Deputy Print Editor Richard Ainsley recommends a listen to student band Flatlands.
Issy Murray gives a comprehensive run down of Manchester’s greats and their music.
Morrissey is back and is as anti-establishment as ever with his latest controversial release Low in High School. Everyone’s favourite miserable Mancunian returns complaining about his lonely life and the state of world affairs as this latest album ranges from sorrowful ballads to chanty lyrics preaching his anti-establishment agenda. Elephant wails and a stompy drum […]
Thirty years ago, in 1987, actor-turned-politician Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, Margaret Thatcher occupied 10 Downing Street having secured a third consecutive victory for her government and the first issue of Exeposé was hot off the student press. Cinema-goers flocked to see Dirty Dancing, and Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael, perhaps better […]
It’s come around already; the calendar event for music and vinyl enthusiasts to get up at a god-awful time, queue on a desolate street, to (hopefully) get their hands on some cherished pieces. After launching in 2007, Record Store Day’s cultural impact has been on a upward trajectory, with across the nation avid music fans […]
A society with widespread racial discrimination, characterised by post-war austerity and deficiency was never prepared for the gladioli-waving spectacle adorning Steven Patrick Morrissey. Born on May 22nd 1959 in unforgiving Lancashire, Morrissey or ‘Moz’ as he was dubbed by bandmate Johnny Marr, is probably one of the most eccentric figures in the music industry. Given […]
It’s hard, going on impossible, to outrun a legacy so celebrated and loaded as the output that emanated from Salford Lads Club in the 1980s – but even if others fail to let it go, Johnny Marr avoids letting his live show decline into a ‘remember the Smiths’ convention. In fact, after two years of […]
Morrissey Plymouth Pavilions 15/09/15 Singular pseudonyms are often an indicator of cult status in the music industry – Bono, Slash, Elvis – but they can also point towards a certain arrogance, implicitly connecting mortals with a nice singing voice to the big (wo)man in the sky. Sometimes that’s not their fault; when a fan […]