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Review: The Emily Brontë Song Cycle, The Unthanks, Leeds Town Hall

January 10, 2019 No Comments

We’re incredibly lucky in Yorkshire to have a venue like the venerable Leeds Town Hall that attracts many of the world’s finest artists.

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Sounds Northern: Caoilfhionn Rose

January 7, 2019 No Comments

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

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Music Review: The Slow Readers Club, Apollo, Manchester

January 4, 2019 No Comments

2018 will always hold a place in my heart as the year I discovered, and pretty much fell in love with, The Slow Readers Club

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Sounds Northern: Arran George

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Arran George

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

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Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

When Julia Holter last played Gorilla in February 2016, she was touring her Have You in My Wilderness album, an unexpectedly poppy proposition relative to her previous work.

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Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

Who’s present at tonight’s Vic Godard gig? That’s easy.

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Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

December 8, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Bid is ill.

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Review: Christine and the Queens, Manchester Apollo

December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Christine and the Queens, Manchester Apollo

Chances are you discovered Christine and the Queens through Tilted, a Top 20 UK hit single that, thanks to Glastonbury and notable TV performances, seemed to be everywhere in Summer 2016.

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Review: Faustus – Cotton Lords, Central Library, Manchester

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Faustus – Cotton Lords, Central Library, Manchester

As Manchester-born Simon Rennie, chief investigator for The Poetry Of The Lancashire Cotton Famine project, pointed out at the start of this show, if you want to know about the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861 to 1865 then you can look in the history books (or here).

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Sounds Northern: Dead Naked Hippies

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Dead Naked Hippies

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

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