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This month in Uncut!

This month in Uncut!

The new issue of Uncut, which hits shelves today (August 24), features Nick Cave, David Byrne, Bob Dylan and Viv Stanshall.

Cave is on the cover, and inside there’s an exclusive, extended interview with the songwriter about the screenplay and soundtrack for new film Lawless, the future of the Bad Seeds and his exceedingly short-lived acting career.

David Byrne and St Vincent talk about their hyperactive collaborative album, Love This Giant, out September 10, Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest is reviewed by Uncut editor Allan Jones, and Viv Stanshall’s wilderness years of drunkenness, japes and genius are examined.

Elsewhere, we look at the making of John Cooper Clarke’s “Beasley Street”, the Grateful Dead’s cosmic journey is chronicled through their live albums, and the revolutionary tale of The Dubliners is told.

The news section includes chats with John Paul Jones, Grandaddy and First Aid Kit.

As well as Dylan, the huge 38-page reviews section dissects albums from Grizzly Bear, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Calexico, The xx, Animal Collective, Frank Zappa and the Sex Pistols.

Films including Lawless and Looper, DVDs such as The Monk and Produced By George Martin, and books including Mike Scott’s Adventures Of A Waterboy, are also reviewed.

The live section features Elizabeth Fraser, the Ty Segall Band and Robert Plant, and the issue’s free CD boasts some stunning songs from the likes of Calexico, Patterson Hood, Dinosaur Jr and Mark Eitzel.

The new issue is out now.


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