Sentimentalist Magazine 26 is available online. Bands covered in the issue include Rilo Kiley and Bat For Lashes, hotties like Hot Hot Heat, Fiery Furnaces, Beirut, the Donnas and Jose Gonzalez as well as clever wordsmiths such as Jamie T and the Beastie Boys. Never one to miss out on new album action, Sentimentalist Magazine has also caught up with Liars, Shout Out Louds, Small Sins, Office, Emma Pollock, Moving Units, the Black Lips, Biffy Clyro, the Holloways, Agua de Anneke, Dragons of Zynth, Five O’Clock Heroes, the Mystery Jets and feisty Brit faves, the Wombats. Do yourself a favor and check this issue out!
The Wombats : Sentimentalist Magazine 26 : What better a place to talk to a band touted as being smart and wacky than in a Japanese restaurant, where oodles of chopsticks are at their disposal and slurping soup from ginormous bowls is a must? Liverpudlian goofballs the Wombats may look like they’re all fun and games, but meet them once, and it’s clear that the boys are serious about music, and have a set of very serious fans to prove it. I sat down with the clever threesome who dished about the odd road to success, and how the fans they’ve won over so far aren’t exactly the bookish, bubble gum popsters one might expect. [read the whole article in issue 26]
Editors : Sentimentalist Magazine 26 : Sometimes a band surprises you, taking your preconceived expectations and rearranging them into a different puzzle altogether. And as they break from the stark maze of sounds that echoed across their 2005 debut album, The Back Room, Editors have laid claim to that distinction with their powerful new release, An End Has a Start. [read the whole article in issue 26]
Hot Hot Heat : Sentimentalist Magazine 26 : It’s not portentous that I know his current state of dress (or lack there of), I just couldn’t help asking, since last time we talked about the new Hot Hot Heat album, he admitted that he hadn’t been using MySpace much because he’d been sitting around in his underwear playing music. [read the whole article in issue 26]
Bat For Lashes : Sentimentalist Magazine 26 : Natasha Khan and I are spanning time in Soho. A former nursery school teacher, and Mercury Prize-nominated rising star in England for her debut album Fur and Gold, Khan doesn’t just dance to the beat of her own drum; she has created an alternate world where dreams dictate responsibilities and imagination is all the paint one needs to color in the seasons of life. [read the whole article in issue 26]