Issue 63/July 2011

Featured in this issue…

Jamie XX The quietest man of our bass culture gets noisy.

In our exclusive cover story, Jamie Smith runs the rule over the UK club scene and uncovers his darkest fears of The xx ahead of their seond LP.

Battles Drinking colours into our ears

Battles return a man down but with their most thrilling album yet. A sensory overload that’ll knock you off your feet with a smile.

My Morning Jacket Jim James and his bearded Kentuckians

The band may be known as musical adventurers, but can black metal and Thai pop fit in the Jacket’s sound? We find out...

Bon Iver Justin Vernon has emerged...

...through a voyage of discovery to conquer his fears. We meet the troubadour to find out why he’s got Kanye West to thank for his transition.

Robbie Robertson The Band’s former story teller

In the thirteen years since his last solo album, Robertson has finally discovered the art of self-expression. He tells Clash why his new album is his most personal yet.

The Dark Star The kaleidoscopic rise of Syd Barrett

Shattered by his fragile state of mind amid an unhealthy appetite for hallucinogens, Clash traces the life behind the myths of Pink Floyd’s cosmic founder.

Emmylou Harris Queen of country

On life’s lessons learned for our Rock & Rules feature.

Album Spotlight

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Personality Clash

A Holy Fuck / Dananananaykroyd summit of chat.

A Holy Fuck / Dananananaykroyd summit of chat.

  • Write On Chilly Gonzales
  • In The Works Graham Coxon
  • Royal Academy Reviews Insects
  • Swan Song Adam Ant
  • Stalker Lou Reed
  • Electric Selection Underground musings
Album Reviews
  • Robert Hood
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Bon Iver
  • Fucked Up
  • The Antlers
  • Sons And Daughters
  • Patrick Wolf
  • Thurston Moore
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Battles
  • Vetiver
  • Black Lips

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