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Calum Pinder

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Live: The War On Drugs

Despite an overall great show at the Apollo, The War on Drugs made some artistic decisions that left reviewer Calum Pinder somewhat frustrated

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Live: Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner returns to Manchester with his new album Yesterday’s Gone

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Live Review: Lorde Reigns at Melodrama Tour

Lorde dazzles in her first show of the Melodrama tour

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What’s on this week?

Despite fairly slim pickings, music reporter Callum Pinder has rounded up the cream of the crop of music events to show your face at this week

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Live: Mitski

Despite an uncertain start, Mitski pulls another powerful performance out of the bag

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Interview: Tall Ships

Ahead of their upcoming show and album, Calum Pinder speaks to Tall Ships frontman Ric Phethean about what the band have been up to and what to expect next

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Album: Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

The quirky Swedish artist returns with a more mature album that’s as entertaining than ever, writes Calum Pinder

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Album: Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations

Peter Doherty returns with a second solo album. Once again, it’s just alright

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Album: Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells fourth album is an underwhelming attempt to deviate from the style they’ve established, writes Calum Pinder

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Interview: The Japanese House

Amber Bain brings The Japanese House’s lush dream pop to Club Academy

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Live: Jagwar Ma

The Sydney psych-rockers play a great show, but avoid previously seen experimentation to slight disappointment, writes Calum Pinder

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Live: George the Poet

Rapper, spoken word artist and political activist George the Poet displays his skill with words in a charming performance