Erin Botten

Erin Botten


Morning TV and its soft-conservative politics

Morning TV and its soft-conservative politics

Morning television pedalls conservative, and often abjectly regressive, values in its pursuit of wider audiences and to embody the mood of a nation
Rizzle Kicks vs Loyle Carner: They Walked So That He Could Run

Rizzle Kicks vs Loyle Carner: They Walked So That He Could Run

Alex Cresswell makes the case that without Rizzle Kicks, and their affection for 90s era hip hop, there would be no Loyle Carner today
CD Collecting: The next Vinyl Revival?

CD Collecting: The next Vinyl Revival?

In light of Record Store Day, Alex Cresswell looks to the future and asks whether the next trend will be in the form of compact disks and all things shiny
Preview: Beat Horizon Festival

Preview: Beat Horizon Festival

From The Pharcyde, to Mos Def, Beat Horizon looks promised to be a bastion of 90s Hip Hop talent – all under the one roof of Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse
Live Review: The Psychedelic Furs at O2 Ritz

Live Review: The Psychedelic Furs at O2 Ritz

The Psychedelic Furs, British post-punk legends, set O2 Ritz alight on Tuesday night, in all the right ways – only the audience didn’t get the memo
Live Review: Aphex Twin at The Warehouse Project

Live Review: Aphex Twin at The Warehouse Project

Aphex Twin delivered a standout performance in one of his duo of shows this year, attacking our senses both sonically and visually, as reviewed by Deputy Music Editor, Alex Cresswell
The Hyundai Mercury Prize Debate: was Dave’s Psychodrama the rightful winner?

The Hyundai Mercury Prize Debate: was Dave’s Psychodrama the rightful winner?

Your music editors tell you all you need to know about this year’s Mercury Prize winner and who they thought deserved the win
Has Manchester’s musical golden age passed?

Has Manchester’s musical golden age passed?

Alexander Cresswell explores whether the musical golden age of Manchester is a thing of the past, or still yet to be reached
Opinion: Black Midi are the future

Opinion: Black Midi are the future

Alexander Cresswell gives his take on why black midi are the band of the future and should very much be on your musical radars
Preview: Warehouse Project 2019

Preview: Warehouse Project 2019

Alex Cresswell previews the packed lineups for this years Warehouse Project takeovers
The Great Debate: ‘All Schools Should Be Art Schools’

The Great Debate: ‘All Schools Should Be Art Schools’

Alex Cresswell and Bella Jewell reflect back on the debate ‘All Schools Should Be Art Schools’, a panel discussion hosted by Manchester School of Art as part of the Design Manchester festival

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