Monthly Archives: April 2017
On paper, it sounds confusing. Two American women perform songs that span rap (Gucci Mane, Run DMC) country (George Jones) and tunes from classic songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright).Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2017 – a celebration of culture and enterprise in the North of EnglandRead the full story..
Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values
Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.Read the full story..
Now and again you come across a novel so closely published to your own specifications that you strongly suspect the publishers have secretly focus-grouped you to within an inch of your life, and then wiped all memory of it from your mind.Read the full story..
Name your ten best Indian restaurants in Manchester. This and That for value for money and good cooking, obvs, and…actually they’re pretty much all the same.Read the full story..
One of the many fine and fascinating things about The Unthanks is how they manage to fearlessly represent the very epitome of the folk tradition yet at the same time are so extraordinarily adventurous.Read the full story..
You can’t escape from stories these days.Read the full story..
As someone from Stratford-upon-Avon, I’m no stranger to Shakespeare. Walking through the quaint town centre, you can’t shake a feathered quill without bumping into a street performer bellowing lines from King Lear.Read the full story..
I read the book that changed my life, the one I can’t stop telling people about, last year.Read the full story..
These days, no-one would bat an eyelid if a hotly-tipped new band declared that they were heavily influenced by krautrock.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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Thought for the Day: "Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing." - Christopher Fry