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Posted by Melanie Smith on September 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Well the Festival season is slowly coming to a close, and the dismal dark nights are drawing in. We've done quite a few Festivals again this year, not as many as we might like to do, but still keeping our hand in. Of course this year was a first for us at the  great explosion of colour at Rebellion in Blackpool, what a superb weekend that was. I think we are still recovering, and of course being supportive with our local music Festivals, the Warrington Festival and Rochdale. Also we managed to get press accreditation for Boomtown Fair, Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, Cambridge Folk Festival, Dot To Dot, and Nice & Sleazy. We had our  very own Northern Mudkiss Event and it was a great success. All proceeds from the night went to the bands taking part. Maybe another in Manchester this next year....who knows? [I have yet to do a little write up about it, but we have been so busy since then]



Are there any budding music reviewers keen to join Mudkiss? We are looking for dedicated and committed writers, maybe you are a student keen to have a go? We are getting a steady influx of newly released albums, singles and EP's. We would look at the very least 3 albums a month for you to review. So if you think you might have what it takes send a message to -with some evidence of your work. All we ask is that you don't mess us about.



Keith Levene's Search For Absolute Zero - Interview by Kathy DiTondo

The Rubys: Shake You Free - Interview by Nigel Cartner

Chris Fox: At Odds With The World? - Interview By Melanie Smith


Rebekka Karijord: Embracing Life - Interview by Melanie Smith

John Curran: Eight Years Of Incassum, Not In Vain - Interview by Andy Barnes


Ian Hunter & The Rant Band / Otis Gibbs @ Komedia, Bath 23/10/10 by Andy Barnes

Terry Reid @ Blue Cat Cafe, Stockport 11/10/12

Twisted Wheel / Deadbeat Echoes @ Sound Control, Manchester 04/10/12

Chris Isaak / Paul Freeman @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 04/10/12

The Virginmarys / Book Thieves @ 02 Academy, Liverpool 10/10/12

Ren Harvieu @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 09/10/12

The Rubys @ Day & Night Cafe, Manchester 28/09/12

The Loaded Dice @ Joshua Brooks, Manchester 30/09/12

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia @ Camp & Furnace 29/09/12

Beth Jean Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny @ Manchester's Deaf Institute

Cheap Cuts @ Carsons, Middleton, Manchester 21/09/12

Sam Forrest / Dark Town Jubilee @ Blue Cat Cafe, Stockport 19/09/2012

Rae Morris @ Matt & Phred's Manchester 26/09/12

Salford Music Festival [The Lowry Studio] coming soon

Chris Isaak / Paul Freeman @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 04/10/12


The Cult / The Mission @ Manchester Apollo 10/09/12


Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2012 @ Rochdale Town Centre 01/09/12


But I Was So Much Older Then” - Den Browne’s September Round-Up

  • Johnny Rogan: Byrds: Requiem for the Timeless
  • Zoe Howe - Florence + the Machine: an Almighty Sound
  • David Buckley: Kraftwerk: Publikation
  • Bill Sykes: Sit Down! Listen To This!: The Roger Eagle Story
  • Shaun Ryder: Twisting My Melon


Octobers MAMMOTH singles and EP reviews from Chumki

October album reviews by Andy Barnes, Lucy Holt, Matt Crane,

Paul Hastings

  • The Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell – “Don’t Hear It…….Fear it”
    Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance
  • Woods – Bend Beyond
  • Bellowhead – Broadside
  • One Mile An Hour – Self Titled
  • The Features – Wilderness
  • Kamikaze Test Pilots – Kamizake Test Pilots
  • Howl Griff – Fragile Diamond

Single/Ep's reviewed for September by Chumki Banerjee

New sounds for September: Reviews from Andy, Les, and Lucy

  • The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie
  • Ian Hunter and The Rant Band  - When I’m President
  • Gwyn Ashton - Radiogram
  • I’ll Eat Your Face – Hot Brains Terror
  • Neil Diamond – Hot August Night
  • Kindest of Thieves - Serial Mothers and Terminal Hunchbacks
  • Robert John - The Liar
  • Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward - Waiting for the storm
  • Spector – Enjoy it While It Lasts
  • The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
  • Band of Horses – Mirage Rock
  • The Milk – Tales From The Thames Delta
  • Golden Fable – Star Map
  • Rebekka Karijord  - We Become Ourselves
  • SlyDigs – Never Be Tamed
  • Mammal Hum – What’s Behind Us Is Not Important
  • The Fresh & Onlys – Long Slow Dance



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