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Issue 1718

The streets of Melbourne are once again filled with beanies and black puffer jackets, which can only mean one thing: fall has finally fallen. But not to worry – there’s plenty to keep our spirits high. 

Middle Kids feature on our cover, discussing beauty, belief and “never getting to the bottom of anything”. Elsewhere, Sydney’s Sam Fischer talks about his emotional homecoming and eating kebabs on Oxford Street, Ziggy Ramo breaks down the process of writing a book and an album at the same time and The Vaccines chat about nostalgia and honesty ahead of their Brit-rock double-header with Everything Everything. 

Plus, The Hold Steady teach us how to craft a set from a 140-song archive, Fat White Family trades ecstasy pills for celery juice, Boo Seeka waxes poetic about life on the road and Peacemongers invite us for an awkward family dinner. And more, of course. 

With news of a few of our favourite festivals sitting out this year, we’re more determined than ever to support the local scene we love so much. At bars, in basements, in smokers sections, on dancefloors and on stages…We’ll see you there.