❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Manchester-based Art Rock band release debut double A-side single on Friday 1 February.
❉ Don’t Brexit – BRIX IT! Nick Walters meets Brix and the Extricated one year on from their last encounter and reviews their new album Breaking State.
❉ Simon Brett chats with ‘Funky Si’ about his life in music and of course, his relationship with the late Mark E. Smith.
❉ Ace Records’ Liz Buckley on her close encounters of the MES kind.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The Fall have never really cared less about being “understood”, and in this respect, deserve to be regarded as a true pop band.
❉ EXCLUSIVE interview with Brix Smith Start & Steve Trafford, plus album and gig review.
❉Things are even more the same than ever, only this time a bit different.
❉ Less a gig, more an elating sonic attack.