Updated: Jan 16
Welcome to Eighth Day Magazine Issue Sixteen, our first issue of 2020 ... and the new decade! And what a way to start it! Our cover stars are The Awkwards, who in our December issue were awarded 2019 Album of the Year for their self-titled debut. Now, we bring you a full length interview with the band in which they tell us all about that album, how they are going to follow it up in 2020 and much more! You can also see the result of the photo-shoot that we conducted with the band during Christmas week!
Meanwhile, you can read our interviews with Brazilian-born, London-based rockers Yur Mum and multi-cultural punk / grunge London outfit Pollypikpocket, both of which were conducted following their performances at the Bootleg Social in Blackpool as part of the Lips Can Kill tour alongside Healthy Junkies (interviewed in Issue Twelve) and Tokyo Taboo (interviewed in Issue Fourteen); Anglo-Dutch duo Deutsche Ashram tell us all about their brand new second album 'Whisper Om'; Kevin Burke meets up with Strip Search Tramp, a supergroup which amongst its members features ex-Hawkwind and now also Evil Blizzard electronics maestro Mr. Dibs, our Issue Five cover star and Tracey Starzynska of Thee Acid Tongue, who we interviewed in Issue Nine, 'The Anarchy Issue', neo-folk artist RISE talks feminism in music and Peter Dennis chats to Nottingham post-punk, pre-gothic rock band Chaos Bleak.
Elsewhere, Kevin Burke brings us a report on the power-pop subgenre, which looks at the influence of bands such as Big Star, Raspberries, The Records and The Romantics and features yet more interviews with, in no particular order, sparkle*jets U.K, Dolph Chaney, The Reflectors, Joe Normal, The Hangabouts, The Persian Leaps, The Armoires, Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers and The Vapour Trails and if you are old school like us and remember the days of making mix-tapes, you will love our man in Plymouth Paul Foden's article about it!
And that isn't all! Frenchy brings us another rant, Chris Newton reviews 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', Pete Dennis reviews Adam Ant live on his recent 'Friend or Foe' tour, we introduce a brand new feature, Dan Webster's brilliant comic strip Wasted World, review The Who's first album in thirteen years, 'Who' and ring Mik Artistik up to congratulate him after Iggy Pop voted his song 'Sweet Leaf of the North' as his favourite track of the 2010s!
You can find all this and more in Eighth Day Magazine Issue Sixteen, out now in Print form from our online shop and all our usual high street stockists or in eMag form for those of you who prefer to read on your computer or mobile devices.
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