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

NBHD FESTIVAL 2019: REVIEW

As if you needed telling – but Manchester doesn’t half know how to put on a good show! Just 24 hours after an incident had the city on lockdown, our favourite event of the year NBHD Festival once again took over Manchester for a day of rock ‘n roll with Continue reading NBHD FESTIVAL 2019: REVIEW

GIG: LIAM GALLAGHER

We secured our tickets months ago, and watched the social media and TV coverage of all the festivals he’s played this summer. But tonight’s the night us Mancunians have been waiting for. This is the biggest solo gig to date for Liam Gallagher. 50,000 fans, all ages, all there for Continue reading GIG: LIAM GALLAGHER

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

2017 hit lofty heights and delivered some devastating blows as once again music was at the centre of everything that happened, both good and bad. The tradition here at The Journalix towers, is for Joni, Una and Alix to give you 10 songs each. Nobody can step on anybody else’s Continue reading TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY…

We’ve previously done playlists at the end of the year celebrating our favourite tunes of the past 12 months but this time we’ve decided mid-year we’d go back a bit further. Just because time moves on doesn’t mean music turns bad like a rotten apple. Of course, we may learn Continue reading IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY…

#PLAYLIST FOR 2015

The Journalix 3 pick out ten of their favourite songs of the year each, making our Top 30 of 2015! Continue reading #PLAYLIST FOR 2015

COPYCATS

Joni has asked me to write about the why’s and where’s of musical influence, particularly in artists I respect and love. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check this out: “You Would Never Exist Without Us…” Anyway, I think what he means is that you might be Continue reading COPYCATS

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 slow but rewarding one, tracing it back to Continue reading BEADY EYE – DREAMING OF SOME SPACE