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Our cover star this month is Barry Hyde. John White talks to the Futureheads frontman about the release of his revealing, complex and hauntingly beautiful debut solo album.

Elsewhere, we have a news section chock full of local gigs and releases, featuring Yonaka, Suzuki Junzo, Primitive Man, Cauls, Vogue Dots, Kobadelta, Pale Kids, Moon Duo, Merz, Tough Tits, Lost State of Dance, Ben Folds, Music Box Festival and much more.

Culture-wise, we find out more about Jesterval comedy festival, Sunderland Shorts film festival and sound artist Chris Watson’s new project, plus loads more comedy, art, theatre and film.

You can tell summer’s coming – the festival season is upon us! Claire Dupree rounds up the best of this year’s festival crop, plus there’s the full gen on NARC. Fest and ¡VAMOS! Festival. There’s interviews galore: Alannah Lamb discusses good versus evil with electro Goth duo The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens; Linsey Teggert chats to Newcastle quartet The Welcome Party about their ambitious debut EP; Darren Hayman talks to Nina Keen about his new project on rural life; Lee Fisher caught up with Rob Heron to talk grit, guitars and girls; Rob Ash talks to Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek about the creation of his captivating sound; Joe Fowler talks work ethics, funk and vital inspirations with Nick Pride; Molly Chard speaks to psych rock legend Anton Newcome from Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Mixtape features mother and son Anne and Mat Tye from Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, who talk about their favourite songs.

Review-wise, we cover demos by Nettles, Martin Francis Trollope, Natty Nasty, Brother Alison and Curtis Longstaff, albums by Deerhoof, Minor Victories, letlive., MOURN and many more, plus singles by Fire Lady Luck, Joy Atlas, Lord Swans and Kobadelta among others. The live review section features reports from God Damn, Shonen Knife, Palehorse and more.

Don’t forget to listen along with this month’s issue, thanks to our Soundcloud Playlist.



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