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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast

October 17, 2017 No Comments

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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HABIT Ext of Mia alley with Eliot J Langridge as Michael

“There are so many beautifully dark corners here.” Northern Soul chats to the team behind Manchester horror film, Habit

October 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There are so many beautifully dark corners here.” Northern Soul chats to the team behind Manchester horror film, Habit

There’s always been a lot of love for the horror genre in Manchester, but it’s surprisingly rare for a horror film to be filmed here.

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Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

It’s understandable that a certain sense of trepidation hangs over this particular show.

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Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

These days, Nigel Kneale isn’t a name that’s generally recognised by the man in the street.

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Lee Mavers, The La's. Photo by Jake Summerton

“The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 30 years since legendary Liverpool group The La’s released their first record, the thunderous single Way Out.

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Simon Day

“It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

There can’t be too many things that link Alan Bennett, Peter Gabriel and Charles Bronson (the violent jailbird one).

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No 6 Festival, images by Tim Cox-Brown

Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

The village of Portmeirion was created in 1925 (and finished in 1975) under the aegis of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who thought it would be a wheeze to conjure up a little bit of Italy on the North Wales coast.

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Australasia

Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

Brilliantly, either by accident or design, entrance to Australasia is gained by going literally down under: down a flight of stairs from a glass pyramid by John Rylands Library and under Manchester’s Deansgate.

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