Issue 40 / August 2009
Clash Magazine Issue 40

Featured in this issue…

The Dead Weather Exclusive – Jack's back!

Never one to rest on his laurels, Jack White has formed yet another band, this time roping in The Kills’ sultry Alison Mosshart and his Raconteurs mates. Clash met The Dead Weather on a particularly tempestuous day down in Nashville to meet music’s mercurial motley crew.

Florence and the Machine Soaring above the rest...

Florence may be the name to drop this summer, but that doesn’t guarantee the success of her debut. “It’s a scary time,” she tells Clash...

Tortoise Coming out of their shell

There's smiles behind the seriousness, says Doug McCombs

Major Lazer Diplo and Switch beam up Jamaica

Diplo and Switch went to Jamaica and created a masterpiece. Here’s the story.

Dirty Projectors Art-pop for the masses

Dave Longstreth’s Brooklyn outfit may just have made the album of the year...

The Lemonheads Knocking on Evan's door

Evan Dando is inviting us under the covers...

La Roux Going in for the kill

From folk to electro: La Roux’s sonic evolution revealed.

Album Spotlight

Neil Young 'On The Beach'

It began with a Lincoln Continental and a bottle of Mateus Rose.

Personality Clash

Andy Butler Vs Kid Creole

A union of Herculean proportions

  • Write On Remembering Britpop, by Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs
  • Rock and Rules Industry insight from the ex-Eagle, JD Souther.
  • Royal Academy Reviews Studying summer with an academic eye.
  • Private Passions The orient excess of King Cannibal’s cinematic tas
  • Stalker Twelve things you never knew about Björk.
  • Polls Apart Multilingual songs - the victims and the victors.
Album Reviews
  • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Magnolia Electric Co.
  • La Roux
  • Quantic and his Combo Babaro
  • The Rumble Strips
  • Cornershop
  • Deastro
  • The Dead Weather
  • Ancient Astronauts
  • Slow Club
  • We Fell To Earth

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