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Live: The Orielles

14th April at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 8/10 The Orielles are shaking things up within their music; the fresh-faced trio bring a strange ...

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Live: The Kooks

Thursday 20th April at Manchester Academy 9/10 The Kooks began their long sold out 'The Best Of…' tour in Manchester Academy eleven years after ...

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Live: You Me At Six

Manchester Academy, 2nd April 9/10 I entered Manchester Academy last Sunday with a need for that cathartic chaos, that invigorating energy and that sweaty ...

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Live: The Orielles

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 1
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Live: The Kooks

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 2
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Live: You Me At Six

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 3
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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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Live: Mallory Knox

Hannah Brierley is impressed by a passionate and explosive performance

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First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Ben Lomax takes a preliminary dip into the mindset and ideas of Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, which may hold the key to as yet unknown depths

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Album: Mount Eerie — A Crow Looked at Me

A devastating tribute to his dead wife, Phil Elverum’s reflection on love and grief still feels raw. It is his most powerful and complete work yet, and it is a tearjerker

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Live: The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives show they can still kick ass in a sweaty, brilliant show in Manchester, writes Jay Plent