80s Articles

Live Review: Kim Wilde at Bridgewater Hall

Live Review: Kim Wilde at Bridgewater Hall

Legendary singer Kim Wilde’s The Greatest Hits Tour played at Bridgewater Hall – where she was joined by China Crisis.
Hawkins comes to Deansgate – Stranger Things Bottomless Brunch at Rendition

Hawkins comes to Deansgate – Stranger Things Bottomless Brunch at Rendition

Rendition introduced their ultimate themed bottomless brunch this weekend with a glimpse into the world of Hawkins.
Top 5 Kate Bush Albums – Ranked!

Top 5 Kate Bush Albums – Ranked!

Alex Ferguson ranks the best albums from Kate Bush, one of Britain’s most enigmatic and legendary musical artists
Blondie en-Rapture their Manchester audience with a spectacular set

Blondie en-Rapture their Manchester audience with a spectacular set

Blondie bring a whirlwind of greatest hits to Manchester cementing their star status. Sarah Taylor reviews.
Live Review: The Stranglers wave goodbye with a whirlwind of greatest hits

Live Review: The Stranglers wave goodbye with a whirlwind of greatest hits

The punk-rock icons celebrate their 50 year career with a greatest hits set at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
This decade’s fashion is undefinable because it was obsessed with the past

This decade’s fashion is undefinable because it was obsessed with the past

Fashion Editor Alice Porter argues that the democratisation of fashion during the 2010s has rendered the era distinctly undefinable (apart from its consistent nostalgia)
Live Review: Pale Waves

Live Review: Pale Waves

Goth-pop heroes Pale Waves bring their 80s inspired heartbreak to Gorilla

Interview: Tom Hingley

Former Inspiral Carpets’ frontman Tom Hingley chats the ‘labour of love’ of keeping his music alive

Live Review: Depeche Mode

With an opportunity to listen to this incredible performance, you will not be content with just enjoying the silence

Record Reappraisal: ‘1999’ by Prince

35 years on, Kavindra Huggins gives ‘1999’ a thorough revisit to see if Prince stands the test of time (of course he does)

Event Review: Blue Monday – Bombay Bicycle Club DJ Set

Jamie MacColl took to the decks for another groovy episode of Antwerp’s best-loved indie event

Review: Rubix Cube at Antwerp Mansion

The Mansion’s alternative offering to Pangea

Prepping for the poolside

The sun is slowly coming out and it’s time to start thinking ahead to those summer months. Jenny Knowles helps you become the ultimate, on-trend beach babe

Interview: James

One of Manchester’s most-loved bands from the 90’s revisit and reminisce of their time at Manchester University

Top 5 songs: Forgotten New Wave Classics

The era of excess wasn’t a total disaster

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