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Posted by Melanie Smith on March 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Well, I can't believe how much we achieved in my last blog update, a phenomenal number of show reviews, some cracking interviews and tons of new music reviews. On the personal front I've completed a couple of Photoshoots, with the local band Slydigs, Liverpool based Rialto Burns and one with an exceptionally talented young band from Warrington, who we will certainly be keeping abreast of and the set of promo shots will be featured further down the line. We will be receiving the album hot off the press for reviewing, around April. Watch out for the KINDEST OF THIEVES!.

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We've been getting so many requests for reviewing new stuff that we've had to enlist a new team member to cope with demands. Let's welcome on-board the good ship Mudkiss......Tim Verhaegen - coming at us all the way from Canada, with the first music review of the month The Dropkick Murhpys new album.

Also new to Mudkiss is a young man from Brighton - Jack Prescott, with his first shining review of Kate Nash. He's certainly no newbie to writing, and quick witted too.

Thanks to Danni Mathews for doing us proud with a great feature on Alternative Modelling and her own battle with Mental Illness and how she hopes to raise awareness. We hope to be seeing more writing from Danni in the forthcoming months.

Shell Zenner continues to keep us informed and up to date on what's currently hot and cutting edge.

Hot off the press.....Just joining the ranks with his first feature on the death of the rock star ...another Manchester lad, Nigel Cartner, he's not only writing his first novel, he's going to be contributing to our features section and anything else he fancys turning his hand to.

We hope you'll stick with us through the coming two's what's been posted already.


Tom Williams And The Boat: Waahhoo...It's Tom and the flippin Boat - Interview by Andy


Laura Nixon: My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Interview by Mel

Lower Dens: Working WIthin Our Own Sphere - Interview by Phil King


The Pieces: The Kids Are Aright- Winner of The Teen Battle Of The Bands (for Blastbeat) - Interview by Den

Slydigs: A Sly Dig At The Death Of Indie - Interview by Andy

Nicole Atkins: Staying In The Light - Interview by Mel

Danielle Tunstall: The Beauty In Horror - interview by Mel


Tom Williams & The Boat @ Manchester Night & Day 19/04/11


Jessie J/Liam Bailey/Encore @ Manchester Academy One 04/04/11

Dr Feelgood @ Montrose Town Hall 02/04/11

The Members & the Jetsonics / St Paul's Centre, Brentford - 01/04/11

Gary Numan/Recoil/ Motor/ Mark Jones DJ set @ Manchester Academy 01/04/1

The New York Dolls @ Manchester Academy 29/03/11

Deerhunter/Lower Dens @ Sound Control 30/03/11


The Strangers/ Wilko/Mike Marlin @ Manchester Apollo 26/03/11

Scanners/The Jade Assembly  The Ruby Lounge 30/03/11

James Blake/Sound Boat @ Band On The Wall 26/03/11

Kate Nash @ Concorde 2, Brighton 26/03/11

Cat's Eyes @ St Phillips Church, Salford, Manchester 14/03/11

The Charlatans: Acoustic Tour @ Oran Mor, Glasgow 21/03/11

Woods/Spectrals/The Doozer @ The Deaf Institue, Manchester 16/03/11

Die So Fluid/Killing For Company @ The Railways, Bolton 03/03/11

Plan B/Liam Bailey @ Apollo, Manchester 02/03/11

Beady eye @ The Apollo, Manchester 07/03/11

Japanese Voyeurs/Dinosaur Pile Up @ Manchester 03/03/11



Another mixed bag: Andy Barnes rolls out April's new albums

  • Hollywood Sinners - Disastro Garantito
  • Undertones - True Confessions
  • Beautiful South - Live at the BBC
  • The Webb Sisters - Savages
  • Delta Maid - Outside Looking In
  • TheMethod – Dissidents and Dancers
  • Carlton Melton - Country Ways

Den's selection for March:

  • Simon Morgan - Domestic Abuse
  • Mogwai - Hardcore will never die, but you will
  • Gil Scott –Heron and Jamie XX - We're New Here

Tim's March albums:

  • Eprhyme – Dopestylevsky
  • The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps
  • Lucinda Williams – Blessed
  • Scanners - Submarine
  • October Sky – Hell Isn’t My Home
  • Liam Dullaghan – Making History
  • Papercuts – Fading Parade
  • The Charlatans – Us and Us Only (Deluxe Edition)

Andy's March albums:

  • The New York Dolls – Dancing Backwards in High Heels
  • Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore
  • The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
  • P.J Harvey – Let England Shake
  • Joan as Policewoman – The Deep Field
  • Akron/ Family  –  S/T II : The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
  • The No. 42 Records - Yorkshire Sampler Vol.1

The Black Knights – Sickle Sell Saturday Night - review by Dick -

Elbow: Build A Rocket Boys review by Andy -

Madam - 'Gone Before Morning' review by Lee

The Milksnatchers -'Older...Not Wiser' - review by Lorraine

Dropkick Murphys - 'Going Out In Style' - review by Tim Verhaegen


Andys April single reviews

  • Rhode Island Red - Kerosene EP
  • Bad Sign - Exit EP
  • The Spires - Fireworks
  • GO-X –  PI
  • Kiria – Keep Me In
  • Lisbon – Vulnerable Mind EP
  • Barbara Panther - Empire
  • EMA – The Grey Ship
  • Japanese Voyeurs – Get Hole
  • The Candle Thieves – Breathing (Just for You)

Tim V's Single reviews for March:

  • OK – Lego
  • Love Inks – Blackeye
  • Nylo – Control
  • The Agitator – Say No!  
  • Belleruche – 3 Amp Fuse
  • Paper Crows – Fingertips/Follow the Leader
  • Sharks & Ladders – Wild Containment EP
  • Liam Bailey – You Better Leave Me
  • Toy Horses – Interrupt

Andys single reviews for March:

  • Kindest of Thieves – The Kindest of Thieves EP
  • James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
  • The Adjusters – Wrong Place, Wrong Time / You Gotta Say
  • Auction – Statues
  • Band of Holy Joy – On The Ground Were John Wesley Walked / Black Middens
  • To the Chase – When You Believed / The Return
  • Thomas Tantrum – Sleep
  • Assembly – The Morning After EP
  • Vinyl Jacket – Painting Stations


Nigel Cartner's first feature piece: The Death Of The Rock Star


Shell Zenners April Hotspot

Shell Zenners March Hotspot


Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company Presents: “The Vaudevillains” @ The Lowry Theatre, Salford 14/04/11

Burlesque & Variety show @ The Martini Lounge, Liverpool 09/04/11


The Rape Of Lucrece: by William Shakesphere @ Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avaon 02/04/11 by Shay Rowan


Danni Matthews aka Kitty the Boo talks about Beauty and Truth project for MIND.

Coming soon....The Martin Lounge, Liverpool - Burlesque performances / Mo'Niques press launch night & Frank Sinatra & Marilyn Monroe Caberet performance.




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