Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:55

Chasing the Sun – Oasis Exhibition 1993-97

Those were our days, our halcyon days, our salad days, Nights turn into days, turn into nights, turn into days,Fags, cash, keys, coming home in three days, days., Cock of the walk, swagger, blagger, bragger, sun never sets days,Our top of the world days.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:00

Oasis – Supersonic Reviewed

I went to see the new Oasis documentary, Supersonic the other night, and unsurprisingly it ignited overwhelming feelings of nostalgia in me, nearly bringing me to tears on more than one occasion.
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The August Bank Holiday weekend sees another year for Rugby's charity raising event, The Pig and Applestock Festival; now in it's impressive fifth year (and which has raised almost £10,000 for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre.) ZANI caught up with festival organiser, Nick Hargreaves, to talk festivals, bands and great community spirit.
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Criticism is in a critical condition.

It’s seemingly never been harder to make it or to get work as a critic.
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Summer is here and that means festival time and once again the Copenhagen ( Denmark) Psych Fest kicks out another great line-up for one of Europe's best up and coming Psych Fest.
Published in Music

Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:27

Alias Kid: Revolt to Revolt Album Review

‘Alchemy is the chemistry of the subtlest kind which allows one to observe extraordinary chemical operations at a more rapid pace, ones that require a long time for nature to produce!’
Published in Music
Sunday, 28 July 2013 16:25

Alan McGee on 359 music

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© Words Alan McGee

It’s been a busy 6 months and there have been many revelations, Where to start? I have started a label called 359 Music with my old friend Iain McNay from Cherry Red. Iain has been around since the start; he signed my songs as a publisher 33 years ago. There had been talk of my new label for a while and I had the option of running 1123 Records for Warner’s Japan but when it came down to it owning half of the company is a lot more sexy than a 6 figure salary and no shares,
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:37

Alex Chilton – Remembers

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The death of Alex Chilton last week was upsetting, saddening and shocking. I guess I never thought Chilton would die. His influence on my life and Creation Records is inestimable. A highlight of the Creation years was reissuing Chilton's great lost album, 1970, and having him play on Teenage Fanclub's Ain't That Enough (Chilton later joined the band in 1996 for what was an iconic gig).
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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