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Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll pioneer

In his memory, Tara Bharadia looks over the career and impact of the groundbreaking songwriter

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Tracks of the Week: 27th March

This week brings new releases from both well established and upcoming artists. Despite it being the beginning of spring, across all tracks darkness certainly prevails, writes Amy Matthews

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Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

Nick Jeyarajah looks back on John Lennon’s solo debut, a painful and raw record that establishes a new identity for the former Beatle

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Live: Mitski

Despite an uncertain start, Mitski pulls another powerful performance out of the bag

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Interview: Tall Ships

Ahead of their upcoming show and album, Calum Pinder speaks to Tall Ships frontman Ric Phethean about what the band have been up to and what to expect next

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Album: The Orwells — Terrible Human Beings

Their consistency is remarkable, but on album number three The Orwells’ determinedness to stick to their guns sees them shoot themselves in the foot, writes Callum Oliver

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Album: Ryan Adams — Prisoner

Ryan Adam’s newest album sings of heart-break and divorce, but some lyrical missteps mean it doesn’t quite live up to his previous efforts, writes Tariq Salarbux

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Tracks of the Week: 27th February

Love and uncertainty: melancholy music and intriguing themes prevail in a week of releases from the old and new of the musical spectrum

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Interview: Stornoway

On the eve of their farewell tour, Christian Hurry speaks to the beloved folk-pop group about their career highlights and future trajectories

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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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Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage

Elizabeth Gibson celebrates Indigo Girls’ joyous, adventurous fourth album and their remarkable career

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

William Bain deliver’s The Mancunion’s verdict on the deceased icon’s final recordings: a fond farewell to an exceptional career