As you may have noticed, Eighth Day Magazine has undergone a bit of a facelift and is now bigger, better and BRIGHTER than ever before! So, what can you expect from Issue Fourteen of the magazine that, along with picking up many other accolades during its lifetime, has been called "Better than the NME", "Better than Kerrang!" and "the magazine equivalent of TFI Friday"?
Well, first of all, you can expect a veritable smorgasbord of brand new interviews for your delectation. This month's cover stars are grunge-rock three-piece The Kut, who this year are celebrating their tenth anniversary. Inside, Princess Maha, Dany Jones and Diana Bartmann tell us all about the band's history, the making of their critically and commercially acclaimed debut album 'Valley of Thorns', give us an insight into their second album, throw a bit of psychology in and much more.
Elsewhere, you can find interviews with Miki Berenyi of '90s shoegaze / Britpop legends Lush; pole-dancing London rock duo Tokyo Taboo; New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Troyen; literary Blackpool band Shady Poets; Jarrow street punks Crashed Out and Edinburgh garage punks The Shan, whilst Ian Moss tells us all about his new book '100 Albums (That We Should Learn to Love)' and reveals some of his own personal favourite records.
And that's not all! We say Happy Birthday to one of the world's oldest professional female drummers, the incredible 107 year old Viola Smith; get an insight into Ticketmaster's brand new scheme to help disabled music fans; review Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' seventeenth album, 'Ghosteen' whilst revealing the essential records from his forty year career and give our verdict on the film of the moment, 'Joker'.
You want more? Well, we sent Kevin Burke out to talk music and mental health with New York singer-songwriter Amy Rigby; Captain Sensible of The Damned; Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon, Supercluster and PRS; former Strawberry Switchblade singer Rose McDowall; Sushil K. Dade, better known as Future Pilot A.K.A.; singer-songwriter and Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh; Jo Beth Young, better known as RISE and Beth Rettig of Where We Sleep.
"More! More! More!", we hear you cry! Our Man in Plymouth, Paul Foden celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Simple Minds' little known second album 'Real to Real Cacophony'; Kevin Burke celebrates the fortieth anniversary of The Specials' self-titled debut and all things ska and two-tone; Wayne Reid trawls through a massive selection of punk biographies and Frenchy joins us for another rant.
We also pay tribute to the cream of drumming legends Ginger Baker with a beautiful piece by Kevin Burke, whilst Takeaway Thieves frontman Peter McLoughlin recalls the night he met the great man and we look at his essential releases.
And unbelievably, there is still more! We send Peter Dennis to review live performances by Say Sue Me, Hiperson, Theatre of Hate and Venus Fly Trap and you can find out about the hottest tickets around in our gig guide!
The future's BRIGHT, the future's Eighth Day Magazine Issue Fourteen, out now in Print and eMag form! It is available now from our shop; Action Records in Preston; Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool; Layton Concert Hall, Blackpool; Electrical Discount Centre, Blackpool and Dazamakis Music Shop in Cleveleys!