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Posted by Melanie Smith on January 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Feast your eyes on the latest photoshoot Mel conducted with the corsetted Ladies of the band 'Dressing For Pleasure'.

Well Happy New Year, are you sick of hearing that old worn out message yet - I know I am.  Anyway moving swifty along its on with the Mudkiss show. We made it into 2012, and we have a few things up our sleeves, which we will write about as and when it happens, but for now check out what delights we have been preparing for you since our two week break. There will be a lot more as soon as we can catch up, we have an inbox bursting with new albums, press releases and shows. 2012 looks to be pretty exciting and busy.


thePictureshow: Karaoke With David Guest Under The Crying Tree That Never Sleeps? - Interview By Andy Barnes

Those Darlins: [Jessi] Heading To The UK In A Flurry Of Excitement, Pantie Throwing, Orgasms And...Wiffleball? Interview By Mel

The Spires: Pretentious Or Fray Bentos?..The Lucid Abstractions Of Spires - Interview by Andy Barnes


Straylings: The Unravelling Of The Straylings - Interview By Nigel Cartner

Ricky Warwick: [Thin Lizzy Frontman] 12 Months on - You'r Still Only As Good As Your Last Gig - Interview by Andy Barnes

Mike Bee: [The Phoenix Experiment] Time To Step Into The Light - Interview by Andy Barnes

Gaye Black: Much More Than A One Chord Wonder  Interview By Jeffrey Munday

Samara Kain: [Gasoline Thrill] Fuelled By The High Energy Ride - Interview By Mel

Anne Pigalle: L'âme érotique [The Erotic Soul] interview by Teddie Dahlin

Dressing For Pleasure: Its My Pleasure - Interview by Mel

[An exclusive first interview& photoshoot with the band]

Enter Shikari: Shikari Mate....Shikari, Standing Like Eco Statues - Interview by Callum Barnes

Chris Ward: [Playwright] Breaking Boundaries - Interview by Lorraine


Melissa Etheridge @ Manchester Apollo 16/02/12

The Black Keys /Band Of Skulls @ Manchester Apollo 07/02/12

Wild Flag @ Sound Control, Manchester 31/1/2012 - Review by Nigel Cartner

The Maccabees/Trailer Trash Tracys @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 28/01/12

Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad, & The Lovely Posse @ 53 Degrees, Preston 20/01/12

Gasoline Thrill/Casino 13 @ The Railway Venue, Bolton 12/01/12


Blank Generation: A Collection Of Origional Punk Posters - Preview Night 26/01/12 with Jeff Munday and Lorraine Reeves.


Coronation Street 1968 –“The Wedding of Dennis & Jenny” @ The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester 14/01/12 – Review by Shay Rowan



Andy's Anti- Brits Extreme Album Reveiws For February

  • Veil of Maya - Eclipse
  • Zulu - Way of the Zulu EP
  • Therapy? - A Brief Crack of Light
  • Kellar - Beloved Dean of Magic
  • PanzerBastard - Gods, Thugs and Madmen EP
  • Bloodloss - The Struggle

February Albums: Variety is the spice of life


  • Young Guns – Bones
  • Lambchop – Mr M
  • Ringo Starr – Ringo 2012
  • Those Darlins – ‘Screws Get Loose’
  • Nada Surf - ‘The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy’
  • The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville
  • Pulled Apart By Horses- Tough Love
  • Tribes- Baby
  • Mark Mulholland – The Cactus and the Dragon
  • Frantic Chant – Oscillator
  • The Maccabees – Given to the Wild


  • The Pieces - Pretty Crazy ep
  • Minor Mine - Where They Go
  • PAS - Flanked by Women and Pumpkins



Album of the month: Exile Parade - Hit The Zoo by Andy Barnes


January down with the Kidz reviews: by the younger elements of Mudkiss:

  • Black Belles
  • Summer Camp
  • Anne Pigalle
  • Dear Reader
  • The Dustaphonics
  • Iarla O’Lionard
  • Feist
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Laura Gibson
  • 12 Dirty Bullets

 Round Tuit Issue One: (as in – I’ll write some reviews when I get a round tuit.....)Lee McFadden

  • Vic Godard & Subway Sect
  • Phil Martin
  • 19 Forevva
  • The Gallantiers
  • The Playmakers


Chumki Banerjee's MAMMOTH singles & E.P reviews

A couple of albums from Chunki Banerjee

  • The Electric Stars
  • The Gorillaz
  • Mary Black


Andy's Extreme Album Reviews - January 2012

  • Sanguine  
  • Holy
  • Death Pedals
  • Gone Til Winter
  • Basick Records Sampler
  • Gasoline Thrill



Andy's album of the Month: Enter Shikari: A Flash Of Flood Colour


Liz Lacey: Be My Valentine?


Liz Lacey:  Happy New Year 2012

A Year In Review 2011 By Nigel Cartner

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