Sam Smith takes a seemingly less commercial approach to his sophomore album, but does it pay off?
An evening of unique insight and equal humour at the O2, as Father John Misty brings his trademark wisdom to Manchester
Music writer Jack Greeney reviews the biggest show of the emerging indie singer-songwriter’s career so far
Rising star of emo rap dies of suspected overdose at just 21 years of age
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.
Music contributor Jack Greeney reviews the last leg of ultimate “Dad-Rock” band, Airbourne in all their hair metal glory
Callum Lunn talks self-production, fans and festivals with Newton Faulkner
An electric night with Perfume Genius at Gorilla is as compelling as it is powerful, writes Alex Corns
Louder than Words Festival returns to Manchester to celebrate the relationship between music and writing
A cliché we know, but the world has a remastered Jagger on its hands
Jack Greeney reviews the first show of the Leeds band’s ‘Wait For Me’ tenth anniversary tour
Elizabeth Gibson reviews Gabrielle Aplin in a unique setting: Manchester Cathedral