Martin Rebelski is the quiet man on keys. Like the fifth Beatle, he is the unofficial 4th member of Doves, having appeared on all 4 studio albums to date, but has resectfully made a name for himself with his own material along with touring as part of Peter Hook and Continue reading MARTIN REBELSKI INTERVIEW


When we first saw the work of photographer Tracey Welch, printed in Q magazine, we were instantly impressed. She has a cool eye for the perfect shot and isn’t afraid to get deep amongst the action in order to get it. By chance, we discovered a number of cool photos Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH ROCK N ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER TRACEY WELCH

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2019

“And now, the end is near…” Well it’s already passed but we still need to make time for our annual look back on the previous 12 months! That’s right – our writers Una, Alix and Joni have finally agreed on what our top 30 songs of 2019 looks like. The Continue reading TOP 30 SONGS OF 2019


Nile Rodgers and CHIC were the highlight of Kendal Calling, according to new research from Ibis Hotels. NILE RODGERS WINS KENDAL CALLING The hotel chain analysed Twitter conversation throughout the weekend, and found that 95.6% of tweets shared about Nile Rodgers were positive, making him the most popular headliner of the Continue reading NILE RODGERS WINS KENDAL CALLING


Shaun Keaveny will be broadcasting live this month away from his usual cosy studio at Media City – and smack bang in the middle of Manchester International Festival, along with an appearance at Bluedot festival this weekend. Our cool cat Joni caught up for a quick chat ahead of the Continue reading SHAUN KEAVENY: INTERVIEW

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2018

Sam Fender, Florence, The Blinders, Jade Bird, Alex Turner

Here we go again gang! 12 months have passed and as the dust settles on 2018 we’ve put our heads together to decide on our favourite 30 songs from the year. The rule is no repeating artist and most importantly – it’s in no particular order. Thank fuck for that! Continue reading TOP 30 SONGS OF 2018

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

2017 hit lofty heights and delivered some devastating blows as once again music was at the centre of everything that happened, both good and bad. The tradition here at The Journalix towers, is for Joni, Una and Alix to give you 10 songs each. Nobody can step on anybody else’s Continue reading TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017


Manchester musicians Elbow formed in 1997, certainly of the indie genre (they’ve been dropped by a record label countless times) always striving to stay true to their roots but capable of grand gestures through their music. All You Need Is Love Asleep In The Back (2001) was full of love Continue reading ELBOW – A CELEBRATION