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‘Pills ’N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’ header

Manchester's Happy Mondays drew influence from funk, house, and psychedelia to pioneer the Madchester sound. Here, Ben Cardew explores the lasting legacy of their 1990 album, ‘Pills ’N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’, which dropped in the midst of the Baggy takeover, and defined an era

Baggy/Madchester (the terms are largely interchangeable) is one of the most globally under-appreciated musical genres to have ever emerged from the UK’s musical underground. And...

Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder dies, aged 58

Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder has died, aged 58.


A statement shared by the band confirmed the musician died on Friday morning (15th July). No...

Shaun Ryder was also in the crowd

The Happy Mondays' famed percussionist and 'freaky dancer' Bez, AKA Mark Berry, has debuted on the ITV show 'Dancing On Ice', partnering with professional skater...

We fire some questions at Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder...

From Justin Robertson aka The Deadstock 33s

DJ Weekly Podcast by Justin Robertson aka The Deadstock 33s

Madchester hell raisers back in the capital this summer

Following their acclaimed two night residency at London's Roundhouse last December, the Happy Mondays have announced a return to the capital for a one off...