Issue Forty-Five introduces London’s most chaotic secret, Fat Dog. Following two years of building a feral live reputation, it’s finally time for Fat Dog to unleash some recorded music upon an already large and loyal following. We spent an hour or so with them at The Social in Soho to dissect just how their frenzied live shows have built so much hype, recording with James Ford and battling it out with the big names on tour. They’re on the cover.
Slowdive have found new energy and new life within the re-emergence of the shoegaze genre. Though flattened by Grunge and Britpop in the 90’s, the band have escaped the heritage tagline upon their return, and boast a youthful energy in their audiences. We chat to Slowdive about their hunger to learn from the new crop and how music discovery has changed since those early days.