The Legacy of Richey Edwards: 26 Years Later

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains references to self harm and anorexia, which some readers may find distressing. On 1st February 1995, the Manic Street Preachers were preparing to start an American tour, promoting The Holy Bible. Early that morning, guitarist and lead songwriter Richey Edwards disappeared from the Embassy Hotel in London, never to be […]Read More

Pop Producer and Convicted Murder Phil Spector Dies, Aged 81

The producer behind the ‘wall of sound’ and convicted murderer Phil Spector has died at 81. Spector was serving 19 years to life for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. Spector is credited for transforming pop music in the 1960s with the ‘wall of sound’ formula. The process was created by optimising […]Read More

Track Review: Be a Rebel // New Order

Manchester Legends New Order are back with their first material for five years. The track, ‘Be a Rebel’, is the band’s first release since their comeback album Music Complete in 2015.  This track reminds us of New Order’s leading role in electronic dance-rock. ‘Be a Rebel’ arranges bubbly, up-beat synths evoking positivity and excitement. This […]Read More

There is No Skipping Record Store Day: Fans Flock to

Record shops up and down the country were swamped this bank holiday weekend, as a postponed Record Store Day took place with social distancing measures. The event, which was due to take place on April 18, has become a focal point in the music calendar in recent years. To contribute, a plethora of artists and […]Read More

Blast from the Past: Remain in Light // Talking Heads

Talking Heads were at the core of New York’s underground punk scene in the mid to late 1970s. The hive of their activity was the legendary Punk venue, CBGB, playing alongside their fellow Punk Rock alumni: Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and Blondie. But by the end of the ’70s, punk rock had run its […]Read More

Album Review: Dreamland // Glass Animals

In 2018, Glass Animals drummer Joe Seaward became involved in a tragic cycling accident; it was unknown whether or not he would recover. Since the accident, the drummer has made a full recovery to play on the band’s new record. Despite the setback, the Oxford-based pop outfit have made quite a name for themselves over […]Read More

Album Review: A Hero’s Death // Fontaines D.C.

It would be fair to say that no new band has made quite the impression that Fontaines D.C. has. The Dubliners depict Irish life through a synthesis of dirty post-punk and Joycean lyrics. The band’s new album, A Hero’s Death, follows on from their electrifying debut Dogrel, and while the band channel some of the […]Read More

Denise Johnson: the Unsung Voice of Manchester

Denise Johnson’s role in Manchester’s music scene was rather ironically an unsung one. The singer, who has untimely passed away at the age of 56, featured as a prevalent backing vocalist to both the Manchester music scene and further afield. Johnson is most remembered for her work with Primal Scream on their ground-breaking 1991 album […]Read More

Obituary: Olivia De Havilland dies aged 104

The Golden Age sets further on the hills of Hollywood with the passing of Olivia De Havilland, at the age of 104. Havilland was one of the few left from Hollywood’s Golden Age, an era of glitz, glamour, heroes and heroines. The British-American actress is best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton opposite Vivien […]Read More