#22 – July 2009

Posted in Issues, Magazine
By Sam Bathe on 6 Jul 2009

After his very public mental collapse at Primavera Festival and subsequently cancelled European tour, ironically it was their now highly debated future rather than what would have been an interview that has put Wavves on our cover this month. In the high profile, high pressure music industry, drug-fuelled mistakes of a show can happen a little more often than you’d expect but it was the importance for their career that made frontman Nathan Williams’ mistake front page news. Still, more of that in our feature. We also review new albums from La Roux, Kap Bambino, Gossip, Florence And The Machine, Jack Peñate, Slow Club and a few more.

In cinema this month we preview two of the year’s most anticipated films, Martin Scorcese’s Shutter Island and 9, as well as Iron Man 2, set to rule the box office in 2010. In the review stakes, we rule over CGI-heavy blockbuster Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, fantastic summer love story (500) Days Of Summer, Moon and Last House On The Left, plus you can win a copy of Gran Torino on DVD in this month’s competition.

After featuring her stunning work on our blog, our art section features artist Amy Casey for a full spread. The Cleveland-based artist has been making a name for herself of late, and with the help of Chicago’s Zg Gallery is ready to step up her collection and take on the mainstream art loving public. Reno Ranger is back again for our style section, this time making light of a little rain, and André Pinces chips in with his summer rules for staying cool, in the pool, or on the pitch.

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