Fuzz Club Magazine (Issue 1)
After months of work we're super excited to finally share the inaugural edition of the brand new Fuzz Club Magazine. Issue 1 clocks in at 96 pages and includes interviews/features with the likes of Holy Wave, The Telescopes, RF Shannon, Nicholas Wood (The KVB/Saccades), The Oscillation, The Third Sound, Routine Death and Sherpa The Tiger, art spotlights on Olya Dyer of The Underground Youth and photographer Lilly Creightmore, João of 10 000 Russos reflecting on the singular legacy of Mark E. Smith and recalling a torturous interview with the man himself, a primer on the Swedish psych scene, Christian Bland, Al Lover and Bob Mustachio on the history of Levitation/Austin Psych Fest and an in-depth retrospective on 1988 as a pivotal moment in the early years of shoegaze. Plus a bunch more!
Officially out now, Issue 1 of the Fuzz Club Magazine is a beautifully printed, perfect-bound A5 mag with glossy pages and a soft-touch/matte laminated cover.
“People don’t understand the difference between rock music and rock’n’roll… rock music is merely just music and rock’n’roll is much bigger than that... the thing that made rock’n’roll great in the 50s makes it great today: it’s an urgency, it’s a danger, it’s a true kind of folk music based on the blues. It means something to people, it brings a certain kind of people together.” Lux Interior, the macabre frontman of seminal psychobilly misfits The Cramps, muttered those words in an interview back in 1990 but something still rings true with them to this day. The term rock’n’roll may be sneered at by some, its legacy left reserved for rose-tinted retrospectives of those subversive moments in the 50s and 60s by others, however, call it what you want but that rock’n’roll ethos never went away, and still brings together a global community to this day. At the end of 2017, we at Fuzz Club were looking back and reflecting on all the artists we were lucky enough to work with throughout the year - putting out 34 releases from 24 bands in 14 different countries and working with countless artists, photographers, producers, videographers and promoters along the way. We alone only account for a tiny fraction of that community too - one spread across every corner of the globe and driven by a relentless creativity and a love of good music. This got us thinking of a way that we could try and document all this amazing stuff that was happening around us and before long we settled on the idea of this magazine you’re holding in your hands. The last thing that we wanted was for this to feel like another piece of soulless branded content to be thrown out into the void, so with this in mind we wanted to ensure the magazine celebrated the scene as a whole - looking at the endless pool of brilliant musicians, including the brand new and the innovators, as well as the people behind the scenes. And, of course, there’s heaps of stuff on what we’ve been up to lately too, including announcing a two-day music festival in Eindhoven this August. We’re really excited to share the first issue of the Fuzz Club Magazine, hope you enjoy it!"