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Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All

Sam Smith takes a seemingly less commercial approach to his sophomore album, but does it pay off?

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Live Review: Father John Misty

An evening of unique insight and equal humour at the O2, as Father John Misty brings his trademark wisdom to Manchester

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Live Review: Declan McKenna at The Ritz

Music writer Jack Greeney reviews the biggest show of the emerging indie singer-songwriter’s career so far

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Obituary: Lil Peep

Rising star of emo rap dies of suspected overdose at just 21 years of age

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Warm Laundry – new record label alert

Three brand new artists, Cavernzz, 60s Space Engine and Chappaqua Wrestling performed at Salford’s Eagle Inn to celebrate Warm Laundry, an exciting new, student run record label.

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Live Review: Airbourne

Music contributor Jack Greeney reviews the last leg of ultimate “Dad-Rock” band, Airbourne in all their hair metal glory

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Interview: Newton Faulkner

Callum Lunn talks self-production, fans and festivals with Newton Faulkner

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Live Review: Perfume Genius

An electric night with Perfume Genius at Gorilla is as compelling as it is powerful, writes Alex Corns

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Preview: Louder than Words Festival returns to Manchester

Louder than Words Festival returns to Manchester to celebrate the relationship between music and writing

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Live Review: Harry Styles

A cliché we know, but the world has a remastered Jagger on its hands

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Live Review: The Pigeon Detectives

Jack Greeney reviews the first show of the Leeds band’s ‘Wait For Me’ tenth anniversary tour

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Live Review: Gabrielle Aplin

Elizabeth Gibson reviews Gabrielle Aplin in a unique setting: Manchester Cathedral