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Turin Brakes at The Whisky Sessions

Review: The Whisky Sessions, Manchester

November 28, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Whisky Sessions, Manchester

The inaugural Whisky Sessions at Victoria Warehouse boasted an eclectic line-up of big names and soon-to-be big names alongside a hearty commitment to promoting the old water of life, with whisky tastings and cocktails all part of the mix.

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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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Get It Loud In Libraries

Get Loud In The Library with Adele

August 25, 2014 Comments Off on Get Loud In The Library with Adele

Dusty, furtive places with quiet at a premium – these are the oft-quoted stereotypes associated with libraries. So you wouldn’t expect to see Adele belting out her tunes in a Lancaster library, would you?

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Shauna Mackin by Chris Payne

Shauna Mackin: on the brink of being proper famous

May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Shauna Mackin: on the brink of being proper famous

You know how upsetting it is when a singer has the temerity to cover your favourite artist?

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Eddi Reader by Chris Payne

Eddi Reader marches to her own beat

March 31, 2014 Comments Off on Eddi Reader marches to her own beat

When Eddi Reader hit number one with Perfect she seemed set for a life of chart-topping fame.

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Trans

Trans(formation): Bernard Butler talks to Northern Soul

February 11, 2014 Comments Off on Trans(formation): Bernard Butler talks to Northern Soul

If The Smiths were the great indie band of the ‘80s then Suede set the pace in the next decade.

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Kathryn Williams

Crushing on Kathryn Williams

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on Crushing on Kathryn Williams

Some musicians have the ability to write songs that gnaw at your heart. Kathryn Williams is one of them.

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Chasing Owls

Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

September 10, 2013 Comments Off on Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

Among the many manifold delights on offer at this weekend’s Ramsbottom Festival is an appearance by Edinburgh band Chasing Owls. Since forming in 2010, they’ve built a strong following as a live act on home territory and around the festival circuit.

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Bonnie Raitt

Making Music in the Slipstream

June 12, 2013 Comments Off on Making Music in the Slipstream

When Bonnie Raitt launched her career in the late 60s, she took her lead not from flash-in-the-pan chart-botherers but from the blues and folk greats she would see on the Boston club circuit, people like Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and, a particular favourite of hers, Sippie Wallace.

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