Northern Soul

Articles relating to: Northern Electric

Paul Morley and Julie Campbell (Lonelady) in conversation at Manchester Literature Festival 2021 Photo courtesy Manchester Literature Festival:Gareth Lowe _3

Review: Paul Morley in conversation with LoneLady, Manchester Literature Festival, HOME, Manchester

October 12, 2021 No Comments

There’s no denying that there’s an air of anticipation around this, on more than one level.

Share Button
Read the full story..

And Away...by Bob Mortimer

Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

September 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

“Who’s the best, Vic or Bob?”

Share Button
Read the full story..

Sparks Brothers

Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

We seem to be living at the tail end of a golden age for the music documentary.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Diana Dors

“I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on “I just wish I could have gone for a drink with her.” Anna Cale, author of The Real Diana Dors

There was a time, as Peter Cook once joked, When Diana Dors Ruled the Earth.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Use Hearing Protection

Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

Back at the start of last year, Northern Soul spoke to curator Jan Hicks about the then-forthcoming Science and Industry Museum exhibition about Factory – that’s to say, Tony Wilson and co’s now-legendary northern music empire.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Jason Wood Photo Credit: Rebecca Lupton

“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on “People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Graham Duff by Xavier Itter

“It was an absolute buzz.” Graham Duff talks about collaborating with Mark E Smith on horror script The Otherwise

June 8, 2021 Comments Off on “It was an absolute buzz.” Graham Duff talks about collaborating with Mark E Smith on horror script The Otherwise

“Course it is, where do you think I get this golden glow from, Ready Brek?”.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Excavate!

Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

April 1, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”

Share Button
Read the full story..

It's a Sin

TV Review: It’s a Sin

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on TV Review: It’s a Sin

Steven Moffat once joked that the philosophy of his fellow TV scriptwriter Russell T Davies was to “create interesting characters – and melt them”.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Cafe Exil

“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on “It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

By day, Jason Wood is the creative director for film & culture at HOME in Manchester and his friend Bob Stanley is one-third of beloved British pop band Saint Etienne.

Share Button
Read the full story..