From the dingy walls of Gorilla to the bouncing floor of the O2 Ritz- Idles conquer Manchester’s music scene, all the way to the Albert Hall in less than two years
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This week’s record reappraisal offers a rather impassioned nod towards one of the industry’s most humble and thrilling acts, Idles, as their debut album Brutalism reaches its 2nd birthday
IDLES are without a doubt, the most important band of the current music industry writes Editor Olivia White
With barely two weeks since the release of their critically acclaimed second album Joy As An Act Of Resistance, Bristol-based five-piece IDLES descend upon the basement of Manchester record store Fopp to a crowd of avid fans for an hour of sweat-laden carnage
Frenetic, essential and virtuous are the three words that capture both Idles and their second monumental album Joy as an Act Of Resistance
Josie Fowler reviews Northside Festival 2019 in Denmark ahead of the 2020 line up reveal
Sam Dynes discusses how the riotous Irish quintet The Murder Capital made the crowd erupt at their sold out show at Manchester’s YES (the Pink Room)
Writer Reece Ritchie sits down with Manchester punk duo Slap Rash and Leeds based Hamer to discuss Manchester, the scene and all things punk
Alternative music culture seriously needs to reconsider putting all its eggs in the post-punk basket, says writer Sam Dynes
Your music editors tell you all you need to know about this year’s Mercury Prize winner and who they thought deserved the win
From techno to indie to soul, Manchester’s extensive music scene has got you covered from Freshers and beyond
Liam Gallagher played Hull on the same evening, but the DIY festival was making more noise
Dubliners Fontaines DC storm the Gorilla stage a day after the release of their debut LP Dogrel writes Caolan Coleman.
Winona Newman gives us the run-down of one of the UK’s strongest festival lineup’s this year in Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival.
Editor Olivia White previews one of 2019’s strongest UK lineup’s, Greenman Festival. This folk-rock festival sees the likes of Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten and IDLES.
“Think Jorja Smith vocals meeting Goat Girl bass lines meeting Idles’ punk energy”, writes Bella Fleming.
Far from a ‘Fuckabout’, Drenge’s new album is worth a listen
Olivia White catches hotly tipped Heavy Lungs at Manchester’s sold-out Castle Hotel declaring them ones to watch after their success with punk favourites IDLES