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Live: Ocean Colour Scene @ Manchester Apollo

3 Stars   At the Apollo theatre, Ocean Colour Scene seemed like a band caught between generations. The lead singer Simon Fowler had the relaxed…

Live: Imelda May @ Academy 2

4.5 stars Packing out Academy 2 is an unusual type of crowd; unusual but not at all surprising. Tonight, it would seem the older generation…

Live: Mumford and Sons @ Manchester Apollo

4 Stars Considering they are the leading band on the folk scene at the moment there was much expectation for Mumford and Sons to deliver….

Live: Hurts @ The Ritz

4 stars In the process of just a few months, Manchester duo Hurts have become one of the breakthrough acts of 2010. Their début album…

Album: It’s What I’m Thinking Part One, Photographing Snowflakes – Badly Drawn Boy

3 stars Free from the heavy burden of a major record label and now striking out on his own, Darren Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy,…

Interview: Chapel Club

“The first time I stepped off the coach at Victoria – this was also the first time I’d also been to the city – I…

Songs Sans Frontieres: Australia

When you think of Australian music, I’m guessing your knee-jerk reaction is to think of hot pants or wobble boards. Sure, Kylie and Rolf Harris…

Interview: Trentmøller

Ahead of his upcoming date at Warehouse Project, Jack Lewis-Barclay talks to Danish electronic music sensation Trentemøller about his musical influences. The Mancunion: You’re quoted…

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Interview: Kylie Minogue

Especially for Women’s Week, Kylie Minogue talks to The Mancunion about love, recovery and her sparkling return to the dance floor.

Songs Sans Frontières: Korea

This week Songs Sans Frontières is about the music of South Korea. Despite having a large population, about 48 million, Korean music isn’t very well-known outside Asia. Except perhaps for a handful of sugary K-pop monstrosities, which don’t exactly give Korean music a shining reputation. Well, all this is about to change!

Album: A Thousand Suns – Linkin Park

Linkin Park’s fourth studio album is, on the face of it, a typical Linkin Park album. Is there pointless screaming? Yes, ‘Blackout’ is full of it. Pointless swearing? Oh yes: “Are you fucking listening?” is my personal favourite line from the album, also from ‘Blackout’. Is there a tenuous political theme running throughout? Allegedly: of the album’s fifteen tracks at least five are seemingly random noise, ranging from gunshots to people ranting on random subjects.

Songs Sans Frontières: World Music

Hello, and welcome to Songs Sans Frontières. Every week we will showcase a different genre of music for your listening pleasure, as well as giving…