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Cassie Hyde

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Live Review: Beth Ditto

Performing tracks from her debut solo album, Beth Ditto stole the show with grit and Southern charm

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Live: Beth Ditto

Performing tracks from her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, Beth Ditto stole the show with grit and Southern charm

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Album: Future Islands — The Far Field

Future Islands fifth album follows their 2014 breakthrough with a somewhat uneven album that both surpasses and falls short of its predecessor, writes Cassie Hyde

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Review: Personal Shopper

Cassie Hyde praises Kristen Stewart in her latest endeavour

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Interview: Tegan and Sara

Cassie Hyde talks to Sara of Tegan and Sara about their latest album, what it’s like being in a band with your twin sister, and their efforts to provide help and representation for LGBTQ women

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Album: The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

The Flaming Lips return with an album that is characteristically heavy on the atmosphere, unicorns and Miley Cyrus vocals, but light on memorable tunes

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Live: The Julie Ruin

The Riot Grrrl veteran returns to Manchester with band in tow and plays a show that refuses to rest on the laurels of past successes, writes Cassie Hyde

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Live: Shura

Rounding off the year on home turf, Shura’s catchy dance-pop is unfortunately let down by a static performance that lacks variety, writes Cassie Hyde

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Album: Leonard Cohen — You Want It Darker

Cassie Hyde delivers the Mancunion’s verdict on the late Leonard Cohen’s final work, a rich and sorrowful farewell

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Tracks of the week: 7th November

Cassie Hyde reviews the new tracks of the week, with Marika Hackman excelling festively and a disappointing return for Japandroids

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Album: Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown’s latest outing is as chaotic as it is brilliant, writes Cassie Hyde