Author: Andy Murray
In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”Read the full story..
“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil
“Come for the machetes, stay for the political insights.” Author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul about his new book
When David Nolan wrote his debut novel Black Moss two years ago, it was almost as an experiment, an unpremeditated tangent to his successful career as a journalist, documentary maker and non-fiction author.Read the full story..
“Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours
When Northern Soul speaks to John Cooper Clarke about his new autobiography and sings its praises to the skies, he’s right in the middle of recording the audiobook version and seems to appreciate the plaudits.Read the full story..
“The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson
There’s often a risk that the world of animation can be undervalued, pigeon-holed as the preserve of children’s films and not much more.Read the full story..
Releasing that difficult second album is always a big moment for any artist. For Ren Harvieu, though, it holds a special significance.Read the full story..
With us all cooped up inside for the foreseeable future, there’s not a great deal to do except sit tight and watch stuff. But it might as well be good stuff.Read the full story..
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