Blitzed Issue 4 (July/August 2022) on sale 12th August.

£6.49

Welcome!

The latest issue of Blitzed is a generation-spanning collection of features, interviews and reviews from the worlds of music, art and culture.

This issue includes our exclusive interview with xPropaganda’s Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag discussing the new album ‘The Heart Is Strange’, working with Steven Lipson and also looking back at

their time in Propaganda.

We continue that German theme with a retrospective feature on Kraftwerk’s legacy and also cast an eye over the German band’s story from the perspective of Karl Bartos with the UK publication of his autobiography. There’s also a special look at 50 years of pioneering outfit Neu!

Also celebrating a 50th Anniversary is David Bowie’s singular creation Ziggy Stardust, with the album that sports his name marking its fifth decade. Blitzed looks back at its cultural significance.

Lucy Robinson explores Banarama’s intriguing history and we also showcase the stunning artwork of Carrie Graber. There’s also a focus on the musical choices of cult TV show Stranger Things. Meanwhile, Mik Scarlet takes a look at the secret behind great 80s hair – crimpers.

Blitzed also reports from a variety of live events and performances, including Grace Jones’ Meltdown, Pet Shop Boys, The Human League, Altered Images, Blancmange, ABC and Paul Weller.

Meanwhile, our reviews zone in on new releases by Erasure, Neu!, Toyah, Howard Jones, Röyksopp, and Shakespears Sister.

All this plus our regular features and columns!

Paul Browne / paulbrowne@blitzedmag.com