Articles

February 6, 2017

Your life is incomplete without The Wedding Present

Over thirty years Leeds’s The Wedding Present have released nine studio albums (one in Ukrainian), been endorsed by outré doyen John Peel, worked regularly with noisenik […]
February 15, 2017

The rise of The Super Furry Animals

Once Creation Records had chosen ‘If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You’ as the next Super Furry Animals single, the band’s marketing guru John Andrews […]
February 20, 2017

Shiiine on you crazy diamond!

It was a bizarre, comical, almost surreal introduction to the crazy world of Manchester’s finest. We first came across The Happy Mondays when we were playing […]
February 24, 2017

I hear my needle hit the groove

Tuesday 12th June 2012. Myself and fellow Maxonian, Comrade Foster have substituted our annual Amsterdam weekender for a rare midweek appearance in the city of sin. […]
July 31, 2017

Cities In The Park, Manchester 3rd & 4th August 1991

The beginning of August marks a couple of anniversaries with parallels I can relate to this year’s Shiiine On gathering. Firstly, it will be 26 years since […]
August 10, 2017

Listen Peter Hook covers Captain Beyond’s Dancing Madly Backwards

Peter Hook has shared new music in the shape of his cover of Captain Beyond’s 70s space rock classic ‘Dancing Madly Backwards’. Ministry have also covered […]
August 21, 2017

Listen to Ebbot Lundberg’s cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals’

Last Friday Ebbot Lundberg and his new outrageous backing band The Indigo Children released their intriguing cover of the critically acclaimed Lorde classic ‘Royals’. Released via […]
October 11, 2017

The Wedding Present – George Best

‘Indie’. A term (de)evolved from the anti-system wave of groups of the post-punk late 80s alternative scene (c.f. C86) now a floating signifier used to sell […]
October 13, 2017

Free Download – Independent Country

Ahead of their appearance at Shiiine, Birmingham’s rollickin’ country outfit Independent Country are giving away a free 3-track download. The download is a sample of the […]