Clash Issue 126 Lil Silva

Clash Issue 126 Lil Silva

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There are few things Lil Silva – real name TJ Carter – hasn’t accomplished. Initially crafting seminal club anthems for pivotal imprints like Night Slugs, he graduated to become one of British music’s MVPs, working alongside such renowned artists as Adele, BANKS and Kano.

For a while, his solo work – his own voice – was placed in the background. Last year’s album ‘Yesterday Is Heavy’ breached this, a heavy-duty creative endeavour marked by a huge cast, and breathless ambition. Kicked off during lockdown, it came to both define and redefine Lil Silva in the public consciousness – he knew who he was, but he couldn’t grasp who he might become.

Tracing intimate East London environs with Lotus, Clash meets Lil Silva to explore his roots, and expose his methods, before pondering where the future might take him.

As he explains: “The uncomfortable thing is the fear of change. So I’m ready to be uncomfortable. That’s the route to your desire…”

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll explore the sensual desires of George Riley, and chart the viral rise of Claire Rosinkranz. We profile Yeule’s breath-taking future-focussed pop, and give space to CMAT’s rumination’s on the democracy essential to art. Laura Misch breaks down her free-flowing creativity, West London multi-hyphenate Lord Apex is in conversation, and we gain life lessons from rock’s rebel queen Joan Jett.

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Please note magazines will not be shipping until November 6th 2023 onwards.


Words: Grant Brydon
Photography: Joshua Gordon
Vehicle: Lotus Eletre
Fashion: Harry Clements
Fashion Assistant: Benjamin Carnall
Grooming: Eliza Clarke
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers