The new issue of Clash magazine – issue 88, aka our latest Fashion Issue, for those of you keeping count (what are we going to do when we reach 100? Feel free to tweet us party ideas for 2014) - is out now, and features Matt Healy of chart-topping Manchester band The 1975 on the cover. Inside: Clash speaks to the breakthrough sensation of 2013, an act whose debut album (our review) kept the likes of Nine Inch Nails and Rizzle Kicks from the chart’s summit. Find issue 88 in good newsagents or buy it via the PayPal option below.
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Featured in issue 88 of Clash magazine…
The 1975 – Bound To Win
So where’d this lot come from? Britain’s number-one new band explains their rise to the mainstream; about turning their dreams into the reality they’re experiencing right now. And it’s not just happening here in the UK – when Clash calls Matt Healy, he’s in Japan. “It’s crazy how an idea can start in a room and spread across the world,” he tells us.
All the luck? Nah, The 1975 have done this the hard way, building up a following through heavy gigging and steady releases. And they were turned down to begin with: “‘You haven’t got the songs, mate,’ they kept saying,” Healy tells us of those early label exchanges. Not the luck, then, but the last laugh certainly…
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Autumn/Winter ’13 Collections
Clash takes in the forthcoming collections from such fashion staples and major brands as French Connection, Diesel, AllSaints, Lyle and Scott, Burberry and more. Keep up with Clash’s online fashion coverage here.
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Wu-Tang Clan – The Master Is The Student
Clash sits down with many a member of the Wu, including Method Man, RZA and Ghostface Killah, to discuss the 10 laws of Shaolin, ahead of the crew’s forthcoming ‘A Better Tomorrow’ LP. “Sometimes you gotta steal, because you gotta survive,” Ghostface tells us, before RZA tells a tale of a Clan friend who made the unwise decision to steal from them, needlessly: “And then Ghost whips his ass.” Best to stay on the right side of these rap legends…
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Jackson – Futurism Ain’t Shit To Me
The Warp-signed Frenchman, frontman of his own Computerband, talks to Clash about his second LP ‘Glow’ (our review), arriving eight (!) years after his debut, ‘Smash’. “I like to make fun of myself,” he tells us, “…and lying is an exciting process in music.” Waaait, so are you having us on here about the mickey-taking, or what? Whatever the truth of the matter, Jackson makes clear his own fantasies in this revealing interview.
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Will Poulter – Standing On The Edge…
The star of Son Of Ranbow has come a long way in a little time. From school-days dress-up to We’re The Millers via a trip to Narnia, he’s been around the cinematic block rather more times than his age (he’s now 20) might imply. He tells Clash of experimenting with roles behind the scenes, as he’s finishing up his first screenplay: “I’ve never really had the balls, but a friend pushed me into it.” He dreams of working with Ben Affleck, and might just make it before he knows it.
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And then there’s all of this, too…
Kwes at his home studio.
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno talks jeans.
A$AP Ferg talks about his ‘Trap Lord’ LP and how religion played its part in its creation.
Designer Henry Holland guides us through his ideal last day on Earth in our Swan Song feature.
Clash’s comprehensive album reviews section covers Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Forest Swords, CHVRCHES, Factory Floor, Babyshambles, Lissie, Machinedrum, Gang Colours, Earl Sweatshirt, Moby and more… (Check out our online album reviews, too.)
And there’s more besides, covering film, fashion and music. Clash: it’s pretty much the best one-stop shop for all of the good shit out there.
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