It’s the return of autumn and with it our favourite time of year: tour season. Seeing our listings brimming once more with artists of all shapes and sizes makes me very happy indeed, as does the incoming slew of impeccable releases.
One such artist, Vagabon, graces our cover this month on the cusp of her excellent – and rather pop – second album, All the Women in Me. One of the few acts to lead our little magazine twice, we’ve been fans since her gorgeous In Stereo Sessions performance for us in 2017.
Elsewhere, Norway’s Jenny Hval returns with The Practice of Love, and I couldn’t be more excited. She discusses her multilingual, multi-disciplined output and how it all came together for what I would call her most engaging record yet.
Next, Girl Band talk to us about recording in (and sampling) a 500-year-old building in Dublin, as electro-pop powerhouse, MUNA, discuss the state of the world and how it all dovetails with their new offering.
All this, plus live listings for Bristol’s best venues, our September release roundup (including some great Bristol artists), guests, top events and more.