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De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

Album: De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

A record that ultimately changed the face of rap as we knew it.

Marcus Foster

Feature: Marcus Foster @ Deaf Institute

Marcus Foster may be old friends with twinkly vampire Robert Pattinson, but don’t let that put you off.

Credit- Jack Parker at Power Chord Music Blog

Live: The Vaccines @ Academy 1

They may not be re-inventing the wheel but The Vaccines have managed to create their own distinctive sound, popular with so many.

Madina Lake

Live: Madina Lake @ Academy 2

Bassist Matthew Leone’s fight for his life last year has only made Madina Lake more appreciative of what they’ve got.


Preview: Fenech-Soler

In preparation for their Apollo gig, Phoebe Clarke has a chat with Fenech-Soler’s Ben Duffy.

The Low End Theory

Album: A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)

Sam Flynn remembers classic hip hop album, The Low End Theory, and why it was once termed “the Sgt. Pepper of hip hop”.

Credit- Patrycja Marczewska

Interview: Alabama 3

The bizarre fusion between country and acid house makes Alabama 3 an intriguing act.

Anna Calvi

Live- Anna Calvi @ Manchester Cathedral

An accomplished and interesting live show, Anna Calvi is an act that could restore your faith in British music.

Credit Clara Balzary

Live: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ MEN Arena

If RHCP can no longer put on a show like this one, that’ll be when to call it a day. Until then though, it’d be criminal for them to stop.

King Charles

Live: King Charles @ Roadhouse

The regally named King Charles conquers the hearts of girls across the nation.

The W Factor

Album: The Wombles – The W Factor

Pointy-nose, furry creatures return with their very own recycled rubbish.


Live – Turbowolf

Frantic keyboard heavy rockers Turbowolf smashed it up with Hawk Eyes, but not before chatting to Tom Geddes