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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Our cover story features contributions from many of Cave’s trusted allies and bandmates and we also bring you an essential collector’s guide to his labyrinthine output on vinyl.
Elsewhere in a packed issue, we speak to Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien about his debut solo album as EOB and check in with Ghostpoet, BC Camplight, Kelly Lee Owens and Brendan Benson to hear about their new records.
In these ongoing uncertain times, we find out what record shops are doing to stay alive – and how you can help. Our Classic Album is The Cure’s 1980 sophomore release, 17 Seconds, we tell the great what-if story of Big Star, meet Nirvana sleeve artist Robert Fisher and bring you expert crate digging guides to punk 45s and Colombian choice cuts.
If all that’s not enough, you’ll find the usual comprehensive range of new album, reissue and hi-fi reviews. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers.