijuana Bibles, Coquin Migale among others; and there’s live reports from Them Off The Viz, Kingsley Chapman & The Murder, Your Aunt Fanny, Apologies and more.

Enjoy! x

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