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Live: Sampha

23rd November at Academy 2 7.5/10 If the name Sampha rings any bells for you, it is likely due to his otherworldly guest spots ...

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Released 1996 via Jeepster Belle & Sebastian’s beloved second album opens with the hushed line ‘make a new cult every day’. For a ...

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Student Spotlight – House of Flying Daggers

Our spotlight this week falls on House of Flying Daggers, a dancehall night run by a crew of Manchester students hailing from ...

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Live: Sampha

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian - If You're

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Student Spotlight – House of Flying Daggers

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Live: Sampha

At his first headline show in Manchester, Sampha shows he’s as comfortable in the spotlight as in the shadows ahead of his debut album’s release, writes Harrison Kersey

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Feature: David Mancuso – the New Yorker who taught the world how to party

Remembering David Mancuso, founder of the legendary ‘by invitation only’ loft parties that transformed New York’s club scene in the early 70s

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Student Spotlight – House of Flying Daggers

For our first feature on what our students are getting up to, Harrison Kersey covers a student-run dancehall night

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Album: Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations

Peter Doherty returns with a second solo album. Once again, it’s just alright

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister

Twenty years on, head music editor Joe Casson revisits the Glaswegian indie darlings’ high watermark, a singular work of delicate loneliness and wry observation that demands your devotion

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Album: The Weeknd – Starboy

Despite some indications that Abel Tesfaye can supply the poetry and melodies he offered so effortlessly in previous work, he appears to have bitten off more than he can chew this time around

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Live: The Cure

The seminal goth band promised a marathon set and fan-favourite song selections. In a muddy and disappointingly abrupt show, The Cure delivered neither, writes Joe Casson

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Live: White Lies

White Lies play a divine set at the Albert Hall, but their bombast and lack of nuance leaves Ben Lomax looking for a higher power

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Album: Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances

Thee Oh Sees have yet another great addition to their impressive catalogue of albums with this latest release, writes Ollie Clack

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Album: Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells fourth album is an underwhelming attempt to deviate from the style they’ve established, writes Calum Pinder

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Live: Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker’s album launch may have lacked a defining artistic sound but the potential shown was undeniable, writes Liam Killeen

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A South side showcase: Chicago hip-hop comes to Manchester

Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins bring Chicago to Manchester for the weekend, writes Harrison Kersey