Paul Hanley’s book Leave The Capital refashions the history of Manchester music. He tells his story by plotting through 13 key recordings that helped shape the city and its music. These are the recordings. Click above to listen on Spotify or YouTube. Click here for more details on the book.
Leave the Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings.
‘Look Through Any Window’
‘No Milk Today’
‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’
‘Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs’
Brian and Michael
Maureen Prest in conversation with Carl Gresham on BCB Radio, includes music related to her book King of Clubs. Carl Gresham also worked at Batley Variety Club back in the day. Click play below to listen.
Michael Nath and Nick Groom recorded in conversation at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015.
In an event entitled The Last of Britain, Nick reads from his book The Seasons: A Celebration of the English Year and Michael reads from his novel British Story, before engaging in a conversation about Britishness, character and cultural heritage. Followed by questions from the audience. The running time is 50:03.
Brian Turner of WFMU, a Jersey City radio station, has put together 2×3 hour Fall specials. Brian interviewed Steve Hanley, Marc Riley and Brix Smith Start for the shows, and has exhumed some stellar live tapes, mainly soundboard and FM broadcasts from the ’78 to ’96 era. The broadcast also includes a live set in the WFMU studio of Fall covers courtesy of Spectre Folk (featuring members of Magik Markers, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nation of Ulysses and Tall Firs).
features an interview with Steve Hanley (45:15) + live set from Spectre Folk
Features Marc Riley interview (36:17) and Brix (1:50:30)
The right hand column of the web links above allows navigation direct to interviews or individual tracks.