Issue 30

Featured in this issue…

Kings Of Leon Love. Sex. Politics. Vampires.

It was only last Christmas that Clash declared ‘Because Of The Times’ by Kings Of Leon the best album of 2007. Now, only nine months later, its follow up, ‘Only By The Night’, looks set to rival its success. Clash flew once again to Nashville, Tennessee, to talk about this swift successor.

Brian Wilson "Drugs goofed up my mind"

Few would ever have believed that ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson would make it back from the brink after years of abuse, nervous breakdowns, drug dependencies and emotional turmoil, but now, more celebrated than ever, the visionary artist is reaching back to happier times as inspiration for his new album

The Orb The inside story of the dance dissidents

Two decades on and Britain’s ambient dance architects are still corrupting minds.

Mercury Rev Journey through electric dreams

Crikey! The chameleons of sound have gone electronic!

Joan Baez Confessions of a revolutionary

The ’60s folk icon proves there’s still a raging fire deep within her. Stand well back!

Mogwai The sound adventurers give us a lesson in youth

Negotiating a path that most rock and roll bands shy away from, they have remained steadfast in their refusal to sell their soul for mainstream success.

David Holmes The Irish legend unveils his dramatic new sound

Renowned DJ, producer, remixer and also respected creator of film scores, Holmes is a friendly man with a cheery Northern Irish brogue, and talks a mile a minute.

Album Spotlight

Nirvana - In Utero

Listening back to ‘In Utero’ now, it is immediately striking how the slick, polished sound of its predecessor is eschewed for a coarse noise and much more nihilistic lyrics.

Personality Clash

Unkle Vs Massive Attack

When UNKLE leader James Lavelle first bumped into trip-hop pioneer and Massive Attack founder Robert Del Naja at just seventeen, it was a match made in Heaven. Bonding over their obsessive passion for graffiti art, cool record sleeves and “wanting to be part of something”, the pair formed a creative friendship that still burns brightly today.

  • Write On Nitin Sawhney
  • Rock and Rules Malcolm Mclaren
  • Royal Academy Reviews Beck, Bloc Party, The Fratellis...
  • Private Passions Stereo MCs
  • Stalker Queen
  • Polls Apart Cover Versions
Album Reviews
  • Mogwai
  • Lambchop
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • David Holmes
  • The Dandy Warhols
  • Little Man Tate
  • Metronomy
  • Glasvegas
  • Kings of Leon
  • Skream
  • Rolldeep
  • Cold War Kids

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