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40 From 40: 1980

130 days ago
Sweeping The Nation1980 has gone down as the year of unusual numbers of rock deaths - Lennon, John Bonham, Ian Curtis, Bon Scott, Malcolm Owen of the Ruts, Tim Hardin - which tends to overshadow that the improbable pace of development and diversification around these y... more info

A Certain Ratio Partnership With Mute

472 days ago
The QuietusLabel will look after band's extensive back catalogue more info

New band of the day: Night Engine (No 1,373)

1921 days ago
Guardian MusicNight Engine channel Bowie at his least fashionable. Bring on the rolled-up jacket sleeves and serious moonlightReading this on mobile? Click here to listenHometown: London. The lineup: Phil (vocals), Dom (keyboards), Ed (bass), Lee (dru... more info

New band of the day: the Other Tribe (No 1,328)

1988 days ago
Guardian MusicThis barmy bunch from Bristol will make you want to paint your body neon and dance in a muddy fieldReading on a mobile? Listen hereHometown: Bristol.The lineup: James Hill (vocals), Miles Metric (bass, percussion, vocals), Ollie White (drums), Alex O... more info

(Pulse) Debut: Dinowalrus remixed by A Certain Ratio

2046 days ago
Impose MagazinePete of Dinowalrus put Twitter to good use by contacting Jez Kerr, original member of Manchester post-punk band A Certain Ratio, to check on his availability to remix a song from his Best Behavior record. It was a shot in the dark, but perhaps Pete k... more info

The Quangos (No 1,257)

2095 days ago
Guardian MusicA trip to the landfill reveals another indie band content to turn over the Stones of the past and see what Beatles scurry beneathHometown: Manchester.The lineup: Josh Goddard (vocals, guitar), Phil Nixon (lead guitar), Drew Palmer (bass), Duncan Cric... more info

Jez Kerr: Numb Mouth Eat Waste – review

2220 days ago
Guardian Music(Higuera)Jeremy – now Jez – Kerr's A Certain Ratio were one of the first acts signed to Factory Records, and inspired LCD Soundsystem with their pioneering punk-funk. His solo debut has plenty of those trademark nimble, funky basslines but mostly... more info

Classic 12" Remixes From Underworld, Weatherall, A Certain Ratio to Be Released on 'Hard to Find' Comp

2350 days ago
XLR8RToday, the relatively unknown New State Music will release Hard to Find: Classic and Rare Remixes, a two-disc compilation collecting deep-cut 12" remixes from some of dance music's pioneering names. read more more info

The Sex Pistols play the Lesser Free Hall: all of indie Manchester sees the future of music

2412 days ago
Guardian Music4 June 1976: Number 8 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of indie musicGoogle the words "Sex Pistols Lesser Free Trade Hall 1976", or simply "4 June 1976", and you can use the resultant 22,600,000 pieces of information to piece togethe... more info

Friendly Fires – review

2446 days ago
Guardian MusicHeaven, LondonDespite a gold debut album and Brit and Mercury nominations, Friendly Fires are still a long way from household-name status – something the St Albans trio intend to rectify. Singer Ed Macfarlane recently claimed his band are "the new ... more info

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