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Check out the poster for Morrissey film ‘England Is Mine’ - NME

The poster for England Is Mine, the upcoming biopic of Smiths legend Morrissey, has been released first on
HMV Responds to Morrissey’s “Queen Is Dead” Singles Sales Complaints - Pitchfork
By Jazz Monroe, June 20th.

Retailer says they wanted to “give genuine fans as much chance as possible to buy a copy”

HMV has responded to Morrissey’s Facebook post accusing the store of trying to “freeze sales” of the Smiths’ “The Queen Is Dead” single reissue. Morrissey complained Saturday that the store was limiting the 7" and 12" singles’ sales to one-per-customer. (He encouraged fans to wear false noses, clip-on ears, nurse outfits, stilts, or “variable wigs” to fool cashiers.) In a statement to Pitchfork, HMV says they wanted to “give genuine fans as much chance as possible to buy a copy” of the limited-edition single, and that, by Saturday, it had nearly sold out anyway. Read their full statement below.

"Our stores are encouraged to use these stickers where a...

I don't know if this will interest anyone, but Jim French died recently at the age of 85 (the link includes some NSFW images).

His work graced the cover of "Hand in Glove", its model still (apparently?) shrouded in mystery.
The Smiths: My Story – An Evening with Mike Joyce - Light House

A rare chance to hear the story of Mike Joyce, drummer of legendary band The Smiths, on his first visit to Light House.

After the audience event with Mike live in cinema one, we will have an after show party featuring Mike as a guest DJ, with local comedian / Smiths DJ Andrew McBurney.

Event Timings
Lock Works bar open all day pre-event.

8.30 – 9.30pm
Mike Joyce – his story, live in Cinema One.

9.30pm – late
After show party featuring DJ spot from Mike Joyce plus Andrew McBurney’s Smiths Disco

Late bar in Lock Works.

Do you have a question for Mike? Submit it to [email protected] and we’ll send the best through to him.

We can’t wait to welcome Mike and a...

There is a 10% off discount code for Morrissey-solo customers. Please enter the code ANNCOATES at checkout.

Designed and shipped from Manchester, UK.

This poster print released a couple of weeks ago goes deep into the vast and eclectic jukebox of Morrissey favourites. It includes:
  • 80+ artists that influenced or had an impact on Morrissey like Timi Yuro, The Crystals, Jimmy Jones, Klaus Nomi, Ramones and Billy Fury
  • Morrissey's favourite LPs such as Nico's Chelsea Girl and Smoking Popes' Born To Quit
  • Morrissey's favourite singers such as Dawn Upshaw, Al Martino and Melanie Safka
  • 350+ songs that had an impact on...
Listen to Super Furry Animals cover The Smiths’ ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ - NME
Jun 19, 2017

Super Furry Animals have released a cover of ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ – and it couldn’t be any more different from the seminal Smiths track.

The Welsh band are gearing up to re-release 1997 album ‘Radiator’ – and are releasing a whole load of bonus material to go with it.

As part of this, they’re including their extremely unique cover of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – which was initially recorded by the band for the cover CD of a French music magazine.

Describing the track, frontman Gruff Rhys said: “We wanted to translate the lyrics of the Smiths track into French, so I spoke to a French friend of mine, who was actually working in Manchester, hence the half-French, half-Mancunian accent on the spoken...