“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music
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.Read the full story..
“I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul
After three years of travelling the highways and byways, John Bramwell has released his long-awaited debut solo studio album, Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.Read the full story..
It’s not often that I’ve bought an album – and subsequently bought into a musician’s entire sound – simply off the back of hearing just one track.Read the full story..
When it comes to album sales in 2016, you can forget Beyoncé, Rag’n’Bone Man and Justin Bieber. Last year belonged to Ball and Boe.Read the full story..
Hmm. Ominous silence from Putin’s St Petersburg, cradle of the October Revolution, in its centenary month.Read the full story..
Somehow, the Hallé Orchestra’s Beyond the Score series slipped under my radar.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
You may well have read our recent interview with David Agnew, director of the Manchester Folk Festival, where he talked about the exciting state of folk and acoustic music these days.Read the full story..
Northern Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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