Playlist: Bluedot 2022 – Previewed

After a pandemic-enforced two year gap, July sees the return of Bluedot, a festival celebrating ‘music, science, and cosmic culture.’ Mike Pinnington plots a course through some of the acts announced this week…...


Playlist: Introducing NIIX

“The goddess of the moon evolved into the goddess of the night.” Ahead of the launch of debut EP, I, we speak to NIIX about new music and her new persona… The Double...


Playlist: Nirvana’s Cover Versions

As Nirvana’s mainstream breakthrough Nevermind approaches thirty, we take a look at the indie bands Cobain covered and, therefore, brought to new, wider audiences… Last week marked the thirtieth anniversary of grunge legends Nirvana...

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Playlist: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

When you look back on music history, which vintage still gets you moving – and moved? Mike Pinnington casts his eye back twenty years, and finds a winning mash-up of genre and emergent...

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Playlist: Melodic Distraction

Beloved purveyors of “independent, community driven radio”, Melodic Distraction have news. We caught up with the gang to talk about their exciting new plans, and hear more about what they do…  The Double...

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What I Do When I Don’t Know What To Do: Nicholas Mortimer on Mixtape Pedagogy

How do you overcome creative block? Designer Nicholas Mortimer talks Yin Ying Kong through his process in this audio love-letter to the mixtape… In October 2017, I was a third-year design student at Goldsmiths University, back in class...

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Playlist: Manchester Collective

The last few months have been a tremendously difficult, stressful time for us all, not least events organisers. But Manchester Collective are looking to buck the trend with the release of Recreation, their...


Playlist: Ennio Morricone – A Fistful of Scores

From A Fistful of Dollars to his 2015 Oscar winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we all know the work of Ennio Morricone, who has died aged 91. Here, with a...


Playlist: Comics Youth Radio: Lockdown! at the Disco

Issues posed by the lockdown – not least, the impacts of social isolation – are being mitigated by innovative and supportive group initiatives. Now,  with added positive vibes, Young People’s community organisation Comics Youth are...