Last month’s mag was picked up at an incredible rate, probably due to the combination of Jo Peel’s artwork and our interview with Jeremy Corbyn. I hope you enjoyed it.

It’s a tough act to follow, but we’ve got another stellar issue this month – interviews with writer and broadcaster Paul Mason and spiky rock trio Battles, plenty of info on Off The Shelf Festival of Words, which runs for the whole of October and into November, and a great piece from Nigel Slack about Sheffield Retail Quarter. Did you know that Sheffield City Council currently owns a large portion of the city centre for the first time in god knows how long? Read on for more on that.

Independent artists, traders, campaigners, doers – we want to hear from you. Get in touch.

A lovely (and long) mix this month from Adrian Malekpour of local post-rock band Fly on Byrd, fly on. Hit play, sit back and let it wash over you.