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Zakk Brown

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Live: Alt-J

Alt-J gave a moody, atmospheric performance whilst getting the crowd dancing to their bigger tracks

Illustration by Joe Connell

Top 10 Albums of 2015

The best albums of the year, as voted by those who’ve written for us all semester. Complete with loving praise and custom illustrations

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Live: The Fratellis

While the Fratellis deliver fan favourites that tap into indie adolescent nostalgia, their new album suggests there is hope for the band yet…

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Interview: Kagoule

Zakk Brown talks to Kagoule frontman Cai about Nottingham, New York, and the band’s myriad influences

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Live: Kagoule

The Nottingham-based alt rock band show their sci-fi excellency in an intimate gig at Soup Kitchen

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Live: Blossoms

Stockport outfit Blossoms get the Manchester la-la-lads jumping

Viet Cong Photo: Album Artwork

Viet Cong and the limits of artistic license

Zakk Brown questions whether the change in Viet Cong’s band name affected their artistic direction

The Strypes

Live: The Strypes

Despite boundless energy, The Strypes need to learn how to diversify their shows

Flesh

Interview: FLESH

Zakk Brown chats to Manchester’s own hot new starlings FLESH about their new-found fame, a scattershot of influences, and their own self-defined ‘Snotpop’ sound

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Live: Peace

Zakk Brown gets down with Peace’s indie extravaganza at the Deaf Institute

Photo: press shot

Interview: Peace

Peace’s Dom and Doug talk genitalia, failing A-levels and bright futures with Zakk Brown

Photo: Artwork

Album: Peace – Happy People

Peace tread funky new ground on their sophomore LP