Northern Soul

Author: Danny Moran

Album Review: I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, Morrissey

April 5, 2020 Comments Off on Album Review: I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, Morrissey

As those who can still be bothered to care continue to fume at his flirtationship with the far right, Morrissey presses on with the insouciance of a thrice-wed gaslighter, essentially putting down the dog whistle he’s been tooting on for the past quarter of a century, holding it behind his back, while summarily serving up an album of such solicitous pop savvy as to protest he’s been decent all along.

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Jennifer Makumbi

“The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on “The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

Jennifer Makumbi’s father was a bank manager in Kampala. It was 1978, at the height of Idi Amin’s reign of terror, when her family’s lives were changed forever.

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“I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

September 20, 2019 Comments Off on “I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

If you were to set a murder mystery in Harrogate then its crime writing festival would offer the perfect setting for a puckish postmodern whodunnit.

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“Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

August 17, 2019 Comments Off on “Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sun-splashed Tuesday morning 72 hours from Peterloo day. I’m at the Kim by the Sea café in regenerated Hulme.

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