Liverpool’s Indies: Jacaranda Records

With Record Store Day 2024 closing in, we catch up with Jacaranda Records’ Mina Koroma, to chat about the shop’s recent move, instore performances and, of course, what’s on the current playlist…   The...

Liverpool’s Indies: Dig Vinyl

Lovingly ran by musicians, and specialising in super-rare pressings from the USA and Japan, Dig Vinyl have for ten years served the people of Merseyside. Ahead of this weekend’s Record Store Day, Manager...

The Big Interview: Annie Frost Nicholson

“The offering that I give is the work itself.” Mike Pinnington speaks to Annie Frost Nicholson about how, through art, she found a way through indescribable loss…  “There’s constantly this feeling of being...

Liverpool’s Indies: Dead Air Records

Where in Liverpool can you find the best vinyl? What’s their story and – of course! – what’s on their playlist? The latest addition to the city’s indie music offer, Dead Air Records, give...

Portrait of the Artist as a
Middle-Aged Man
Babak Ganjei @ Bluecoat – Reviewed

Art can be challenging, addressing, as it should, the realities of life. But both wry and searingly honest, Bluecoat show Babak Ganjei: Thanks for Having Me is, refreshingly, a laugh out loud hit,...

Prospect Cottage: Gilbert McCarragher Photographs Derek Jarman’s House

In an exclusive extract from his new book with Thames & Hudson, on Derek Jarman’s famous coastal cottage, top photographer Gilbert McCarragher speaks movingly about what an artist’s home represents to those who are...

Beyond Liverpool...
Blazing a trail through
the big wide world
12/01/2024
Mike Pinnington on Vallisaari island, Helsinki. Photograph by Laura Robertson

Field Trip: Helsinki, Finland – Happiness and Cultural Guardians

Taking in climate change at Helsinki Biennial, diversity at the Ateneum, and visiting contrasting new galleries in an art school and bar toilets (!), Mike Pinnington’s return to Finland’s capital city is a timely reminder...

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The sounds of
The Double Negative
25/11/2022
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Playlist: Disquiet Residency #3 – Tangled Tales

Musing on the rich tradition of narrative song writing, in his latest playlist, Aaron Williams draws on contemporary masters of the form… Music has long been fertile soil for storytelling (and, therefore, storytellers);...

Fill your boots...
unique, limited edition gifts
05/09/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...