Northern Soul

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Lee Mavers, The La's. Photo by Jake Summerton

“The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 30 years since legendary Liverpool group The La’s released their first record, the thunderous single Way Out.

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Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2016 Comments Off on Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

It gladdens the heart when a band from your own neck of the woods does well. And so it’s a treat to see how well Manchester band The Slow Show is doing.

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Steeleye Span

Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

Longevity in the music business is rare, especially for bands. Fights over the lion’s share of the limelight and the inevitable ‘musical differences’ usually result in a shelf life of about 18 months.

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The Bluetones

“an itch we needed to scratch” – The Bluetones are back

September 5, 2015 Comments Off on “an itch we needed to scratch” – The Bluetones are back

At some point it was officially decided that the mid-90s ‘movement’ Britpop started in 1994, something to do with the release of Blur’s Parklife.

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Fotheringay

The Return of Fotheringay

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Return of Fotheringay

Fotheringay were one of the great ‘coulda, shoulda’ contenders from the golden era of folk-rock.

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Slaves

Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

Slaves’ recent gig at Gorilla was a joyful, riotous affair.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

November 22, 2014 Comments Off on The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

“They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.

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