Playlist: Philophobia Music

In the latest in a series celebrating independent record labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to Rob Dee, founder of Wakefield’s Philophobia Music… An independent record label founded in Wakefield, Philophobia Music was established in...

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Playlist: God Unknown Records

The first of a series of interviews and playlists looking at new and independent labels, Mike Pinnington speaks to musician and founder of God Unknown Records, Jason Stoll, about the acts he’s cherry-picked and...


Playlist: Kick Ass Women On Tour This Spring

Listen up, Britain! Laura Robertson makes a list of the sheroes kicking ass and taking names across the UK during April and May… Goat Girl Goat Girl named themselves after Bill Hicks’ porn-loving,...

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Playlist: Musique Concrète — Origins And Legacy

Did you know that the origins of Musique Concrète, or the mixing of recorded sounds, goes back to the 1910s? As one of its key musicians, Pierre Henry, brings a very special performance...

Sun Ra performing at the Bluecoat in 1990. Courtesy the Bluecoat archive

Playlist: Celebrating 300 Years Of The UK’s First Arts Centre, With Sun Ra & More

What do Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, Captain Beefheart, and the Futurama theme tune have in common? They all flavour our new playlist by the Bluecoat’s Artistic Director Bryan Biggs: musically highlighting its radically...

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“Pivotal moments that changed my life…” Playlist: British Music Experience

Welcome to the British Music Experience: a brand new museum on Liverpool’s waterfront that looks at key musicians and movements from 1945 to the present day. Join its curator, Kevin McManus, for a...

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“A rumination on the current state of the world…” Playlist: Wall Of Sound PR

We asked Jamie Otsa from Liverpool-based Wall of Sound PR to let us in on the music he’s listening to most right now. The result? A shed-load of new artists across hip hop, punk,...

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“Filth…” Playlist: Nightshift International

Ahead of their pop-up show at Mary & Archie in Chorlton on Thursday, new clubnight/art collective Nightshift have made a playlist for us that reflect what audiences can expect: carnal lust, dreamboat city,...


“It blows my mind” — Playlist: ALGOBABEZ On The Tracks That Made Them

Prepare for some prime algopop! Ahead of their Liverpool Philharmonic performance on Wednesday, algoravers ALGOBABEZ have made us a special playlist of their favourite tracks: expect a heady mix of algorithmic music incorporating...