Stephen Mitchell

Stephen has written 8 articles for Nouse

Beirut: Leeds Irish Centre

Beirut are far more at home than one would expect within these dignified yet staid surroundings

Control (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

“The soundtrack accompanying Anton Corbijn’s effortlessly stylish Ian Curtis biopic ‘Control’ clearly has one vital thing in its favour from the outset – the subject of the film itself.”

Iron & Wine – Manchester Academy 2 – 26/10/07

Listening to previous offerings of the bearded Sam Beam (better known in musical circles as Iron & Wine), it is clear why he has a special place in the hearts of alt-folk fans both sides of the pond

Of Montreal

★★★★★

Venue: Roadhouse, Manchester
Date: 01/06/07

New Folk Season, Black Swan Folk Club

★★★★☆

Show: New Folk Season
Venue: Black Swan Folk Club
Date: Ends 19/07/07

Singles Reviews

This edition we review singles by Six Nation State, Bondo Do Role, Gisli, Deftones and Archie Bronson Outfit

Campus bands prepare to do battle

Musical oddities abounded at the heats, says Stephen Mitchell, but are we providing them with a big enough platform? He…

Clap your hands say yeah! Manchester Academy, 2/2/07

★★★★☆

Before the Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen, there was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Whilst the former acts found sudden fame and fortune on the digital gravy train, CYHSY contented themselves with mild industry recognition, and built on their own talent and the strengths of those websites championing their initially self-released debut album