So Young Issue Twenty
Our first magazine of 2019 is a landmark for us. So Young started as a bedroom project and nearly six years on, we are remarkably releasing our twentieth issue. Thanks for sticking with us. Issue Twenty welcomes Fat White Family back to the cover, as one of the most important bands of the last few years return with their third album, ‘Serfs Up!’. Lias, Nathan and Alex speak honestly to us about the new sounds as well as the darker times that they overcame. It’s impossible to escape Fontaines D.C. at the minute. The Dublin band have played every city and festival in the last 12 months and we gave them a call whilst they were on the road in Europe to talk about their debut album which is out in April. Staying in Ireland and the Dublin scene, The Murder Capital are the next band to step up and meet the hype. We chat about playing outside of Ireland, toxic masculinity and more. Nilüfer Yanya has had a whirlwind 12 months, featuring on every buzz list going and for good reason. We met up with Nilüfer in London for a chat and she took us back to the beginning, speaking about getting into music and the pressure of writing the debut album. Brooklyn’s Surfbort have been taking the UK by storm, playing support shows with Wolf Alice as well as sold out shows in the capital.
We spoke to the band after their Valentines Day show at Moth Club. Keeping the New York theme, Sunflower Bean have been keeping up the momentum with the release of new EP ‘King of the Dudes’. Julia and Nick took our call and they told us all about their love for London and their DIY DNA. An eight hour flight back and we catch up with three of the UK’s most exciting new bands. We get an insight into the worlds of Squid, Working Mens Club and Talk Show. Black Country, New Road are another band breaking out of the London scene. We dig in and put pen to paper on what we know so far. Three exciting projects across the UK are Antonia Marsh’s, Soft Opening, The Pistonhead Foundation and Deptford Northern Soul Club. In a breather from our favourite bands, we send over some Qs to find out what they’ve been doing. ‘Who Are You?’ returns to shed some light on the underground. Expect brief introductory chats with Public Practice, Famous, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Hussy and more.
Chiara Dal Maso
Cameron JL West