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Candy Opera:

As Candy Opera release their debut album after 35 years in the wilderness, Neil Cooper talks about life in the 1980s with Liverpool’s great lost band

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Still waters:

Daisy Johnson talks to Naomi Richards about the power of myths, metamorphis and the art of writing her new novel.

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Denise Johnson:

Ahead of two Scottish dates, velvet-voiced soul singer Denise Johnson talks to Neil Coooper about her new album of acoustic covers of Manchester bands

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