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Posted by Melanie Smith on January 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM

First of all can we wish you all a very Happy New Year. We are here once more for another years fun and games, delving into peoples souls and generally up to mischief. To be honest it was touch and go if we were to continue with yet another year, but as I enjoyed it so much last year I find myself typing once more into 2011. My first venture this year was meeting a voluptuous young woman called Shell Zenner, and as her name suggests she is quite the funky, lively young woman. Check out my interview, complete with photoshoot.

Also pleased to let you know that I am almost at the end of the Annual Interview book, which should be self published (non profit) by within the next month (fingers crossed)! Just a few bits and bats to finish off and we'll be getting this out for general release.

We can now reveal that our new, fresh and funky contributor is Shell Zenner from Salford City Radio and Chimp Magazine. Shell's no newbie to interviewing or churning out reviews and she will be talking about her month in music, recommended listening and other delights.

Whilst we are team talking, Jean Encoule bounces back and we have a new interviewer on board, with an American flavour - to be revealed soon.


Steve Hewitt: (Love Amongst Ruin) Still Running, Still Strong - Interview by Phil King


Sharks: Shark Attack (James Mattock) - Interview by Jean Encoule


Eyeseesound: The Music Industry Is Dead. Long Live Music - Interview by Dick Porter

Delta Maid - Delta's Just Made For The Resurgent Acoustic Scene - Interview by Andy Barnes

Rick Warwick (Thin Lizzy Tour) 'Are You Ready For Thin Lizzy?' by Andy Barnes (Well done to Andy on his first interview for Mudkiss)


Shell Zenner - Radio Sweetheart by Mel


The Rialto Burns @ The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool 14/02/11

Grinspoon/Sucioperro/JETTBLACK – King Tuts Glasgow 19/02/11

Joan As Police Woman @ Sound Control, Manchester 09/02/11

British Sea Power/Teeth of the Sea @ Manchester Ritz 15/02/11

The Hold Steady/Wintersleep @ The Ritz, Manchester 13/02/11

Twin Atlantic/Straight Lines/ Population 4 @ 53 Degrees, Preston 08/02/11

Deaf School @ Band On The Wall, Manchester 04/02/11

The Joy Formidable/The Chapman Family/Airship @ Manchester Academy 04/02/11

Band Of Horses/Mojave 3/Goldheart Assembly @ Manchester Academy 01/02/11

The Cult/Masters Of Reality/R O M A N C E @ Manchester Academy 30/01/11

Rae Morris @ Kro Bar 18/01/11

Delta Maid @ The Ruby Lounge 16/01/11

Thin Lizzy @ Manchester Apollo 15/01/11

Big Country/The Dirty Strangers/Crowns @ Islington Academy 06/01/11

Sonic Youth @ Manchester Academy 30/12/10


Jean Encoule: My Infamous Five Favourite Punk Rock Groups

NEW!! Shell Zenner's Hotspot ....what's spinning, who's playing and what's rocking Shell's boat.


Radiohead: The King Of Limbs - reviewed by Andy Barnes

Little Annie: In Search Of  The Outstanding

Andy's mixed bag of singles for February:

  • Hermanos Inglesos
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • FlashgunsLanuKakuzi
  • The Klaxons
  • Video Villain
  • You Me at Six and Chiddy
  • Eliza Doolittle
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Toy Horses
  • Love Amongst Ruin
  • Letters
  • Moksha


The light and dark side of February's new album releases by Andy Barnes:

  • Emily Jane White
  • Grinspoon
  • Risa Hall
  • Lux Lisbon
  • Ducktails
  • Flat Tires
  • Traffic

Deathline: Sixty Nine - review by Dick Porter

Thee Savage Kicks: Preacher (Dirty Water) - review by Dick Porter

Tom Williams And The Boat: Too Slow - review by Andy Barnes

Wire: Red Barked Tree - review by Dick Porter

Andy's January album round up:

  • Little Comets
  • Religious To Damn
  • Mike Marlin
  • Seth ECT
  • Teeth Of The Sea



The one's that got left behind last year - by Phil King

  • The Jim Jones Revue: Burning Your House Down
  • Maleficient: Demize
  • The Cubical: Dirty Shame
  • Bryan Ferry: Olympia
  • Very Nice Harry: Sugar Lounge EP


January singles reviewed by Andy Barnes:

  • Paper Crows - Fingertips
  • Aged Yummy - Let's Connect Dots
  • Kava Kava - Clarity
  • Herr Styler - Double sided Paper
  • Ideals - Significant Other
  • Run Toto Run - This Is A Lull


New(ish) reviews from Dick Porter:

  • Flats - Big Souls
  • Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High
  • Betty and the Werewolves – Teatime Favourites
  • Glyn Bailey & The Many Splendid Things – The Disturbance
  • The Secret Sisters – Wabash Cannonball/Big River
  • Johny Dey – Alone In The Wild
  • Pujol – Too Safe/Black Rabbit
  • No Age – Everything In Between
  • The Like – Release Me
  • The Roughneck Riot – Night Train With The Reaper
  • Laura Marling – Blues Run The Game/Needle and the Damage Done
  • King Salami and the Cumberland Three – 14 Blazin’ Bangers
  • The Dirtbombs – Party Store


Kris Needs presents .....Dirty Water (The Birth Of Punk Attitude) reviewed by Dick Porter

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