INTERVIEW: MARISSA NADLER

Despite wide critical acclaim and praise from friends, I was definitely a ‘johnny-come-lately’ to Marissa Nadler and found myself stunned by the quality of her most recent record ‘Strangers’. The album, for me, confirmed Marissa’s position as a classic story teller as I became obsessed with finding the answers to each question prompted by her […]

INTERVIEW: JOFRIÐUR AKADOTTIR (PASCAL PINON / SAMARIS / JFDR / GANGLY)

Björk recently named Jofriður Akadottir as one of her favourite new artists in a piece for The Guardian. In that article, Björk admitted her obsession for Jofriður’s innovative techno band Samaris and praised her other work. For someone who has just entered her 20’s, Jofriður has released a hell of a lot of music. She […]

THE LOVELY EGGS: A PLAYLIST OF WHAT THEY LOVE AND WHY

With a unique band like The Lovely Eggs it can be hard to pin down exactly what it is that they could possibly enjoy listening to, so with their biggest headline date almost upon them Holly and David have kindly put together 10 tracks of acts they love and why. Tickets for their Manchester show […]

INTERVIEW: GOD DAMN

I caught up with Thom, James and Ash (who joined half way through) from God Damn to talk about the new album, touring, recording amongst other subjects. Later that night they would support Red Fang at Newcastle’s The Riverside. Standing on the banks of the Tyne, here’s what they had to say: W:       I […]

INTERVIEW: AMBER ARCADES

In March this year, I was in Gulliver’s waiting for Palehound’s support act to take the stage with little to no expectation. That support band though turned out to be Amber Arcades, the solo-project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf, who performed a frenetic set of shimmering guitars and kraut-inspired drums that straddled a whole […]

HAPPY ACCIDENTS AND THE JOYS OF NOT BEING OVER SERIOUS

Hailing from London, where if you’re a resident there’s a good chance you have a floppy haired indie pop quartet living in your trouser pocket, Happy Accidents are indeed quite a cheery little outfit. With nothing offensive about them other than the odd profanity in a song like ‘Leaving Parties Early’, they’re a nice change […]

WHO ARE YA? JELLYSKIN

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended […]

INTERVIEW: HOWE GELB

“When the planet glows dim, things tend to get more intimate” Parishioners at St. Michael’s Church in Ancoats can expect to hear tomorrow (24th June 2016) some music “never heard before as if it’d always been there”. Howe Gelb will be performing alone with his piano, supported by Erika Wennerstrom. Now that his Giant Sand […]

OLD MUSIC BETTER THAN NEW MUSIC?

This started as a Facebook status to say I’m off to see Adam and The Ants perform their second album Kings of the Wild Frontier in its entirety tonight. But the tale went on a bit, so I thought I’d elaborate a little on what I was going to say and post it here. So, […]

NO LOVE LOST – IAN CURTIS REMEMBERED

36 six years ago Ian Kevin Curtis, born July 1956 in Macclesfield, tragically took his own life. Battling severe depression from medication brought on by a diagnosis of Epilepsy, along with a strained marital relationship, the music created by Joy Division lives on as a sobering reminder of the jilted mind of the exuberant frontman. […]