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Jack Ashworth

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Album: Real Estate — In Mind

Subtly finetuning their sound, Real Estate have delivered a poignant and succinct album that expertly blends sunny guitars with contemplative lyricism

Feature: Remembering 2016’s lost LGBTQ+ pop icons

Following February’s LGBT history month, Jack Ashworth looks back over some of the dominant LGBTQ+ pop icons of the late 20th century

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An insider’s account of Manchester Labour Students

Jack Ashworth speaks to a student on the left of the Manchester Labour Students society to discuss how the alleged current split reflects the party’s national problems

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Top 5: Songs About Death

With the death of Leonard Cohen, Jack Ashworth shows us the songs that have looked at the passage into ‘that great gig in the sky’ with more nuance

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Live: Peaches

The transgressive art-pop legend brought her critically acclaimed show to Manchester, whipping audiences into a frenzy — Jack Ashworth bares all

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Live: PJ Harvey

A sinister, enthralling set from the award-winning singer proves PJ Harvey’s worth as one of contemporary music’s greatest assets, writes Jack Ashworth

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Cruel Britannia: ABBA, Churchill and the new fiver

Jack Ashworth looks at what Churchill’s face on the new five pound note says about Britain

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Review: Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair, by Scott Laudati

Intensely readable and relatable, Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair reaches out to the disengaged and apathetic—with a trace of hope