Not everybody got Steps, especially the critics. They still became one of the biggest acts of the 90s and noughties. The resurgent chart-toppers visit Colchester next year so we spoke to Lisa Scott-Lee.
Synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are back with their 13th studio album, The Punishment of Luxury. We caught up with Andy McCluskey ahead of their Southend, Ipswich and Cambridge gigs.