Thank you, first of all, to everyone who took the time to write to us or message us on our social media with kind words about last month’s 300th issue. As always, your support means a lot to us and it is extremely satisfying to know that all of our hard work and effort has been appreciated.
So after all that… and after? What would you say Miles Davis? For issue 301, we wanted to make a statement, launch a new cover star, and tell a story that remains largely untold elsewhere in mainstream music magazines. Davis – an artist who has repeatedly revolutionized music – seemed like the perfect fit, and the time period covered by Tom’s excellent cover story captures him during one of his many transformational periods, conveniently bringing him closer to our world like never before. As Tom notes in his excellent article, “Like Dylan, like Bowie, Miles contained multitudes”; read more on page 88.
Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find some great news interviews with Michael Head, Arooj Aftab, Glen Matlock, The black keys, Fatoumata Diawara, the associates, Sharon Van Etten, Brian Eno and more. Eno’s former sparring partner, Brian Ferryalso wrote extensively for us on the eight Roxy Music studio recordings, while Rocks‘ most iconic album is hailed by a panel of heads, including cat power, J.Mascis, mike scott, Adam Granduciel, Jennifer Herrema and Kurt Viland we take a look at Dylan’s upcoming archival exhibit.
Finally, although our 300th issue shenanigans are over, we still have an anniversary to celebrate this year. I won’t spoil the surprise, but please check out uncut.co.uk on May 1st and find out how we plan to celebrate our 25th anniversary…