Issue 104 - October 2010
The brand new look Artrocker Magazine is here featuring Grinderman, Black Keys, We Are Scientists, Devo, Mystery Jets, Tricky and more...
we've got a newly designed magazine, filled with new content and with a CD slapped on the cover for you. We've got that Nick Cave chappie on the cover and a fine Grinderman feature inside, along with Black Keys who, just in case you didn't know, don't like being called a blues band. We catch up with We Are Scientists and I, as part of this student themed issue take a side-ways look at student activism through the ages. We talk to Tricky, Devo, Mystery Jets, The Stranglers and The Strange Death Of Liberal England and catch up with the former members of Test Icicles who were our feature band five years ago this week. New features include our look at classic albums, this month Dr Feelgood's Stupidity, an interview with sleeve designer David Rager, a new focus on the heavier side of things with Metal Hurlant and An Open Letter To...This month's letter is from gay activist and musician Ste McCabe who has one or two things to say to The Pope prior to his visit. Paul Artrocker has a new Artrocker Radio column in which he tells us about his latest discoveries at the cutting edge of new music. Our New Blood coverage continues with six bands that are probably new to you, we have Kate Hornby's Rock The Look which this month focuses on Phantom's style and Lara Ferros' Collision pages which remain the most original clothes shoots you'll ever see.
There are 70 hot tips for students of all ages and thirty odd pages of single, album, Live and games reviews. And some rather fine art. And a chance to win Swear Shoes. And it all looks fabby in it's new suit. And I could go on all day, but the best thing for you to do is buy it. If you haven't read Artrocker for a while you might be surprised. It's bloody marvellous.