This issue focuses on new music, as we name the ten artists who we feel will rule 2012. The most anticipated of which is our cover star: Beth Jeans Houghton, the best thing to come out of Newcastle since Brown Ale.
Elsewhere, we pin down Wiley, the unpredictable rapper who's keen to avoid the charts.
Also, it’s one of the biggest musical scenes in the world, yet you couldn’t name one of its protagonists. Clash investigates the burgeoning popularity and influence of Korea’s exuberant pop trade.
Plus: Errors, fashion's freshest talent, Major Lazer, Paul Weller, Spiritualized and Saint Etienne.