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Issue 104 Editorial

Editor-in-Chief Christopher Torpey points to the recent report about Eurpscepticism as proof that fostering unity rather than division is what fuels positivity.

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STRAWBERRY GUY

This affecting songwriter’s bathtub melancholia has connected with a swarm of online fans who’ve found solace in his lilting dreamadelica.

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INTERSECTION OF MUSIC

Matt Hogarth of Eggy Records reflects on a cultural exchange that saw a bit of Liverpool transplanted to Russia and a creative community on the banks of the Volga.

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MARVIN POWELL

Classic Americana songwriting is baked into the soul of this Mersey wanderer, which results in a satisfying payoff for an album that’s been more than three years in the making.

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NASSIM’S TESTAMENT

Iranian poet Vahid Davar considers the inherent sacrifice that migration demands in an extract taken from his dissertation looking at language and belonging.

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WRITING OUTSIDE OF THE MARGINS

For the last four years, Comics Youth, a Liverpool City Region social enterprise, has been helping young people write their own stories, with the next chapter focusing on the lives of the marginalised.

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DANSETTE: NATALIE MCCOOL

Future-pop auteur Natalie McCool reveals some of the tracks that inspired her new single, Someone Nue

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ENNIO THE LITTLE BROTHER

This North Wales artist has caught the ear of Merseyside label Mai 68 with his idiosyncratic, soulful dream hop

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KINGFAST

Caught in a loop with the inventive songwriter and guitarist who has roots in Belfast and Kingston

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RICHARD HERRING

The Podfather opens up about the art of subversiveness, and how far his podcasting fame might take him.

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BRADLEY WIGGINS

Britain’s most decorated Olympian opens up about the roots of his cycling obsession

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ADD TO PLAYLIST

Melodic Distraction Radio's new monthly column delving into the newest releases on the dance music spectrum

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Future Yard

Birkenhead 23/8/19
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Skeleton Coast

Leasowe Castle 31/8/19
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Fusion Festival

Sefton Park 30/8/19
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Edwyn Collins

Harvest Sun @ Arts Club 7/9/19
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End Of The Road

Larmer Tree Gardens 29/8/19
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Wand

Harvest Sun @ Shipping Forecast 21/8/19
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Issue 104 Live

Our round-up of the best live photography from the past month.

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