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Edwyn Collins / Gabi Garbutt and the Illuminations – Manchester Gorilla

Amid the post-summer holiday trudge back to work, I reckon we all need pick-me-ups, familiar despondency at days getting shorter and temperatures dropping – irrespective of global warming crises – taking its toll. Meanwhile the Government and UK itself is … Continue reading

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January to June 2017 – the writewyattuk review: the first six months …

Blue Aeroplanes frontman Gerard Langley on the band’s early days: “When we started out, we got out of Bristol as much as we could, but would often be third on the bill, playing without a soundcheck. We thought we’d just run … Continue reading

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Kingdom come, beyond Del Amitri – the Justin Currie interview

Chances are that you probably still know Justin Currie best for Del Amitri, the Scottish alternative/crossover outfit who enjoyed a dozen top-40 hits over a decade in the wake of 1990’s classic breakthrough single, Nothing Ever Happens. But this Glaswegian singer-songwriter … 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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Stand up for James – the Jim Glennie interview

When I caught up with Jim Glennie, revered bass player of the band James, he was just a few hours off a low-key live show back on his old patch in Manchester. Admittedly, that was a while ago, the date … Continue reading

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