The Smiths Articles

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.
University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

Announcing the British Pop Archive at the university’s very own John Rylands Library. Including artefacts from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, New Order, the Sex Pistols, and Granada Television.
Opinion Piece: Is Morrissey no longer This Charming Man? And was he ever?

Opinion Piece: Is Morrissey no longer This Charming Man? And was he ever?

Freya Thomson discusses the contradictory political views of The Smiths’ front-man, Morrissey
Single Review: Johnny Marr – Armatopia

Single Review: Johnny Marr – Armatopia

Johnny Marr’s new “Eco Disco 2019” track solidifies Marr’s status as a solo artist in his own right, says contributor Aiden Tinsley.
Record Reappraisal: The Smiths – The Smiths

Record Reappraisal: The Smiths – The Smiths

Jake Oliver re-examines The Smiths’ eponymous debut 35 years after its original release and shares why it is just as relevant today
In conversation with Jill Furmanovsky

In conversation with Jill Furmanovsky

Rock music photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, the person behind the exhibition ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ talks about her career and the art of music photography

Live review: A Tribute to Manchester

A magnificent homage to Manchester’s cultural identity

Win a Limited Edition Morrissey Clear Vinyl

Could you be the lucky person to get your hands on a limited edition Morrissey Vinyl?

Record Reappraisal: The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

Jake Oliver re-examines why The Queen Is Dead is still the prized jewel in The Smith’s crown

Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

City are struggling for form at the moment, and on Sunday they fell at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at The Etihad Stadium

R.I.P. NME

A look at NME’s previous importance in alternative culture, leading up to it’s demise as as a free publication. RIP NME.

Preview: Johnny Marr

Marr returns to Manchester hot on the heels of the success of his top ten album ‘The Messenger’

From the vault: The Smiths – Meat is Murder (1985)

A look back at the album that put more people off their meat than any horse burger ever could

A Smiths reunion – ‘Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before’

George Bailey investigates yet another Smiths reunion rumour…

Five Songs In The Field Of… Manchester

A quick list of five songs that you should know if you’re living in this city.

Live: The Heartbreaks @ Ruby Lounge

The energy of the four young males certainly overwhelmed the intimate venue.

Live: The Drums @ HMV Ritz

The fact that this is the last date of a lengthy tour does nothing to dampen the energy and enthusiasm displayed.

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