The Mancunion

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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Photo: Hannah Brierley

Q&A With The Kingdom

Hannah Brierley talks to Taylor Fisher, vocalist and lead guitarist of Manchester-based band The Kingdom

Photo: Georgia Affonso

Review: An Evening With The Voices In Annie’s Head

Sarah Teale’s ‘An Evening With The Voices In Annie’s Head’ steals the lime light of the University of Manchester Drama society 2016 MIFTA’s

Photo: Footloose UK Tour 2016

Review: Footloose

The often fatal idea of casting minor celebrities in popular musicals proves Annabel Cartwright wrong with the UK tour of Footloose

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Four male students stand trial accused of rape at university ball

Trial begins for four students at the prestigious Royal Agricultural College who are accused of several counts of rape and sexual assault against the same woman at a university ball in 2014

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Home Office liable for the wrongful deportation of 48,000 students from the UK

48,000 students were wrongfully deported by the Home Office after a BBC investigation found one school to be fraudulently awarding students with study visas

'The black magic of the venue' Photo: The Mancunion

Live: Submotion Orchestra

The Leeds based seven piece return to Manchester’s dark cave-like venue to release their sound on an audience new and returning

Photo: Opal Tapes

Record label feature: Opal Tapes

Started in the small, unassuming town of Redcar, North Yorkshire, Stephen Bishop’s cassette label Opal Tapes is a kind of mecca for off-kilter electronic music

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Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?

19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?

Photo: Albert Hall

Live: Kaluki at Albert Hall

Eats Everything served up a tasty set but the portion was too small, before Joris Voorn concluded with melancholic grooves

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With A Little Help From My Friends: A Tribute To George Martin (1926-2016)

A reflection on the legacy of Beatles producer George Martin

Photo: Press release

Live: Cigarettes After Sex

An intimate and captivating performance from the New York gloom-rockers

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Interview: Swim Deep

Meg Roberts interviews Birmingham five-piece Swim Deep, and explores their radical move from lo-fi dream pop to psychedelic house