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Introducing The Amber List – in conversation with Mick Shepherd

In the 1980s, several independent bands based around Lancashire played a part in an emerging regional scene that ultimately brought wider success for a few North West acts. Of course, not every act involved would end up on the front … 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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More than Saturday night entertainment – the Julian Cope interview

“Before we start, I should warn you we’re in the middle of nowhere. If we keep cutting out, it might be because of the heavy snowfall we’ve had. If I suddenly disappear, you’ll have to ring back.” Julian Cope, legendary … Continue reading

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Inspiral Carpets/Blossoms – Preston 53 Degrees

I had a feeling Inspiral Carpets would prove the perfect act to bring the curtain down on Preston’s threatened 53 Degrees venue, and they certainly ended their own 12-date December tour in style. I’m afraid I missed first support Brown … Continue reading

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