Galactica 52 Adult 29 Damon Albarn 10 Brett Anderson 31 Ash 54 Joss Stone 23 Friendly Fires 40 Oasis 49 Gallows 34 Blink 182 5 Jamie T 78 MGMT 45 Tanlines 65 Miles Kane 57 Razorlight 39 The Streets 88 Hadouken! 22 Ash 38 Timbaland 63 Hole 32 Gruff Rhys 56 Muse 45 Eels 47 Miles Kane 21 Ash 68 Magik 44 Glasvegas 2 The Coral 4 Liars 10 Deerhoff 20 Gossip 34
SNAPSHOT THIS WEEK
Hey Fusion! fans, This week we speak to DJs of the moment, Vinyl Fetish and hang out backstage and have the normal stuff too! Enjoy! Eme
Backstage @ Vinyl Fetish gig
6 The White Stripes 8 Kaiser Chiefs 13 Ronald Robinson vs Miles 14 Letters
REVIEWS 25 LCD Soundsystem 27 The Stooges 29 Kubichek! 31 The Sounds
16 I Was A Cub Scout 19 This is dubstep Vinyl Fetish 36 Galactica
GIG GUIDE 52 Maximo Park Florence & the Machine Hadouken!
NEW MUSIC Words & Photos by Eme Agard
DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD #1
OW N K O T D E NE ames & Chris Names: J tep Pop ubs D : e r n om/VF e c G . e c a p s : my Website ction u r t s e D d: Mass a o l n w o D
INYL ETISH THE GREATEST DJ’S ON EARTH! I
magine you’re Vinyl Fetish: you’ve come from the depths of East London and suddenly been thrust into the spotlight and have broken America and have made a new music genre at the same time. It can be rather exhausting but Vinyl Fetish have done it all. Fusion! meets up with them in Downtown Calfornia to talk about girls, music, sex and Hitler...
Fusion!:Hey Vinyl, how’s it going? VF: Hey peeps, its not going too bad actually. Pretty damn sexy y’know... F!: Cool, how’s it feel to be the cool kids on the block? VF: We are? Wow, well it feels pretty cool then. We are officially the shit. (laughs) F!: Haha, we recently heard that you guys had a mob of girls running after you last night in Birmingham. VF: Yeah, those Brum girls are crazy man. We had to dive down three back alleys and jump into some random backyard to meet up with our mate like, 2 hours later. It’s some funny shit. F!: Do you guys have girlfriends? It’s an obligatory question that we ask to make girls cry. VF: I’m free and single but James he’s like all over this girl. Loser. F!: Aw, don’t you believe in love, Chris? VF: I’m all about the women and that, he’s all lovey dovey. I find it weird, I think my mum dropped me on me head.
F!: Right, down to business. You have a new album coming this week, tell us what it is about. VF: Well basically, it is an album just full of good tunes. Tunes to rock out to, tunes to cry to and tunes to jam to. We have heard an album that has tunes that could be used for a birth, wedding, breakups, sexy times and funerals and that’s what we wanted to do. We hope we’ve done that anyway. F!: Are you thinking about cracking the old Americano? VF: Yeah, we’re always, um... (Chris falls off seat and all burst into laughter) Mate you are such a tool sometimes (laughs).
“We are officially the s**t!” As I was saying, we are gonna tour with Hadouken! and Vampire Weekend this Summer and we are doing loads of festivals too. Can’t wait. F!:Cool! Well thanks for speaking to us and congrats on the Brits Nomination.
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HEAR THESE BANDS BEFORE YOUR MATES
These ladies describe themselves as indie hop masters, which we at Fusion! 100% believe. Their music is full of heavy synths and a hard bassline which will go through your soul like being on a cruise with a load of rowdy teenagers. Like what you are seeing? Well go on and listen to them now on the Fusion! Mixtape and on their Myspace now! Download: Money Dummy http://myspace.com/hmuk
If you like rowdy heavy metal then these are the guys to listen to. Hailing from Calfornia, they break the mould of the cliche bands that hail from the sunny state and bring a dark, mystery cloud that you will enjoy. Download: Freaky Roofs http:/myspace.com/purerock
BALI BABES If you like bhangra infused hip pop. This is the band for you. Residing from the sunny Cornwall, these music obsessed girls took it among themselves to take the music world by the balls and what they came up with was the coolest music heard since jam on sliced bread! Listen to their new song on MySpace now! Download: Ali Babski http://myspace.com/bbabe
VF: Thanks mate!