It’s fair to say that Inspiral Carpets can quite easily be considered as legends. The band formed in 1983 and have a very unique garage indie sound that saw them release some seriously amazing albums and singles. Coming to prominence in the late 80’s with the rise of the Manchester scene they had a string of hits in the 90’s with such classic as “This Is How It Feels” and “Dragging Me Down” before a break in 1995. Back now with their original vocalist at the helm, the band are putting new music out again. We were lucky enough to be able to send a few questions to the way of Craig Gill, drummer for Inspiral Carpets since day one…
You can check the interview out here now: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=13345
This interview will also run in the forthcoming Issue 30 of Lights Go Out.
In other zine news the forthcoming split issue with Gadgie leaves to the printers today, so will be out very soon and we’ll get the ordering link up on the shop soon too!
Copenhagen based Hexis was a band to be noticed at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. They played fast, hard, and like the beast of seven heads emerging from the darkest depths of the ocean, Hexis has ascended upon mankind with his crushing delivery of blackened mix of metal/hardcore/post-metal. Roya caught up with the band and had a chat about everything…
Check it out here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=13239
In other zine news – we have already started lining up the interviews for issue # 30 and we still haven’t sent issue # 29 to print yet! More news on the official release date of this soon!
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We have just added Roya‘s write up to the site, so go check it out here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=13227
I reckon we should probably all head there next year….
For the new issue we’re going to be teaming up with the legendary zine that is Gadgie!
We are incredibly excited about this issue and to celebrate both zines have made it a Star Wars themed edition! In the pages we have chats with the genius that is Nerf Herder! Officer Down, Fights & Fires, Idle Class, Angry Lennox, Guerrilla Monsoon and Fist Kuffs all chat to us about stuff and of course, about Star Wars. There’s also columns on Star Wars and a Punk Wars special!
Front cover art by the wonderful Russell Taysom.
We’ve put together 18 pages, Gadgie has done the same. We are hoping to have it out for the start of September!
We still have a few copies of the latest issue in stock (thanks to the second print) so please do pick one up and help us make space for the next edition!
Oh yeah in other news we have a stall at WICKEDFEST in Reading next Friday 15th August. We’re only there the one night, but we’ll have zines, CD/Vinyl distro and more available. Check the event out here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/665945343461027 - It promises to be three bloody great days of music, so head on down and check it out!
Ed recently checked out the latest Surprise Attacks night at the Firefly in Worcester.
Bands playing were: Skewwhiff + Action + New Alaska + One Man Sun
You can check the review out here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=13094