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Music review: The Eagles, Anfield, Liverpool

June 28, 2022 Comments Off on Music review: The Eagles, Anfield, Liverpool

A warm summer’s evening, and Anfield is filling up. There’s a buzz of anticipation. I love this place, it is so full of memories for me. But this isn’t another of those high-tension nights of European football. This is about recapturing a peaceful, easy feeling. 

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‘Music has been a constant over the years, like a coloured thread woven into cloth’

June 23, 2022 No Comments

Sometimes I think about how my life would be if I had made it as a hugely famous musician.

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Music Review: The Psychedelic Furs, Manchester Academy  

April 18, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: The Psychedelic Furs, Manchester Academy  

There have been considerable developments since The Psychedelic Furs last commanded a Manchester stage.

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The Hara. Credit: Scruff of the Neck Records

“The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

April 15, 2022 Comments Off on “The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

I first met the three-piece heavy rock outfit known as The Hara during Storm Eunice. It was one of the worst UK storms in recent memory and a day where, between the four of us, no one had thought to bring an umbrella.

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British Music Experience

Exhibition Review: Don’t You Forget About Me, British Music Experience, Liverpool

April 2, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Don’t You Forget About Me, British Music Experience, Liverpool

At its best, pop resists the definitive. It side-steps the constraints of those who try to pin it down and restrict it to a dull litany of the usual saints, the Dylans and the Lennons, the Whites and the Sheerans, those who are dead and those who might as well be, desiccating them into relics and museum pieces, suitable for endless resale.

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Clare Grogan

“I’m still the same person I was back then.” Altered Images singer Clare Grogan talks to Northern Soul

March 1, 2022 Comments Off on “I’m still the same person I was back then.” Altered Images singer Clare Grogan talks to Northern Soul

If Channel 5’s Friday music documentaries are to be believed, the 80s was the best decade for music.

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“We formed a band at the right time.” Northern Soul talks to Shambolics

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on “We formed a band at the right time.” Northern Soul talks to Shambolics

It’s no secret that the Scottish indie scene has soared in popularity over the past few years.

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Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.

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The Rats’ Tales: The extraordinary life stories of Manchester buskers, The Piccadilly Rats

December 9, 2021 Comments Off on The Rats’ Tales: The extraordinary life stories of Manchester buskers, The Piccadilly Rats

If you’ve ever meandered past the corner of Lever Street and Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of Manchester, you’ve probably witnessed the unabated joy that is beloved busking collective, The Piccadilly Rats.

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Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

Let’s get one thing straight from the start. There’s no point in pretending that this is going to be a reasoned, impartial and unbiased review, because it’s not.

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