Hurrah! It’s May’s Northern Soul Podcast. This month Lucy McNamara chats to Manchester-based band, Affairs. From scattered English counties, the group met at Hull University, drawn together by their mutual appreciation of 80s music, art, slick hair, tight jeans and loose hips. Comparisons have been drawn to artists as diverse as Foals, The Smiths, Wild Beasts and Spandau Ballet. Also on Lucy’s playlist is Laura Marling, Bat For Lashes, Beach House, Nadine Shah, Murder by Death and Diango Diango. You can get in touch with Lucy via Twitter @Lucy_McNamara or via Northern Soul @Northern_Soul_ To listen to Series One of the Northern Soul Podcast, click here PRS for Music