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Samuel Ward

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Live: Jamie xx

Live at Albert Hall, Jamie xx once again proves his value to modern dance music

photo: Danny Ryder @Flickr

Preview: Jamie xx

Once again, the monochrome golden boy of 2015 descends upon Manchester, this time bringing his iridescent beats to the city’s finest cathedral of rave – the Albert Hall

Costumologists. Photo:Mike Hughes

Festival: Sounds From The Other City

Samuel Ward is transported to the mythical world of Salford for Sounds from the Other City

Photo:SFTOC 2015

Interview: Sounds from the Other City

Samuel Ward talks with co-creator Mark Carlin about what makes Manchester’s craziest underground festival so unique

Photo: Richard Heaven @Flickr

Interview: Fightstar

Samuel Ward chats with Alex Westaway about the future of Fightstar

Photo: william(evilnickname) @Flickr

Preview: Muse

The stadium giants to bring the noise to Manchester Academy

Photo: Louise Lynn @Flickr

Interview: The Cribs

The Cribs’ Gary Jarman speaks to Samuel Ward about identity, alchoholism and collaborating with One Direction

Photo: Album artwork

Live: Viet Cong

Viet Cong’s set is precise but fundamentally unimaginative

Photo: Press Shot

Feature: Top 10 Albums of the Year

A countdown of the best of 2014



Manchester’s finest poet-rockers bring their divine live show to one of Manchester’s finest pub/venues

Photo: Guus Krol @Flickr

Live: St. Vincent

Despite lacking the key ingredients of a standout performance, St Vincent’s set confirms the Albert Hall’s ability to enhance a musically sound performance

Photo: Infectious Records

Album: Superfood – Don’t Say That

Superfood manage to produce a debut album which is both thorough and fucking fun