From humble beginnings in Hertfordshire, Maribou State found their musical niche in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut album Portraits. Now four years later, dance-music duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory electrified Saturday night at Manchester’s Albert Hall on their sophomore album tour, Kingdoms in Colour. Maribou State were clearly still feeding off the buzz […]

Keith Duffy is a founding member of Boyzone, one of the UK’s most successful bands (his words, not ours) and this week he talks to Fuse FM about Boyzone’s farewell tour, his continued success with offshoot Boyzlife (with Westlife’s Brian Macfadden) and their upcoming collaboration with student favourite Bongo’s Bingo. Our interview starts off on […]

The OTR Takeover event “marks a significant moment for Sheffield as it begins it’s catch up to Manchester and Leeds” said founder of Dice Recordings North. I was invited to Cocoon Sheffield nightclub to speak to Dukz, a rapper local to Sheffield. He is signed to Dice Recordings North and heads the OTR Movement. He […]

Walking down the stairs into the neon-lit basement of Jimmy’s to meet indie duo The Tin Pigeons ahead of the final show of their ‘You’re No Fun’ tour, I became painfully aware that I might be interrupting their sound check. Nevertheless I waited for a slight lull in the music before completing my descent and […]

Now Wave’s YES is fast becoming a firm favourite of Manchester’s music goers, and with good reason. Their roster of touring artists is consistently impressive, YES’ basement and Pink Room are both lend themselves well to electronic and instrumental-led acts respectively, and at £2.95 a pint I have nothing but good things to say about […]

The Stranglers frontman Baz Warne discusses the state of rock and roll, his distaste for genres and how to maintain a rebellious image in a sanitised pop landscape. After Hugh Cornwell left the band in 1990, The Stranglers struggled to replace the hole he left so when you joined the band in 2000 was it […]

Just over thirteen years ago, Ralph van Dijk and his wife, Kate, packed their bags from London and moved to Sydney, Australia. Taking their three-year-old son Ruel with them, back to the country of their birth, they left behind most of their extended family. Ruel was enrolled in a local school and his parents returned […]

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