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Posted by Melanie Smith on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Cover photo of Jack White by Melanie Smith

Well the year is almost coming to a close, and what a year its been. Its been so busy that unfortunately I have had no spare time to edit our Annual Mudkiss interview book. So for the first time in 4 years we have no 2012 book coming out, which is sad but I guess you could say we are a victim of our own success. As anyone knows who manages any kind of online music zine, it is hard work and can be stressful at times, juggling everything that a decent site demands, e-mails, sorting out gigs, interviews, going out reviewing, photographing, and putting it all together, social networking,  plus holding down a full time job. So rather than crash and burn we try to take a break around December to recharge our batteries and see if we have the energy, determination, patience to go forth for yet another year. However during this time we shall still continue to post previews/videos and items of interest, we won't be completely dead. We just need to as the posters say.....stay cool and chill out.

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The Delaplains: Catch This Train Before Glastonbury Beckons - Interview by Andy Barnes

The Lost Souls Club: A Change Of Weather - Interview by Eva Jostakova

Jessie Rose: 2013 Will be A Biggy - Interview By Eva Jostakova

Sisterbutterfly: Revolution Is The Norm - Interview by Svenja Block

The Boys: First Boys Album In 32 Years - Interview by Teddie Dahlin

The Art Of Punk: Alex Ogg & Russ Bestley - Interview By Helen Donlon

Neon Leon: Hero Instead Of Zero - Interview by Teddie Dahlin



The Rainband/ Slydigs/Within @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 22/12/12

Jessie Rose/ The Naughtys/ The Minx/ Chaddy @ Academy, Manchester 15/12/12


Black Keys @ Manchester Arena 11/12/12

Duncan Reid & The Bigheads / The Duel @ Buffalo Bar, London 05/12/12

The Raveonettes @ Sound Control, Manchester 01/12/12


Martyn Joseph / Luke Jackson @ The Met, Bury 30/11/12

Dan Mangan/ Jason Collett @ The Haunt, Brighton 29/11/12

Stiff Little Fingers/ Spear Of Destiny @ Sub 89, Reading, 23/11/12

Kathryn Roberts/ Sean Lakeman @ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - 'Folk Roots Festival' 10/11/12

Vive Le Pink @ The Black Heart, Camden 23/11/12

Buckcherry @ HMV Institute Birmingham 21/11/12

Music For Cities: Tim Burgess/ Peter Hook & The Light/ Puressence/ Sivert Hoyem/ Jake Evans/ with guests Rowetta Manchester and local musicians @ Manchester Cathedral 15/11/12

The Revival Tour 2012 @ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 12/11/12

The Boys @ Kampen Bistro, Oslo, Norway 09/11/12

Jack White/ Willy Moon @ Empress Ballroom, Blackpool 06/11/12


Little Sparrow @ The Deaf Institute 02/10/12


Barclay James Harvest @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 19/10/2012

Damnation Festival @ The Student Union, University of Leeds 03/11/12


Mudkiss Music Showcase - featuring Chris Fox/ Dressing For Pleasure/ The Phoenix Experiment @ The Railway Venue, Bolton 05/10/12

Scissor Sisters @ Manchester Apollo 20/10/12

Salford Music Festival 2012 [ A multitude of artists]


ANDY'S UK METAL TOP TEN TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2013: For those more inclined towards heavier musical aspects, here's a UK metal top ten of bands to look out for in 2013.

Spires/Incassum/Talanas/Collibus/Bisonhammer/Agonyst/Dragged Into Sunlight/Huron /Sanguine/Kamikaze Test Pilots 

ANDY'S TOP TIPS FOR 2013: A selection of bands / artists I have high hopes will really break through in 2013, some new, some not so new, but all worthy far more attention.

Golden Fable/Feldspar/Palma Violets/The Gramotones/The Delaplains/Christine Owman/Savages

A Year In Photos - taken from the Mudkiss Photograpy archives: by Melanie Smith

Mel shows us some of her favourite live show photographs from the year, and tells us why. Artists: Jessie Rose / The Virginmarys/ The Raveonettes/ Adam Ant/ The Phoenix Experiment / Dressing For Pleasure/ Sylver Tongue/ Chris Isaak/ Morten Harkett/ Scissor Sisters/ Jack White/ Tim Burgess/ The Damned/ Choking Susan/ Emilie Autumn/ Morrissey/ Ren Harvieu/ Palma Violets/ Jordan Reyne/ Icarus Line.

Dia De La Muertos Fiesta: @ Hellfire Club, Manchester 02/11/12




Black Monday: Last Days Of FAC251 - The Factory Records Office



An Alternative Christmas with Kindest Of Thieves/ Exile Parade/ Christine Owman - review by Andy Barnes

Kirsty Almedia & The Troubadours - Winter Songs

“THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME” - Den Browne’s End of the World reissue round-up

  • Bob Mould - Silver Age
  • Sugar - Beaster; Copper Blue; F.U.E.L.
  • Steve Miller Band - Children of the Future; Sailor; Brave New World; Your Saving Grace; Number 5
  • Bo Diddley - Diddley Daddy - The Collection
  • The Jam - Original Album Series (box set: In the City; This is the Modern World; All Mod Cons; Setting Sons; Sound Affects; The Gift)

Re-issue Of The Month: RUSH 2112 Review by Andy Barnes

Blog Sound Of 2013: Who Will You be Listening To Next Year?

Greater Than Frankincense, Myrrh & Gold, The Power Of Music To Cleanse Your Soul: Single/EP reviews by Chumki Banerjee

November Reissue Round up: Succumb Unto The Beat Surrender - Reviews by Den Browne

  • The Velvet Underground
  • Nico
  • The Jam
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
  • The Jetsonics

November Album Of The Month:  - Muse - The 2nd Law by Callum Barnes


November new releases, reviewed by Matt, Paul, Pete, Nigel and Andy.

  • Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
  • Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
  • Sorry & The Sinatras - King Of Shambles Street
  • Torpedo Head - Greetings From Heartbreak Key
  • Caro Emerald - Drum Rolls and Heartbreaks
  • Turrentine Jones - 'Show Me Mercy' [single]
  • Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives
  • Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker
  • James Johnston – Hassan Falls to his Death
  • People Like You Records Label Sampler - Rock N Roll Is The Devils Music 
  • Hancox - Vegas lights 
  • The Cubical – Arise Conglomerate


“Sound And Vision" - Den's Winter 2012 Book Round Up

  • Russ Bestley & Alex Ogg: The Art of Punk
  • Mick Farren & Dennis Loren: Classic Rock Posters - 60 Years of Posters & Flyers 1952-2012
  • Paul Buck: Performance – A Biography of the Classic Sixties Film
  • Rob Jovanovic: Nirvana - The Recording Sessions




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