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
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
Neil Cooper on four decades of the contrary, belligerent and brilliant Mark E Smith
They may be ambivalent to one another, but the Pixies’ music is still adored as the documentary charting their reunion reveals. By Alastair McKay
Alistair Braidwood talks to Viv Albertine, legendary guitarist with pioneering all-girl group the Slits.
Chris Harvie on warnings from history and the shitstorm to come