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Escaping the World Cup Songs

Believe it or not but football and music are very much entwined, especially here in Britain. Every time the World Cup is on we get treated to an array of questionable singles that are all meant to inspire the national side. This year we have Gary Barlow, Gary Lineker and Katy B’s sickly “Greatest Day”. […]

Striking Fools Gold: 5 Manchester Record Stores

Independent record stores may be going the way of the dinosaurs, but Manchester’s indie record scene is alive and well. Here are five of our favorite Manchester record spots. Did your favorite make the list? Eastern Bloc Records, 5a Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter Previously owned by Martin Price of 808 State, Eastern Bloc has been […]

5 Trips Through Morrissey’s Manchester

‘My childhood is streets upon streets upon streets upon streets. Streets to define you and streets to confine you, with no sign of motorway, freeway or highway,’ begins Morrissey’s Autobiography. Even the vaguest sentiment regarding his hometown exudes a certain lamp-lit melodrama. Morrissey’s lyrics undoubtedly bear a debt to the raw, post-industrial romanticism of Manchester […]