Issue 53/September 2010
The Drums-Skream-!!!-Clash Magazine

Featured in this issue…

The Drums The true story of America's best new band...

They started the year as the great hope for music - now, as 2010 starts its descent, The Drums look back on the hype that almost crippled them, and the principles that keep them going through punishing schedules.

N*E*R*D* Revealing the disparity that keeps NERD together

The differences are always what makes a band special, the oxymoronic glue that holds them together, and Haley is appreciatively aware of this as we start to talk about this band that has such magical, cross-genre appeal.

!!! The punctuation fans on overcoming tragedy and how their band was saved by Berlin

After a three-year gap, !!! are back, back, back with their most accessible album to date. Singer Nic Offer talks Berlin, Chinese cinema and the beauty of the Internet.

Menomena Marvelously melodic electronic delights

Although Portland trio Menomena epitomise the spirit of DIY, they’ve now added some seductive polish to their honest sweat...

Dr. John The voodoo king of Louisiana funk

In the wake of America’s worst environmental disaster and another blight on his city, the New Orleans master of funk says the spirit there is still strong

Matthew Dear The former techno hero is embracing change

People find happiness in the most surprising places. Matthew Dear has discovered it smack bang in the middle of his skewed yet funky melancholic pop.

Skream Sets his sights on a new and surprising path

Ah, the ‘difficult’ second album. Tricky little bugger. With some artists, it’s easy to predict where they’re going to go. Dubstep pioneer Skream is not one of those artists.

Album Spotlight

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

“Eight panoramic songs about passion, escapism and desires, all hugely epic and utterly compelling.”

Personality Clash

Andy Burrows Vs Glenn Tilbrook

I Am Arrows’ Andy Burrows meets Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook

  • Write On The Gaslight Anthem
  • Rock And Rules Martha Reeves
  • Royal Academy Reviews American states
  • Local Heroes Deastro's Detroit
  • Stalker Aphex Twin
  • Polls Apart Songs about America
Album Reviews
  • Arcade Fire
  • Klaxons
  • Everything Everything
  • Best Coast
  • Skream
  • Eels
  • !!!
  • The Charlatans
  • Villagers
  • The Magic Numbers
  • Midnight Juggernauts
  • PVT

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