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Murkage Cartel

Opinion: Why I hate Murkage

“Fuck standing around posing like a dickhead” reads the Murkage Club Facebook group. How ironic.

Whitney in her heyday.

Opinion: Whitney Houston

Should we really be lining the pockets of opportunistic industry types?

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Live: NME Awards Tour @ Academy 1

Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks play to a packed out Academy.

britishinvasion

Column: The British Invasion

The Beatles’ hit songs, sharp suits and mop-top haircuts sent American girls wild.

Niki and the Dove

Live: Niki and the Dove @ Islington Mill

The BBC may love them but Hannah Mead certainly doesn’t.

Mercury Prize winner, Speech Debelle

Interview: Speech Debelle

Phoebe Clarke catches up with London rapper Speech Debelle before the release of her new album.

Album cover for Del Ray's Born to Die.

Opinion: Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Ray has got as much chance of lasting the test of time as a pasty in John Prescott’s fridge.

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Feature: There’s more to Manchester than Pout

We take a look at some nights looking to make waves in 2012.

Northern Soul logo

Column: Keeping the Faith

As a movement, Northern Soul effectively flicked a middle finger towards the charts.

Admit it, this is what you're looking forward to the most.

Column: The Fest Medicine

It’s that time of year again.

The Black Keys

Live: The Black Keys @ Apollo

A smouldering set and magnificent performance from one of the present day’s biggest rock outfits.

Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose cover

Album: Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose

The listener is dragged along on a frantic freak show of a journey.