STRAWBERRY GUY FEATURE | A swarm of online fans have found solace in the songwriter's bathtub melancholia STRAWBERRY GUY MARVIN POWELL FEATURE | Classic Americana songwriting is baked into the soul of this Mersey wanderer MARVIN POWELL A MUSIC MARKETPLACE FROM THE MIND NEWS | Event exploring the music and mental health to take place at Bloom later this month A MUSIC MARKETPLACE FROM THE MIND FUTURE YARD REVIEW | Anna Calvi and Bill Ryder-Jones help pose the question of whether the future is in Birkenhead FUTURE YARD APPLY NOW NEW | Applications are now open for semester four of Merseyrail Sound Station APPLY NOW NATALIE MCOOL DANSETTE | We take a peek inside Natalie McCool's record bag NATALIE MCOOL
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Issue 104 // EDITORIAL

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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Issue 104 // FEATURE

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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Online // NEWS

A MUSIC MARKETPLACE FOR THE MIND

A BBC Music Day event looks at mental wellness in the the modern music industry

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Issue 104 // FEATURE

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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Issue 104 // FEATURE

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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Issue 104 // SPOTLIGHT

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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Online // NEWS

MERSEYRAIL SOUND STATION OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Sound Station is open to all musicians plying their trade on Merseyside

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Issue 104 // FEATURE

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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Issue 104 // PREVIEW

RICHARD HERRING

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

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Issue 104 // FEATURE

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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Issue 104 // PREVIEW

BRADLEY WIGGINS

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

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Issue 104 // SPOTLIGHT

KINGFAST

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

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Issue 104 // SPOTLIGHT

Future Yard

Birkenhead
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Skeleton Coast

Leasowe Castle
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Fusion Festival

Sefton Park
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Wand

Harvest Sun @ Shipping Forecast
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Edwyn Collins

Harvest Sun @ Arts Club
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Issue 104 // DANSETTE

DANSETTE: NATALIE MCOOL

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

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BELOW THE WATERLINE

The Open Door Centre and Merseyrail Sound Station team up with local musicians for BBC Music Day.

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Issue 103 // COLUMN

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