As part of a Reading and Leeds special, this month’s cover star is Gerard Way. The former My Chemical Romance frontman isn’t shy of the limelight, but in going solo with debut ‘Hesitant Alien’, he’s about to have the spotlight all to himself. With this record, he’s welcoming old fans and curious onlookers into his own weird and wonderful world.
Amongst tons of interviews, there’s also a special feature between Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry. The two artists arrive from very different worlds, but in an eye-opening interview between the two, they prove to share a lot in common.
You’ll also find Reading and Leeds excitement from Pulled Apart By Horses, Childhood, The Wytches, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lower Than Atlantis, Gnarwolves, The Districts, Dry the River and Temples.
There’s also word from Charli XCX about her new record, plus there’s chats with Merchandise, Frank Iero and Young Guns. Following that, find out about every going on from this year’s Latitude Festival in our extensive report.
Reviews delivers verdicts on records from Royal Blood, FKA twigs and The Gaslight Anthem, while Neu offers introductions to Gengahr, Real Lies and Years & Years.