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Preview: Field Music @ Fopp Manchester

Who doesn't love an intimate mid-afternoon record store gig? Particularly when it involves Sunderland favourites Field Music, who've reliably continued in their rich ...

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Live: The Kooks

Albert Hall 23rd January 8/10 For me, Saturday 23rd January meant The Kooks' rescheduled performance in Manchester's ethereal Albert Hall, and little else. This is ...

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Album: Field Music – Commontime

Released 5th February via Memphis Industries Records 9/10 You’d be forgiven for not expecting much from Commontime, the fifth album from the Brewis brothers, ...

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Preview: Field Music @ Fopp Manchester

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Live: The Kooks

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Preview: Field Music @ Fopp Manchester

Heads up! Field Music are playing at Fopp Record Store on Saturday at 3pm to premier their new album Commontime

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Live: The Kooks

Ten years on from the massively successful Inside In/Inside Out, Meg Roberts thinks the Kooks have not lost their magic

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Album : MONEY – Suicide Songs

MONEY, one of Manchester’s finest current bands, have created a powerful second album that affirms life and confronts death

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Album: Field Music – Commontime

Field Music take simple pop songs and create something occasionally genuinely transcending, brilliant and life affirming in a way that’s hard to describe

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Live: The Libertines

11 years in the making, The Libertines comeback was worth the wait

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Tracks of the Week

This week’s selection includes PJ Harvey’s triumphant return to the airwaves

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From ‘My War’ to Our War: The evolution of Henry Rollins

The former ringleader of Black Flag and Rollins Band is something of a reformed punk these days, cleansed of all cynicism and fighting for a better world

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Record Reappraisal: Swans – White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Young God Records’ remastered release of two albums from Swans’ reverb-drenched ‘second phase’ unearths a monster

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Interview: Jeffrey Lewis

Lo-fi legend Jeffrey Lewis took some time out of his UK tour to discuss his thoughts on what it means to be a musician in the modern age. Luckily, we caught him in a ranting mood…

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Fish out of Water: Bowie Binge

Eno Inwang had never fully experienced the power of Bowie before his death. We sent him on a journey with the Starman he’d never forget

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Album: Savages – Adore Life

On their sophomore album, Savages have taken a regressive step into their comfort zone

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Transformer: Bowie the producer

On top of transforming his own career multiple times, David Bowie transformed a few others too