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Chameleons Vox – Mark Burgess reveals his influential and favourite albums.

<b>Mark Burgess has always been an icon on the music scene due to the amazing work he did as frontman with The Chameleons. Their album Script From A</b> …

The Art Of Falling Apart

Ignorance really can be bliss and at the end of 1991 I was blissfully ignorant about the cause(s) of the demise of the Field Mice. There had been one …

Acoustic Guitar

Michael Head, Liverpool's great lost songwriter, on beating heroin – twice

The former Shack frontman is back with more brilliant Byrdsian guitar pop, the first he’s ever made clean – even if some of his family prefer him on the drink<p>A rumpled man in a Liverpool pub, a pint of lime and soda in front of him, ponders his place in the cosmos. “I’m a great songwriter,” he …

Songwriting

Shine Like Thunder: The First Golden Age of The Sisters of Mercy

Mark Andrews talks to three Sisters of Mercy - Gary Marx, Craig Adams, and Wayne Hussey – and recounts an epochal period in the band’s history

Immune System

Electronic music superhero Aphex Twin unearths massive, free music vault | Ars Technica

Includes hours of never-before-released beats over past 20-plus years.<p>Many of the greatest electronic musicians also happen to be computer and …

Arcade Fire review – disco grooves and midlife crises incite rapture

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester With Abbaesque new songs alongside older shoutalong ones, the Canadian band keep the euphoria flowing even as they reinvent their sound<p>For a band who have sometimes been accused of taking themselves too seriously, Arcade Fire know how to throw a party. Drums and guitars …

Middle Age

WATCH THIS! Arcade Fire moving version of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart at magical Manchester gig

Last night Arcade Fire played a magical show at Manchester’s outdoor Castlefield Bowl.<p>On a warm and balmy evening the band and audience came together …

Review: Arcade Fire at Castlefield Bowl Manchester

Arcade Fire delivered a euphoric genre-spanning set in a packed out Castlefield Bowl - with some genuinely beautiful nods to the Manchester bands …

Newsquest

Welcome to Newsquest. We are a media company with a difference. We are committed to bringing a voice to your region. We invest in a passionate team …

NYSE

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID GEDGE OF THE WEDDING PRESENT

When I was younger, so much younger than today, trying to work out what this ‘being older’ and ‘growing up’ lark was all about, I discovered rock and …

New Zealand

Heaven Knows Magnolia with By The Sea - An Interview

Os ingleses do By The Sea não são, digamos assim, uma novidade, os caras já estão na estrada há seis anos, com dois álbuns e vários singles no …

Di-vinyl! Wrexham and Flintshire retailers getting into the groove for Record Store Day

<b>Record Story Day, which takes place this weekend, brings together hundreds of the UK's independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture and</b> …

Trader shares experience after forty years in Wrexham town centre

<b>A SUCCESSFUL music dealer has charted his ups and downs during four decades of trading in Wrexham town centre.</b><p>Former history lecturer Alun Hughes, …

Slowdive, Ulrika Spacek: Arts Club, Liverpool

Slowdive<p><b>Slowdive once promised to be like a mind-altering substance without the risk, Getintothis‘ David Hall witnessed the re-emergence of a vital</b> …

The unlikely renaissance of Slowdive: ‘Shoegaze became the genre of ridicule’

Twenty years after a Britpop-obsessed music press drove them out of town, the re-formed band’s sound can be heard in the music of everyone from Tame Impala to the 1975. Not that their kids are impressed<p>Rachel Goswell can’t pinpoint the exact moment the music press turned on Slowdive. But she knows …

Indie Music

Long term Oasis collaborator @petemckee has created a special commemorative poster for Oasis’ ‘94 Hacienda show. https://t.co/MdGiWT1FgI

John Lever, powerful drummer for The Chameleons, dies following short illness

[tweetmeme]John Lever, the longmtime drummer for Manchester post-punk favorites The Chameleons and spin-off groups The Sun and the Moon and …

Post Punk

RIP The Chameleons' John Lever

The cult post-punk group's drummer has died<p>The news about the Chameleons drummer John Lever, who has died of a sudden illness, broke this morning my …

The Chameleons drummer John Lever dies

Lever was a member of the Manchester post-punk band<p>The Chameleons drummer John Lever has passed away.<p>Lever was a member of the Manchester post-punk …

John Lever (The Chameleons) RIP

We are sorry to hear of the death of John lever the drummer with Manchester band The Chameleons.<p>A key member of one of Manchester’s most loved bands, …

John Lever, Chameleons drummer, dies

The musician, who played on the first three albums by the 80s post-punk band and joined their 2000 reunion, had suffered a short illness<p>The Chameleons’ drummer John Lever has died, following a short illness.<p>Lever had been a member of the cult post-punk band since they formed in 1981. He played on …

Post Punk

The Chameleons Drummer John Lever is Dead

John Lever, drummer for Manchester post-punk group the Chameleons, has died. Chameleons co-founder Mark Burgess announced on his Facebook that Lever “died this morning following a short period of illness.” He continued, “We want to offer our sincere and deepest sympathy to John’s mother, his sister …

Post Punk

Features | A Quietus Interview | Off To Never Land: The Sisters Of Mercy Interviewed

Ben Graham speaks to Andrew Eldritch, who says "Yes to everything that makes us hard."<p><i>We were somewhere around Bradford on the edge of the moors when</i> …

Halfway Between East Neuk And The Stars: King Creosote

He’s a bit of a hometown hero, that <b>King Creosote</b>.<p>Practically synonymous with the Kingdom of Fife, his instantly timeless songs are often anchored to …

Life Before Alice: Andrew Eldritch, Leeds & The Birth of The Sisters of Mercy

Mark Andrews speaks to Andrew Eldritch, Jon Langford of the Mekons and various faces from the Leeds post punk scene about the tortuous birth of the …

Leeds United FC

Wilco live review: Manchester, November 2016

There aren't many bands who own their back catalogue like Wilco. Where other acts might spurn their earliest releases, Wilco retrieve theirs like …

A shot in the arm: Wilco live in Manchester

Many bands would instantly lose any sense of momentum - and possibly the control of their bowels - when faced with such a debilitating, prolonged …

Remembrance Sunday

'In the days after the death of Pete Burns something grew in me. Some major sense of loss'. By Bill Drummond<p>WHEN I heard the news that David Bowie …

Cat's Eyes, Tom Low at Liverpool Music Week: Leaf, Liverpool

Cat’s Eyes<p><b>Cat’s Eyes deliver a standout show at Leaf for Liverpool Music Week and Getintothis’ Del Pike was sure glad he attended.</b><p><b>Leaf</b> provided an …