A bout of writer's block saw Mercury Prize winner Damon Gough - aka Badly Drawn Boy - disappear for three years. But now he’s back and can’t wait to reclaim his place as the beanie hat wearing laureate of Mancunian miserabalism.
Galway bound for the Arts Festival this month, Damon...
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