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ACDSleeve: Songs I Love

Especially for Record Store day, we ask design genius and founder of ACDSleeve, Tom Leggett, to take us on a tour of his favourite releases … For a guy who designs album packaging for...

Ken Ishii, Extra

Soundtrack to my Ego

The mixtape is the ultimate representation of the ego, argues C James Fagan, as he gets to grips with his very own cultural artefact … Music, noise and sound; hardly new things, but...

Louis Prima and his band

When Melody Ruled the Airwaves

Artist Michael Lacey takes the playlist’s helm this week, to muse most vigorously on enjoying classic doo-wop, swing and jazz … Music plays an important role in my artistic practice, keeping me tethered...

Team Upitup

Upitup Are 10!

Next week sees underground electronic label Upitup Records celebrate a decade swimming against the tide… In a city dominated by guitar music, it’s heartening that with passion and talent, a group of electronic...

Joan as Policewoman

My Gurl: Subverting Rock

On International Women’s Day, we thought it only fitting to celebrate some of our favourite female artists, playlist style…  Historically, women in pop and rock are generally only allowed to play one of...

Lou Reed's Transformer era

Glam! Rock

With Tate Liverpool’s Glam! exhibition having just opened, Amy Jones takes a look at the songs that helped define a scene… Friday saw Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition Glam! The Performance of Style open...

Laurel Halo's Quarantine

Imagination and discovery

Julian Shepherd on wrestling with the perfect playlist to inspire creativity, and ending up ‘all about the party’… For me, music is the thing that keeps my life glistening with diamond-studded edging. It...

The Joy Formidable

On The Horizon: Gigs Coming This Way

Itching to see what gigs will make up the next few months? Here’s a playlist featuring our pick of some of the best… If you’re anything like us, you’ll have spent the first...

Laura Mvula

Sounds of 2013?

The BBC announce their ‘most promising new music acts’ of 2013. We ask: is it simply a look at the new wave of new beige? So here we are again, picking out the...