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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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Interview: The Strypes at Neighbourhood Festival

Jack Greeney interviews The Strypes before their show at the Neighbourhood Festival

Photo: Pomona

Album: The Moods – Missing Peace

High praise for The Moods’ new album, from Music Editor Hannah Brierley

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Floating Points – A Tale of Two Sets

Manchester-born Floating Points takes on the challenge of a live set followed by four hours at Hidden in the space of one night. But who would prevail: the producer, or the DJ?

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Live: Kurt Vile and the Violators

No KV Crimes here, but Kurt Vile and the Violators didn’t exactly set the world alight at The Ritz

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Live: Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice fell somewhat flat

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Live: Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies looked uncomfortable when performing

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Live: Public Service Broadcasting

Rather than subscribe to the overdone 4 piece rock band, Public Service Broadcasting have taken an idea and run with it

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Live: Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine does little to stir the audience to any higher echelons

Photo: devar @flickr

Live: Karnivool

Karnivool don’t quite recover from playing their energetic songs early

All Photos: Athena Anastasiou & Leo Francis

Live: RBMA presents Tropical (ft. JME, Skepta, Preditah, C4, Todd Edwards, Logan Sama)

RBMA’s Tropical came across as a little confused – designed as a club night with the main attraction being a live grime set

Photo: Oscar Anjewierden @Flickr

Live: NME Awards Tour

It felt like the overriding theme of the night was some sort of bizarre dream