Issue 127 Kevin Abstract

Issue 127 Kevin Abstract

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Kevin Abstract is the fourth face of Clash 127.

When BROCKHAMPTON broke up Kevin Abstract closed a chapter in his life, but lost his support network. As old insecurities rose to the surface, he needed to wipe the slate clean, working on himself and building a new creative community in the process.

Returning to some of his core values, his solo album ‘Blanket’ turned the page, and began a new chapter – at times echoing the indie rock of his lonely Texan youth, the record is the closest we’ve ever come to Kevin Abstract in his purest form.

Challenging himself in ways he could scarcely have imagined, sessions found Kevin Abstract emerging utterly renewed.

He tells us: “I need some sense of community in order to make something I'm proud of.”

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll absorb the solitary message of serpentwithfeet, glimpse the magnetism of Offset, and encounter the softly groundbreaking power of Cat Burns, obtain access to electronic enigmas Mount Kimbie, and explore the world of rising songwriter Elmiene. CLASH profiles English Teacher’s inspirational front-woman Lily Fontaine, before meeting Alice Phoebe Lou. We encounter American force Sleater-Kinney, and dissect Yoko Ono’s new career-spanning London exhibition. Kickstarting our 20th anniversary year in style, we welcome Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos – our first ever cover star – to dissect nostalgia and the weight of the past in an exclusive essay.

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Words: Robin Murray
Photography: Pilot Lee
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers