Its charm is in the pace; it’s a break from the city. Rather than party-hard Manchester, how about tuppeny bit machines in a seemingly abandoned pier? In fact, the pier is one of the main attractions of the place.
Established in 2007 and closed in 2013, The Fugitive Motel was a collective webzine run by passionate, informed people who care about their music and popular culture. We tried not to discriminate by genre or, indeed, anything else – we only cared about whether your music was good or not. Our contributors were split between Manchester and London, two of the UK’s most creative cities. This is an archive as it stood when the site was placed on (permanent) hiatus.
“One journalist asked me why I don’t care about being sexy! I asked him the same question back because I thought it was really sexist. It can make you stronger but it can also make you feel weaker.” – Kate Nash