The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Music

Photo: press shot @Highly Suspect

Live: Highly Suspect

New York indie rock three-piece Highly Suspect arrive in Manchester, but noise level doesn’t always equal entertainment, writes Alex Corns

Photo: Ed W @flickr

Live: Stornoway

Stornoway celebrate their past decade of making music with a farewell gig of sea shanties, bird noises, and Simple Minds, writes Rebekah Shaw

Photo: Mr Seb @flickr

Live: The xx

The xx’s flowing melodies, succinct beats and incredible tightness in live performances make them one of the best British acts of current times, writes Will Bain

photo: album artwork

Album: Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

Highly inaccessible and staggeringly audacious, Sun Kil Moon’s new album can be a rich and rewarding listening experience in parts (providing you’re still awake when they come round)

Photo: Rockon.it @flickr

Interview: Lower Than Atlantis

Eddy Thrower, drummer from Lower Than Atlantis, discusses the band’s new direction in their latest album release

photo: Album artwork

Album: Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes

The indiepop legends return with an album that falls short of their past brilliance, writes Jacob Nicholas

Photo: Matt Horne @flickr

Live: Elvana — Elvis-fronted Nirvana

The world’s only Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana is a glorious mongrel that works better than it should, writes Oscar Talbot

Photo: Album Artwork

Album: Peter Silberman — Impermanence

On his first solo venture, the Antlers frontman strips his distinguished sound down to gorgeous melodies and stark guitar

Photo: Paul Hudson @Flickr

Preview: Vant

VANT are set to bring their vibrant and exciting live shows to Manchester, writes Yasmin Duggal

Photo: Lucian Crusoveanu @flickr

Live: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

While the dancefloor thankfully stays murder-less, Sophie Ellis-Bextor still takes care not to kill the groove, writes Lewis Thomas-Hargreaves

Photo: taraatkinson1 @Flickr

Live: Sundara Karma

Sundara Karma’s whimsical sold out performance at the Albert Hall leaves all in attendance feeling that they’ve witnessed a thing of sheer beauty, writes Amy Matthews

photo: lydia ransome

Live: Chainsmokers

American duo Chainsmokers take Manchester by storm with an ecstatic, non-stop performance, writes Lydia Ransome