Pulp are back! Yes, everyone and his mother is reforming at the moment, but this reunion deserves special attention. Jarvis Cocker and co were the ultimate indie success story, a true bunch of weirdos who spent a decade in oblivion before suddenly hitting huge success with their oh so droll, oh so pervy, oh so amazing songs….

Brilliant up-and-comer MNDR tells us about how she almost died, and worse, about working with Mark Ronson.

We also interview those unsung geniuses The National and discover they’re not unsung geniuses really, in fact, the most powerful man in the world, Barack Obama, is a fan. And we thought we were doing them a favour…

You may have heard Liam Gallagher (in fact Oasis bar Noel) has a new band, Beady Eye, and you may have heard their debut single. And Christ what uproar it’s caused, a real love it or hate it event release. We give our opinion and ask the likes of Alan McGee for their thoughts on ‘Bring The Light’.

We also have a huge reviews section, with My Chemical Romance and Kanye West as the leads. In Lives, Wavves, Marina and Lykke Li are assessed, whilst Mystery Jets star in a raucous ‘On The Road’. Plus, there’s an brilliant piece on the recent student protests, with exclusive pictures from inside Tory HQ as it got torn down from within.

Cracking stuff, buy the arse off it.

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