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VELVET SHAKES: THE INTERVIEW

Velvet Shakes

VELVET SHAKES recently bounced bang onto my social media timeline without any warning. At a high octane, these lads with a Manchester-tag associated to them, were all anybody was talking about - but what was all the fuss? We caught up with the band a...

SELF-PORTRAIT GALLERY

Have you ever tried to draw a picture of yourself? Not easy is it? And if you're more accustomed to picking up a guitar than a paintbrush, my guesses are it's going to look like a 5 year old has attempted to do it - have you ever seen the original ly...

WHO SHE? PLAYLIST

With the release of The Lumineers' third album, aptly titled III, and the recent promo videos for Gloria and Donna amongst others, we took it upon ourselves to create a playlist of songs with girls names in the title. It's as simple as that. But rath

“I THINK I’M GONNA BE SAD”… BUT AM I?

It wasn't the opening line I was expecting. When the opening riff to 'Ticket to Ride' plays, it immediately puts a smile on my face, I know it's The Beatles. I know it's played in the skiing scene in Help!, I know it's one of John's songs and I can l...

FUCK ME IN THE BEARD

One of my favourite comedies of all-time is Knocked Up (2007) directed by Judd Apatow, the story of a typical bum of a bachelor Ben Stone whose unlikely 'romantic' encounter with beautiful up-and-coming entertainment news host Alison Scott results in

JULIA LENNON

John Lennon was just 17 years old when his mother died. He had suffered a difficult childhood, and was raised predominantly by his Aunt Mimi, as his mother Julia struggled with the responsibility of being a single parent (his father was away a...

WORKING TITLES AND CODE NAMES

So I've just had a quick game on my Project Café (gotta catch them all!) and now I'm rewatching Blue Harvest for the thousandth time (it's the best in the saga) but what the hell am I talking about I hear you cry?! Well, these are working titles of c...

ONE FOR THE KIDS

If you have kids then you'll know how they can be repetitive. I don't mean that to sound bad, what I mean is they thrive on routine and if you give them something that they like, they'll do it again and again until it's no fun any more and you find y...

BOWIE COLLABORATIONS

David Bowie is a hero to many and forever will be. An artist in every way, so creative, innovative, ground-breaking but most importantly cool as fuck. He was always one step ahead of the game and never afraid of trying something different, always...

BEADY EYE – DREAMING OF SOME SPACE

And so the end has come for Beady Eye¹, the short-lived answer to Oasis without Noel. They had some relative success releasing 2 albums 2 years apart following the split of Manchester's finest in 2009. Liam's development as a songwriter had been a ...

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