Little Matador, Live, Preview
Placing his commercially viable alternative power pop outfit Snow Patrol on hiatus, guitarist Nathan Connolley is taking new indie ‘supergroup’ Little Matador out with a string of dates across the UK. But this is where the Snow Patrol comparisons disintegrate. Finished. Let havoc ensue. Inspired by Sandra Jordan’s 2012 documentary on Mexican infant bullfighters, Little Matador […]
Bipolar Sunshine, Manchester Academy 2 – April 5, Preview
Fuzzy black hair edged loosely to the right. Circular orange tinted glasses held tightly up his nose. Occasional flowery shirt.  Adio Marchant is instantly recognisable. Once a member of notorious Manchester ska rockers Kid British, in 2013 Adio and his troupe called it a day. Out of the darkness rose Bipolar Sunshine. Taking his new […]
Xpress campaign: Master and the Pupil
Ken Garland is one of the most respected and important British designers in over the last fifty years and a hero of mine. Everyone we’ve spoken to so far has been wonderful, but when you talk about Ken Garland, you’re talking about a free spirit, someone who understood the balance of paying your way in […]
The Real Danny Dyer
Everyone has preconceptions of famous people in an age of celebrity obsession, when lives are lived so publicly, but I wanted to see what Danny Dyer was like, off screen, for myself. Quenched Music’s Xpress campaign is about creativity empowering individuals and Mr.Dyer’s own story had to be one worth hearing, right? We meet Danny […]
Stephen Merchant: The Xpress Interview
It is hard to keep track of Stephen Merchant’s fast pace of creative output. His prolific work in film, television, writing, broadcasting and comedy have been wildly successful. Perhaps best known for his work on British comedy classic The Office and Extras alongside friend and co-writer Ricky Gervais, his recent stand-up comedy tour, Hello Ladies, […]
Jon McClure: Reverend and the Makers, Interview
Sheffield’s Reverend and The Makers' third studio album is the first to be named after a band’s Twitter handle - @Reverend_Makers – which recently reached number 16 in the UK charts...
Tuka – The Xpress Interview
It’s an odd thing, sitting down in your office, late at night, in rainy December Manchester, clasping a cup of tea, preparing to interview a rapper in Sydney. Tuka, fresh off the back of a solo tour of his second album, Feedback Loop, tells me it’s a...
A moment with: Caitlin Rose
As part of the Xpress campaign, which you can investigate in full at we sat down for a moment with Nashville, TN's own, Caitlin Rose...
Springsteen and I, Baillie Walsh Interview
2007 saw the release of the rockumentary, ‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’, which followed Oasis on their ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ tour...
Dirty Freud Feature/photo shoot, Mars Bunker Wreckage
Dirty Freud is angry. He says it’s hard to stay enraged with a race both as innovative and conflicted as the humans. We came here...