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Magazine – Issue 1

Genre UK & EU Cat no. roughmag001


Rough Trade’s Album of the Month is IV by Black Mountain. In this issue they are interviewed by Gregory Adams.

Tim Noakes explores the brutal legacy of JG Ballard and speaks to Clint Mansell, Genesis P.Orridge, Lonelady, Deerhunter, Kano and some other people about the effect JG Ballard has had on their music.

Rough Trade’s Simon Russell defends his love for Je Suis Un Rock Star by Bill Wyman

Rough Trade’s John Webb presents a beginners’ guide to modern composition

A column from Light in the Attic

A comic by Daniel Brereton

An in-depth interview with Charles Bradley conducted in Rough Trade NYC

Rough Trade’s Ben Monaghan takes a trip to his hometown of Skelmersdale with Simon Tong, whose latest album with The Magnetic North is inspired by the very same place.

Mica Levi writes about the uncompromising talent of Kate Tempest

Writer Craig Taylor recommends The Talented Mr Ripley in his Cult Books column

An interview with Thurston Moore about his self-published book The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94

Agony Aunt Jonathan Richman answers questions put to him by readers

A horoscope by Andrew Weatherall