Manchester band, Purple Heart Parade (or PHP for short) are becoming no strangers to the festival curcuit.
Published in Music

Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:07

Too Much Rock N Roll

After a whole series of rumours and counter rumours. News has finally emerged of the confirmed major TV drama planned for UK and international television, Too Much Rock N Roll.
Published in Culture
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, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
Published in Music
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:48

Paul Scholes – A Man Utd Legend

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When I was about fifteen I saw an interview with then United youth team coach, Eric Harrison. The United youth team were in fine form and playing some brilliant football, that year the team would go on and lift the FA youth cup. During the interview he was asked what he thought made the team so special.
Published in Sport Archive


The 6th of February 2011 marked the 53 year anniversary of the Munich air disaster. A crash that not only wiped out nearly a whole football club, but a disaster so wasteful it catapulted the Manchester United football team into the hearts and minds of the World.

Published in Sport Archive
The Buzzcocks Love Bites ZANI 1.j
Of course, pop will eat itself, but how many times…?

The Buzzcocks’ back catalogue has never been that difficult to access in the CD age, less so as downloads took hold, but never has it been so lovingly and intelligently compiled. Each of their three albums has been afforded the 2CD treatment and if you’ve not heard them for a while there are one or two surprises in store – some good, some less so.
Published in Music Archive


Getting it from the horse's mouth is definitely the best way to hear a story, and that certainly is the case with Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. A title that says what it does on the tin, as Hook shares the highs and lows of the short but successful career of Joy Division. A band that only spawned two albums, Unknown Pleasure and Closer, records that have stood the test of time and still cited by many as a major influence. The story of Joy Division is as tragic as it is inspiring,
Published in Music Archive
Monday, 23 July 2012 19:47

Steve Diggle and The Poetry of Life

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It's always a pleasure catching up with my old pal Steve Diggle. I love going to meet Steve because the beautiful thing about him is every moment with him is a laugh. You have no idea what he is going to come out with next. He is the only man who could sell poetry to the poets and oil back to the arabs, for double the price. I wanted to interview Steve on his most Rock n Roll night out but Steve being Steve there was never going to be just one and we were always going to end up going off topic.
Published in Music Archive
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