Issue 76 / August 2012
Clash Magazine Issue 76 - A$AP Rocky dual covers

Featured in this issue…

A$AP Rocky High Life

The flyest kid to come out of Harlem since Puffy, A$AP Rocky is fast becoming hip-hop’s new it boy. Producing purple-hazed tracks reminiscent of the Deep South whilst simultaneously taking over the fashion world, we chat to him about cough syrup, fine art and how he’s more than just a rapper.

Mac Miller Steady Flow

Pittsburgh’s latest rhyming export Mac Miller, AKA Malcolm McCormick, gets both luxuries by taking the D.I.Y path and funnily enough he also knows a thing or two about movie references.

Fatima Al Qadiri Genre bender

Remix albums have got a bad rep. Just ask Fatima Al Qadiri, the Kuwait-raised/Brooklyn-based artist whose latest EP ‘GSX Remixes’ should erase memories of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R Remixed’ forevermore. “I’m interested in the remix album format cos it’s this hangover from the ’90s”

Jimmy Cliff Rebel rebel

Jimmy cliff is all about the circles. He’s possessed by the rhythm of the world and seems self-perpetuating in his quest to relentlessly spread good vibes. He’s back with a new LP called ‘Rebirth’. Somewhere between his twenty-eighth and thirty-third long player.

Ghostpoet Keys of life

Is it possible to compose a tune on a mobile phone? Ghostpoet rises to the Clash challenge on his iPhone at Metropolis studios.

Liars Wish you were not here

Liars’ cerebral sixth album, ‘WIXIW’, is a record racked with insecurity, self-(over)analysis and vocals disintegrating into a computerised, ambient whirr. Nothing makes much logical sense here, in one of Liars’ very greatest albums to date, but relationships rarely do.

Morizo Von Oswald Trio Razing the bar

Moritz von oswald has just put the phone down in order to drink some coffee. Since suffering a stroke in 2008 he is struggling with the use of one arm. Imagining the phone upturned on a sofa beside him, there’s a pregnant pause in the interview.

Album Spotlight

Guns 'N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

“They infused the Sunset Strip’s ‘tits n’ ass sound’ with the spite of British Punk and the swagger of Stones-updated blues."

Personality Clash

James Yorkston Vs Martin Carthy

Two highly revered folk musicians get together this month for a chat on the phone. But wait. Are they folk musicians? What is folk? Is the industry ruining everything with endless sub-categories? It’s finally time to find out once and for all. yorkston and Carthy put their years of experience and collective wisdom to the subject, but end up merely discussing their favourite Oasis song.

  • Private Passions Regina Spektor
  • In The Works Efterklang
  • Rock And Rules Tom Jones
  • Stalker Gil Scott-Heron
  • Royal Academy Reviews Sports and Games
  • Swan Song The Hives
Album Reviews
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Of Monsters And Men
  • Foals
  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  • Modeselektion Vol. 2
  • The Very Best
  • The View
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Antony And The Johnsons
  • mum
  • Friends
  • Ryat

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