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Jake Oliver

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Album Review: The Vaccines – Combat Sports

The Vaccines manage to rise from the rubble with a fourth album that harks back to the good old days, and may be their strongest release to date

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Interview: The Wombats

Tord Knudsen from The Wombats sits down with Jake Oliver for a chat about karaoke, inspirations and how the band have changed over the last decade

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Live Review: The Wombats

The Wombats bring their relentless energy to the Academy for a second sold out show

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Album: The Neighbourhood – The Neighbourhood

California’s moody monochromatic musicians drop an extremely average third album.

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Preview: The Wombats

Jake Oliver expresses his excitement for the two huge shows that The Wombats are planning in Manchester later this year

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Live Review: Pale Waves

Goth-pop heroes Pale Waves bring their 80s inspired heartbreak to Gorilla

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Live Review: Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice team up with War Child UK and the BRITS to deliver a wild night full of ferocity that had the crowd howling for more

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Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Beautiful people will ruin your life. Well, something ruined this album alright

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Live review: Anteros

Bittersweet dreampop foursome Anteros grace the tiny stage of Jimmy’s for a night full of energy

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Record Reappraisal: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Before Arctic Monkeys return from their long hiatus, Jake Oliver goes back in time to look at where it all began

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Live Review: No Hot Ashes

Stockport saviours take on their biggest show to date at the Manchester Club Academy, Jake Oliver reports

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Album Review: Charli XCX – Pop 2

Jake Oliver explores the strange new world of Charli XCX on her latest release, Pop 2