Here at Lights Go Out we’re always looking for ways to challenge ourselves and also to keep the zine interesting. As I’m sure you’ve seen, in the past we have released special editions of the zine (colouring book, Star Wars Edition, year reviews, 24 hour issues and more) and we’re looking at the future plans for what we’re doing. We’ve decided that 2017 is going to be a busy year for the zine and we’re going to try something a bit different this time.
The crazy idea we have is that we’re going to try and ensure we bring a new issue out every single month!
So yes, that’s 12 issues of Lights Go Out on the planning table for next year. We’ve already started working on the contents and have some cracking stuff already sorted. The plan will be a 20/24/28 page zine every single month! But, to make this happen we’d love to get some people involved. Either with writing a column, some reviews, sending in anything we can print (interviews for example or a tour report) would be amazing! And also any of you out there who feel like you’d be up for designing us a front cover – that would be awesome. If you feel like you’d be up for getting involved, we would love to hear from you. We’re keen to make this stupid idea happy next year, do please help the editor’s sanity….
Oh and we have some sweet new badges in stock too….
Backpacks are a 4 piece from Michigan, US. They are currently killing it over in the states with their unique take on the Emo/Indie punk style and are just about to get their debut UK release on Dirty Sushi Records with the ‘Feels Like’ E.P. Think Gameface and Jimmy Eat world take on Brand New and Title Fight. We spoke to Yong Los for a bit of insight into the band, how they started and why they do it…
Check the interview out HERE!
The interview will also run in the physical printed zine during 2017. We’re currently working out plans for next year and hope to be able to announce them soon.
Really pleased to announce issue 41 of Lights Go Out will be released this month. The front cover features artwork by Patrick Strode and looks great, huge thanks to Patrick.
Issue 41 features Guttermouth, Kunt & The Gang, IDestroy, Bratakus, Ming City Rockers, Layman’s Terms, Geezapunx, School Damage, Welly from Artcore Zine, Rebellion Festival, Columns, Music Reviews, Gig Reviews and more.
You can pre-order here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-41
Can’t wait for you all to read this issue…
The Mr. T Experience have always been one of my favourite bands. So when I heard they had a new record coming out, this was very welcome to my ears. Dr. Frank has been busy writing books in recent years, but the new novel is a tie in with the new MTX album called “King Dork Approximately” and it’s as amazing as I hoped it would be. I was able to have a chat to Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) about the new record and this interview is now online for you to enjoy!
Check it out here: The Mr. T Experience Interview
This interview will also run in issue 42 of Lights Go Out.
Issue 41 – a quick update for you: it’s all finished, just waiting on the contents/logo to be added to the front cover artwork and it’ll be on it’s way to the printers.