Issue 23 of RAMzine is out now featuring a huge interview with Jaret Reddick and Gary Wiseman of Bowling For Soup as they look to celebrate their 25th Birthday as a band later on this year. We talk about how young pop punk band Not Ur Girlfrenz ended up on tour across the US and UK with them, as well as what it’s like to be a Rockstar Dad. They reveal which UK festival is their favourite and tell us of the time they met Dimebag Darrel. Jaret talks about the community that is Bowling For Soup fans and why it’s important to talk about mental health.
As Download Festival 2019 approaches, we take a look at some of the activities you may come across during the festival, and for all those first-timers we got you covered with our top festival tips!
We delved back into some monumental music as we dub Joanne Shaw Taylor‘s White Sugar a true Modern Classic. We take a look back at Fleetwood Mac’s classic release Pious Bird of Good Omen to celebrate the more feral, raw and innovative version of them that existed back in the late ‘60s.
The question ‘Do We Need So Many Anniversary Editions and Re-Issues?’ is asked, as Tom Dixon puts it “I freely acknowledge that my addiction is here to stay and that I will continue to pay through the nose so that my collection is always complete, but sometimes even I wonder at the amount of duplication I endure to get yet another elusive track.”
This issue also includes release reviews of: Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts, Heavy Feather, Hosemen, Latitudes, Rock Bottom, Cracked Machine, Atlas Pain, Dun Field Three, Lonesome, Avandra, Creature, Sworn Amongst, Pectora, Shotgun Sawyer, The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name, Snowy White And The White Flames, SPQR, False Gods.
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