Our latest issue shows that March is a gift for any music-lover. Whether sweating it out at one of Bristol’s fine music venues, or keeping things strictly between you and your headphones, there’s enough great music this month to make life feel special once more.

Sitting on our cover is Thundercat, whose new album, It Is What It Is, has seen him go through all manner of changes, from breakout success, to losing a friend in Mac Miller, to working with some of his musical heroes – more on p.26.

Bristol’s Tungz chat to our Deputy Editor, Jon Kean about marrying silliness with melancholia, and retro with futuristic. We learn more about their DIY journey so far ahead of their show at Rough Trade this month.

Elsewhere, Sorry, who’ve had more killer singles than most emergent guitar bands I could care to name, chat to us on the advent of their long-awaited debut album, 925. Berlin’s Zebra Katz – via our brother from another mother, Berlin in Stereo – also talks to us, this time about ditching the label narrative to do things on his own terms.

Loki Lillistone