❉ Writer Paul Matts praises the Pretenders’ late, great “ragged lieutenant”.
❉ 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.
❉ Sodajerker on Songwriting features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters.
❉ Simon Wolstencroft’s memoirs are a Who’s Who of the Manchester indie scene and the stuff Rock n Roll dreams are made of.
❉ We look back on the chequered past of Britpop casualties Marion as their two albums get the deluxe treatment