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Live: The Orielles

“Despite their young age they are all really making ripples in the music world”

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Live: The Kooks

The Kooks plan an explosion of old hits for their promising “The Best of…” tour, writes Irune Vega

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Live: You Me At Six

You Me At Six delivered with an exceptional rock show at Manchester Academy, writes Katie Shepherd

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Album: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This

Personal and political blur together in an infectiously energetic debut album that appropriately develops the pop-punk duo’s sound, writes Joe Casson

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Album: Future Islands — The Far Field

Future Islands fifth album follows their 2014 breakthrough with a somewhat uneven album that both surpasses and falls short of its predecessor, writes Cassie Hyde

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Album: Wire — Silver/Lead

Wire’s latest record is another excellent example of what they’ve always done — being impressively odd, writes Jacob Bernard-Banton

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Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall

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Album: Father John Misty — Pure Comedy

On his disappointing third album, Father John Misty comes across as a parody of himself, offering trite social commentary and uninspired music, writes Joe Casson

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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk

Katie Shepherd looks ahead to Slam Dunk 2017, which is certain to be a brilliant celebration of pop-punk

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Live: Mallory Knox

Hannah Brierley is impressed by a passionate and explosive performance

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Beyonce’s Lemonade: One year on

Beyoncé was served lemons, but did she manage to make lemonade? Charlie Maudsley looks back on Beyoncé’s latest, one year on

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Tracks of the week: 10th April

Harry Styles’ baffling and bombastic solo debut leads our round-up of the week’s new releases