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Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells. Credit- Erica Cassella

Live: Sleigh Bells @ Academy 2

Sleigh Bells give the unwavering impression that there’s nothing in the world they’d rather be doing that performing for us.

Shallow Bed album cover

Album: Dry The River – Shallow Bed

This is a band who have taken 2 opposite influences and brought them together into something brilliant.

Other People's Problems album cover

Album: Breton – Other People’s Problems

There’s a lot more to Breton than being the next NME poster boys.

Never Mind The Bollocks cover

Classic album: Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…

Widely recognised and the most influential punk album of all time.

The boys of The Vaccines

Opinion: The Vaccines

The Vaccines are no cure to the musical stagnation in the indie scene.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Live: Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ Academy 2

He may sound good as a soundtrack to your M&S meal for two but a live performer he is not.


Live: Grouplove @ Ruby Lounge

If tonight was any indication of the summer ahead, it’s going to be wild one.

Michael Kiwanuka live

Live: Michael Kiwanuka @ Ruby Lounge

Winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2012, Michael Kiwanuka, takes to the stage at Ruby Lounge.

Electric Ladyland cover

Classic album: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland

Helped to prove that Hendrix, while an amazing songwriter, was simply a genius.

Dates and venues for March tour.

Interview: Inspiral Carpets

Tom Ingham chats to Inspiral Carpets bassist, Martyn Walsh, on what it’s like to be back in action.

Pulled Apart By Horses live

Live: Pulled Apart By Horses @ Club Academy

Musically they’re an acquired taste, lyrically they’re completely absurd, but Pulled Apart by Horses are riotously good fun.

Album cover for Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Album: Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Magnetic Fields – at their best when the synths take a back seat.