Tag Archives: Echo and the Bunnymen

Nouvelle Vague – Manchester Gorilla

I’ve witnessed some effective starts to live shows lately, with the arrival of Mélanie Pain and Phoebe Killdeer to the stage at The Gorilla particularly jaw-dropping. The price of the drinks already had me a little dazed, but this was … Continue reading

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A walk on la Rive Gauche – talking Nouvelle Vague with Mélanie Pain

  Mélanie Pain was working for a Paris design agency when the stars realigned and she ended up swapping careers in 2004, a favour for a friend happening to alert producer Marc Collin. And you could say the rest is … Continue reading

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Raindrops splash rainbows – revisiting the Lightning Seeds with Ian Broudie

  It’s been a happening summer for Ian Broudie, back in the limelight with the ‘Three Lions’ single amid a number of festival and studio commitments, topping the charts for a third time on the back of a successful England … Continue reading

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By any other name – beyond Strawberry Switchblade with Rose McDowall

While Rose McDowall is best known for her work with early ’80s crossover indie pop act Strawberry Switchblade, she’s made many cult solo recordings over the years. Starting out as a stand-up drummer in Glasgow proto-avant-garde punk trio The Poems … Continue reading

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Into 2016 … and 103,000 hits can’t be bad

As the hands reached midnight on New Year’s Eve, the minions behind the scenes at writewyattuk.com polished off the last of the Irish cream (explaining at least one of those empty bottles that next morning) and got to work on … Continue reading

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The Evergreen Bunnyman – in conversation with Will Sergeant

Some 36 years after Echo and The Bunnymen’s legendary live debut at Liverpool’s cult club Eric’s, they’re still very much with us. The band have 12 albums behind them and are starting on a 13th, and this month play dates … Continue reading

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A fond farewell for 53 Degrees

On the eve of a popular University of Central Lancashire club’s last gig in its current guise – featuring Inspiral Carpets – we bring you an interview with a former 53 Degrees in-house promoter about the passing of this much-loved … Continue reading

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