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Alt-J: I voted Lib Dem last time, but now I’ll vote Labour, because Diane Abbott is a complete legend

May 31, 2013

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman The Mercury Music Prizewinners talk to Rob Pollard. Rarely has a debut album made such an impression on UK listeners. An Awesome Wave, Alt-J’s brilliant first full length release, scooped the prestigious Mercury Music Prize last year, and this week was awarded an Ivor Novello for Best Album. […]

Peter Hook Interview

December 10, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman – photograph by William Ellis Rob Pollard speaks to the former Joy Division and New Order bassist. Peter Hook was the bass player and founding member of Manchester’s influential post-punk band Joy Division. After the death of their iconic lead singer Ian Curtis, the remaining members went on […]

Kevin Cummins interview

December 10, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman Rob Pollard interviews one of the world’s most renowned music photographers. Kevin Cummins is one of the world’s most renowned music photographers. He has photographed David Bowie, Morrissey, Mark E. Smith, The Happy Mondays and Patti Smith, as well as working as an NME photographer from 1977-1997. However, […]

Nigel De Jong – a career retrospective

September 15, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for Typical City Nigel De Jong said goodbye to Manchester on the final day of the summer transfer window, much to the regret of many City fans. De Jong was a firm favourite during his three-and-a-half year stint at the club and he will always be respected by the City supporters […]

Grimes – The Ritz, Manchester – 30th August 2012

August 31, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for High Voltage As Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, walked on stage at The Ritz in Manchester, the excitement in the hall was palpable. It’s been a phenomenal year for Grimes. The release of her third studio album, Visions, was met with a justifiably high level of acclaim. Critics were pretty much […]

Preview: Grimes – The Ritz, Manchester, 30.08.2012

August 7, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard for High Voltage Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is a Canadian songwriter who doesn’t fit neatly into traditional music categorisation. Her extraordinary vocals and ability to write pop melodies means she stands on her own in the world of new music. 2012 has been her year. Late 2011 saw her she sign […]

Morrissey – Manchester Arena – 28th July 2012

July 29, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard ‘When Morrissey’s playing you fucking know about it’. Never has Noel Gallagher, one half of Manchester’s most overrated band, made so much sense. Last night was the latest proof that Noel was onto something when, during an interview for the documentary The Importance of Being Morrissey, he attempted to articulate the […]