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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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Live: State Champs

Is pop punk dead? Meg Roberts takes a trip down memory lane at the State Champs’ gig

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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

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Preview: Less Than Jake

Dust off your checkerboard suspenders — Less Than Jake are coming to the Ritz this Monday

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Festival Preview: Slam Dunk North

Part of our Festival Preview season, we present pop-punk takeover Slam Dunk North

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Fall Out Boy impressed with a great set at Manchester Arena

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Album: Yellowcard – Lift a Sail

Shabab Tahsin looks at Yellowcards ninth studio album and asks if their new sound is dragging them down