PINS’ FAITH VERN: THE INTERVIEW

PINS are a Manchester rock band, formed in 2011. The group includes lead singer Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald and bassist Kyoko Swan. An important all-female band, they’ll be playing the inaugural Fair Play Festival at the iconic St Philips Church in March 2020. It’s been 5 years since their Continue reading PINS’ FAITH VERN: THE INTERVIEW

ERIC & ERN AT WATERSIDE

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise are coming to the Waterside Arts Centre! Starring Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens as the much-loved national treasures, it’s sure to be a treat for all the family. Read our interview with the duo – and then book your tickets! ERIC & ERN What made Continue reading ERIC & ERN AT WATERSIDE

CARAVAN PALACE AT THE ALBERT HALL

On the night Brexit finally came to pass The Journalix danced the night away with French electronic group Caravan Palace at a glorious venue named after a German prince who had a huge influence on British culture. It was a bit of an unusual start to the night with no Continue reading CARAVAN PALACE AT THE ALBERT HALL

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

THE FUTUREHEADS: INTERVIEW

The Futureheads are back in Manchester and we are here to interview them! They are bringing their new electric album Powers (“Judas!”) to the Ritz on Sunday 15th December alongside their much-loved self-titled debut 15 years on since it was first released, it promises to be a very special gig. Continue reading THE FUTUREHEADS: INTERVIEW

THE STROKES – CODY SMYTH INTERVIEW

The Stokes: NYC, 2001

Here at The Journalix Towers, we’re all huge fans of The Strokes. I mean, who isn’t?! Many people claim they define an era but for us they define rock n roll. The music is so special and those images of the boys in New York at the turn of the Continue reading THE STROKES – CODY SMYTH INTERVIEW

FEEDER’S GRANT NICHOLAS: THE INTERVIEW

Feeder have released their 10th (yes, tenth!) album Tallulah today! Ahead of release we had the great pleasure of speaking to Feeder’s lead man Grant Nicholas. We took the chance to ask him about coping with the loss of drummer Jon Lee following his suicide in 2002, working from home Continue reading FEEDER’S GRANT NICHOLAS: THE INTERVIEW

THE JOURNALIX CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS 2019

It’s getting to crunch time but what are you choosing to buy for your special loved ones this year? The Journalix Christmas gift ideas 2019 list includes film, music and video games and will help you find that something well within your budget for the young, the old and the Continue reading THE JOURNALIX CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS 2019

OFF THE RECORD 2019

It’s quite new to us but we can not wait to attend Off The Record 2019! Manchester’s multi-venue live music festival and conference that focuses on discovering and nurturing innovative new music, with a strong focus on emerging Manchester and North West based talent. OFF THE RECORD: THE LINE-UP Sacha Continue reading OFF THE RECORD 2019

THOMAS HAYWOOD, THE BLINDERS – THE INTERVIEW

The Blinders arrived in a bit of a whirlwind for me as I was ordered by a friend to attend their show at Manchester Academy 2 back in October 2018. I had liked what I’d heard on the radio, but the anticipation in the room that night was special. Anyone Continue reading THOMAS HAYWOOD, THE BLINDERS – THE INTERVIEW