They say you’ve got to go away to come back again, so every summer we take a much-needed break from print, only to return fresh-faced in September. And here we are.

At Opus HQ we’re starting to get excited about the relaunch of the Now Then app, which will bring magazine content to your Apple and Android thingymebobs free of charge, while also keeping the much-loved discounts and offers with your local independent traders. Coming very soon to a city near you.

While I sun myself on annual leave this issue is heading to the printers, with two solid interviews with League of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson and electronic musician and composer Jlin, both of whom are coming to Sheffield this month. There are also great pieces on vegan food in Sheffield, a local metal band touring Japan, a Sheffield United fanzine with a difference, and loads more. Art comes courtesy of the supremely talented Tishk Barzanji. Read his story on page 35.