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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk is a festival that has grown exponentially over the past ten years, having quickly established itself as one of the ...

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Live: Mallory Knox

2nd of April at Portsmouth Pyramids 8.5/10 On an average Sunday night in Portsmouth I normally would have said there wasn't much going on, nor ...

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First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

BANG. At the end of the first track on his new album Kendrick Lamar is shot. The follow up ‘DNA.’ sees an animated ...

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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk

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Live: Mallory Knox

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First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

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Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall

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Album: Father John Misty — Pure Comedy

On his disappointing third album, Father John Misty comes across as a parody of himself, offering trite social commentary and uninspired music, writes Joe Casson

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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk

Katie Shepherd looks ahead to Slam Dunk 2017, which is certain to be a brilliant celebration of pop-punk

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Live: Mallory Knox

Hannah Brierley is impressed by a passionate and explosive performance

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Beyonce’s Lemonade: One year on

Beyoncé was served lemons, but did she manage to make lemonade? Charlie Maudsley looks back on Beyoncé’s latest, one year on

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Tracks of the week: 10th April

Harry Styles’ baffling and bombastic solo debut leads our round-up of the week’s new releases

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First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Ben Lomax takes a preliminary dip into the mindset and ideas of Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, which may hold the key to as yet unknown depths

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Album: Mount Eerie — A Crow Looked at Me

A devastating tribute to his dead wife, Phil Elverum’s reflection on love and grief still feels raw. It is his most powerful and complete work yet, and it is a tearjerker

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Interview: MCR Live

Sophie Billington speaks to Rhys from the up-and-coming media network about the Manchester creative scene, student media and Women in Media

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Live: The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives show they can still kick ass in a sweaty, brilliant show in Manchester, writes Jay Plent

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Album: Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Rebekah Shaw on Laura Marling’s mature and emotional exploration of feminine experience, identity and the problems with love

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Album: Spoon – Hot Thoughts

The indie rock titans return with their latest masterpiece