Nolan Porter ('NF Porter') is one of those legendary names on the Northern Soul scene. He made some fantastically atmospheric tracks which have been ritually played at allnighters for years - but very little is known of the man himself. After making
There is a lot of talk of a Mod revival these days. Bradley Wiggins being a good example of a Mod role model for the media. The irony is that we never went away and when the clamour has died down Mods will still be there, won’t we? Like many young me
We are proud to present the debut of: The Royal Flares are dedicated to the raw, wild, frantic and driving sound of 60s garage rock’n’roll as epitomized by the legendary 'Back From The Grave' series. Drumsticks flying through the
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The Moment were one of the best bands from the mid-'80s, perfectly blending hard Rickenbacker guitars with soulful beats to perfect the "Mod Soul" genre ef
Future legend records grew from the ashes of hardcore Mod record label Waterloo Sunset.
Like W.S its premiere act was Mod Icon Eleanor Rigby. Loved by many mod but certainly not by all.
Considering she turned down
Look out for another great compilation from our own Robert Nicholls!
From his distant outpost in the Americas, original 60's mod Robert Nicholls continues to have significant involvement in the mod scene - having already been instrumental in the rel
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Whilst in a waiting room, I felt the force lead me to last months Glamour Magazine. Lo, and behold, a full photoshoot of mod fashion by some of the best designers in the world (and hefty prices to match!)
So here it is:
The title of this article was a tad bit of a flop, yet conveys the general gist of the subject I guess,
I've been on this site a tad bit before yet have never really 'blogged' as such on here, neither imparted towards discussion on the more forum bas
The last thing you need on your feet in a rain drenched northern town in winter is a pair of suede boots. As the freezing droplets blow in over the Mersey and sting your face you can feel the gradual seep of water into your socks. As your feet begi
Whilst I can see a plethora of 'style' articles on here that feature mohair-suits, Fred Perry shirts and parkas I can find no mention of my earliest generation of modernists from '61 thru '62 in London.
The lightweight suit (mohair) was important and
On 10 February The Strypes recorded their first session for the BBC at the Maida Vale studios for a Radio 6 programme hosted by Cerys Matthews. Luckily enough myself and Mark Tamplin managed to get along there (thanks to
In the Sixties, Carnaby Street was the place to be, with clothes shops like Gear, Lord John and many more setting
|Article©: The Fishtail Parka, from war coat to fashion icon...
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The fishtail parka started life in service to the US army in 1951 to help the American soldiers cope with the freezing conditions in the Korean War.
THE BEASTS IN THE CELLAR
With Halloween behind us and the spectre of Christmas ahead, the darkness draws us around the evening fires to swap stories of mystery and suspense. We allow our imagination to populate the darkness with imaginary of abomina
Walking down the main street of a nearby small town I became conscious of my aversion to sportswear as a crowd of young men in hooded tops and trainers approached me spitting and smoking. As a teacher I’m not easily intimidated by today’s youth and
Look out for a great new compilation on the Trojan label which our very own Robert Nicholls has been instrumental in putting together. In addition to compiling the tracks Robert has written special sleeve notes for this great collection of Mod Ska.
In the long running franchise, Sean Connery’s Bond is seen as the definitive portrayal of the eponymous character. Connery was the epitome of cool and in "Goldfinger" and he wore a black knitted tie. The knitted tie was a very popular item for many
|Article©: The Mods: where did they come from ?
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|Far apart from the golden age of 1950's America,
1950's Britain was still on rations, and struggling to get over the devastation suffered in World War II.
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