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Beacons hits the north. All photos: Natalie Wardle

Festival: Beacons

The festival hosted an impressive cross-section of musical genres, as well as a varied selection of arts

Photo: Beacons Festival

Preview: Beacons Festival

Beacons Festival has all the makings of a sublime weekend

Darkside Photo: Alex Fenton

Live: Darkside

As modern electronic music progresses, Darkside are well and truly paving the way

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Album: Warpaint – Warpaint

Warpaint don’t quite reach their past consistent heights

Jon Hopkins - Immunity. The Mancunion's Album of the Year 2013

Albums of the Year 2013: Top 10

A countdown of the best of 2013.

Thom Yorke

Feature: Thom Yorke

Alex Fenton reflects on Thom Yorke’s admirable career during his WHP set curated by Four Tet on the 2nd November 2013.

The iconic album artwork Photo: Wikipedia Commons

From the Vault: The Beatles – Abbey Road

Alex Fenton looks back upon The Beatles’ penultimate studio album.


Preview: Parklife

Parklife returns for another year, the only question is ‘where will you be?’

Which songs best match Tarantino's films? Photo: Levon Biss

5 songs in the field of: Tarantino

The legendary director’s eclectic musical tastes have underscored his canon – here’s five of the best

Flea remains one of rock's most innovative bassists, thirty years since the Chilis formed. Photo: Tom Pandi

5 songs in the field of: Bassists

Five bass-driven classics, plucked straight from some of the greatest rhythm sections in history


From the vault: Radiohead – Pablo Honey

We take a look back at where it all started for one of the most influential bands in history