Well, lookee here!
It’s the 100th edition of The New Cue! Woo-hoo! Check those guys out, we said they’d only get to twenty editions but, woah, they’re already at one hundred big ones. Amazing. Three absolute losers making it happen remotely during a pandemic from scratch having lost their cushy jobs (those jobs weren’t cushy). They didn’t mope. They didn’t jump on social media and whine. They got on with it. They made a music magazine you can read on your phone on the bog or while you chow down your breakfast on your laptop, three days a week, each edition distinct from the last. All that belting content! Yes, we’ll drop that C-bomb. Content. Content galore. A fiver a month, that’s all it costs. Check out some of the people they’ve interviewed this year…
St Vincent, Alanis Morissette, Sleaford Mods, Tame Impala, Suggs, Gruff Rhys, The Horrors, Billy Childish, Stephen Fretwell, Fran Healy, Sons of Kemet, Wolf Alice, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Weller, Teenage Fanclub, Shirley Manson, Bobby Gillespie, John Grant, Tim Booth, Kristin Hersh, Noel Gallagher, Perry Farrell, Frank Turner, Brandon Flowers, Nicky Wire, Johnny Marr, Tim Burgess, The Vaccines, Common, Luke Steele, Kevin Rowland, Amyl & The Sniffers, Arthur Baker, Robert Plant, Dave Gahan, James Blunt, Big Zuu, Guy Garvey, Swindle, Alex Kapranos, Jason Pierce, Joan As Policewoman, Rod Stewart, Jenny Lewis, Michael Stipe, Yannis Philippakis…
And that’s just the headliners. Loads of new bands, guest appearances, record recommendations from record shops and musicians, authors, stories behind records, anecdotes, jokes, books. A whole universe constructed by TNC around music. Seems very good value for a fiver. Not that they’ve done it for money. They’ve done it for fun, to work with each other, to continue communicating with their friends, the readers, about music. And for the music PR Christmas lunches. They did it for lunches, too. But nobody has offered them Christmas lunch. Take take take. We’re all about giving, however. So please enjoy our fourth Lost In Print special with Mathew Clayton who runs Unbound. What’s Unbound? Hmmm, find out below, it’s very interesting. Buy us lunch next year, record company friends (swines).
Enjoy the edition, see you Friday,
Ted, Niall and Chris.
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