❉ The Mancunian band’s second album is eclectic, punchy, dynamic, guileless and thoroughly inventive.
❉ Altitude announce release of the official documentary about Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey.
❉ The British pop hitmaker waxes lyrical about Wax, his post-10cc collaboration with the late Andrew Gold.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ EXCLUSIVE interview with Brix Smith Start & Steve Trafford, plus album and gig review.
❉ Simon Wolstencroft’s memoirs are a Who’s Who of the Manchester indie scene and the stuff Rock n Roll dreams are made of.
❉ With British professional wrestling’s return to national network television, is the UK wrestling scene ready to go mainstream?
❉ It’s almost exactly forty years since the Pistols shocked Bill Grundy, and Clinton Heylin has charted punk’s year zero.