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Saint Etienne

Win tickets to see Saint Etienne at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Saint Etienne at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

Northern Soul has teamed up with the RNCM to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to Saint Etienne on Sunday 11 June.

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Molly Drake Unthanks

Review: The Unthanks, RNCM, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Unthanks, RNCM, Manchester

One of the many fine and fascinating things about The Unthanks is how they manage to fearlessly represent the very epitome of the folk tradition yet at the same time are so extraordinarily adventurous.

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Smoove & Turrell by Jack Stocker

Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Smoove & Turrell, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s a bit chilly at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.

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Black Grape by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: British Sound Project, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: British Sound Project, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

The British Sound Project at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse boasted a heavyweight (and somewhat nostalgic) bill, as well as a second stage showcasing some of the North West’s best up and coming bands. 

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Pete Williams

Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

Soon enough, when you’re discussing Pete Williams’ music career, the subject of Dexys is going to crop up.

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James

Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

There’s a scene in the film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar where our eponymous hero offers himself to the crowd. They pull him to shreds. 

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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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Ren Harvieu by Chris Payne

Review: Ren Harvieu, St Ninian’s Church, Chorlton Arts Festival

June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Ren Harvieu, St Ninian’s Church, Chorlton Arts Festival

Pretty much the minute any successful new recording artist releases their debut album, they’re faced with the age-old killer question: “When’s your second album coming out?”.

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Tough Tits

Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

We all know the drill with academic conferences don’t we?

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A-ha at Manchester Arena

Review: a-ha, Manchester Arena

April 8, 2016 1 Comment

Back in 2009, a-ha fans around the world wept a fjordful of tears as the Norwegian trio called time on a staggeringly successful 25-year career.

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