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Interview: Johnny Marr

March 8, 2013


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman Johnny Marr was one half of the most influential British songwriting partnership of all time. In May 1982, inspired by how Leiber & Stoller met, Marr approached fellow Mancunian Morrissey to convince him that they should write songs together. It was the start of one of the most […]

Everything Everything Interview

February 10, 2013


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman Formed in 2007 by University of Salford students Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Michael Spearman and Alex Niven (since replaced by Alex Robertshaw), Everything Everything have established themselves as one of Britain’s premier indie bands. Their debut album, Man Alive, was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize, and […]

Wild Beasts Interview

October 23, 2012


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman During the middle of the last decade, British indie music had become artistically void. It was incredibly popular and sales were high, but bands were bereft of ideas and their output had become depressingly predictable. Thankfully, that nadir sparked a shift, with a new breed of intelligent, articulate […]

Hudson steps down

September 4, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Respect Party candidate stepping down after vile Galloway comments. Kate Hudson has released a statement today outlining her decision to step down as the Respect candidate at the Manchester Central by-election because of her opposition to the recent comments from George Galloway concerning rape. It is a rare piece of political […]

Chilcot Enquiry – Clare Short

February 7, 2010


If you have become increasingly concerned about the damage our ‘special relationship’ with America is doing to Britain’s reputation in the world, then Clare Short is an MP who should command your respect. This is a lady who has written and spoken extensively about the need for Britain to reassess its foreign policy and play […]