The autumn is upon us and it’s time for a brand new issue of Properganda magazine (Oct/Nov/Dec 2012, issue 24), currently winging its way to retail outlets and venues up and down the country, while the free, interactive version is available to read and download HERE.
This month’s cover stars are the magnificent Bellowhead whose brand new album Broadside is “bigger, bolder, brassier and more brazen than ever” says Colin Irwin who gets the low-down direct from the band. Their tour kicks off 6th November 2012. Elsewhere this issue, there’s an exclusive preview of Heidi Talbot‘s new album (due out early next year), featured writer Sue Wilson shares the stories behind Kathryn Tickell‘s new release, while Helen M Jerome does the same for Karine Polwart‘s latest, Julian May interviews Courtney Pine about the Caribbean and Phil Meadley gets an exclusive listen to the new Show of Hands album. If that wasn’t enough, there are also features on blues guitar whizz Joanne Shaw Taylor, the Putumayo World Music label, Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter, Butch Vig’s new outfit The Emperors of Wyoming, plus Aimee Mann, Matraca Berg, Lau, Marconi Union, Gilmore & Roberts, The Young’uns and Megson.
Our Short Cuts section introducing First Timers, Old Timers and Reminders features articles on Blair Dunlop, Barb Jungr, Malcolm Holcombe, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Dan Walsh and Luke Jackson. You’ll also find round-ups of the latest Properboxes and ECM releases in the new issue, mini review features of albums by Jerry Douglas, Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Dave Stewart, plus the new Last Shop Standing film and Real World’s 30th anniversary Womad release, not to mention a whopping 10 pages of reviews.
Finally, don’t forget to check out our competition on page 7 of the new issue – send us your comments on Properganda magazine for the chance to win 5 CDs of your choice as featured in the new issue! What are you waiting for?!