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bdrmm credit Gergia Richards

Sounds Northern: bdrmm

July 10, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: bdrmm

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s bdrmm. 

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Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

The heatwave well and truly hit Harrogate on day three of the town’s five-week Music Festival, which runs to July 29.

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The Lottery Winners

The Northern Soul Podcast: The Lottery Winners

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: The Lottery Winners

It’s July which means only one thing. That’s right, it’s this month’s The Northern Soul Podcast.

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“Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on “Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

Neither of us intend it, I’m sure, but our conversation circles back time and again to a once-forgotten corner of Ordsall on a bitter December day in 1985.

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Take Me to Church

Take Me To Church: Prestwich goes clubbing

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Take Me To Church: Prestwich goes clubbing

When friends Marie Grant, Jane Thomson and Liz Gregory went for a night out in their home town of Prestwich, they came home disappointed with the dance floor offering, and with a clear resolution to do something about it.  

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Team Picture - Group shot (Credit - Thomas O'Donoghue)

Sounds Northern: Team Picture

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Team Picture

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Team Picture from Leeds. 

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Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

Archie Swift installed our oven when we came back to Manchester.

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Blinders

Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

If you’re on here and haven’t heard of The Blinders yet then there’s really no excuse.

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LOWES

Sounds Northern: LOWES

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: LOWES

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. First up, LOWES from the Lake District.

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L7, HOME

Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.

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