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Dead Naked Hippies, Andrew Benge

Sounds Northern: Dead Naked Hippies

Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Dead Naked Hippies

In a series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Dead Naked Hippies.  

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Cowboy Junkies, image by Heather Pollock

Welcome to the Age of Dissolution: Northern Soul chats to Michael Timmins from Cowboy Junkies

Nov 10, 2018 Comments Off on Welcome to the Age of Dissolution: Northern Soul chats to Michael Timmins from Cowboy Junkies

Amid all the flash and bombast that defined the late 80s, Cowboy Junkies proved there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective with their compelling 1988 classic, The Trinity Session.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: El Whaeko

Nov 7, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: El Whaeko

 November: the season for fireworks, bonfires, toffee apples and the latest edition of the Northern Soul Podcast. 

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Jilted John 1978

Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

Oct 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Oct 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe.

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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

Oct 8, 2018 Comments Off on “It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

Oct 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Mark Kermode

How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

Oct 2, 2018 Comments Off on How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

These days Mark Kermode draws a large, loyal audience every Friday afternoon for his Film Review show with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Butterfly Music Co. by Chris Payne

The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

Sep 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.

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Liam van Ryn

Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

Sep 29, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

In a series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Liam van Ryn. 

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