In 1979 the Macclesfield four piece, along with the help of manager Rob Gretton, producer Martin Hannett, and Factory, let the winds of the industrial north-west blow over their strings and gave us Unknown Pleasures: an album that’s impact can still be felt today
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation
The Wombats bring their relentless energy to the Academy for a second sold out show
It’s Joy Division as you’ve never heard them before, but is it a testament or a disservice to their legacy?
His look is both determined and dreamy. You may recognise Ian Curtis, and if I say Love Will Tear Us Apart, you will probably think of Joy Division, the legendary band from Manchester who emerged at the very end of the ‘70s. NME photographer Kevin Cummins had the chance to work with Ian Curtis and […]
James Carroll talks you through the histroy of Manchester’s iconic music scene and the bands that shaped it, from golden oldies Joy Division to one of the biggest bands in the world right now, The 1975