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Posted by Melanie Smith on February 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Photo: Melissa Etheridge by Mel

February soon swept by, I had a lovely short break, where I indulged in a little trip to Venice, partaking in a spot of sight seeing and a ride in a Gondola, amongst other things. Back in the bosses seat and catching up with the website once more....keep us in your favourites and follow closely you never know where we might lead you.... 

March was a round of whirlwind shows, photographing some brilliant bands, amongst those were singer/songwriter Jordan Reyne in Bolton, a wonderful photography experience. March was tinged with some sadness, as we learnt that Wigan band The Adjusters were hanging up their guitars and splitting in different directions, still good mates but wanting to do different stuff. We caught their last show in Wigan for a rousing finale and I grabbed two of the Guys for a photoshoot at an abandoned housing estate. Watch out for singer Ash as his tattooing is going to be even more extreme in the coming months...and we have been promised an exclusive on what they do next!

April saw us planning a Mudkiss Music Showcase event, at The Railway Venue in Bolton, scheduled for Friday Oct 5th, we''ll have more news closer to the time. We aim to have three very diverse bands playing and all will be revealed in the course of time. It was also another month of fantastic shows, we've hardly had time to draw breath.

The Mudkiss book is out and is selling pretty well so far - the book is published by and is a non profit book. It features most of the interviews from 2011 - in total 67 and you can buy it here for £12.00 & p&p :

So now feast your eyes on our multi genre musical [indie, country, metal, rockabilly, rock and punk] updates from March & April below:

Mel [Editor/photographer]



Lost Prophets: We Love What We Do - Interview By Oliver Urwin

Blind Atlas: Like Honey To A Bear, Watch It Drip, Can't Keep Away - Interview By Chumki Banerjee

The Last Party: Bringing A Thousand Smiles - Interview By Nigel Cartner

Wolfcrusher: Europe...Or Andrew Lloyd Webber - Interview By Andy Barnes

Anthony Pedone: [Writer/Film-maker/visionary & more] Prison, Punk, And Filming - Interview By Liz Lacey

Honningbarna: A Family Dinner WIth The Honeychildren? ...."Ah Faen" - Interview By Andy Barnes

Ian McNabb: We're Running On Ancient Energy - Interview by Nigel Cartner

The Icarus Line: [Joe Cardamone] Still On The Lash And Living The Wildlife?

Lindi Ortega: Behind The Veil - Interview byPhil King / Shay Rowan


The Computers: Music Is Dead - Interview by Callum Barnes

Furious: Rage Against The Machine, Take Elton John For A Slide On Their 'Duck Arse' Ride - Interview By Chumki Banerjee

Jaz Coleman: [Killing Joke] Still Alive And Altogether - Interview By Teddie Dahlin

Mary O' Meara: [Author] Between The Lines - Interview By Nigel Cartner


Lost Prophets/ Modestep @ Manchester Academy 1 20/04/12

The Miserable Rich / Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles / Stephen Langstaff @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester 20/04/12

The Jim Jones Revue/ Y Niwl @ 53 Degrees, Preston 19/04/12

Emilie Autumn 'Fight Like A Girl' Tour - HMV Ritz, Manchester 14/04/12

Cast @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 07/04/12

Those Darlings/ The Calimocho Club/ Tall For Jockeys/ White Vinyl/ @ The Ruby Lounge 03/04/12

2:54 / Palma Violets @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester

The Rifles/ Daystar @ HMV Ritz 30/03/12



Ian McNabb @ Manchester Academy 31/03/12

Feist @ Manchester Apollo 26/03/12

Sharks/Crowns/Throwing Things @ The Star & Garter, Manchester 29/03/12

Zulu @ TheVictoria Pub, Dalston, London 30/03/12

Jordan Reyne @ The Railway Pub, Bolton 09/03/12

The Adjusters [Last Show] @ The Boulevard, Wigan 16/03/12

Wasted Life @ The Box, Crewe 10/03/12

Killing Joke/The Icarus Line/ The Crying Spell @ Manchester Academy 10/03/12

The Stranglers/The Popes/Mike Marlin @ Liverpool Academy 05/03/12

Jenny Lindfors/Rachel Wright/ Seamus McLouglin @ The Castle, Manchester 07/03/12

Sleigh Bells / Charli XCX @ Manchester Academy 2 - 02/03/12

Spector @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester 18/02/2012


Pulled Apart By Horses/The Computers @ Manchester Club Academy, 17/02/12


'Thirty One” charity album launch for CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) @ The Band On The Wall, Manchester 13/02/12 - Reporting by Callum Barnes




Liz Lacey Blog: Confessions Of An Easter Bunny

Liz Lacey: Do You Kindle?



  • Jack White- Blunderbuss
  • Villa Rise - Wastelands EP
  • Rusty BearSource To Sea
  • De La SoulPlug 1 & Plug 2 First Serve
  • Mike SnowHappy To You
  • I Like TrainsThe Shallows
  • Dead City Ruins - Midnight Killer
  • ElysianWires of Creation

A Multi - Cultural Mesh Of April Albums  by Andy Barnes

April album of the month: Ian McNabb: Little Episodes


March Album Reviews: by Phil, Josh, Callum

Paul Weller, Twilight Hotel, T- Rex, La Sera, Lost Prophets, Baddies, The Magnificent

Chumki singles/E.P Reviews for March

Andy's March Re-Issues Dio: Holy Diver/The Last In Line/ Sacred Heart

Andy's Retro Album reviews for March: The Stranglers, Killing Joke, The Albion Band, The Wedding Present, Sinead O'Connor

 Andy's Album of the Month - Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth


Den Browne's Spring 2012 Books Round Up

  • Wilko Johnson with Zoe Howe: Looking Back at Me
  • Tim Mitchell: Sonic Transmission: story of Television
  • Clinton Heylin: No More Sad Refrains: the life and times of Sandy Denny
  • Crystal Zevon: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - the dirty life and hard times of Warren Zevon
  • Neil Taylor: Document and Witness - an intimate history of Rough Trade
  • Tom Doyle: Glamour Chase - the maverick life of Billy Mackenzie
  • Polly Marshall: The God of Hellfire - the crazy life and times of Arthur Brown



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