❉ Pixies are back – again! – with a new album, ‘Head Carrier’. “Is it any good? No. It’s great.”
❉ Luke Haines remains as perverse as ever on his latest album, ‘Smash The System’.
❉ Poet and novelist Ange Chan takes us on a tour of the history of
La Chanson Française, from Piaf, Brel and Gainsbourg to Bowie, Almond and Daho.
❉ Musician Lol Tolhurst’s memoir charts the creation of The Cure, and his descent into alcohol and substance abuse.
❉ We celebrate what would have been Marc Bolan’s 69th birthday with a special playlist of album tracks, B sides and outtakes.
❉ We look back on Suede’s ‘comeback’ album Coming Up, and geek out over the new 20th anniversary collectors’ edition.
❉ A new book takes a serious look at the Monkees’ significance as a pop culture phenomenon, and the legacy of their cult movie ‘Head’.
❉ We review Rudi Esch’s eyewitness account of how the Düsseldorf electronic scene developed from 1970 to 1986.
❉ We Are Cult appreciate a good reissue. Here, we give you the lowdown on some recent noteworthy vinyl reissues.
✻ We look at David Bowie’s recently unearthed, ‘lost’ soul album ‘The Gouster’ , which evolved into ‘Young Americans’.