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Sophie Barker

Live: Sophie Barker @ Band on the Wall

A gig so bad, you have to question why anyone bothered to turn up. Ouch.

Patrick Wolf

Live: Patrick Wolf @ HMV Ritz

Convincing in his role of the ‘eccentric musical genius’, Wolf is adored by all in attendance.

Yann Tiersen

Live: Yann Tiersen @ Club Academy

Tiersen has a love for music that courses through every inch of his veins.

Real Estate

Interview: Real Estate

Easy to admire but hard to love.

Laura Marling

Live: Laura Marling

Manchester Cathedral and Laura Marling – a match made in heaven.

Benjamin Leftwich.

Live: Benjamin Leftwich @ Ruby Lounge

Laid bare and unremarkable, Leftwich’s set cries out for accompaniment.

Bon Iver.

Live: Bon Iver @ Apollo

Lingering, delicate and hauntingly beautiful. It can only be Bon Iver.

Aaron Lewis of Staind

Interview: Staind

James Birtles talks to Staind frontman, Aaron Lewis, about the new album, fans and Staind’s greatest career moment.

Sonic Boom Six

Live: Sonic Boom Six @ Moho Live

SB6 aren’t exactly changing the world but with as loyal a fanbase as theirs, it doesn’t look like they’ll be disappearing anytime soon either.

Rook and the Ravens

Live: Rook and the Ravens @ Deaf Institute

Alternative 5-piece, Rook and the Ravens, play a blinding show to a sold out Deaf Institute.

Kids In Glass Houses

Live: Kids in Glass Houses @ Academy 1

Welsh 5 piece KIGH, with support from Save Your Breath and Blitz Kids, storm Academy 1.

King of dubstep.

Live: Ape Birthday with Nero @ Warehouse Project

Nero’s unrelenting, screechy dubstep set greets Warehouse Project goers.