We’re back online for our first issue of 2020, which is adorned with the colours of a local artist, Sarah Connell. You can read our interview with her by clicking the link to the right, and 

Elsewhere, we interview a Banana Hill resident DJ, SNO, about her crate and digital digging for African jazz to dance to; alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi tells us about the importance of Tomorrow’s Warriors to the UK jazz revival; we hear about Temples’ latest LP Hot Motion from the horse’s mouth; and chat with the folks behind Withington’s latest musical addition, Wilderness.

Localcheck looks at Bee Network’s progress towards creating a walking and cycling-friendly city-region, and Lucas Jones digs around the election results in Greater Manchester.

A quick look back at 2019’s MIF sees Charlotte Reck waxing lyrical about the Janelle Monae show at Castlefield Bowl.

The previously mentioned website redesign is on course for a spring/summertime launch, so keep ’em peeled for that.

Enjoy the read.