When I First Came To Town – 20,000 Days on Earth - In 20,000 Days on Earth, adopted Brit Nick Cave gets his own strange biopic/documentary hybrid, with Brighton the location for the dislocated Antipodean poet. We reviewed it.
Great Songs About UK Cities That Aren’t London - Waterloo Sunset, Parklife, Roll out the Barrel... London has its share of songs about London - but what about the rest of the UK? We've picked out some of our favourite songs about UK cities. What are yours?
Ezra Furman: Free Radical - We met up with indie blues energy ball Ezra Furman at Lancaster Library and kept him in a room long enough to ask about his music, Pixies comparisons and life as a 21st Century troubadour.
Kate Bush Shows – There will be a DVD - Facebook fan page Kate Bush News has evidence that the ethereal singer songwriter's London show will be filmed for a DVD release.
My Y Not – Part 2 - In part 2 of Ben Farmer's epic Y Not festival journal, he name checks a slew of Derby's finest live acts, wonders why Palma Violets exist and has an epiphany during Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.
My Y Not – Part 1 - Cornwall born, Derby based singer songwriter Ben Farmer was invited to play this year's Y Not festival in August alongside the likes of British Sea Power, Razorlight and Dizzee Rascal. He was kind enough to write this lovely journal for us about his experience
A Venue to Visit: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester - In the first of a new series that highlights the best venues across the UK, Amy visits Manchester's Antwerp Mansion hidden near the city's famed curry mile. This quirky renovation project collectively represents everything that’s brilliant about music, art and community.
Game On: How the North Dominates UK Game Creation - The North of England is a hotspot for game creation. Our correspondent spoke to Pixelbomb Games about an industry that's thriving among the derelict mills of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Tyneside - and a game that uses the mean streets of Manchester as inspiration.