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INTERVIEW WITH ARGH KID

ARGH KiD is a Manchester alternative hip hop band led by the MC/Poet David Scott. With an eclectic approach featuring live musicians to provide a backdrop to life in austerity UK, with all its flaws and lingering beauty. His first two singles “Frank”

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. Some quick fire questions but we took the chance to ask him about coping with the loss of

NILE RODGERS WINS KENDAL CALLING

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 abo

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

BLUEDOT FESTIVAL 2019 PLAYLIST

This year we are heading to Bluedot, celebrating fifty years since the Moon Landings across a four-day space spectacular combining music and science beneath the Lovell Telescope. Alix is shooting for the moon with this Bluedot festival 2019 playlist ...

THE KOOKS SOTC: GIG

One of our favourite festivals Sounds of the City is back in Manchester, and so are The Kooks! Chief music writer Alix headed out to review The Kooks SOTC 2019, read on... SOUNDS OF THE CITY 2019 Castlefield Bowl is such a top Manchester outdoor ve

MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

6 Music will be giving a lot of love to Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year - broadcasting BBC Radio 6 Music shows on 5 and 12 July live from Albert Square at the heart of the festival. Our Joni caught up with DJ Mary Anne Hobbs... MED...

GIG: PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT

In a month of epic gigs in Greater Manchester, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott (of The Beautiful South) arrived just down the road gracing the stage at the home of Stockport County for 2 nights last week. Una was there reporting for The Journalix, enjo

COURTEENERS AT HEATON PARK

The loudest and most colourful of triumphant returns was made by Courteeners at Heaton Park on Saturday. Parklife had already warmed up, or rather severely muddied the park in preparation. With tickets in hand and raring to go 50,000 fans came from a

INTERVIEW: WHENYOUNG

After leaving a good impression in the support slot of the Blossoms' Victoria Warehouse gig back in December, we took the opportunity this week to interview Limerick band whenyoung. Released last month, debut album Reasons to Dream has been getting p

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