BOOKS PLAYLIST

SONGS INSPIRED BY BOOKS PLAYLIST If you are a regular visitor to TheJournalix.com you will know we specialise in movies, music, video games and… books! So how about a books playlist? Admittedly, some of us round ‘ere like the idea of reading rather than actually doing it. The idea includes Continue reading BOOKS PLAYLIST

MARTIN REBELSKI INTERVIEW

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

INTERVIEW WITH THE SNUTS

With a slew of floor-stomping hits and sold-out shows, 2019 saw The Snuts cement their place as one of the UK’s most exciting new bands. Already taking 2020 by storm, the West Lothian indie four-piece very nearly broke regional box offices up and down the country with the announcement of Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH THE SNUTS

AN INTERVIEW WITH DOVES’ JEZ WILLIAMS

If you didn’t know already, Manchester heroes Doves are back with new music. Their fifth album The Universal Want was released on Friday to richly deserved high praise and fanfare after a 9-year hiatus – and we for one couldn’t be happier! To celebrate another important milestone in musical history Continue reading AN INTERVIEW WITH DOVES’ JEZ WILLIAMS

JOHN COOPER CLARKE BOOK TOUR AND MERCH

Iconic UK Skateboard Brand Lost Art has launched a unique collaboration with globally revered performance poet John Cooper Clarke to coincide with the release of his autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’. COLLABORATION Working with long time Lost Art Collaborator, illustrator, Skateboarder and John Cooper Clarke Fan, Sketch Stance, The collection Continue reading JOHN COOPER CLARKE BOOK TOUR AND MERCH

ON YOUR DOORSTEP MCR

On Your Doorstep Mcr – One small step for MANC! ON YOUR DOORSTEP MCR Lockdown was tough; routines as we knew them were forced to change and the familiarity of life as everyone knew it became unrecognisable. When Natalie and Michelle, two long-time friends, music enthusiasts, and mums from Manchester, Continue reading ON YOUR DOORSTEP MCR

THE BIG MOON: THE INTERVIEW

The Big Moon have announced their new single ‘Why’ which is taken from their critically acclaimed Top 20 album ‘Walking Like We Do’. In response to the worldwide COVID-19 emergency, the band have also contributed to ‘Songs For The National Health Service’, a one-off compilation album of exclusive, unreleased tracks Continue reading THE BIG MOON: THE INTERVIEW

CITIZEN DOG BY MARK O’HARE

Citizen Dog by Mark OHare

The comic strip Citizen Dog is something you need in your life RIGHT NOW! It’s utterly brilliant and with everywhere in lockdown (from Manchester to LA) I can guarantee it will brighten your day. You’ll definitely be familiar with the work of 2-time Emmy award winner Mark O’Hare. Having graduated Continue reading CITIZEN DOG BY MARK O’HARE

BACK HOME SOON

WELCOMING AUDIENCES AND ARTISTS BACK HOME SOON Manchester’s HOME have announced that they are targeting 4th September to reopen their cinemas, bars and restaurant to the public. Engagement and Talent Development work will also return to the building from September, with the HOME gallery and theatre programme following shortly after. Continue reading BACK HOME SOON

NEW ORDER’S TOM CHAPMAN – THE INTERVIEW

New Order line-up since 2011

When Peter Hook left New Order for the last time in 2007, he simply stated “Me and Bernard [Sumner] aren’t working together”. So a band reunion in 2011 found Tom Chapman stepping into his shoes, having filled the role admirably in Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant project. A bassist with immense talent, Continue reading NEW ORDER’S TOM CHAPMAN – THE INTERVIEW