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The Main Stories

110 Feline F i ne: Ca t Power Chan Marshall, t h e pur r i ng t empt r e s s of indie rock, has b e e n awkwardly s t r addl i ng f ame for a d e c a d e . In th i s exclusive interview, s h e looks back over her career and d i scusses why her new music n e e d e d a shot of s ou t h e r n soul.

144 Life's a Gas with Ni t r ous Oxide I n s t e a d of shrooms, kids are t u r n i n g t o balloons for t he i r legal highs, and it a in ' t h e l i um t h e y ' r e inhaling. We look at t h e revival of t h e Victorian g e n t s d r ug of choice, charmingly known t o s ome as h i pp i e crack.

136 I n t he Cite: Paris Underground Rock Scene After decades of h i t t i n g b um no t e s , a mass of t e e n a g e guitar bands have eme r g e d f r om t h e Paris u n d e r g r o u n d , hoping to emu l a t e t he i r British c oun t e r p a r t s . We cross t h e channel to see what t h e f u z z is going on.

CONTENTS

The Fashion

120 Masters of I nvention Photography WILLIAM S E L D E N

Styling CATHY EDWARDS

148 Does Anyone Know a Cu t e Gir l

W i t h Some Pompoms? Photography P I E RRE BAILLY

Styling B E T H F E N T O N

158 A Fighter's Life is N o t a Bowl of Cherries Photography W I L L DAVIDSON Styling N I C O L A F O R M I C H E T T I

172 T h a n k You Ladies and Gent l eman,

T h a n k You Very Muc h

Photography LACEY Styling CATHY EDWARDS

Se t S H O N A HEATH

182 T h e No t h i n g is Everywhere

Photography VAVA R I BEIRO Styling ALASTAIR MCKIMM