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Live: Mario Biondi

13th February at RNCM 4/10 Italian soul singer Mario Biondi draws comparison easier than most. His distinctive low voice and striking stature means that ...

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Live: Tom Walker

3rd February at Fallow Cafe 8/10 Tom Walker has only released a few singles in the past few months but has gathered a mass ...

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Album: Sampha — Process

Released 3rd February via Young Turks 8.5/10 After being prominent on the music scene for a number of years and working with the likes ...

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Live: Mario Biondi

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Live: Tom Walker

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Album: Sampha — Process

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Live: Mario Biondi

The Italian soul singer seems awkward and lost in translation in a disappointing show, writes Hugh Morris

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Live: Tom Walker

Tom Walker’s energetic performance at Manchester’s Fallow Café leaves the audience feeling they have witnessed something special, writes Amy Matthews

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Album: Sampha — Process

Process is an emotionally bare and richly compelling debut album, writes Tara Bharadia

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Album: SweetSexySavage – Kehlani

Kehlani’s debut album is a personal and dark as it is fun, resulting in an album that manages to discuss difficult topics whilst remaining a pop delight, writes Charlie Maudsley

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Live: Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke comes to Manchester in an effortlessly cool performance at the Academy, writes Lydia Ransome

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Live: Bloc Party

A timid set leaves Bloc Party stuck in the disappointing space between their beloved early material and more exploratory present, writes Jacob Hopkins

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Live: Bry

Bry’s performance had everything needed for an enjoyable indie-pop show, but was shrouded by a persistent sense of insecurity

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Album: Elbow – Little Fictions

Elbow dig into new, soulful territory, with mixed results, writes Jay Plent

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Album: Lyra, Lyra – Fionn Connolly

Fionn Connolly’s debut is a promising combination of calming ambience and wistful apathy, writes Tristan Parsons

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Live: Psappha play Maxwell Davies and John Horne

Hugh Morris reviews a Psappha’s dramatic performance of David Horne and the late Sir. Peter Maxell Davies at Hallé St. Peters

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Album: Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick

Having replaced all but one of their members, Cherry Glazerr are back with a charismatic yet at times uninspiring new album, writes David Newman

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Album: Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound

After a three-year wait for new material, Cloud Nothings have released their fourth studio album which holds a rather pensive feel