Northern Soul

Author: Andy Murray

The Fall

“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Much-venerated Manchester band The Fall have had a whole host of different line-ups over the years, but during their early 80s glory days they were driven by a particularly notable rhythm section.

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Film Review: Paddington 2

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Three years ago, when the first Paddington feature film was released, expectations were seriously low.

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Rubber duck

We Apologise for the Inconvenience: Mark Griffiths on his new play about Douglas Adams

November 14, 2017 No Comments

As well as being a best-selling author, scriptwriter and the mind behind The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams is celebrated for such killer quotes as “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

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Radio Cineola Tower

Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’.

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“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

Some time around the mid-90s, the artist known as Mik Artistik went for a night out in Leeds with his brothers to a pub that was holding an open mic music night.

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The Death of Stalin

Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

If you were to go by the title alone, The Death of Stalin wouldn’t be the film you’d assume it was.

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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on “Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe

When Mark Radcliffe was given his first national Radio 1 show, Out on Blue Six, back in April 1991, it came with an enigmatic promotional shot of him wearing a black cowl and shades.

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Blade Runner 2049

Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

No-one would have been surprised if the Blade Runner sequel had been a wash-out.

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Mark Thomas

Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Back at the start of this year, Northern Soul asked Mark Thomas what sort of form his next touring show might take, to which he replied: “Who knows! I tell you what – if you know, let me know.”

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