All the way from Dubai, for the second time, Empty Yard Experiment visited us at Sonic Bandwagon. This time, instead of catching a local gig – the nearest was in North Wales – they played in the studio. Captured by Aaron Hixon, Bojan (guitar & vocals), Mehdi (guitar) and Josh (cajon & backing vocals) delivered three songs from their stunning ‘Kallisti’ album in a totally different acoustic format as well as having a quick chat with Mike about their journey and their plans.
Councillor Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration on Stockport Council, tells Simon the council is working to reduce the number of vacant shops in the town.
As new figures from the Local Data Company reveal that more than one in four shops in Stockport stands empty, Pure’s Duncan Boswell reports from Romiley.