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Music Tips for 2014: 12 acts you should get to know

Happy New Year everyone! Hope January isn't treating you too badly. It's not got off to a good start what with all these floods and 40mph winds sweeping people off their feet. Oh and there's the fact most people around you are probably talking about 'eating...

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New Band Up North (No. 23 Low Duo)

Each week, I dig through the sounds of the North, picking one artist or band I think you should note. This week: Low Duo [caption id="attachment_1928" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Leigh and Adam Greenwood are Low Duo (Photograph by Marek Payne)[/caption] Two brothers: one voice, one guitar. Their sound...

Top 50 Songs of 2012

Here are my top 50 songs of 2012. I'm sure they'll be some tracks that were your favourites that haven't made my list. There is so much new and emerging music out there for us to soak up and enjoy. With that in mind it's impossible to...

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New Band Up North (No. 7 BIRD)

Liverpool trio BIRD are creating music that’s hauntingly beautiful and forcefully captivating. Their poetic lyrics take your mind on a journey making you feel like you’re walking around in a gothic novel. They’ve already had a pretty great eight months together, during which time they’ve supported...

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Tramlines keeps it free for all four years in a row

More than 150,000 people rock Sheffield as the sun shines. One of them was the Guardian Northerner's Emily Brinnand, plus a band of talented photographers The Nokia light show on the main stage. Photograph by Paul Cantrell Tramlines this year easily lived up to being the UK's Best Metropolitan Festival,...

Today: Record Store Day, powered by Storify

Bringing together your tweets, statuses and photographs of the internationally celebrated Record Store Day in one place. UPDATED STORY HERE: [View the story "Record Store Day 2012" on Storify] Share “ HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! Record Store Day Sat, Apr 21 2012 01:58:46 ReplyRetweet Share “ Happy Record Store Day 2012. I'll be heading...

Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day is a musical celebration recognising local music scenes and indie record stores across the country and internationally. In its fifth year, thousands of people across the UK, US, Europe and Canada, are heading to their independent record shops. Musicians are marking the day...