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Festival Preview: ArcTanGent

ArcTanGent is bringing some of the biggest and brightest UK festival exclusives, from mathcore to post rock and everything in between

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Hearing Protection: The Modern Music Taboo?

Is hearing protection for the paranoid, or unfaithful to the quality of music? Is it something we should all be considering? Have a listen to Adam Rogers…

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Record Reappraisal: Botch – We Are The Romans

15 years on from the demise of Botch, Adam Rogers explores the bands highly influential, and heavily chaotic final LP

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Venue Review: Soup Kitchen is cooking up something good

Despite not having a rich history akin to that of Manchester’s other venues, Soup Kitchen has made a name as one of the most eclectic places in Manchester

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Live: Massive Attack

Massive Attack hit the musical standard they’ve set for themselves, but leave the crowd uneasy with their heavy-handed activism

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Top 10 Albums of 2015

The best albums of the year, as voted by those who’ve written for us all semester. Complete with loving praise and custom illustrations

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Live: Megadeth

Megadeth falter after a stellar set from the support, but rebuild their moment with their intense musicality

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Live: Rolo Tomassi

Rolo Tomassi overcome illness to prove why they’re still the champions of mathcore

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Live: HEALTH

A band built for a bunker: HEALTH’s live show is like nuclear war

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Live: Mutoid Man

Daft antics and shredded faces make Mutoid Man’s gig one to remember

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Live: Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose played a pitch perfect set but just fails to ignite the crowd

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Album: Kode9 – Nothing

Kode9’s new LP is a hell of a ride