The Coral: Coral Island – album review

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 The Coral: Coral Island (Run On Records / Modern Sky) LP | CD | CASS | DL Out 30 April 2021   The Coral return with a double concept album that pulls you into their rose-tinted world of wonder. This could be their best album to date. BUY HERE “On Coral Island you can fall […]

The Coral: Interview with Nick Power.

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  The Coral return after 3 years with a sprawling double album that’s on top form as usual. It’s a concept album that delves into the world of old fairgrounds and carnivals that have always held a nostalgic air to the kids and adults alike. It takes you back to the saucy postcards, the smell […]

Interview: Martyn Ware “Pioneers don’t necessarily reap the rewards they deserve”

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From 1977 to the present day, Martyn Ware has made some of the most ambitious and forward-facing music possible. His latest project finds him remixing seminal proto-punks Doctors of Madness alongside juggling academia and other projects. Banjo caught up with him to find out what it’s like becoming an elder statesman of electronic music. Martyn […]

The Coral get down with 85 year old grandad on 10th studio album!

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The granddad of The Coral’s James and Ian Skelly, confirmed at 85 years old as guest vocalist on upcoming album… Being no strangers to the music scene The Coral return with their 10th studio album. The Skelly brothers have been busy doing solo projects, producing some of the finest bands on the Northwest scene and […]

The Mojos’ gigs 1963-1969

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The original Mojos. Photo: Fabulous 208 Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few […]

LTW writers tracks of the year 2020: Spotify playlist

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What a strange year we’ve all had with this Covid business destroying our normal life. No gigs, donning masks, lockdowns, tiers and tears, yet shitloads of amazing music. This time round I thought I’d feature 20 of the best tunes of the year voted by our LTW writers with videos, then drop in the playlist […]

Candy Opera: The Patron Saint of Heartache – album review

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Candy Opera have recorded their first new music in nearly 30 years for 2nd album The Patron Saint of Heartache. It turns out it was worth the wait. Band reunions can be tricky little buggers. The reasons and tensions that split the band in the first place can raise their ugly heads again, the times […]