First, an admission: this month’s column was at risk of not going live because of, um, demons in my head. I hate romanticizing it like that, but there you go. Thing was, I’ve long decided on a list of artists to feature this month – at the beginning of August, to be exact – and yet it took me until two days ago (err, now, in my time frame) to write a word and make sense of everything. Yes, that’s the reveal: this column is not as deliberate as it seems. Sometimes I stumble on acts. Sometimes I re-stumble upon them. Sometimes they’re topical. Sometimes they just have interesting names. This month’s collection fit that criteria in one way or another. Or something.