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Dixie Ernill: Most Recent Articles

Brilliant Corners: The Exchange, Bristol, 2/11/2013
Dixie Ernill watches massively underrated indie pop group the Brilliant Corners back after an absence of twenty years play an excellent set at The Exchange in Bristol
My Life Story: O2 Academy, Liverpool, 1/12/2013
At the O2 Academy in Liverpool Dixie Ernill watches indie pop act My Life Story play a barnstorming set on their twentieth anniversary tour
Eleanor Friedberger: Night and Day, Manchester, 29/8/2013
At Night and Day in Manchester Dixie Ernill watches American singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger play a stunning set to promote her recently released second album, 'Personal Record'
Scared to Get Happy: 229 , London, 22/6/2013
Coinciding with a five CD 1980's indie pop box set, Scared to Get Happy was a mini festival at 229 in London featuring ten bands of the era. Dixie Ernill enjoys sets from the Primitives and June Brides, and the return after a twenty year absence of his favourite band the Brilliant Corners
Spectrals: Deaf Institute, Manchester, 6/6/2013
Dixie Ernill finds young Yorkshire-based indie rockers the Spectrals showing immense promise but lacking stage presence and energy compared to main act Frankie and The Heartstrings
Airship: Kings Arms, Salford, 13/9/2011 03/10/2011
Allo Darlin': Deaf Institute, Manchester, 23/2/2012 13/03/2012
Allo Darlin': Deaf Institute, Manchester, 7/9//2012 07/10/2012
Allo Darlin': Interview 23/06/2012
Allo Darlin': Night and Day, Manchester, 29/1/2011 21/02/2011
At the Edge of the Peaks: Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 26/8/2012 27/08/2012
At the Edge of the Peaks: Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 29/8/2011 28/08/2011
Beatnik Filmstars: Interview with Andrew Jarrett 17/03/2006
Becca and The Broken Biscuits: Interview 04/10/2011
Ben Taylor: Lowry, Salford, 24/10/2006 08/11/2006
Brilliant Corners: Interview 13/01/2010
Brilliant Corners: The Exchange, Bristol, 2/11/2013 14/12/2013
Brilliant Mind: Interview 04/10/2011
Chapel Club: St Phillips Church, Salford, 9/12/2010 04/12/2010
Chapman Family: Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 15/3/2011 20/03/2011

Most Recent Reviews

Charlie Big Time: Sale or Return EP - CDS
Splendid indie pop on new EP from thoughtful Bolton-based band, Charlie Big Time
Five Year Plan: Peacetime Broadcast - CD
Excellent compilation from under-rated 1980's Bristol-based indie pop act, the Five Year Plan
Horsebeach: Faded Eyes - 7"
Atmospheric and melancholic second vinyl only single from rising Manchester-based band, Horsebeach
Salient Braves: Somewhere Sordid EP - CDS
Impressive debut EP from Barnsley-based indie pop collective, the Salient Braves
Teitur: Story Music - CD
Reflective and imaginative latest album from talented Faroe Islands-based musician, singer-songwriter and producer, Teitur
Airship: Stuck in This Ocean - CD 10/09/2011
Alex Dingley: Cats Eyes - 7" 08/03/2013
Allo Darlin': Capricornia - 7" 28/01/2012
Allo Darlin': Europe - CD 01/05/2012
Allo Darlin': My Heart is a Drummer - 7" 11/11/2010
Amida : The Spite House EP - Tape 10/06/2011
Animals That Swim: Faded Glamour (best Of) - CD 24/07/2004
Anthony Reynolds: A World of Colin Wilson - CD 09/08/2012
Anthony Reynolds: Life's Too Long 1995-2011 - CD X2 28/01/2012
At Swim Two Birds: Returning to the Scene of the Crime - CD 03/04/2007
Atlantic Dash: Leave It All Behind - 7" 14/08/2004
Azure Blue: Rule of Thirds - CD 27/02/2012
Badly Drawn Boy: It's What I'm Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes - CD 13/10/2010
Ben Taylor: Another Run Around the Sun - CD 07/11/2006
Bitter Springs: Firm Family Favourites - CDS 01/10/2006

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