Arran's Taste in Music

Arran, a young man from Manchester, talks about the bands and styles of music he likes. From the 1960s to today.

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Hello, my name is Arran Kirkup. I'm 28 years old and I'm from Manchester in the UK.

The sort of music that I'd normally listen to would probably be 60's, 70's rock music. I like people like Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie. I also listen to some 90's grunge, so I like Nirvana.

More modern stuff that I like, Fleet Foxes are a big favourite of mine at the moment. They're sort of a little bit rocky, but also a bit of a country gospel type feel.

Yeah, usually mostly things that have got instrumentation rather than, you know, DJs or electronically created music.

I definitely have a, I'm definitely drawn towards guitarists and guitar-based bands.