❉ It’s the return of our occasional series Cult Q&A. This week: musician Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly).
❉ Take a ‘Ride’ with Jenn Vix as she gets ready to launch her new EP ‘6’.
❉ Welcome artefact of Apocrypha in the Bowie canon, or barrel-scraping exercise?
❉ The likely lad and one half of writing duo Clement & La Frenais, looks back on bringing Roddy Doyle’s book to screen.
❉ NYC-based noisepop band preview lead single, announce new album.
❉ We hang out with the self-described “musician, writer, and mother of four boys” on the London leg of her UK tour.
❉ Paul Abbott reviews a triple-decker slab of Funk from Cherry Red’s Robinsongs label.
❉ Watch video for first single ‘Stimulus for Living’!
❉ ‘What Do You Call That Noise?’ corners the what’s, how’s and why’s of what made XTC ecstatic.
❉ Why don’t more people ‘get’ Frank Zappa? Mike Scott addresses the crux of the biscuit.