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ISSUE 88 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey on the spirit of change and the region's appetite for cultural renaissance

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ZUZU

The Birkenhead based indie sensation talks to us on the eve of releasing her debut EP Made On Earth By Humans

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BOTH SIDES NOW

With the help of Stealing Sheep music charity Brighter Sound are actively seeking change in gender balance throughout the music industry

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THREADING IT TOGETHER

An often overlooked area of the city is set for a bright future - we chat to the team behind the Fabric District vision.

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IT WILL NEVER WORK

As a retrospective celebrating their 25 years of radical regeneration projects hits RIBA North we talk to Urban Splash co-founder Tom Bloxham

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JORDAN STEPHENS

The Rizzle Kicks singer talks toxic masculinity and mental health ahead of his WOWFest appearance

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TRANSFORM THE NIGHT

LightNight promises a transformative series of commissions and public art spectacles to once again bring the city alive with colour

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SALT THE SNAIL

SALT THE SNAIL’s vocalist Krystian explains why being in a noisy, alt. grunge band with your mates and shoehorning in wrestling references is the most fun you can have.

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SHAK OMAR

Seasons is the perfect introduction to SHAK OMAR, a bold new voice on Merseyside for RnB-tinged soul.

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SEATBELTS

Toeing the line between excitement and disenchantment, SEATBELTS are a creative relief valve for a clutch of the region’s most creative minds.

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PHOEBE BRIDGERS

L.A.’s latest alt. country star adds another hugely impressive chapter to the classic Americana songbook

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NICK ELLIS

Mellowtone @ Ullet Road Unitarian Church 7/4/18
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SHAME

Harvest Sun @ District 6/4/18
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LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY

Ceremony Concerts @ Arts Club 13/3/18
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PALOMA FAITH

Echo Arena 20/3/18
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GIRLI

I Love Live Events @ Sound Basement 6/4/18
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HORSEMAN

Positive Vibration @ District 30/3/18
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JEFFREY LEWIS AND LOS BOLTS

Harvest Sun @ Leaf 4/4/18
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JON HOPKINS

ENRG @ Invisible Wind Factory 30/3/18
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Philharmonic Hall 19/3/18
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ISSUE 88 FINAL SAY

James Rice, a Pulp Idol winner at Writing On The Wall, talks about the importance of access to the world of publishing for people who are outside of the industry’s London-centric focus.

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