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Morrissey announces summer gig in Manchester

June 17, 2019

Morrissey will be back in action at the Manchester Arena next month.   The gig has come out of the blue to say the least, announced on True To You to take place on August 20th, with tickets on sale from this Friday and support coming from Damian Dempsey. Amidst an apparent lack of record company interest and various health problems which had affected tours around the world during his ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business‘ period, Morrissey had appeared to signal his intention to retire on the same website following a gig at the Eventim Apollo in September last year, writing there was, ‘no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom’.... Continue Reading →

Aurora, The Divine Comedy, Dinosaur Pile-Up lead UK Record Store Chart

June 17, 2019

Aurora performing at the Bristol Trinity (Photo: Jessica Bartolini for Live4ever) Aurora, The Divine Comedy and Dinosaur Pile-Up have the highest new entries on this week’s UK Record Store Chart.   Last week’s number one – Further by Richard Hawley – and another new entry from Neil Young complete the Top 5, while Vampire Weekend climb to #12 with Father Of The Bride. It was in 2012 when the Official Charts Company began acknowledging the comeback of vinyl which first started over a decade ago with Record Store Day by publishing a weekly Record Store Chart compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain’s leading independent music shops. UK Record Store Chart, Top 20: 1 – (new) Aurora... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Richard Hawley – Further

June 10, 2019

Now a relatively successful solo artist, Richard Hawley has had a lengthy career and is the definition of a cult hero. But rather than peak early with a breakthrough hit or band, he simply and quietly goes about his business whilst going from strength to strength. As a member of the short-lived but never forgotten Longpigs in the 1990s, he briefly touched the top 40 then went to the top via All Saints’ cover of Under The Bridge (he recreated the famous guitar). The King Of Sheffield has often been praised by Arctic Monkeys and was a semi-regular member of Pulp, but can claim none of the success of either. Further is his eighth studio album and, with all of... Continue Reading →