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Bido Lito! return with their first issue of 2021

by Khyle Deen. Published Thu 11 Feb 2021 13:09, last updated: 11/02/21

When was the last time you held some powerful pink paper in your hands, with all the music and creative industries news you need to know about?

Although lockdown continues to throw a spanner in the works for most businesses; Bido Lito! have pushed print on their first issue of the year. We at Purple Revolver salute you!

The February-March edition of Bido Lito! magazine is available to read now, with the usual mix of eclectic musicians, artists on Merseyside.

This month's magazine is available through a limited number of stockists (full list below). Or If you'd like to grab a copy directly, and support the magazine's future... the membership page would be the best way to do that, signing up will allow you to get a copy in the post, along with a tote bag as a welcoming gift. Simply visit bidolito.co.uk/membership

The team at Bido Lito! have given us a full run down of what you will find in issue 112... with artist and featured names in CAPS - so you can easily scan, while it's worth grabbing hold of a physical copy!

Newly signed to Berlin label City Slang, expansive, epic and vital, KING HANNAH are no longer taking their time. Tara Dalton speaks to them about their debut EP Tell Me Your Mind and I’ll Tell You Mine.

Britain’s longest running community newspaper, SCOTTIE PRESS, celebrates its 50th anniversary in February. Stuart Miles O’Hara chats to current editor Joel Hansen about the publication’s legacy, activism and the need to continue providing North Liverpool with an independent voice.

Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Culture ALISON MCGOVERN argues that the decision to exclude visa-less travel for touring musicians, artists and music industry professionals in the Brexit deal will curtail opportunities for the next generation of musicians – those who have as much power to represent the UK in Europe as diplomats and politicians.

We conclude the first phase of our PLAYING IN RESEARCH PROJECT with University of Liverpool by following up the musicians’ survey with a digital, sector-wide public consultation. Will Whitby highlights the dominant themes of funding and the plight of Liverpool’s venues trying to operate in testing times.

Finding home comforts in a riotous, oddball world of their own creation, Lily Blakeney-Edwards zeros in on HANNAH'S LITTLE SISTER, a band that have found their sound and success by staying true to themselves.

Multi-sensory performer SERAFINE1369 explores their practices and themes ahead of a specially commissioned piece for LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL.

Current artist in residence at MILAPFEST, KOUSIC SEN speaks to Jamie Bowman about his journey, practice and the similarities between Kolkata and Liverpool.

With lockdown restrictions taking an increasing toll on everyone’s mental health, Anouska Liat, along with musician Ollie Cash, enters the Open Door Charity’s BAZAAR - a Marketplace for the Mind.

Stephen Lewin virtually sits-down with industrial collective LONESAW to discuss cults, the plight of live venues and potato babies.

HOT PINK! charts the best recent releases from the bedrooms, labels and studios of Merseyside.

We introduce five new DJs, Musicians and Spoken Word artists in SPOTLIGHT.

PLUS there’s the usual mix of opinion, previews, reviews and news; photography, illustration and recommendations.

Issue 112 | February-March is out from Friday 5th February. Stockists include:

Ropes and Twines, Bold Street
The Bagelry, Nelson Street
Chapters Of Us, Simpson Street
Freida Mo's, Lark Lane
Nomad, Smithdown Road
Toast, Grange Road, West Kirby
Franchetti's, Liverpool Road, Crosby


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