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

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

COLDPLAY = WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

It is sometimes an unfair criticism that despite the obvious musical talent, dominance of the music charts across the globe and awards, Coldplay’s Chris Martin is not considered amongst the greatest lyricists in modern times. But often the simplicity of his work is his greatest charm. Lines such as “Your Continue reading COLDPLAY = WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

HOW DO YOU SUM UP THE PAST DECADE?

As we approach the year 2020, we asked artists from the world of music, art, writing and film to give us their verdict on the previous 10 years. So much has happened but the question is simply… “How do you sum up the past decade?” THE WORLD OF MUSIC SUM Continue reading HOW DO YOU SUM UP THE PAST DECADE?

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

STAR WARS LYRICS IN SONGS

Star Wars references are everywhere! And we’ve picked out our favourite Star Wars lyrics for a cool playlist for you to enjoy today… STAR WARS LYRICS The Sounder – Gorillaz featuring Phi Life Cypher (G Sides – 2001) A great way to kick things off. The best film in the Continue reading STAR WARS LYRICS IN SONGS

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

INTERVIEW: SASAMI

Alix was recently given the chance to interview Sasami Ashworth, a classically trained musician who in her own words: “fucked a bunch of people on tour and wrote an album about it”. But her eponymous debut album, released back in March 2019, is much more than that. Originating as a Continue reading INTERVIEW: SASAMI