The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Joe Goggins

Music Editor.
An emotionally-charged Academy 3 bore witness to Texas Is the Reason's final chapter. Photo: Kelly Bone

Live: Texas Is the Reason

The New York titans of nineties emo delivered a poignant penultimate show

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Interview: 65daysofstatic

Sheffield’s premier purveyors of post-rock talk stolen gear, Sleepwalk City and how instrumental music can still be political

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Preview: Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

The Bank Holiday institution returns with one of its most diverse lineups in years

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Interview: New Order

Tom Chapman discusses joining the local legends, headlining Jodrell Bank and the importance of the Manchester music scene

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Interview: Spectrals

Louis Jones talks San Francisco, sonic expansion and stepping up to headline shows

Ben Gibbard led his 'imaginary band' as they delivered a triumphant set. Photo: scannerfm @Flickr

Live: The Postal Service

Ten years after the release of their only record, The Postal Service finally reach Manchester

Photo: Peter Ellenby

Interview: Bob Mould

The alternative icon discusses returning to guitars, his autobiography and his legacy as one of rock’s most influential figures

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Interview: Ghostpoet

One of urban music’s most exciting voices talks progression, diversity and choosing his own path

From the vault: The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow

Ten years on, we look back at the moment The Shins delivered on their lo-fi promise – with one of the great modern indie rock records

Photo: Captured Tracks

Interview: Wild Nothing

Jack Tatum talks balancing college and songwriting, non-stop touring and his love of Manchester

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Five Songs in the Field of… Guilty Pleasures

The long-sought-after proof that I’m not as achingly cool as I look

E brought his Beautiful Blues to a sell-out Manchester crowd. Photo: Pomeroy Gigantic @ Flickr

Live: Eels

One of indie rock’s most enigmatic performers confounds expectations at the Academy